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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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January steel reconn...

Season's Greetings, all!
I'm about to embark on the second half of my fall/winter steelhead roadtrip, leaving from Missoula, MT and back home to Seward, AK by early February.

My rough plan is to head along US Hwy 12 through ID, onto I-84 to Portland, then up I-5 to Bellingham, and eventually take the Inside Passage ferry up to Haines... with a possible stopover in Prince Rupert to fish some lower Skeena tribs.

I'm not looking for anyone to give up their favorite honey holes, just suggestions for places to get away from the crowds, explore new water, and meet some new metalheads.

Thnx and Cheers!
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How was your trip on the way down? Give me a call if you get off the boat in Rupert.

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Just my .02 cents here.

"...leaving from Missoula, MT and back home to Seward, AK by early February.

My rough plan is to head along US Hwy 12 through ID, onto I-84 to Portland, then up I-5 to Bellingham, and eventually ... "

Having made much of the same drive (out of Hamilton to the south of you) several times, UNLESS there's going to be a major winter driving issue just get on I-90 and head west to Seattle. You'll cut hours, and I do mean hours, off your total drive time. Even with 'adverse weather' the respective States will pile their resources into keeping I-90 open before they even take a shot at Hwy 12.

Basic reason for that is '90 is THE main transportation route going east/west through the northern tier of States.




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Sounds serious

Hey, Alaskan. Sounds like you're maximizing the trip. It's been cold up here, single digits the last several days, and more of that to come. Maybe we can meet up on the Kenai in late Winter/early Spring. Meet in the middle.

Have a safe trip.
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You could fish the Hood, Sandy and Clackamas rivers on your way through the gorge on 84.
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