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Oregon & Pacific Crest

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Heading up to Portland for a week-long trip. Planning on spending a day at Long Beach digging up razor clams, two days near the Crater Lake area, one day at Mount Hood, and one day along the Columbia River Gorge.

How do I properly enjoy this coastal state and its mountain ranges? Where should I stay at Crater Lake? I won’t have camping gear with me. Thinking about staying in Roseburg for one day near Crater Lake, but wondering where I should stay for the second day—want to avoid as much back-and-forth driving as possible.

Is it worth it to spend two days at the lake? I’m thinking of spending the one day doing a day-hike in the crater, the second day at some hot springs or in nearby forests. Help a man out /out/