What's the best way to get from Gold beach to Shady Cove near Medford? I've mapquested it and it says to go all the way down 101 into California and then double back on 199 to 5. That seems awfully far out of the way.
I'm looking at this route: Turn LEFT onto US-101/ OREGON COAST HWY. 0.4 mi
3: Turn LEFT onto CR-595/ JERRYS FLAT RD. 9.8 mi
4: CR-595/ JERRYS FLAT RD becomes NF-33/ AGNESS RD. 18.9 mi
5: Turn RIGHT onto NF-23 (Portions may be closed seasonally). 24.3 mi
6: NF-23 becomes BLM-34-8-36 (Portions may be closed seasonally). 12.3 mi
7: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto GALICE RD. 11.4 mi
8: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MERLIN RD. 3.3 mi
9: Turn RIGHT onto MONUMENT DR. 0.3 mi
10: Merge onto I-5 S.
This takes us through the Siskiyou National Forest and over what appears to be a lot of rather treacherous mountain roads...what do you all think?
Which way is better?