We will be driving the coast in late July and early August. Our original plan was to go as far as the redwoods but we will now be returning back up to Portland (where we will fly home) via 126, through McKenzie Bridge area and taking Hwy 126/22 up to Silver Falls and Portland. 1) Are there places along this route or along the coast where we would be able to see Roosevelt Elk? We are disappointed not to be seeing the redwoods - are there any trails where we could walk and see old growth along this way? and 3) how is Hwy 126/22 for traveling. My guide tells me it is quite scenic but is it difficult to drive? Thank you.