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Oregon Makes It a Race in "No Way Home" Voting

A Newport, Oregon lighthouse was coming on strong in the latest viewer voting for "Early Show" weather anchor Dave Price's starting point in his upcoming "No Way Home" trek.

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was chopping away at the once commanding lead of Anchorage, Alaska as viewers cast their ballots -- both online and by mobile phone.

The latest results show Alaska ahead, with 39 percent compared to 34 percent for the lighthouse. The gap had been much bigger.

Dave will begin his weeklong trek with only a one-way ticket, $50, some technical devices (including a Windows Phone provided by Microsoft to record his travels) and his wits and wisdom to get him back home to New York. He'll be depending in large part on the kindness of strangers.

"The Early Show" is leaving it up to viewers to decide the place from which they'd like to see him set out.

The choices:

San Diego, San Francisco, Newport, Oregon, Seattle, or Anchorage, Alaska

The attractions in focus are:

San Diego Zoo
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon
Pike Place Market in Seattle
Anchorage, Alaska

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As of 5:30 a.m. New York time Tuesday, here's how things were shaping up in online voting:

San Diego 17 percent
San Francisco 3 percent
Oregon 46 percent
Seattle 5 percent
Alaska 30 percent

As 9 o'clock New York time on Monday morning, the mobile phone voting tote board showed:

San Diego 14 percent
San Francisco 6 percent
Oregon 15 percent
Seattle 11 percent
Alaska 54 percent

More votes had been cast online than by cell phone. When combined, here's how things looked:

San Diego 16 percent
San Fransico 4 percent
Oregon 34 percent
Seattle 7 percent
Alaska 39 percent

TO CAST YOUR VOTE, click here.

Keep checking our special "No Way Home" page to keep up with Dave's travels. And of course, you can follow him on Twitter (@earlyshowdave) and on "The Early Show" Facebook page. You can also write in via e-mail at NoWayHome@cbsnews.com.

Meantime, Dave's pending trip is already grabbing media attention.

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