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Offline driftlessregion

Washington Parks route option
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:12:18 pm »
Has anyone ridden Twisp-Carlton Rd south out of Twisp to Carlton instead of staying on Washington 20?

Offline jamawani

Re: Washington Parks route option
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 10:26:37 pm »
You mean instead of Hwy 153?  Yes, I have.
I usually opt for county roads instead of state highways if possible.
There are a couple of other stretches in the Methow Valley where county roads are options instead of Hwy 20, too.

Here's the deal - they are usually a few miles more riding - but not too much in these instances.
They are narrower - without shoulders - but have a lot less traffic and slower speeds. (I think 45 mph)
If you did a routing on RideWithGPS, you'd probably find they have more ups and downs, too.

Still, I find that it is way more worth it doing the back road. Quiet and scenic.