Author Topic: Different routes across Washington state  (Read 9836 times)

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indyfabz

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Re: Different routes across Washington state
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 02:12:30 pm »
When you get to Rockport I would not recommend the Rockport Cascade Rd, the ACA route.

+1  And when in Rockport, stay at Howard Miller Steelhead Park.  They have Adirondak shelters.  Nice if it's been raining.

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Re: Different routes across Washington state
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2010, 07:35:49 pm »
I have rode 20, 2, I90, 97 and 410 across the the Cascade mountains and highway 20 is my preferred choice.. 

Few years ago I rode I-90 Issaquah to North Bend and then from the truck stop east of North Bend over Snoqualime Pass to a few miles east of Easton before getting on the old highway.  I-90 is not a pleasant ride due to the high traffic volume and car/truck noise.  If your going do I-90 bring your ear plugs.

Highway 2 is ok, less traffic and fewer trucks than I-90 and lot more commercialized and development than 20 or I90.  Stevens pass is beautiful but not as scenic as 20.  You'll run into lot more  car/truck tariffic after Highway 2 and 97 junction.  From Sultan east you'll be riding highway 2 until Lake Wenatchee area where you can go thru Plain to Leavenworth(20+miles) and then back on highway 2.

Highway 20 is my choice of crossing the mountains. Having rode both directions self contained, the preferred direction is west to east as the wind is usually at your back. The mountain passes are beautiful and very scenic.