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Offline Red01

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N. Cascades Hwy
« on: April 25, 2009, 01:33:02 PM »
SR 20 opened yesterday!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: N. Cascades Hwy
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 11:36:03 AM »
SR20 opened for the 2010 riding season on Friday, April 16th!  :beers:
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Re: N. Cascades Hwy
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 12:11:20 PM »
and where is this road?

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Re: N. Cascades Hwy
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 12:30:02 PM »
SR20, AKA, North Cascades Highway, is the northernmost route in WA that crosses the Cascades.  It's western terminus on the Olympic Penninsula at Discovery Bay (a little SE of Port Townsend) and it's eastern end is at the town of Newport on the border with Idaho (~50 miles N of Spokane).  Due to the heavy snowfall the area receives, they don't keep Washington & Rainy Passes (the two westernmost passes, just east of Ross Lake) open during the snow season. Exact open/close dates determined by Mother Nature, but generally closed from November to April.

The "Destination Highways - Washington" book rates the section subject to closure as the best motorcycle road in the state, with numerous other sections to the east also ranking well.

http://washington.destinationhighways.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_State_Route_20
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 12:33:13 PM by Red01 »
Paul
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