I was going to be rolling in to Eureka FROM the east. Then continuing north.Oh, where to begin. Why I-90 and Seattle? You'll miss the Columbia River Gorge. Why are you turning east at Eureka? Continuing a bit south and you'll ride through the Avenue of the Giants.
It would be best to ride the coast going south. That way, you'll always be on the ocean side of the highway, making it easier and safer to pull over for views, etc.I was going to be rolling in to Eureka FROM the east. Then continuing north.
That's why I ask for comments from people who are from these places. I don't have any idea where I'm going so I don't want to miss stuff.
Thanks! Keep them coming.
How's it look to you locals? Any comments?
Oh, I have twelve days to make this trip. This has it routed at 3600 miles.[/quote]
I'm not from the area, but I've done some riding there and would concur with the other guys on taking in the North Cascades Highway, and the Columbia River Gorge. Here's a couple of shots of the latter:
I would also suggest coming inland and taking in the mountains like Rainier and St Helens.
I like Seattle and think it's worth a visit. If you have time, you might want to hop a ferry over to the Olympic Peninsula.
It is a beautiful part of the world, I think you're going to have fun.
Hell, even a boring old freeway like I-90 is a pretty ride.
Here's a vid my wife took of a nice road called Windy Ridge that runs up the back of Mt St Helens:
Towards the end, you can still see the devastation that occurred even decades after the eruption.
For some reason the video looks very shaky on Youtube. Just imagine it's buffeting.
Oh, like this?Saddlebag, you aren't supposed to post photos showing that it can be sunny in the Northwet. Post only rainy day pictures, so folks will think it rains all the time and will not consider moving here.
Very good point. Columbia River Gorge is an awsome piece to fit in. Would require you to go east for a ways from the Portland area then you could go north past the Kennewick WA area. thumb upOh, where to begin. Why I-90 and Seattle? You'll miss the Columbia River Gorge.
Nice route you have there now. Re the Keystone / Port Townsend ferry; motorcycles have first on, first off privileges on all Washington State ferries. Check ferry schedules so you won't arrive to watch it leave. There are long lines during the summer, allow for that.
If you are moteling it, pick up those discount coupon books available at visitors' centers, truck stops, rest areas and fast food places and Denny's adjacent to freeways. Many times, I have paid half what the guy next to me did at the registration desk.