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Old 11-20-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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Moved To Washington State...Where to Drive?

Hey all, Just moved to Washington state to a place called Whidbey Island off the coast of Seattle. It seems nice although I miss the Carolina blue skies as it has been traded for daily clouds and rain. But you can't beat the mountains! Anyway, anyone have any suggestions for fun roads/roadtrips that I could take the box on?

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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I'm sorry............... ;-) People drive way too slow around here.

To look for great places to drive and people to drive with go here:
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/northwest-87/

And it rains...... a lot........

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:20 AM   #3
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I was in the tri city area back in may (Kenniwick-Richland-Pasco) Had a blast running around outside of town. I did almost wreck as I watched a tumble weed go past me from the other direction. We don't have those here in Va.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:47 PM   #4
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Winter kind of limits your options around here (I live between Everett and Seattle), but when it warms up, the roads around Mt Rainier are a blast to drive, and its beautiful country.

The North Cascades Hwy is also totally gorgeous, especially for top-down driving.

Welcome to the Sunny Northwest!
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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The NorthWest is BeeeYouteeful. Take vids of your drives and give us a vicarious experience. Pleeeeaaasse.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:21 AM   #6
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Welcome to Washington. As mentioned, there are lots of nice drives in the area and even more so next summer when it gets here. Here are some to try:
  • North Cascades Hiway
  • Mt. Rainier loop
  • Eastern Washington via Hiway 2
  • Olympic Penninsula, Hurricane Ridge and Hoh rain forest
  • Chuckanutt Drive up by Bellingham
  • Columbia River Gorge old hiway east of Portland
Also, get involved with the local PCA chapter, and/or the Puget Sound Region BMW CCA Chapter, as both have organized drives that usually include back roads you won't easily find on your own.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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Chuckanut Drive

You won't be driving Chuckanut Drive for a while.

From Washington State DOT:
SR 11 - Closed to traffic on SR 11 in both directions from MP 12.50 after EXIT TO REST AREA to MP 14.20 before EXIT TO LARRABEE ST PARK since 1:30 PM, 11/10/08 until further notice due to rock fall
From milepost 12 to milepost 15
Report Detail: A large rockslide is blocking both lanes of SR 11 (Chuckanut Drive) at milepost 13.3, near the Whatcom-Skagit county line. Drivers can detour around the area by using I-5.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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AAAACK! Good catch, it's been awhile since I've been up there.

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