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Old 07-31-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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Anybody got a good route to Seattle?
I'm heading up this weekend and have plenty of time to kill. I was thinking about taking 25 to Randle, but don't know much past there. Any advice or route suggestions welcome and appreciated.

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:32 AM   #2
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From Randle you can head over to Morton, pick up 7 and head up through Eatonville to Spanaway/Tacoma, and just deal with the slab, or you can head up 12 to 123 through the park to 410 and Enumclaw. From there you can run 169 up to the Seattle area.

If I was going from PDX to Seattle, and time was not a serious factor, I would go via Astoria. The boat at Southworth will drop you right in West Seattle.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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From Randle you can head over to Morton, pick up 7 and head up through Eatonville to Spanaway/Tacoma, and just deal with the slab, or you can head up 12 to 123 through the park to 410 and Enumclaw. From there you can run 169 up to the Seattle area.

If I was going from PDX to Seattle, and time was not a serious factor, I would go via Astoria. The boat at Southworth will drop you right in West Seattle.
I thought 7 was going to be closed for three months this summer??? Let me verify that. Yup, it's closed.

http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/traffic...SouthWest.aspx

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:41 AM   #4
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A section is closed, but detoured around in eatonville.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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From Randle you can head over to Morton, pick up 7 and head up through Eatonville to Spanaway/Tacoma, and just deal with the slab, or you can head up 12 to 123 through the park to 410 and Enumclaw. From there you can run 169 up to the Seattle area.

If I was going from PDX to Seattle, and time was not a serious factor, I would go via Astoria. The boat at Southworth will drop you right in West Seattle.
The last two options I like. Haven't don't the first, but have been told it's not as fun and has more traffic.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:38 AM   #6
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The last two options I like. Haven't don't the first, but have been told it's not as fun and has more traffic.
To put it kindly, the Spanaway-Tacoma-I5 portion sucks big ones. That is why I try to come home to Kidnap County from Mt. Rainier via Shelton.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:36 AM   #7
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I commute on I-5. It sucks, but that seems the most direct route if you want to go to Seattle.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:36 AM   #8
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Good luck in seattle. May come thru chinook pass instead of Morton.

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:13 AM   #9
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I always head West in Kelso and take Hwy 411 North.

When I get to Vader I head West on Hwy 506 which shoots North to Curtis just south of Centralia.


Slab it the rest of the way, but that short jaunt has some great roads, just be slow when traveling through the tiny towns.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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If you're lookin' for the all day ride to Seattle that will keep you off the slab, here ya go: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Po...7,8,9&t=m&z=11

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
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How much of this route is gravel?

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:38 PM   #12
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Not sure where or how you could pick it up, but 18 through the black diamond area is really nice. Shoots you out at I-90 near Snoqualmie Falls. Bout 19 miles of slab til you're in Seattle from there.

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:01 PM   #13
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How much of this route is gravel?
Sorry to disappoint..........................no gravel.

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