So it pains me to admit this, but I've never ridden up to Rainier. 410 and 12, but never the actual Paradise route. I'm planning on doing it soon, and was wondering a couple things from those of you with intimate knowledge of the route. 1. What's the best (non-slab) route from Seattle? 2. Are there any road hazards/sketchy areas/amorous rednecks that I need to be aware of? 3. How are the gas intervals? 4. Is riding all the way up and over advisable? I have made use of both google and googlemaps... I just want some input from my fellow forum members. First hand info is always best, and we all know it's illegal to lie on the Internet. :ninja: Thanks!