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Old 01-26-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Mountain Loop Highway this Friday?

I'm going to have a day off this Friday and once the kids are dragged to school I'm planning to get on the bike and go north. I was thinking about hitting Mountain Loop Highway and area making up to 300 miles long loop from Bellevue. The route below is the most optimistic scenario and most likely would be shortened a bit as I would like to be back before 7pm and I'll be leaving around 8:30am.


https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=C...=15&via=9&z=13

Questions:
- Did anybody around here made the Mountain Loop Highway last weeks and could tell me about the current conditions?
- Did I made any major mistakes in my initial plan?
- Would anybody like to join me this Friday?

I'm open to any comments.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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This can be a nice route; if I didn't have other plans, I'd really like to do it. The weather certainly looks favorable.
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I think that the route conditions will be fine. The length is very ambitious. If the sun is out, a jaunt up FS17 to the lookout is worthwhile. FS17 is right off of South Skagit Highway. Another worthwhile viewpoint is atop of Little Mountain in Mt Vernon.
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Old Today, 10:21 AM   #4
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I'm giving myself about 70% chances that I'll call it enough in Mt Vernon and head I-5 south from there, Little mountain could be a good option then. As long as I have a chance to get to the ferry with daylight I'll be considering the full loop but nothing at all cost.

NS-17 will have to wait till I get a GPS and some more experience
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