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Old 01-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Things not to miss....

I am planning a trip from Seattle to Austin some time in the late summer and early fall.

I will be shipping my bike from Texas, the other dude is coming back from a rotation in Afghanistan, picking up a bike in Seattle and riding home.

Both of us are long time riders but this is our first "really big trip". I know the Texas and Southwest area pretty well, but not the northwest.

What is good to see?
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:03 AM   #2
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Go north out of Seattle to Highway 20 westbound, then drop down 97 along the Columbia and head east, out through the basin, and catch 26 just south of I90. That'll get you to Idaho.


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Old 01-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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all depends on the bike...
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #4
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TX, need more info: 2 track dirt ok or is this all pavement ride? Camp or no camping?

Flaming Gorge area is a beaut. Also, million dollar hwy, Durango/Silverton and over the top north of there. Route in a trip to the top of the Sandias after Taos area rides, then cut east to Austin.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #5
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
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Tetons in WY... North Cascade Loop while in WA...
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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all depends on the bike...
This will be mostly on road.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #8
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TX, need more info: 2 track dirt ok or is this all pavement ride? Camp or no camping?

Flaming Gorge area is a beaut. Also, million dollar hwy, Durango/Silverton and over the top north of there. Route in a trip to the top of the Sandias after Taos area rides, then cut east to Austin.
In retrospect, that was a little light on info...

Most of the route will be highway. The plan is not to get home as fast as possible, but we will not have a great deal of time for side trips.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:52 AM   #9
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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Two texas guys should go check out the OLYIMPIC PENNINSULA ITS ON THE COAST THE FARTHEST
NW you can get in the U.S. its so wet and green its amayzing its rain forest
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Two texas guys should go check out the OLYIMPIC PENNINSULA ITS ON THE COAST THE FARTHEST
NW you can get in the U.S. its so wet and green its amayzing its rain forest
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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do it

and the salmon and steelhead are thick and plentifull
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #13
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Crater Lake although it may be too far South for the best route to TX.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #14
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Seeing the snow melted in the springtime is good.

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #15
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Columbia Gorge from WA State Highway 14, not I-84 in Oregon.
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