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Mount Baker Highway to Artist Point – A Grand View of Mount Baker Volcano

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The Mount Baker Highway (WA 542) leads to one of the grandest views in Washington State at aptly named Artist Point. The twisty road is a spectacular roller coaster ride for motorcycle riders. BestScenicRoutes.com takes you up the mountain and through the wall of snow at the Artist Point trail head overlooking Mt. Baker.

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Book Review: Sound Rider Guide to Motorcycling through Western Washington

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A book review of The Sound Rider Guide to Motorcycling through Western Washington. The book outlines 27 paved rides along the Cascade Mountains and shores of the Puget Sound. The book provides good ride inspiration for local and visiting motorcyclists in the spoils of scenic splendor that is found in Western Washington State.

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Skagit Valley Fields, Fidalgo Island Views and Aptly Named Deception Pass

Riding a motorcycle through the Skagit Valley to the highest point on Fidalgo Island and across Deception Pass is a perfect way to experience Washington State even with snow on the higher mountain roads. Come along with BestScenicRoutes,.com as we explore grand views of the San Juan Islands in what is a quick day-trip from Seattle.

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Lake Cavanaugh Road in the Heart of Skagit County Logging and Scenic Beauty

Lake Cavanaugh Road joins Washington State Highway 9 just south of the town of Big Lake. The road climbs, dips, swerves, swoops and twists its way between the hills, creeks and rivers that fed the logging boon of years ago. The scenic beauty of this terrain brings a tranquil peace to the pounding of your heart that come from enjoying the road on a motorcycle.

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Bucolic Mosquito Lake Road off Highway 9

There are several roads that every motorcyclist and sports car driver should know about in the Skagit and Whatcom county areas. Mosquito Lake Road and the dirt road option of Fire Service Road 38 is a gem in this area with several nationally renowned scenic routes. This is a route to challenge your cornering skills, enjoy the bucolic setting and traverse a historically important bridge in Washington State.

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In Search of a Dirt Road with a Mount Baker View

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A scenic dirt motorcycle route in search of Mount Baker viewpoints. The route leaves from Hamilton, Washington and connects with Bake Lake Road. Fantastic views can be had along the tail end of the route. The beginning portion is just straight up hooligan dirt fun. Ride at your own risk.

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Nearly 40-Percent of Washington State Motorcycle Deaths are Unendorsed Riders

Are you riding dirty without an endorsement? You’re not alone. BestScenicRoutes.com investigated motorcycle crashes in Washington State to find out how many unendorsed motorcycle riders are being killed in crashes. The facts are astounding.

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An Ellensburg Motorcycle Adventure: Lion Rock and Old Durr Road

Perspective, Hakan rides with the hills in the distance.

We uncork a bottle of wine and toast to the pursuit of adventure and to sleeping under the stars at 6,240 feet above sea level. Despite a few tumbles, the day was amazing. Stamina and skills were tested and with that comes accomplishment.

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Grand Coulee to Kettle Falls to Wauconda Washington

This trip included viewing the largest concrete structure in the United States, climbing dirt switchback mountain roads, two small ferries and finding a ghost town and mine once owned by a famous gum manufacturer.

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North Cascades Connections – Okanogan Forest to Grand Coulee Dam

The North Cascades Highway is a very popular route for motorcyclists seeking curves, scenery and small towns to eat in. Relatively few riders from the west side of the mountains venture off the Cascade Loop route. That, my fellow riders

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Olympic Peninsula – Elwha Dam to Port Townsend

Continuing the relaxed nature of this trip, we weren’t in a hurry to leave the comfort of our sleeping bags. The sun began to warm the ground by the time that we woke up. This was to be our last

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Olympic Peninsula – Port Angeles and Hurricane Ridge

The next morning we head back to Hwy 101 via NP2880. This road offers great views down the steep cliffs above the Dungeness River. We dismount in Sequim to find treats and coffee. We find both within a short stroll. The

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Olympic Peninsula – Hood Canal to Sequim

Leaving from Tacoma, our motorcycle takes us across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge northward to Bremerton along Washington State Route (SR) 16. We ride the V-Strom 650 through Bremerton to check out the Puget Sound and harbored Navy aircraft carriers. The

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Weekend Get-Away to Olympic Peninsula, the Greenest Place in Washington State

The true spoils of riding possibilities in the Evergreen State would make motorcyclists obese if it were edible.

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Product Review: Garmin Nuvi 500-series GPS

Is it worth a few extra dollars to ensure that products work as advertised and last through the rigors of motorcycling? Most of the time, I would answer with a resounding “yes,” Ease of use and the ability to withstand

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