I-90 to Greenwater

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by MPS0430, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. mauroarriagada

    mauroarriagada Been here awhile

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    One more month you think?


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  2. BillMoore

    BillMoore Long timer Supporter

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    Looking at the 10 day forecast, I think there's a pretty good chance that a month will do it. Temps for Snoqualmie Pass are going to be in the mid-60's to low 70's every day for the next 10 if the forecast holds...
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  3. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    I am not sure - the forecast is good, but the shady areas have a lot of more than 3 feet. So cross country travel might be longer off. But lower placed areas should be rideable by Memorial weekend
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  4. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Was up to the T intersection on the 7030 road last Wednesday. It had been plowed in that area, surprised me as I'd never seen that there before. Anyway, where the plow stopped immediately at the right, and into aforementioned shady areas, there was indeed a good 2-3 feet there. And there's a whole lot more elevation to go before you come back down again. It'll be a while. But I'll keep checking. :D
  5. Vultan

    Vultan Long timer

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    This is the spot on 7030 > 7038 that takes a while to melt. Does 7030 > 7036 melt sooner, or is Pyramid a better option?

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  6. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    7030 to 7036 melts sooner, probably not by much, but it is aided by jeep travel. But then you still have to get past the spot in your pics to get to the other side and I-90. In my experience Pyramid opens a bit sooner, but there are a couple shady spots that will really hang onto the snow.
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  7. sunncountry

    sunncountry Been here awhile

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  8. Vultan

    Vultan Long timer

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    Has anyone tried the Monday Fiesta Italiano at Whistlin' Jack's? The Thursday prime rib is really good. The night ride back is even better. Can't wait to fuel & feed there....

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  9. Vultan

    Vultan Long timer

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    PSA > Don't get too close to the edge of the road when crossing snow drifts!

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  10. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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  11. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    So what is the route - anything from 410 to I90?
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  12. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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    I was thinking Easton to 410. If you skip Tacoma pass what is the highest point? Stampede pass?
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  13. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Game on!
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  14. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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    The lowest elevation track I can come up with is Stampede > Lester > Windy Gap > Greenwater. Looks like Windy Gap is the highest at 5429ft, wow. May be a while....

    Headed out there tomorrow to scout it out
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  15. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    OK, let's add one more rule - every time anyone tries, you must post a picture where you finished here (honesty system)!

    My tip - elevation is not the only factor, direction of the slope and threes will play a big factor

    Not sure where Windy Gap is, but I got a different winner in mind :rofl
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  16. SuzyMoto

    SuzyMoto Flying up to Sky

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    Looking forward to reports with photos! I'd like to ride from Stampede over Greenwater during the memorial weekend.
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  17. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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    sunncountry Been here awhile

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    Lets see those pics!
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  20. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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    Clocked 61mi of great riding but did not reach the finish line. Final marker at 47.1442, -121.3670


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    The last NW corner was too thick. Sooo close. I bet the top of 7040 would have taken me all the way to that cold beer waiting for me in Greenwater.
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