Rockies Tour 2002 – Day 6: The North Cascades Highway

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Saturday, July 20

  • Wauconda, WA to Seattle, WA
  • 300 miles

After a quiet night camped out near the shore of Bonaparte Lake out in NE Washington State, we pack up and head to the town of Tonasket. We find a diner there and have yet another hearty breakfast before continuing west on Highway 20. Once we leave the Okanogan River, we begin traveling the North Cascades Highway which makes for some mighty fine riding. We travel the highway east to west, from the rolling, grassy foothills of the eastern Cascade Mountains, up over the Cascades via Washington Pass at 5,476 feet and then down the other side through the thickly forested western slopes. 

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