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      01-18-2009, 02:55 AM   #1
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Best driving roads in puget sound region?

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering what people's ideas are for good driving roads around the puget sound region. I mostly want roads that are good for a 3 or 4 hour drive that are rather remote, somewhat twisty, that sort of thing. Any tips would be great! Thanks!
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So many! A ton of back roads by flaming geyer state park/Black Diamond area. I also like the 101 loop! Hwy 20 - towards Winthrop, a definite must during summer months.

Here's 3 from the Firestone site. Have fun! http://www.firestonelegendarydrives....x?StateCode=48
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      01-18-2009, 07:08 AM   #3
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3-4 hour drive in the puget sound.... thats easy. If you are in downtown seattle on a weekday at about 4:30-5pm get on I5 heading south. Stay on I5 and about 3-4 hours later you will be in federal way. Have fun!
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lincoln, thanks for the link! hexadecim8 thanks for the sarcasm!
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Yup Hwy 20 (North Cascades Highway) is the ultimate imho. A group of us on bimmerforums organize two drives during the summer via Hwy 20...always a blast!
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So many! A ton of back roads by flaming geyer state park/Black Diamond area. I also like the 101 loop! Hwy 20 - towards Winthrop, a definite must during summer months.

Here's 3 from the Firestone site. Have fun! http://www.firestonelegendarydrives....x?StateCode=48
+1. I live about 6 miles from Flaming Geyser and can attest to the roads near it. I have driven them many times. Albeit in a different kind of car.
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Yup Hwy 20 (North Cascades Highway) is the ultimate imho. A group of us on bimmerforums organize two drives during the summer via Hwy 20...always a blast!
I definitely would like to meet up with some of you guys this summer. If you need an extra car - count me in.
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+1. I live about 6 miles from Flaming Geyser and can attest to the roads near it. I have driven them many times. Albeit in a different kind of car.
You just have to be careful on blind corners... a LOT of bicyclists during summer months. I scared myself once. I can't even imagine how scared they were...
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Yup Hwy 20 (North Cascades Highway) is the ultimate imho. A group of us on bimmerforums organize two drives during the summer via Hwy 20...always a blast!
Is that patrolled pretty heavily? I think I've only driven that maybe once or twice..
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Is that patrolled pretty heavily? I think I've only driven that maybe once or twice..
I've been through there on my Harley and RV as well has with the family. Never spirited driving in my Porsche so I couldn't tell you. I will say that I like being in the middle of the pack when we drive though. Usually, they'll ticket the first few people. Hehe.
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Head south on I5 to Hwy 16 west. Follow out to SeaBeck, along the east side of Hood Canal. You'll end up coming off Hwy 16. Once you get to SeaBack, continue South to Allyn. Then, go from Allyn back to Hwy 16, but follow along the north shoreline of the Puget Sound down there. It's a very fun drive.
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Good suggestions.....I would also be interested in drives if people are organizing things this summer!
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Good suggestions.....I would also be interested in drives if people are organizing things this summer!
+1 Me too...
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Yup Hwy 20 (North Cascades Highway) is the ultimate imho. A group of us on bimmerforums organize two drives during the summer via Hwy 20...always a blast!
we need to get some more drives going on once it hits spring
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