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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 7:34 pm Thread Starter
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Routing to Bellingham?

Washington DOT showing much road construction. Looking at leaving Idaho via I84 - I 90 - SR 203- 2 then 9 to Bellingham. Any locals have suggestions? Doesn't look to be a quick trip. Instead of 9 should I just scoot over to I 5? I 90 has rockslide problems with delays. Any alternates? Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 7:58 pm
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I went to college in Bellingham (too long ago to admit).

Stevens Pass (Highway 2) is much better choice than I-90 (which is just a slab with scenery!) Highway 9 is very nice . Chuckanut Drive (Highway 11) from Burlington to Bellingham is a short, but stellar road...imagine a miniature Big Sur.

Highway 542 up to Mount Baker is a cool road, though it just dead ends at Mt Baker. A poor choice during snow season, Mt Baker Ski Area has the world record for snowfall in a one year period 1140" (98-99)

hope that helps
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Are you riding? Likely to be snow/ice at the higher elevations...and perhaps some at the lower as well.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:28 am Thread Starter
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Will be driving gas guzzler 4 wheel Suburban. I'm familiar with hwy9 and 11. Concerned about just getting there. Anyone know about SR 202 and 203. DOT doesn't address SR 203. Looks to be a shortcut off I 90 to SR2 then on to Bellingham.
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