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    The North Cascades Hwy is about the most spectacular road in WA state and perhaps the country (if you like mountains). It is closed half the year due to snow. It's open now. Try not to miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timtyler View Post
    The North Cascades Hwy is about the most spectacular road in WA state and perhaps the country (if you like mountains). It is closed half the year due to snow. It's open now. Try not to miss it.
    Whats the number of the North Cascades Hwy and between what towns does it run ?

    If Hiway 1 is closed, is 3 worth riding between Cranbrook and Osoyoos ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detroit Kim View Post
    Whats the number of the North Cascades Hwy and between what towns does it run ?
    Google is your friend.

    Images too.

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    The Trans Canada at Canmore has been washed out. It is not known when it will reopen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detroit Kim View Post
    Whats the number of the North Cascades Hwy and between what towns does it run ?

    If Hiway 1 is closed, is 3 worth riding between Cranbrook and Osoyoos ?
    North Cascades Highway is 20.

    Hiway 3 is flooded but open, one lane only. Nice road.
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    Thanks all for your knowledge and advise.
    I'll be checking drivebc.ca for updates, hopefully thing will be in a better state by the time I get there in just over a week.
    Kim

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    Trip advice....

    Maintenance is absolutely critical when riding in Detroit;

    MAKE SURE ALL YOUR FIREARMS ARE CLEANED, OILED AND LOADED AT ALL TIMES-FURTHERMORE USE ONLY HIGH QUALITY AMMUNITION AND BE SURE TO HAVE A NUMBER OF BACK-UP FIREARMS AVAILABLE. you will find that motorcycle jackets are very handy for concealing extra guns due to their many pockets. Be sure to shoot first and ask questions later.
    There is a reason that Detroit has an inordinately high number of neighborhoods which fall into the category of "America's most dangerous neighborhoods".

    A BETTER IDEA................................

    AVOID DETROIT!!!

    Regards,

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by will3hawks View Post
    Maintenance is absolutely critical when riding in Detroit;

    MAKE SURE ALL YOUR FIREARMS ARE CLEANED, OILED AND LOADED AT ALL TIMES-FURTHERMORE USE ONLY HIGH QUALITY AMMUNITION AND BE SURE TO HAVE A NUMBER OF BACK-UP FIREARMS AVAILABLE. you will find that motorcycle jackets are very handy for concealing extra guns due to their many pockets. Be sure to shoot first and ask questions later.
    There is a reason that Detroit has an inordinately high number of neighborhoods which fall into the category of "America's most dangerous neighborhoods".

    A BETTER IDEA................................

    AVOID DETROIT!!!

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    Will
    Detroit is just misunderstood.
    The calgary roads after the flood are probably still better than Detroits.

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    Well, I'm back and Detroit is bust !
    But I had a fantastic trip.
    After 9 states and two countries, I only had one day of rain. Otherwise the weather was sunny (except for the mist on the left coast).
    1150RT ran flawlessy (except for the really annoying surging....it was minimized when I had full load of two extra dry bags and my wife on the back). Inertia really helps.
    It was a really great experience, both in terms of memories and American geography and people.
    I did modify my route by avoiding Banff. The roads were still showing possible closures from Banff to Castlegar BC, So I went through Idaho and the Glacial Forest up into Canada to Castlegar, then back down into Washington.
    One section I can recommend is the Leggett Leg. 22 miles of switchback twisties through a forest. It Runs from Leggett CA on the 101, west on Hwy 1.
    4200 miles in 14 days. No record, but my longest trip so far.

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