A friend of mine told me "You haven't lived 'til you've been to Hart's Pass." She's always been right with this sort of advice before.
Instead of driving to go see it, I'd prefer to ride a bike. In this case I'd probably camp at Early Winters, and ride from the North Cascades Highway up to the meadows at the end of the road, then ride back down. Obviously I'm talking about late spring or early summer.
But I've never been to Hart's Pass before. I know it's a dirt road, and that rules my bike out; I'll probably rent a CX or MTB for a weekend for this.
Can anyone who's been there tell me anything I'll need to know about the place? Is the road safe for a cyclist? Is it good enough for a CX bike? Will there be creeks to drink from, if I have a purifier?