I'm planning a ride from Bellingham, WA to Newburg, OR. The route I am planning goes through the Olympia NP.
I now have the ACA maps for both the Washington Parks and Pacific Coast routes. They meet in Elma, WA and then the Pacific Coast route follows US 5 inland down to the Columbia River ferry at Cathlamet.
While I am willing to do this route, I am wondering what it is like to continue following 101 down the Washington Coast instead of going inland as the ACA route does. I would still cross the Columbia at Cathlamet by riding a east from 101 along Hwy 4.
Does anyone who has ridden these routes have any advice on which ones to ride? I plan to leave Bellingham August 20, or so.