I am meeting my son in Spokane on Sept 30th to ride together to Seattle. He's been riding from Phoenix, AZ. I joined him for the first week ... from Phoenix to St. George, UT (generally following the Adventure Cycling Grand Canyon Connector) and now am rejoining him for the last week of his ride to Seattle.
I'm looking for suggestions about routes. Based on reading previous postings it looks like a good route would be starting off on Rt 2, then heading up towards Coulee Dam, then further north to catch Rt 20 and taking 20 west until around Rockport, then perhaps 530 to Arlington and finally winding our way into Seattle. Will this work ... taking 5 or 6 days for the ride. Or ... is it too late in the year for this route through the mountains and do we need to use Rt 2 the whole way instead (shorter but it sounds like lots more traffic and perhaps not quite so scenic).
I appreciate any suggestions folks have on best routes and on places we can camp or if necessary get a room along the way. We did lots of climbing on earlier phases of the ride so climbs of 4,000 feet or more per day and 70 to 90 miles are within our capability..... though glad to do less!