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Timing exit from Seattle to Logan, UT.

Old 09-02-14, 04:01 PM
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Timing exit from Seattle to Logan, UT.

When are the passes normally clear of snow between Seattle and Logan, UT? I'd like to leave out of there as early as is reasonably possible and I'm hoping it's going to me sometime in May.
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You might have more luck posting in the Pacific Northwest sub-forum. I don't have a whole lot to offer in the way of help, but IIRC highway 2 and 90 are basically always open except for brief closures. Highway 20 opens pretty late, there is a great thread on it there. A friend and I rode up to the tunnel on the bike route alongside I-90 pretty late in spring (June?) and found it closed. It was actually open on the west side, but the chain-link fence on the eastside was closed. After we rode all the way (two miles?) through the tunnel, we found that it was closed and why, as there was still snow on the ground on that side of the mountains.

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Here's the eastern end of the Snoqualamie tunnel on the Iron Horse trail on May 6th this year. I had heard that it was open, and when we approached it, the west end gates were open, and we could see light at the end of the tunnel. Contradicting all that were a couple of 8 x 11 sheets of paper that said "tunnel closed" (and nothing else, no dates or anything) on a bulletin board in the nearest trailhead parking lot and another bulletin board near the tunnel.



Perhaps hard to tell, but there's at least a foot and half of snow on the ground there. We didn't expect that at all.


Link to the Pacific Northwest sub-forum:
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And here's a superb write-up and thread about Highway 20 opening this year. Looks like it was on the 8th of May.
https://www.bikeforums.net/pacific-no...countdown.html
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