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Old 05-24-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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Anyone driven this road recently?

I know what the Mountain Directory has to say about the road, and the grades don't bother us. However, what I want to know are things like:

* If we're traveling from east to west, will we be on the inside or the outside?

* Are there guard rails?

* Is the road wide enough to have shoulders, or is the edge of the road right next to the drop off?

We traveled this road once, many years ago, in a truck camper...however, it was foggy, so I wasn't able to see anything of the road but what was just in front of us, which may have been a blessing!
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Anyone driven this road recently?

I know what the Mountain Directory has to say about the road, and the grades don't bother us. However, what I want to know are things like:

* If we're traveling from east to west, will we be on the inside or the outside?

* Are there guard rails?

* Is the road wide enough to have shoulders, or is the edge of the road right next to the drop off?

We traveled this road once, many years ago, in a truck camper...however, it was foggy, so I wasn't able to see anything of the road but what was just in front of us, which may have been a blessing!
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #3
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CHINOOK PASS
Elevation: 5430ft / 1655M

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State Route 410 Chinook Pass remains closed from the intersection of State Route 123 near milepost 67.5 to milepost 74.5 near Morse Creek. Since April 7th WSDOT crews have been working hard to reopen the pass, but late season snow storms and debris in the snowpack have slowed progress. The new target date to open the pass is now Thursday June 5th. //

Restrictions Eastbound:
Closed for the season



Restrictions Westbound:
Closed for the season



Updated: 07:20 AM, Jun 02, 2008
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The aforementioned is the latest report on Chinook Pass. I believe the pass will be opened later this month but best to check with the Washington State Department of Transportation first.

Chinook Pass is a beautiful drive and you will be on the "inside" with guard rails most of the time. If the skies are clear, it is hard to beat the beautiful views of Mt. Rainier. Hope this helps.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Willynojob:
Chinook Pass is a beautiful drive and you will be on the "inside" with guard rails most of the time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for the information, Willy...this was the type of information I was looking for.

I am aware that the pass is currently closed. We won't be going that way until after the 5th, so we'll check the WA DOT website before we head out. We may decide to travel US-12 via White Pass instead, though.
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