Washington

All western US states have very diverse landscapes. But I think Washington has the most extreme variabilities within its borders, -landscape and otherwise. A busy rainy seaboard gives way to dry, often dessert like plateaus and valleys further east. The mountains and roads, that connect these areas, have the same variability. The coast is clogged with traffic, while only very few paved roads really climb high into the interior mountains. It's difficult to find day loop rides over paved passes. There just are not that many paved roads. Much of the wild landscape is reserved for animals, horse treckers and helicopter expeditions. But - outside of the wilderness areas which make up many of the most interesting landscapes, there are quite a few forestry roads to ride on, even if the forest service doesn't want you to know about them.





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