Just came through there a month ago. NF-25 is still the most horrible piece of pavement in the state for about 10 miles. If there's any new pavement I didn't spot it.
Didn't go out to Windy Ridge on NF-99. We were at the tail end of a 3k mile trip and were a bit tired. We came up the Carson side, WindRiver, Meadow Creek & Curly Creek are great. Still it was nice coming up and cutting east on 12 to 123 to 410. But plan on slow going past Mt. St. Helens on 25. Also, they're logging up there but the logging truck we came up behind almost immediately pulled to a stop on a short straight and motioned us around. But it also means the pavement was a bit dusty from the truck traffic.
All in all, I think the route is worth it *but* plan on a few miles of absolute paved crap in the middle.
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Last edited by kenors; 07-16-2019 at 01:11 PM.