Friday/ the pass is open 🏔

Happy Friday.
State Route 20 opened today, a little earlier in the year than usual.

Snow clearing on State Route 20, during spring of 2024.
[Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation]
The road closes each winter on both sides of Washington Pass due to heavy snowfall and avalanche hazards. Most years it reopens in April or May after crews clear snow and make repairs. This winter was light on snow, and east and west side clearing crews reached each other about a week ago. Last year, the pass opened on May 11. Highway 20 is the northernmost route in Washington across the North Cascades. Traveling from the west, the road runs out of the Puget Sound region, over Washington Pass, topping out at around 5,400 feet, and then dropping down into the Methow Valley before continuing east.

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