Fastest Route to the Klickitat area

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by mdjm66, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. mdjm66 Member

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    I am venturing down there in a couple of weeks, first time driving over that way, what is the fastest way from the Canadian Border, assuming I-90?

    Yes we ave steelhead up here, but, always looking to fish new rivers :)

    Thanks in advance

    Dean
  2. jeff bandy Make my day

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    I-5, I-90, Hwy 82.
  3. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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  4. mdjm66 Member

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    nice one Derek!
    thanks Jeff, thats what I figured.

    Dean
  5. wichaka Active Member

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    Then Hwy 97 thru Goldendale, take a right and head west on hwy 14. Come into the town of Lyle, and head up hwy 142, or take hwy 142 out of Goldendale, and drop into the town of Klickitat.
  6. Salmo_g Active Member

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    I take I-5 south into Oregon and head east on I-84 to Hood River. Cross the Columbia (toll bridge, $0.75 I think) back onto WA Hwy 14 and continue east to the Klickitat. A higher % of the distance on freeways at a higher speed. Ooh, I feel dirty, like I just revealed a zipperlip.

    Sg
  7. JesseC Active Member

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    Gotta be a troll post. Driving from Canada to fish the Klickitat?! The hell?!
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  8. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Yep....this is the route!!
  9. JesseC Active Member

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    This is the route during the complete OFF hours of traffic. However, if you're driving from Seattle to Olympia anytime between 7-10 or 3-6 you can tack on at least another hour and a half onto the trip
  10. underachiever !

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    Good point. It would probably be best to get onto I-205 around Vancouver, WA and drop onto I-84 from there as well as avoiding Portland's rush hour.
  11. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Sorry I left that out. I-205 is a given.
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  12. sandspanker Member

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    except its a buck now..
  13. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Trust Jeff.
  14. jeff bandy Make my day

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    I think that might be the first time that's ever be typed. Looks like the 1000 monkeys are writing on WFF.
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