Here are a few thoughts and observations regarding #20. I just returned from a Thur/Friday overnighter. On Thurs there was virtually no one on #20. If possible, while this weather lasts, ride to Winthrop mid week.
The forest fires in Eastern Wash. have created a huge amount of smoke. Fecks up your picture ops and is difficult, after awhile, to breathe. Twisp to Pateros, DH 39, is beautiful and empty mid week in the afternoon. It was also smokey and you could see burned areas.
Mom's Motel in Lake Chelan is $65 for two after tax. Chelan to Wenatchee is very burned and very smokey.
Highway 97, DH 55 is newly paved and lined :-) but also very smokey. Nice road however.
We didn't take DH38, 821 because a local told me it was all burned, some homes also, and smokey.
#12 was ok the further West I got. Gas was as low as $4.03 for 86. Radar works well.
Most bikes I saw were, wait for it, Harleys. Riders wearing masks. I think there may have been some retardent in the air as well but I'm not sure. I saw a few loaded up bicycles and though, omg, inhaling all that smoke etc must not be good for you. I still admired them for the never ending, up hill, wind in your face courage of riding across the state, or wherever.
Big Al's is way too much food to put in your gut before riding, imho. That ice cream stop has great blueberry ice cream. The one before Marblemount, I think.
There's not much in Concrete town, or Mazama.
If you are planning a trip into Eastern Washington, check where the fires are, some roads were closed. It's very smokey and I suspect will remain so till the rain comes and all fires are out.
However, there's nothing but sunshine for the next two weeks at least and I will ride #20 a couple more times, mid week.
Sorry lads, no pics, it was a FB trip for my wife. (now I'm wondering where the flame up will come from. Maybe an attack on the Harleys) THis is BCSB so one never knows :-)