For those who couldn't make a long weekend trip....
Day 3. DH1 officially sucks from here!
It was my luck that I got stuck in Woodland WA.. Got up and decided to ride up to see Mount St. Helens. OH MY GOD! This 230 km loop around Mt. St. Helens kicks fricking ass! Scenery was beautiful, roads were perfectly engineered and smooth, and full of twists and turns that would make you puke after leaning from left to right over and over again for 80% of the 230kms. No rocks, no driveways or gravel, nor bumps! When you get to the last of many view points to see the Volcano, it's breathtaking! The route took me from Woodland to Randle in about 4 hours with stops at the view points. ( the acutual volcano route is the twistiest) These turns I was doing were about 60 to 80 kph turns leaned over pretty good on a fully loaded Bandit 600, any faster meant bye bye over a cliff! You can count on National forest raods in the US to be kept very well.
Had lunch in Randle with some Seattle sport bikers and the hottest girl rider i've met on a bike, she was a 26 year old lawyer who practiced insurance law! So sweet she was. From Randle I went thru Mt Rainier National park and ended up in Seattle again.
So I must say that Mt. St. Helens is the best road that I have ever been on bar none! Traffic was good too... especially for the long weekend! I will need to make this trip maybe at least 2 times per year from now on!