Experienced riders suggest taking your time with the Pacific Northwest. One trip, from Seattle to Port Townsend, takes in the mountain runs, rivers and streams, glassy lakes and icy shores in one long, snaking route, through Snoqualmie, Fall City, Carnation, Duvall, Monroe, Arlington, Darrington, Whidbey Island and La Conner. Glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains and brisk northern air turn a sightseeing trip -- like postcards made real -- into a frontier experience you'll remember forever. With so much natural beauty and so many possibilities, it's likely you'll find the perfect spot to camp out for a day or a whole weekend. And if the wild keeps calling, you can even take a side trip out to the islands, or dip out along the Olympic Peninsula.