From Seattle,Starting from I-405 North past Bellevue and Kirkland, take the Hwy. 522 exit to Monroe. Just before Monroe take the exit on the Right going (East) on Hwy. 2 toward Wenatchee/ Leavenworth/ Stevens Pass. Approximately 30 minutes beyond Stevens Pass on the East side of the Cascades (and a few miles beyond the State Rest Area) turn left on SR 207, (just past the 59’r Diner, if you pass the Squirrel Tree Inn, you have gone 300ft too far.) 3.7 miles later, just past the State Park entrance (approx 300 ft) turn right on SR 209 (a.k.a. Beaver Valley Road) to Plain/Wenatchee. 4.9 miles later (1/4 mile after you cross over the Wenatchee River), the road comes to a soft T intersection, where SR 209 turns 90 degrees to the right toward Plain/Leavenworth, BUT you turn LEFT onto Chiwawa Loop Road. (If you get to the small town of Plain, within 1/3 of a mile, you have missed Chiwawa Loop Road) Continue on Chiwawa Loop Road 2.1 miles, and turn left on Shugart Flats Road (the first road you come to). Follow this road 1.2 miles till the road comes to a T intersection; turn right on W. Shugart Flats Road. After .8 mile and at the bottom of a short hill at the end of the road (continuing straight on from the end of the road) is the entrance to the Osprey Nest driveway.

Enter the driveway and follow to the cabin.

From Spokane, take I-90 west past Moses Lake to George. Take HWY 281 to Quincy. In Quincy take HWY 28 to Wenatchee. Continue north through East Wenatchee on HWY 28 (Sunset Road) to the intersection of HWY 2/HWY97. Turn left onto HWY 2/HWY97 cross the Columbia River and follow Hwy 2 west toward Leavenworth (approximately 18 miles). Continue through Leavenworth until you reach the second stoplight, turn left on State Route 209 "Chumstick Canyon Rd." Head West toward Plain/Seattle on SR 209. Go over Beaver Pass and down into the small town of Plain (SR 2009 turns right at the bottom of the pass and Plain, WA is comprised of three commercial structures on your left: a café, grocery store, and hardware/antique store) Continue past Plain on SR 209 when the road turns 90 degrees to the Left you continue straight onto Chiwawa Loop Road. (If you get to the Wenatchee River Bridge within 1/3 of a mile you have missed Chiwawa Loop Rd.) Continue on Chiwawa Loop Road 2.1 miles, and turn left on Shugart Flats Road (the first road you come to). Follow this road 1.2 miles till the road comes to a T intersection; turn right on W. Shugart Flats Road. Follow the road until its end—continue straight into the Osprey Nest’s driveway. Follow down to the end and park in front of the cabin
The Osprey Nest phone # (509) 763-0726. The address @ Osprey is 12395 W. Shugart Flats Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826

(Drive time is approximately 25 minutes with no stops from Leavenworth)



Be Prepared for Winter Driving

Protect yourself and your passengers. Allow extra time to reach your destination during inclement weather. It takes only one unprepared or careless driver to slow or stop traffic.

Practice the following:
  • Drive for conditions – slower speeds, slower acceleration.
  • Check to see if you have traction tires.
  • Know what the traction advisories mean.
  • Watch a video to learn how to install tire chains.
  • Do not use cruise control.
  • Four-wheel and all-wheel vehicles do not stop or steer better on ice.
  • Leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Slow down when approaching intersections, offramps, bridges, or shady spots.
  • If you find yourself behind a snowplow, slow down and give the plow a little extra room.
  • Slow down and be extra cautious near the chain-up and removal areas. There are often people out of their vehicles.
  • Keep your fuel tank full — don't let it fall below half a tank on winter trips.
  • Program your radio for traffic reports and emergency messages (for WSDOT radio: 530 and 1610 AM).

    What to carry on winter trips:

    Winter Driving Supply Checklist
  • Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first-aid kit.
  • Load your car with winter travel gear : tire chains, ice scraper/snowbrush, jumper cables, road flares.
  • See more winter preparedness tips at Take Winter By Storm website.

    What would cause the pass to close:

    Blocking Vehicles
    Avalanche Control

    When possible avalanche control work is scheduled at night when traffic volumes are low. WSDOT attempts to provide advance notice, but in an emergency, it's not always possible.

    Road Clearing
    If there is heavy snow in a short amount of time, road crews may close the pass to clear ice and snow from the travel lanes.


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