If your weekend get away brings you to Leavenworth, WA, remember, winter driving conditions exist.
Although there is only a little snow in the passes, snowfall has been little and far between, conditions can and do change at a moments notice. Be prepared; do not get caught in a winter storm.
Be prepared. Carry chains and know how to install them. Always travel the passes with a full tank of gas; you never know if you will be stopped on the pass. Carry a first aid kit and road flares. Have a map of the area you are traveling, don't rely solely on GPS navigational systems. Carry an extra change of warm clothes and keep a blanket or two in your vehicle. If you have a cell phone, bring it with you and make sure the cell phone is fully charged.
If you are spending the night, make your reservations BEFORE traveling. Festival weekend accommodations fill quickly and early in the year. You may need to book a month or two in advance (if not sooner). This is NOT UNCOMMON. You may want to verify your reservation BEFORE traveling, request a confirmation notice upon booking.
If the lodging facility you are booked at provides directions and/or a map, bring a copy with you when you travel. Check road conditions with the Department of Transportation (DOT) BEFORE you travel.
Remember, most lodging facilities list mileage distance and/or travel time from popular landmarks or cities. The travel time listed is normal drive time during average conditions. If you are not familiar with the area, it may take you longer to travel. Weather conditions may also add to travel time.
Stay safe, relax, and enjoy. Featherwinds, where memories are made and life is celebrated.