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Old Washington State Route 209 ‘Chumstick Highway’

Old Washington SR209 is a small, narrow, winding country road that provides easy access to Lake Wenatchee without the traffic inherent in traveling through downtown Leavenworth while tourists are in season. The road in indeed quite narrow and very twistly, winding between the various farms, railroad trestles, and geologic formations and artifacts. “The road surface …

Washington State Route 821 “Canyon Road”

Canyon Road is a wonderful ride, and a refreshing alternative to the four-lane high-passing-speed slab of Interstate 82. most of the curves are semi-sweepers that do not require much deceleration prior to entry, although some of the sharper curves are quite dramatic. A hazy Mount Adams off to the south-east as you ease your way …

Washington State Route 410 (Central WA)

Washington State Route 410 (from Junction WA SR123 to Naches, including Cayuse & Chinook Passes) WA 410 east of the mountain passes is rather obviously an old U.S. Federal route. WSDOT simply doesn’t build highways of this quality or style anymore (or at least not in Western Washington where I live). The curves are tight …

Sagebrush Flats Road

Sagebrush Flats Road courtesy of John O’Callaghan Central Washington’s arid country often appears barren and drab to the casual, unfamiliar eye. But take a ride on some of our backroads and travel against the grain of I-90 and US 2 to find some sweeping vistas, dramatic coulees and even the odd winding road. While most …

Cheney – Spangle Road / Pine City Road

Nope. Definitely not the express route. That US 195 express route is over to the east a few miles and zooms across the rolling prairie at high speeds in the most unimaginative way possible to treat the fantastic landscape of the Palouse. If you’re out for a cruise, try this road out instead. One of …