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Cloquallum Road (Shelton – Elma, WA)

This a classic forest road in the rural backwoods of Western Washington. Nestled within the glacial river valleys that once drained Puget Sound down to Grays Harbor, this road is bracketed throughout its entire 24 mile length by ridges, ponds and hillsides. Just as you would expect from geography and location, the road is tree-lined …

Washington State Route 503 (South Leg)

For those not from Western Washington, State Route 503 may need a bit of explanation. This road starts over at Interstate 5 and heads East to the village of Yale, then turns to the South and down towards Vancouver, Washington. While the West Leg of 503 is a nice little road, it’s becoming increasingly urbanized …

Hurricane Ridge

The scene is set in the late Spring of 2007. A year not known for summery weather at best, it was decided that a trip out of Hurricane Ridge was in order. My wife has been demanding such a visit for years, and I was in no position to argue over such a visit. None …

Woods Creek Road / Monzel Lake Road

Another favorite of Seattle area motorcyclists, this is an nice backroad that gets you off the main routes and away from most of the cagers. Like much of the area, it’s starting to suburbanize and has far more luxury houses than it did 5 years ago. Towns: Granite Falls, Monroe Length: 20 miles County: Snohomish …

Westside Military Road

This little stretch of sweepers is quite a bit of fun and a nice way to skirt a large section of Interstate 5. While it’s 35 mile per hour speed limit causes it to be a rather leisurely way to cover this distance, it is also fairly empty and doesn’t appear to be heavily patrolled. …