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Washington State Route 165

For those not familiar with the geography around Mount Rainier, SR165 is the highway that provides access to the northwest corner of the Mt. Rainier area. SR165 isn’t what you expect for a state-funded highway, as the roadway is only marginally maintained (less as you go higher) and the guide rails along the road are …

Mosquito Lake Road

This is something of a preliminary report, as I’ve been twice prevented from traveling this road end to end. In late February of 2005, I ran into sheet ice on this road with temps in the mid-30s, and a 4-month road closure to put in a new concrete bridge span in September of 2005. Thus, …

Black Diamond Road / Little River Road

This is a little backroad out of Port Angeles that provides an interesting diversion if you’re in town for a few days and already tired of seeing the industrial wasteland on the way out of town on US101. The road is unusually narrow through here and only about 1-1/2 lanes wide. The curves are of …