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Monthly archives: September, 2007

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 …

Washington State Route 105

State Route 105 is a bit off the beaten path for travelers along coast. Westport and a couple state parks line the coast facing the sea, but most of the cagers and the dreaded RVs go to their destination and back out (to Aberdeen) the way they came in. South of Grayland is where SR105 …

Washington State Route 7

Are you sick of the breakneck pace of Interstate 5 between Portland and Tacoma? Are you looking for a better way to get to Southwestern Washington or the St. Helens Volcanic Monument? State Route 7 might be the answer to your question. SR7 isn’t one of the more picturesque ways of gettting out of the …

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 …