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Oregon Route 207 (Ruggs – Mitchell)

Another fantastic Central Oregon route, here we have over 80 miles of nearly unbroken sweepers and hairpins in the Ruggs – Mitchell segment of Oregon Route 207. As this route does one of those strange Oregon multi-plexing things where it forms an ‘X’ across North Central oregon with Route 19, I’ll deal with this in …

Idaho Route 13 ‘Harpster Grade’

This is road is another member of the Grangeville Gang. There just seems to be no end of lovely twisty little roads that go hither and yon through the countryside here, much like parts of Northern California. Every time you turn around, you find a new twisty road to run up and down. It doesn’t …

Kirby-Mayview Road / Lower Deadman Road

This is a truly fantastic road. On one end of the road, you have a fairly well-maintained US Highway (US Route 12), and on the other you have one of the Snake River’s more fascinating civil engineering projects, the Lower Granite Dam. The Kirby-Mayview Road departs US 12 at an acutely-angled intersection a few miles …

Washington State Route 142

Washington State Route 142 is one of those odd little rural highways that were carved out of the native landscape to serve some of the small and medium sized town in the area. The section from Goldendale to the first set of twisties is about 8 miles long, but once you’ve got the straight section …