No Place To Go and All Day to Get There.
When I was in Spokane in 2004, I didn't do much riding. I definitely missed these roads! If you are from the area, these roads are probably no surprise. But as a visitor to the area looking for some nice roads to head westerly on, I found this route to be a real treat. It was the first day of the trip that I really felt like I was just out for a day ride. No place to go, just roads to explore.
We had a change of plans due to Monday’s weather and found ourselves in Spokane on Tuesday morning. I left Garmin alone and picked up the atlas. Being as 27 is my luck number WA-27 seemed like a good choice try. It was a comfortable winding road with great trees and fields. It felt very New England like. And was a pleasant change of pace from the very straight US-2 we’d been on for days.
The terrain changed regularly as the rolling green hills where replaced with crops, and them barren brown hills
My back seat photographer didn’t appreciating the twisty sections of road as much as I was and found the arid land a little boring.
Finally as we approached Yakima, we began to see more irrigated crops: apples, grapes and cows. Well, not irrigated cows, but they were getting watered.
Here are the routes we where on: WA-27S out of Spokane. WA-26W, WA-127S (very twisty), WA-12W, WA-261W (because we wanted to go to Starbuck, WA), WA-26W and WA-24 into Yakima.