HIGHWAY 101 MILEPOST 367 TO MILEPOST 300


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MILEPOST N/A...... SEATTLE local photo



MILEPOST 367...... OLYMPIA local photo This is the starting milepost of Highway 101. It indicates that if you stay on Highway 101 you are 367 miles from the Oregon border. Highway 101 starts as an exit off US 5



MILEPOST 362......LARGE COW SCULPTURES



MILEPOST 362......HIGHWAY 8 JOINS AND SHARES PAVEMENT AND THEN LEAVES ALL WITHIN THIS MILE. TRAFFIC NOW CITY LIKE.. ALSO SPEED TRAP...MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE COWS ??



MILEPOST 361......END/BEGINNING OF HIGHWAY 101 BEING 4 LANE HIGHWAY.



MILEPOST 359......OLD HIGHWAY 101 junction



MILEPOST 359...... STEAMBOAT ISLAND ROAD



MILEPOST 355......JUNCTION WITH OLD OLYMPIC HIGHWAY


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MILEPOST 355-290...... HOOD CANAL OVERNIGHT local photo



MILEPOST 353...... LITTLE CREEK CASINO local photo



MILEPOST 353...... SQUAXIN TRIBAL CENTER local photo




MILEPOST 353......  ABERDEEN  HOQUIAM Mc Cleary Junction with Highway 108 - goes to ABERDEEN, HOQUIAM (HOE..KWEE..YUM) , and McCleary





MILEPOST 349......Junction with STR 3 - goes to BREMERTON . This is end/beginning of stretch where Highway 101 is 4 lane highway.



MILEPOST 346...... SHELTON EXIT - city center and visitor information



MILEPOST 345...... SHELTON EXIT - WALLACE-KNEELAND BLVD.



MILEPOST 344...... SHELTON EXIT - fairgrounds local photo


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MILEPOST 343...... SHELTON EXIT - prison, airport, state patrol academy



MILEPOST 343...... SHELTON EXIT - JUNCTION WITH HIGHWAY 102 local photo



MILEPOST 341......BROCKDALE



MILEPOST 339...... SKOKOMISH RIVER PARK



MILEPOST 338...... SKOKOMISH RIVER



MILEPOST 337......HIGHWAY 106 - goes to UNION AND BELFAIR



MILEPOST 337...... TWANOH STATE PARK



MILEPOST 337...... SKOKOMISH ( SKOE..HOME..MISH) TRIBAL OFFICE



MILEPOST 335...... POTLATCH STATE PARK



MILEPOST 335-333......POTLATCH local photo



MILEPOST XXX..... SOUTH FORK SKOKOMISH (SKOE.HOME.MISH) TRAILHEAD local photo
Follow Highway 101 8 miles north of Shelton then take Forest Service Road 23. Follow Road 23 to jct. with road 2361. Follow road 2361 to trail head. Nearest Campground: Brown Creek (15 miles from trail head on road 23) No facilities and road is subject to periodic closure due to wind fall, snow and flooding.



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MILEPOST 334...... SKOKOMISH INDIAN RESERVATION local photo



MILEPOST 332-331...... HOODSPORT local photo



MILEPOST 331............ STAIRCASE TRAILHEAD local photo Just past a touristy mall is HIGHWAY 119....huge sign says "Cushman - Staircase Recreation Area - Highway 119". On one side of road is Model T Pub and Eatery and on the other side is Hoodsport Hamburger & Ice Cream Shop. It is called the Lake Cushman Road and has sign for post office. Go west on Highway 119 (only choice) for 16+ miles. On your way you will pass various other roads (usually on the left) and signs including......In town ranger station...Hoodsport Trail head...Sign announcing entering Lake Cushman Recreational Area...Lake Cushman Dam... Lake Cushman Resort...Camp Cushman Recreational Park. 9+ miles up the road you will encounter stop sign. Left is continuation of Highway 119 (AND YOUR ROUTE) - right is road to Mt. Elinor Trail (7 miles). Continuing on Highway 119 you will pass Big creek Campground...and then come to the END of Highway 119 and a junction. At this point left will take you to Lake Cushman Mt. Rose Valley and RIGHT will take you to the STAIRCASE trailhead. Your choice is wide but gravel and WASHBOARD and SCARY AT NIGHT. You will need to drive SLOW - passing the Mt. Rose trailhead and (right past milepost 14) ANOTHER JUNCTION. The left leg goes to the campground (no sign this direction) and the right continues to the staircase trailhead. At this point the road narrows and you pass a tiny log cabin on left. Shortly you finally see the Olympic National Park sign and gate and PAVEMENT. About 1 more mile brings you to the Park pay point and a lower parking lot (no parking allowed) with porta potty and campground road. You will see Ranger station on hill above parking lot and next to ranger station a road labeled PARKING. Following this road (less than 1/10 mile) will take you above ranger station and to the parking area and trailheads for Wagonwheel Lake and North Fork Skokomish (SKOE..HOME..MISH). Nearest Campground: Staircase Facilities: Ranger station, pay phone, toilets, permit registration, water, stock overnight holding facility. Open all year



MILEPOST 330-329...... HOLIDAY BEACH & SUND ROCK spacer Apparently this is a great area for diving



MILEPOST 329...... RV PARK HEAVEN - MOST BE WHERE THEY ARE ALL GOING OR COMING FROM



MILEPOST 328-327......LILLIWAUP - Just a bend in the road - literally- but SO PICTURESQUE - IF I WAS VACATIONING ON THIS SIDE OF PARK - I WOULD STAY HERE - CUTE BUILDINGS



MILEPOST 322......AYOCK BEACH



MILEPOST 321...... JORSTED CREEK ROAD - FS 24 ......Turn left on Jorsted Creek Road (Forest Service Road 2451). After a short and scenic drive on a gravel road, you will enter the National Park. There is a fee to enter the park of $10 per vehicle which is good for one week. There is a ranger station, restroom, and campground here


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MILEPOST 320...... HAMMA HAMMA OYSTER FARM & STORE - Tours available 360-877-5811



MILEPOST 319...... ELDON



MILEPOST 319...... HAMMA HAMMA RIVER local photo



MILEPOST 317...... LENA LAKE TRAILHEAD local photo Turn left on Forest Road 25 (HAMMA HAMMA Recreation Area) along the Hamma Hamma River. Follow this paved road 8 miles to trailhead. About 3 miles in is Lower Lena Lake 4 more miles takes you to Upper Lena Lake. Here the trail splits -- to the right it heads into the Valley of the Silent Men, and to the left it climbs to Upper Lena Lake. Or another way to get to the trailheads, including Lake of the Angels or Lena Lake, drive past Lake Cushman State Park ( Milepost 331 ), then hang a right on Forest Road 24 ( Milepost 321 ) and follow it seven miles to Forest Road 2480, taking it eight miles to its junction with the Hamma Hamma Road less than a mile east of the Lena Lake Trailhead. Hamma Hamma is also the major access point to Lena Lake, the Brothers lookout point, Jefferson Lake, etc., and it is the only way to connect with the Jorsted creek road (because of a washout) which connects to Staircase from the North end of Mason County.



MILEPOST 317...... Forest Road 25 - HAMMA HAMMA ROAD



MILEPOST 317...... PUTVIN TRAILHEAD local photo Follow Hamma Hamma Road (2 miles north of Eldon) to trailhead Nearest Campground: Lena Creek. Hamma Hamma is also the major access point to Lena Lake, the Brothers lookout point, Jefferson Lake, etc., and it is the only way to connect with the Jorsted creek road (because of a washout) which connects to Staircase from the North end of Mason County. Only facilities is toilet. This road is subject to periodic closure in the off-season.



MILEPOST 317...... MIKE'S RV PARK local photo



MILEPOST 315...... STORE SELLING OYSTERS - YUM



MILEPOST 314...... TRITON COVE STATE PARK



MILEPOST 312......ROAD BECOMES A TIGHT S CURVE FOR THIS MILE PLUS



MILEPOST 309...... DUCKABUSH TRAILHEAD local photo local photo local photo
Follow the Duckabush Road (5 miles south of BRINNON) to the trailhead, where you can embark on a trek to Lacrosse Pass or O'Neil Pass. Nearest Campground is Collins Campground (1 mile from trail head). Facilities limited to toilet and stock unloading area with hitches and parking on 2510 road. Nice, riverside backcountry campsites can be found along the trail's first five miles. The 23 mile trail starts in the Brothers Wilderness, then climbs to subalpine lake and then on to O'Neil Pass.



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MILEPOST 308...... PLEASANT HARBOR MARINA



MILEPOST 306...... DOSEWALLIPS TRAILHEAD local photo
Follow Dosewallips Road from BRINNON 16 miles to its end at the Ranger station. The first 8 miles are paved - the last 8 miles are gravel. At 14.5 miles, the road is steep with few turnouts and not recommended for trailers because of the large overhanging rock and signed trailhead is on right. At 16.0 miles is NPS Dosewallips Ranger Station (summer) and primitive Dosewallips Campground. Facilities include Ranger station, toilets, water, permit registration, hitch rack, stock unloading area. Road is closed at park boundary from mid October to May. There are many hikes possible from the Dosewallips trailhead, from long and moderate to short and steep.



MILEPOST 306...... DOSEWALLIPS RIVER



MILEPOST 306...... DOSEWALLIPS STATE PARK



MILEPOST 305......SEAL ROCK CAMPGROUND



MILEPOST 306-305...... BRINNON local photo



MILEPOST 305......ENTERING OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST



MILEPOST 304......SEAL ROCK



MILEPOST 303...... PT. WHITNEY SHELLFISH INTERPRETIVE CENTER



MILEPOST 300......MT. WALKER VIEWPOINT



MILEPOST 300...... RAINBOW CAMPGROUND


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