Monday, November 16, 2009

Washington State Route 92

On Saturday, November 14, 2009, we drove short State Route 92, from Lake Stevens to Granite Falls. We drove it a month earlier to go for a dayhike, but that was out of order. . .

RCW 47.17.145
State route No. 92
A state highway to be known as state route number 92 is established as follows:

Beginning at a junction with state route number 9 northeast of Everett, thence northeasterly by the most feasible route to Granite Falls.

SR 92 @ SR 9
East of Everett, in the middle of Snohomish County, we begin SR 92 at a junction with SR 9, on the outskirts of the city of Lake Stevens.

SR 92 east of Lake Stevens
The highway hurries along the north edge of Lake Stevens, through forests then fields, bending northeast. The photo above is around the halfway point on the route, at milepost 4, since it has but one junction.

SR 92 @ Granite Falls
A block after the "End 92" sign, we find the true end of the highway, at the intersection with Granite Avenue in the middle of Granite Falls. If you continue forth and hang a left, you begin the Mountain Loop Highway, a county road that leads to Monte Cristo and such environs of splendid hiking.

The snow level is now too low to go hiking, alas, but I'm sure I'll be up this highway again next year.

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