On Sunday, June 26, 2011, I drove Washington State Route 119 from Hood Canal to somewhere in the vague area near Lake Cushman.
State route No. 119:
A state highway to be known as state route number 119 is established as follows:
Beginning at a junction with state route number 101 near Hoodsport, thence northwesterly to the Mount Rose development intersection.
In Hoodsport, right beside the teriyaki-and-burgers place, SR 119 begins. We say "sayonara" to US 101 and head for the hills.
Left and right and up and down, SR 119 is certainly an entertaining road to drive. Unfortunately, I've caught only the barest glimpse of the lake so far! Here we are, half way to the end of the paved road.
When you get to the stop sign, turn left to stay on Highway 119. The other way is Forest Road 24. Oddly enough, when you get to the end of SR 119, the gravel straight ahead is also Forest Road 24. Hmmm... Well. Ah. Where's Lake Cushman?
For a highway that leads toward the great wilderness of the Olympic Mountains and travels past a huge lake with all sorts of recreation, SR 119 is actually quite ... utilitarian.