On Monday, October 14, 2013, we drove quick Washington Highway 282 near Ephrata.
A state highway to be known as state route number 282 is established as follows:
Beginning at a junction with state route number 28 in the vicinity of Ephrata, thence southeasterly to a junction with state route number 17 in the vicinity of Rocky Ford creek.
Here near the center of Ephrata, we begin short SR 282 at a junction with SR 28.
Over the railroad, down and up the hill out of town. Onto the dry plains. Erratics dot the landscape. The Ephrata airport is spread out in the distance to our left. The whole world seems spread out in the distance, to the unending horizon. Here’s the halfway point of SR 282, since there is no junction in the middle.
And here, before we see the aforementioned Rocky Ford Creek, we reach the end of SR 282 at a junction with SR 17. The route may end, but our road rolls on.
Highway 282 seemed to end before it ever got started. So sad.