Long before Interstate 90, before U.S. Highway 10, even before the Lake Washington floating bridge, there was the Sunset Highway. It was the main east/west route from Seattle to Spokane and beyond from about 1914 to 1940, snaking through many small towns and communities along the way.
Join us for our sixth tour, especially if you are new members, as we trace the historical route of the Sunset Highway (Primary State Highway 2, not to be confused with present day Hwy 2) from the south end of Seattle, through Renton, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and North Bend all the way to Snoqualmie Pass.
We’ll take the back roads with a just a tiny bit of freeway, going from urban to suburban, to rural, and all the way to the Cascade mountain wilderness. There will be a couple of fun “zoom-zoom sidetracks” thrown in for fun, culminating with a switchback road that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
We’ll stop for a short break at Snoqualmie Falls, and after we reach the summit and finish we’ll have lunch at the Summit Pancake House.
We will meet at 9:15am at Randy’s Diner at the south end of Boeing field on E. Marginal Way in South Seattle and leave around 9:30am for the tour.
CB radios are HIGHLY encouraged for the historical snippets and trivia you may hear along the way, and cameras for what you may see. The tour should last until about 2pm giving you the rest of the day to enjoy.
Driving directions to Randy’s: From north or southbound I-5, take exit 158, E. Marginal Way . Go west to E. Marginal Way , go north (right) about three blocks and Randy’s will be on the right.
Please RSVP on the PSMC website or to Allan Ohlsen @ 206-245-7027