This weekend me and a few buds took a trip to Mount Walker and down 101 to High Steel Bridge, a former railroad bridge turned popular PNW photo site.
Coming off the Bainbridge Ferry, we were greeted with some light rain showers, something we had hoped would stay in the clouds. Our first stop was in Poulsbo to have breakfast at my favorite spot – Tizley’s Europub. Once we fueled up, the rain stopped dropping and we started making our way to Mount Walker.
Hood Canal Bridge was obviously open for boat traffic because we had a 4-mile backup. We passed the time with a neutral push-race to the speed limit sign at the bottom of the hill. Aaron took 1st place.
Today’s weather still made it a uniquely Pacific Northwest experience. The fog and clouds made it feel like an episode of Twin Peaks. Hood Canal below faded in and out along with Highway 101. Sneak peeks at the rest of Puget Sound came and went as the fog swirled around the base of the mountain.
Next, Aaron led us back down the dirt road and onto the twistiest part of Highway 101. Our next destination is High Steel Bridge – a spot I’ve never visited before.
The 420 ft. drop from the bridge and a waist-high banister might give you a case of vertigo.
Andrew and Aaron lean against the taller banister on the other side of the bridge.
Aaron and I photo-bombing Andrew’s selfie. A great bit of graffiti (that was already there, I promise): Braap all day!
Great pictures! Looks like a nice ride!
One of my favorite rides here in the PNW. Thanks for originating this ride Jon.