U.S. Highway 101, is an important north-south U.S. highway that runs through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, on the West Coast of the United States. It is also known as El Camino Real (The Royal Road) where its route along the southern and central California coast approximates the old trail which linked the Spanish missions, pueblos, and presidios. It merges at some points with California Highway 1.
The nearly 1,550 mile-long highway's northern terminus is in Olympia, Washington, although the northernmost point on the highway is in Port Angeles as Highway 101 runs the perimeter of the Olympic Peninsula.
The southern terminus of U.S. 101 is in Los Angeles.
This page has photos taken on and near the Washington portion of Highway 101. The photos are not particularly in the order taken.
Highway 101, Washington
These are photos of Crescent Lake, a glacial lake on the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula west of Port Angeles
These photos were taken near the two rainforest sites I visited while traveling Highway 101
It is barely alive, but it is a very big tree
The color of Washington in May and June is yellow. From the time I left North Cascades National Park until I arrived in Oregon I saw massive plots of yellow wild flowers along the roadside. It reminded me of the fields of Fireweed up in Canada and Alaska.
These totems are at the 7 Cedars Casino near Sequim, Washington
A couple of views of Mount Baker from US 101 east of Sequim
Clallum County Court House
A freighter in port
Artwork near the docks in Port Angeles and some real gulls
Olympic Mountains from Port Angeles
Mount Walker Overlook
After having experienced traveling some of the roads up in Canada, I decided to ignore the warning sign. Actually, this road was a piece of cake compared to those in Canada.
The Mount Walker Overlook is way up there (about a mile). On the right is the road as I headed back down.
These views are from Highway 101 south of Mount Walker