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Archive for June 4th, 2016

Originally published in The Seattle Times, June 4, 1922

Venerable giant trees dot this bit of Puget Sound wonderland

The Times Tours party goes over delightful roads in Jewett Six—short trip for sightseer

The old favorite “Knee Deep in June” comes back to one when rolling along through Maple Valley on a warm spring afternoon, and these pictures, taken last week on a Times Tour in a Jewett Six, show why. The drive up to Maple Valley and then on south past Lake Wilderness to the Black Diamond-Kent road and back to Seattle via Auburn and Kent is a short trip that is very delightful. 1—One of the scores of delightful little spots beside the Cedar River that call to one to linger for a lazy hour or two. 2—A roadside scene that furnishes a good idea of some of the charm of the trip. 3—A pretty stretch of road along the timbered hillside. 4—Why the valley is named Maple Valley—one of the groves of venerable old maples that abound in the valley. The map shows the routes followed by The Times party. It is a good route to follow, either for a day’s picnic of for a trip of half a day.

The old favorite “Knee Deep in June” comes back to one when rolling along through Maple Valley on a warm spring afternoon, and these pictures, taken last week on a Times Tour in a Jewett Six, show why. The drive up to Maple Valley and then on south past Lake Wilderness to the Black Diamond-Kent road and back to Seattle via Auburn and Kent is a short trip that is very delightful. 1—One of the scores of delightful little spots beside the Cedar River that call to one to linger for a lazy hour or two. 2—A roadside scene that furnishes a good idea of some of the charm of the trip. 3—A pretty stretch of road along the timbered hillside. 4—Why the valley is named Maple Valley—one of the groves of venerable old maples that abound in the valley. The map shows the routes followed by The Times party. It is a good route to follow, either for a day’s picnic of for a trip of half a day.

One of the things that impresses the visitors to Seattle, the thing the tourists out at the auto camp at Woodland Park and one who drop in at the Automobile Club of Western Washington comment on is the infinite variety of scenic diversions around Puget Sound. (more…)

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