I lived in Chewelah 17 years, Loon Lake for 3 so I know HWY 395 pretty well from Spokane to Colville. I drive 395 3-4 days a week. Some nice views, lots of Pines and Farms, a nice drive out of the city with small towns for a lunch or picnic. South of Spokane is mostly 4 lane now, so it has improved quite a bit. The northern red headed step-child is still mostly 2 lane, although in good condition... In Loon Lake at the Larson Beach turn-off, is the highest elevation around here, so Black Ice and Snow can be there while the rest of the Highway has been clear on your drive. Hitting a DEER It is not if you will, it is when you will, I have hit 4. I have driven Chewelah to Spokane and back over 1000 times literally, so the odds of a Deer encounter are small, but seemingly eventual. More likely is that YOU WILL be cut off by a rude driver driving past Deer Park, I do not know what it is with those people, but the odds are 3 to 1 that you will be cut off, in either direction. Then the odds of them turning off another mile down the road after they have caused a risk and slowed down traffic are about the same. The other phenomena which is not unique to 395, but often observed is that the driver in front of you for the last 7 miles that has been cruising at 57 mph, when the passing lane comes, they will always speed up to 65, so you have to go 80 to pass them, good grief. No, I do not have Road Rage, I just wish other drivers realized that they are not the only car on the road. We live in a society and rudeness and egotism should not be a part of it.
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