You can now visit “Burlap Pass” thanks to a petition to honor Dave Rabey.
Last year, a letter was sent to the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names that they name a forest service road on Colonel Bob, sometimes known as “Windy Pass, as “Burlap Pass” in honor of David “Burlap” Rabey. Rabey grew up in Hoquiam and used to hunt in the area. His ashes were scattered on a hillside near the pass.
The name was submitted by Don Bennett, currently of Lilliwaup, WA. Among the 38 people who petitioned for the name was Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney.
Tami Ishler, spokesperson from the Department of Natural Resources, told KXRO that the naming was approved at the July meeting of the committee.
The committee meets twice a year to consider proposals from the public concerning the naming of geographic features within the State.