The Road From Yakima

Highway 12 and Highway 410 to the Crest.

Highway 12 as it looks just outside Natches, WA facing west.

Fruit Stand




Eastern Washington is known for its fruit. The is the last chance to stock up before leaving the desert and starting up into the hills.










Leaving Natches, you are still in arid semi-desert.

Soon you will be able to choose your route, if it is June to October. Highway 12 is open year round, and Highway 410 is open when the avalanche danger is gone.

White Pass.This is how White Pass once looked, from an old postcard.






Pick your route: US 12 or 410 to Chinook Pass.

Highway 410 from Natches to Enumclaw (on the way to Tacoma)
is one of 9 highways that have been designated an all American Highway.

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Photos and text ©Roger J. Smith, 1997.

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