Thursday, April 25, 2013

Washington State Route 223

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, we drove the short road known as Washington State Highway 223.

RCW 47.17.430
State route No. 223

A state highway to be known as state route number 223 is established as follows:

Beginning at a junction with state route number 22 in the vicinity southeast of Toppenish, thence easterly to a junction with state route number 12 in the vicinity of Granger. The establishment of state route number 223 as defined in this section shall be effective July 1, 1965.

...It's too bad Route 12 doesn't officially exist in this neighborhood anymore. I-82 is co-signed as US Route 12 through here, so that's close enough, right?

SR 223 @ SR 22

In the farmlands west of Granger in the Yakama Nation Reservation, Highway 223 begins at a junction with SR 22.

SR 223 south of Granger

We head east for a couple miles without much of note -- except that we're heading east on a highway signed "north," but we're used to that by now. At the bend in the road, we've reached the halfway point for the highway.

SR 223 @ I-82

The highway soon crosses the lazy Yakima River and we leave the Yakama Reservation. Cattle graze in the green fields beside the meandering river on a sunny, warm, and lovely day. To the left, the gateway to Granger. Dinosaurs! See the dinosaurs! Just past the west end of Snipes Mountain, SR 223 reaches its end at a junction with I-82, a.k.a. US Route 12.

Go play with the dinosaurs. Take the kids. Fun for the whole family.

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