If you visit Tieton, stop first at Paper Hammer Studio at 613 Elm Street, directly across from the Tieton Park stage. Our hours are erratic, but there is a good chance someone will be there during business hours. This is our bindery, bookshop, and gift store for products we make in Tieton.
At this time it's usually not possible to give drop-in visitors tours of the rest of Mighty Tieton facilities, but if you visit during a gallery show in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, it may be possible to show some of the facilities.
Tours of Mighty Tieton can be arranged by e-mailing email@example.com. If possible, please give us a week's notice and we will try to accommodate your schedule.
Where is Tieton?
Tieton is two and one-half hours from Seattle and halfway between Seattle and Walla Walla. Tieton is three hours from Portland and forty minutes from Ellensburg.
It is located fifteen miles west of Yakima on Highways 410/12. In Naches, turn south at the single traffic light. Take Naches-Tieton Road four miles up a grade and through orchards. Follow the signs.
Driving over Snoqualmie Pass in the Winter
In all the years we've been driving back and forth we have rarely been stuck. Four wheel drive cars can usually handle most typical snow conditions.
If you are nervous about driving in snow check conditions carefully, but if you are comfortable driving in winter conditions, the pass is usually easy driving. Instead of listening to weather reports -- which are often unhelpful and overly dramatic -- we check wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/snoqualmie/default.aspx and look at each of the web cams. That information is up to the minute. If we can see that traffic is normal, we head out. If there are no cars, or if there is a long line of cars in the direction we are heading we wait. Then as we approach the pass we call 511 (then choose 3), which is the Department of Transportation's service and it too has up to the minute pass reports. Driving from Seattle, North Bend is the last outpost before the pass. Driving west from Ellensberg, Cle Elum is where we would wait out temporary closures. Pack your car with winter emergency provisions. Be safe!
View Larger Map