Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association’s 2011 Trail Jamboree – Day 3 of 5

Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association’s 2011 Trail Jamboree – Day 3 of 5
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Day 3 (Friday July 8th, 2011) I met up with the Shindig Wheeler for their hosted 4×4 run to Funny Rocks. They set me up with Terry to ride in his CJ7.

Around 9 AM we headed out. We took the FS1701 up toward Bald Mountain. Near Bald Mountain before hitting the trail we had a driver’s meeting. One the driver’s meeting was over we ran the trail to Funny Rocks. At Funny Rocks people took turns climbing the rocks with their rigs. One XJ broke a rear axle and had to do the rest of run in front wheel drive. We moved over to Moon Rocks and played there some before heading back to Jim Sprick Park.

In the late afternoon there were some games for the kids by Region 4 Junior Jeepers and a car wash by the Nile Fire Department.

Friday night’s dinner was bought to you by the Spanaway Moonshiners.

That night the big donated raffle give-a-ways and 50/50 drawing happened. One fundraiser raffle was to raise money for the Light Sabre Project that 4 Wheel Parts sponsors and matches donations. They send lights to service rigs in Afghanistan. The 50/50 was half to winner and half to PNW4WDA Trail Maintenance fund.

Here are some photos of the day:

Our group getting ready in the staging area.

Heading up FS1701.

Up on Bald Mountain we regrouped and had a drivers meeting.

The host.

Hitting the trails around Bald Mountain.

This was a nice little climb.

After everyone was up on top, we loading up and moved on.

On Bald Mountain we stopped at a meadow to take a group photo. Walking out to take the photo I took this one of Mount Rainier.

The convoy of rigs.

Moving on toward Funny Rocks on 4W644.

Funny Rocks.

Terry driving me to the top.

Shortly after this photo was taken this XJ broke an axle.

Moving over to Moon Rocks.

4W695 was temporary closed so we have to go back out 4W644 to get the broken XJ back to camp.

Once we turned onto 4W644 they hooked a strap to the broken XJ to get it to the top of the climb.

Up at the top they unhooked the broken XJ and he drove out from there.

Looking at Mount Adams.

We regrouped on FS1701.

Pulling into Jim Sprick Park.

Here is Scott, the guy we followed all day.

That afternoon the kids played some fun games like Tug-A-War.

And Water Balloon fights.

The Nile Fire Department washed rigs for donations.

The Trail Jam brings people together.

4 Wheel Parts had a booth.

Spanaway Moonshiners making dinner.

4 Wheel Parts adding two tickets to go deep sea fishing to the raffle.

Spanaway Moonshiners serving dinner.

The two serving lines had a competition to get people in their line.

One guy even did tricks to get you into his line.

Dave McMains telling a fish story at the Trail Host meeting.

Brad Hoyt (a member of The Hombres out of Region 2) having another bad day.

That can’t be good!

The Spanaway Moonshiners doing a raffle.

Sid Hagemeier Trail Jam Chairman giving a speech.

Trail signup booths.

The Raffle Ticket Drawing for the Light Sabre Project.

4 Wheel Parts donated a set of 4 tires your choice of 33s or 35s for the raffle.

Time to relax around the campfire.

Or you can dance if you want to.

Another fun filled day was over.


About Clay Graham

Photojournalist at Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Adventures - Our mission is to help communities on the east side of the Cascades in Washington State by promoting responsible outdoor recreation, promoting tourism, and community involvement. Our vision is to see Eastern Washington as a destination point to do bring more things to do.
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