Photos: EWOR Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run at the Ahtanum

Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday November 28th, 2009 we meet up at the Tampico Church for our annual Thanksgiving Run at the Ahtanum State Forest.

We headed up the South Fork Road and found a place to pull off to air down.

Ahtanum State Forest

We followed the South Fork Road all the way up and onto the Sedge Ridge Trail. We ran the trail up towards the Cultus Hole Rim. I (Ceg) broke trail until I could not make it up the double hill climb. Colemancooler was riding shotgun with me and took this picture of me getting ready to give the hill another run.
Ahtanum State ForestPhoto by Kris Coleman

I moved off to the side and let the pros (Roller-Bear & Nevada) take over.
Ahtanum State Forest

Nevada
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Roller-Bear
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Stone worked his way up.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

The guys still at the bottom.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Havo
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Havo topped the climb with ease.
Ahtanum State Forest

Waycrazy was next and made some nice holes for me. We both had to winch up the last part.

Here are our co-pilots walking up to our rigs on top.
Ahtanum State Forest

Here is the recovery team.
Ahtanum State Forest

Test Dummy working my Samurai.
Ahtanum State Forest

Time to winch it up.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

HavoJr giving the climb a good try.
Ahtanum State Forest

Roller-Bear winching HavoJr up.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Tiny made the climb on his own.
Ahtanum State Forest

So did TJ40.
Ahtanum State Forest

And BlindPilot.
Ahtanum State Forest

Waycrazy’s guest made it up with chains.
Ahtanum State Forest

I missed it if the FS Ford made it up without winching. He also had chains.
Ahtanum State Forest

I broke trail again until a got stuck. Havo came around me to pull me out.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Once Havo got me out, he took the lead.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

At this point Havo ask for someone else to break trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

I backed up to let others around me.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Moving on up the trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Wow! Nevada got stuck. I think this maybe the first time for me to see that happen.
Ahtanum State Forest

Waycrazy pulled Nevada out. Here is the line up after Waycrazy.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

We all decided it was time to run the trail the other way so we all look for places to turned around.
Ahtanum State Forest

We regrouped at the meadow we past earlier.

Stone having fun.
Ahtanum State Forest

Me stuck again.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

BlindPilot right before he got stuck coming to pull me out.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Stone & Roller-Bear playing Bumper Jeeps. Test Dummy stuck.
Ahtanum State Forest

Tiny pulled Test Dummy out.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Once we were regrouped I lead us back down the trail. We stopped to regroup again where we had came up the South Fork Road.
Ahtanum State Forest

We continued to head down the Sedge Ridge Trail. Here is Waycrazy coming down Rocky Climb.
Ahtanum State Forest

We again stopped to regrouped. This time at Red Saddle.
Ahtanum State Forest

From Red Saddle we worked our way back down to the South Fork paved road and aired up for home.

This was another great run thanks to all who came.



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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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