Photos: Peak Putters Darland Mountain 4×4 Snow Run

Darland Mountain 4×4 Snow Run
Hosted by Peak Putters
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On April 14th, 2007 Colemancooler and I went and met up with the Peak Putters Club at the Ahtanum Sno-park. I drove the RV up and Colemancooler drove up his Toyota. We pulled in sometime around 11 PM. We BSed with Roman to around 1 AM.

Saturday morning we headed up the Mid Fork Ahtanum Road with the Peak Putters. They had a special DNR permit to go up to Darland Mountain.

The snow started getting deep right above Tree Phones. Colemancooler found he needed to let more air out of his tires.

On up the road we found Roman stuck. The snow was washed away under where he was driving. Old Green was about to pull Roman’s rig when he started having problem keeping his rig running. Old Green’s battery was getting low so Commando14 came around to jump him if needed. Old Green got his rig running and pulled Roman out. We could hear Roman yelling at Old Green to stop as he slid down to the road.

The snow started getting real deep toward Eagle Nest. We got up to Clover Flats and Old Green’s rig was having problems. Old Green got his rig running again and we headed on up to the top of Darland Mountain.

Up on top of Darland the snow was real deep with big drifts. On the way back down the mountain, we stopped for lunch and then played some.

Back at camp we had some killer tacos around a nice warm camp fire. Colemancooler had to leave that night.

Sunday my son was going to come up and escort our old RV home because we still have a few bugs to work out. He had to work so he sent Roll Over to follow me home. Lucky Roll Over had some tools because we had some fan belt problems on the way out.

This was a great run. Thank you Peak Putters for letting me tag along. Thank you Colemancooler for the ride.

For more information about the Peak Putters, see their web site: peakputters.com

Here are some photos of the Peak Putters Darland Mountain 4×4 Snow Run:

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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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