Photos: Short and Dirty Trail 4W637

Short and Dirty Trail
Short and Dirty Trail 4W637
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On July 30th, 2005 I got to go a long with a few local boys that were running the Short and Dirty Trail, 4W637. I rode with IORE in his CJ5. We met up at Blue Lake and aired down.

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

We climbing up from Blue Lake by Trail 615 to FS1020 near Blue Slide Lookout.
We took FS1020 a little ways to the Short and Dirty Trail. (Trail 637)

This is a picture of the start of the Short and Dirty Trail.
Short and Dirty Trail

Right as we entered the trees we came up on the first off cambered spot.
It was hairy because there were no trees to stop you from rolling off the mountain if you were to flip over.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

The CJ2A and Toyota both were a little top heavy for parts of this off cambered trail.

With the co-pilot standing on the outside of the high side of the rigs they made it though without rolling over.
Short and Dirty Trail

IORE’s CJ5 did well without a high side rider.

I walked this part to take pictures.
Short and Dirty Trail

It was better for a ways.

A little up and down with some tight stuff.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

The trail got real tight and off cambered a lot.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Most of the trail was down hill, but one part had a steep hill climb.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Near the end of the trail was a little bridge.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Here you can see the Co-pilot riding the high side of her husband’s CJ2A.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

This was the end of the Short and Dirty Trail. It ended at FS1010.
Notice the Co-pilot is running behind the CJ2A?
She walked a lot of the trail because it was so off camber.

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

We didn’t know this was a one way trail until we got to the bottom.
Short and Dirty Trail

I had a great time riding a long with these guys.
I am not for sure I want to take my rig down the Short and Dirty Trail because of the off camber parts.

This Trail is rated Most Difficult and is not for people with little or no experience.


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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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