Eastern Washington Adventures
Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Around 10 AM on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I from Eastern Washington Adventures and Toy Man from Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures met up at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.
Foxracer lead the way to the Naneum Ridge State Forest and we headed in on Coleman Road. We went up Dawson Canyon, turned up Boulder Road, did a loop around part of the Naneum Basin, up Swift Creek Road and then up to Wenatchee Mountain.
The views from Wenatchee Mountain were great. Off the North side you can see Wenatchee and the South you can see Ellensburg. Ellensburg was hard to see because of the smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire. Along the top of the ridge to the Northwest you could be Mission Ridge Ski Area.
Next we headed Southeast across Naneum Ridge and turn down Jumpoff Ridge. Down at the end near the pavement we took in the view of Wenatchee before dropping down into town.
Toy Man headed back home to Oregon and we headed onto part two of the trip: Leavenworth Backroads Adventure – Aug 16 2012
This was a very fun day thanks to the guys who came. I can’t wait to do and run there.
See the GPS Tracks courtesy of Toy Man.
Here are the pictures of the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run:
Meeting at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.
Coleman Creek Road entrance.
A reroute on Dawson Canyon Road.
Stopped at the reroute for a short break to look at the map.
A sign in a tree at on the Reroute at Schnebly Canyon Road.
A hole in the road big enough to swallow a Subaru. 🙂
Looking across at Naneum Ridge.
Turning up Boulder Road.
At the intersection of Boulder Road, Swift Creek Road and Naneum Basin Road.
We turn down Naneum Basin Road.
We turned up High Creek Road to make the loop back around to Naneum Basin Road.
Look across at Naneum Ridge.
We stopped at a camp site along the Naneum Creek for a break.
Coming back to Naneum Basin Road.
Turning to go up Swift Creek Road.
Turning up toward Wenatchee Mountain.
On the way up to Wenatchee Mountain we past a Discover Pass Required Sign in kind of a strange place.
The closer we got to the top of Naneum Ridge, the worst the road got.
On Top of Naneum Ridge heading to Wenatchee Mountain.
Once at Wenatchee Mountain we took a break to check out the view.
Mission Ridge Ski Area.
Looking toward Wenatchee.
Mission Ridge Ski Area below us.
Looking toward Ellensburg. Smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire.
Heading out a long Naneum Ridge Road we saw this marker. No feet?
Turning on Jumpoff Ridge Road.
Looking back as we are leaving Kittitas County and entering Chelan County.
Jumpoff Road seemed to go on forever.
Finally to the end of the rough part of Jumpoff Road.
At the intersection of Jumpoff Road & Kingsbury Road.
A stop to look down a Wenatchee.
Heading down toward Wenatchee.
What a great time thanks to those who came.
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