Manastash Summit Trail Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay / Eastern Washington Off Road
UPDATE: I was told from the Department of Natural Resources that the Manastash Ridge Road is closed to the public. It is not a Green Dot Road.
On June 30th, 2007, around 10 AM we met up with 8 rigs at Many’s market in Naches, Washington. Fatboy lead us out of Naches, across the Wenas Valley onto North Wenas Road and through the Wenas Pass. We turned up the Observatory Road and followed it to the top of Manastash Ridge to the Manastash Observatory.
The views from the Observatory were great. We took a group photo and headed up the Manastash Ridge. 99 being new to wheeling wasn’t sure about going down a steep loose hill we came to. She was in the lead and had to be the first one down. She went on down and did fine. We stopped to watch the others come down and then moved on.
At FS1701, Jerry headed home. We took 4W694 to stay on top of the Manastash Ridge.
Down the trail Test Dummy’s rig started having a few problems. Test Dummy dropped down 4W670 to get his rig home. We head on with 6 rigs. We stopped for a view of Manastash Lake.
We stopped at Funny Rocks to watch some rigs play and then we went to Moon Rocks.
We headed back to 4W694 and turned down 4W686.
I got out to take pictures of the wash out on Milk Creek Road because a lot of people ask to see pictures of it. I think the guys that drove around us thought I was nuts for taken road wheeling pics.
We are aired up at the bottom of Milk Creek Road (FS1708) and headed home on SR410.
This was a real fun run. Great people, scenery and weather.
Here are some photos of EWOR Manastash Summit Trail Run: