Thanksgiving 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Saturday November 25th, 2006 we met up in Tampico with 18 rigs for the Eastern Washington Off Road Thanksgiving snow run. We headed up South Fork Ahtanum Road. We hit snow before the pavement ended.
As we climbed the snow got deeper. A few rigs did not make it pass the hill climb going away from the South Fork Ahtanum Creek and had to go back.
The snow was getting deep up toward the top of Sedge Ridge. My XJ could hardly break trail so Toyotawheelin took the lead. Toyotawheelin plowed the trail for us in his 4runner. I still had to give the Molly Mule a workout to follow him since I only have 33s and open diffs.
Some of the rigs couldn’t make it up so we headed back down. We found Test Dummy’s XJ down the trail stuck. A build Sami gave Test Dummy a pull but his XJ was sliding off the trail. Toyotawheelin winched Test Dummy’s XJ back on to the trail. We headed down and regrouped. We had lunch at the turn off to Red Saddle.
At Red Saddle we turn up the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. A few of us made it up to the Rocky Climb. We headed back down the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail and regrouped again.
We ran the Sedge Ridge Crest Trail down to where it is blocked off over Tampico. After a little fun we headed down to the Ahtanum Sno-Park and out the North Fork Ahtanum Road home.
This was a real fun run.
Here are some photos of the Thanksgiving 4×4 Run: