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Photos: EWA Ahtanum North Fork Shortcut Trail Opening Camp Out

Eastern Washington Adventures
Ahtanum North Fork Shortcut Trail
Opening Camp Out

Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Friday, May 11th, 2018, Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Red Saddle Trailhead at the Ahtanum State Forest to camp the weekend to attend the new ORV trail opening ceremony.  The weather was warm. It was a nice night to camp.

11:00 AM Saturday, May 12th, 2018, volunteers, guest and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met up at Whites Ridge Trailhead for the North Fork Shortcut Trail Dedication Ceremony. There were presentations by Ashley of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Ron Rutherford from Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association, Devon Dekker of Yakima Ski Benders, and Brad Hill Center Director at Fort Simcoe Job Corps. There was cake provided by the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association after.

Next everyone headed to the new trail off of the Ahtanum North Fork Road. The gate was opened, and we headed up hill to the gate at Jackass Road. There that gate was opened an the closed sign was replaced with a Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association sign.

We headed up Jackass Road to above the old trail and waited for the rest of our group to join us. Next we convoyed up Jackass Road and part way though Ewe Neck where met up with some of the Ski Benders turning around due to of camber snow drifts. We talked with them away and then moved back down Jackass Road to the short cut. We headed down the North Fork Shortcut, up the North Fork and up Mclane Canyon to the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail where we took a break. After the break, we headed up the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail hitting patches of snow along the way. One long patch of snow, I got stuck due to my lockers were not working. Don pulled me out and took the lead. We went until the snow got deep on a steeper hill climb. We turned around and took a break at Make-out Point. After a short time we headed back to camp at Red Saddle Trailhead for the night.

Sunday was a very nice day. Everyone packed up. Kevin and Doug went for a ride, the rest us headed home.

This was a great time thanks to all who came out.

Here are some photos of the EWA Ahtanum NF Shortcut Trail Opening Camp Out:

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Earl Nettnin (PNW4WDA Region 4 Director) and Ron Rutherford (Jeeping Nomads) at the top of the new Ahtanum North Fork Shortcut Trail.

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Cabela’s PNW4WDA Region 4 4×4 Show & Shine

Cabela’s/PNW4WDA Region 4 4×4 Show & Shine!
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Saturday March 24th, 2018, Cabela’s and Region 4 of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association held a 4×4 Show & Shine. The event went from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in front of Cabela’s in Union Gap Washington.

Here are some photos of the
Cabela’s/PNW4WDA Region 4 4×4 Show & Shine:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Selah Jeep Meet & Greet

2nd Annual
Selah Jeep Meet & Greet
Report and photos by Amanda Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures / Selah Adventures – Selah Community & Tourism.

On Saturday March 14, 2015 the 2nd Annual Selah Jeep Meet and Greet took place at Kings Row in Selah, Washington.

There was a lot of 4×4 enthusiast that came to meet others. There were many 4×4’s that flexed on the RTI ramp and even more that came just to watch.

The Department of Natural Resources came out and gave maps and information about the DNR public lands.

This event was a fun time for all that came.

This was sponsored Build-it Offroad and hosted by King’s Row & Eastern Washington Adventures / Selah Adventures.

Built-it Offroad King's Row Eastern Washington Adventures Selah Adventures!

Here are some photos of the Selah Jeep Meet & Greet:

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Selah Community & Tourism


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Fudge, Souvenirs, and custom ordered snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Upcoming: Selah Jeep Meet & Greet at King’s Row this Saturday!

The 2nd Annual
Selah Jeep Meet & Greet

Hosted by King’s Row and Sponsored Eastern Washington Adventures / Selah Adventures.

3 PM to 6 PM Saturday March 14th, 2015
at
King’s Row
210 S. 1st Street, Selah, Washington

This is a free event but you will have to sign a wavier to use the RTI Ramp.

Bring your Jeep to Kings’ Row for the Selah Jeep Meet & Greet. Show your flex on the RTI Ramp and meet other Jeepers. We are hoping to have more give-a-ways this year.
Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/342743762578182/

Last year there was a big turn out. See last years photos here: http://www.selahsweets.com/entertainment/kings-row-selah-jeep-cruise/


Selah Adventures!
Selah Community & Tourism


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Fudge, Souvenirs, and custom ordered snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean Up, & Camp Out

Eastern Washington Adventures
Ahtanum State Forest
Trail Maintenance, Clean Up & Camp Out

Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 we met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead for the Annual Eastern Washington Adventures Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean-up & Camp Out. The rain came and cooled things down. We set up camp and had a good time around the campfire.

Wednesday morning the rain was coming down hard. We pulled the drain plugs on the JK, tighten up the bikini top and were ready to roll. Others were ready to go with their tops and doors. Around 10 AM we headed up Red Saddle Road for some Green Dot repair, trash removal and trail maintenance on Sedge Ridge.

We turned up the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail and started working. At Cultus Hole Vista we stopped for lunch. After lunch we worked our way down the South Fork then back up on the routed Boulder Trail. The rain stopped and it got warm. Once we topped Sedge Ridge we called it a day and headed back to camp.

Thursday we headed out around 10 AM going up the North Fork Ahtanum. It was a little cold and looked like rain father up the ridge we went. We started doing trail maintenance, Green Dot repair and trash clean-up as soon as we turned onto the Blue Lake Trail. At Blue Lake we took a quick photo and headed up 4W615 to Blue Slide Lookout for lunch. After lunch we headed down FS1024 and onto 4W613. We did some maintenance on 4W613 and took breaks at the view points. Once at Louie Way Gap 4W608, we headed back to camp by taking Nasty Creek Road out.

On Friday we headed out around 10 AM at worked on Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail and a few Green Dot roads. We came out off of McLane Canyon Road and headed down the North Fork, through camp and back on on Sedge Ridge to finish the maintenance on the east end of the ridge. We headed back to camp after we came up to the place we left off on Wednesday.

On Saturday we started the big clean up with many different groups. My family went with Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 and cleaned up the lower campgrounds. Around 5 PM everyone was back and we had a potluck dinner. Later a few people went up to Darland Mountain and watched the sun set.

This was a great time at the Ahtanum State Forest thanks to all who came. Some of the volunteers were from the following groups/clubs: Eastern Washington Adventures, Yakima Valley Timber Wolves, Jeeping Nomads, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276, Yakima Ridgerunners, The Cascadians and maybe a few more.

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Adventures Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean up, & Camp out:

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