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Photos: Blue Lake Camping

Blue Lake Camping
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On July 30th, 2005 after running the Short and Dirty trail with IORE, I decided to go camping with the wife and kids. We just jumped in the XJs and went. We stop on Darland Mountain on the way there for the view of the stars and city lights. The time we got to Blue Lake it was after midnight. Here are some pics from the next morning.

I took the next two pictures around 6 AM before the sun hit us. It was very warm.
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Blue Lake

Here the kids are play near the lake.
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Blue Lake

We see a deer come to the lake for water.
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Bubz pointing the deer out for us.
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Here we see another deer very close to where we were.
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Blue Lake

It was a nice little camping trip. I can’t wait to do it again.


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

I walked this part to take pictures.
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It was better for a ways.

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

Short and Dirty Trail

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

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

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

Short and Dirty Trail

Here you can see the Co-pilot riding the high side of her husband’s CJ2A.
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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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Photos: AWORC July Ahtanum Quad Run

July Ahtanum Quad Run
Hosted by All Wheelers Off Road Club
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday July 2nd, 2005, the All Wheelers Off Road Club members did a family ATV run at the Ahtanum. We off loaded the quads at the Ahtanum Sno-park. Then made our way around the Darland Mountain Loop and back.

Once back at the Ahtanum Sno-park I found my trailer tire was about to blow. We changed it and headed back the Ceg Ranch for the night.

On Sunday we did a 4W613 quad run from Snow Cabin Campground and headed toward Jumpoff Lookout with a lot of sightseeing along the way. The views off Divide Ridge of Rimrock and the Yakima Valley were great!

Just passed Louie Way Gap the trail became very off camber. We stopped to see if it got any better ahead. We walked just around the bend and heard a crash. My Step Father, Richard’s Quad fell off the trail. Well that is when we decided to turn around. First we had to get Richard’s quad back on the trail. We use my quad to winch it up and headed back the way we came.

This was a great weekend of fun.

Here are some photos of the July Ahtanum Quad Run:

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