Father’s Day Manastash Ridge 4×4 Run Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Friday June 16th, 2006, we went up to Saw Mill Flats at the Nile off of FS1601 in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District to camp the weekend and run the 4×4 trails on Manastash Ridge. People came from all over Eastern Washington.
Saturday morning we headed up FS1701 to the top of Manastash Ridge and ran 4W694 to Funny Rocks. Playing on Funny Rocks a Toyota lost a tire off of the rim and had another flat. Next we ran 4W695 to play at Moon Rocks for awhile. After Moon Rocks we ran 4W695 back to 4W694 then 4W685 down to FS1708. The end of the trail to FS1708 was mudded real bad. It was very hard to get out to the road. One everyone got through the mud, we ran FS1708 to SR410 and back to the Nile to camp off FS1601.
On Sunday a few of us ran up to Little Bald Mountain and then toward Clover Springs in the snow. Once the snow got to bad we went bad down the mountain and explored some side roads around the area.
This was a very fun trip.
Here are some photos of the EWOR Manastash Father’s Day Run:
On Friday June 9th, 2006, we headed up to Tree Phones at Ahtanum camp for the weekend and to give a 4×4 trail tour to some that had never been there.
On Saturday morning there was a good turnout of rigs for the run. We first ran Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail and then Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. After playing on the Rocky Climb, some of the group headed home. The rest went on up Sedge Ridge into the snow, then followed Sedge Ridge the other direction to take in the views over Tampico.
That night with only 3 Jeeps left, we went night snow wheeling on Whites Ridge late into the night. That was a blast!
Sunday morning we did a short run up to Eagle Nest and then headed for home.
This was a good weekend wheeling and meeting new people.
Here are some photos of the EWOR Ahtanum 4×4 Tour Run:
On Saturday June 3rd, 2006, we headed up to the Ahtanum to run the Strobach 4×4 Trail to Strobach Mountain for the view of Rimrock.
Once on the trail stuff started to happen to the rigs. To sum it up fast; Waycrazy’s CJ5 overheated, had an electric issue and broke a rear u-joint where he had to drive it out in front wheel drive with welded front gears. Test Dummy broke out a rear side window, got some dents and had a flat. I came very close to putting a hole in the sidewall of the front drivers tire with a tab root of a down tree. Lucky my new MTRs have 3 ply sidewalls.