Posted on

Photos: WUD Memorial Day Weekend 4×4 Run at the Ahtanum

Memorial Day Weekend 4×4 Run at the Ahtanum
Hosted by WUD Wheelers.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

Around 10 AM on Saturday, May 26th, 2007, we meet up at the Wud cabin on the North Fork Ahtanum Road near Ahtanum Meadows. A few people were running late so a few of us left and headed toward Blue Lake. The others meet up with us at the Blue Lake trail.

The Ahtanum Irrigation District has been logging the area so the place is a mess. We took the new logging road they made and found snow. That is where the fun began. We had a big patch of snow to cross.

After everyone was through that snow patch we headed up the pond trail. There was a big tree across the trail right after the first pond. We went around it through the logging mess. Right after the second pond the trail was full of water. We drove through the water and around the log piles to the hill climbs. They cut some trees off of the trail but left the stumps high enough to hit. A few guys found them as they ran into them topping the hill. As we dropped off the hill we had more logging mess to drive around. We got up to 4W615 and the snow drifts were huge.

The two XJ’s and CJ made it to Blue Lake without too much trouble. The three Scouts were having a hard time getting through the snow drifts. Since I had some time, I took the Tweety Jeep up 4W615 toward Blue Slide Lookout. I went around a snow patch and got the rear dif hung up on a root. Test Dummy came to pull us off the root, but we couldn’t pull the diff off the root. 99 was nice enough to pull cable as I drove her XJ. 🙂

We went back down to the lake to play in the snow. Test Dummy had to pull Tiny’s CJ out and then Test Dummy was playing in 2 wheel and stuck it. We gave him a pull out.

The Scouts finely made it through to Blue Lake. Irishscout lost a bead and had to put on his spare.

We got photos of the group of the day and then headed back out of Blue Lake toward the North Fork. Tiny had problems getting back up the trail. I had to pull him out a few times. Irishscout drove around Tiny to give him a pull forward. Irishscout found he wasn’t getting up the hill and got stuck him self. They hook Tiny’s winch to the Scout and pulled Irishscout’s tire off the bead. Tiny started winching out and we loaded the 35″ Scout tire in the Tweety Jeep to see of the Peak Putters could air it for us. The Scout has Chevy running gear so he could not use a tire from the other two Scouts.

I went to the Ahtanum Sno-park and the Peak Putters fixed the tire for us. Very cool guys.

I dropped the wife and kids off at the cabin and Hercules rode back up to Blue Lake with me in the Tweety Jeep. By the time I got back to 4W615 the other two Scout had winch them selves up the trail. We wheeled back to Irishscout’s rig. We drug bottom a few times because of the weight of us 5 guys and the 35″ tire. We mounted the tire on the Scout and head back up. Now leaving was not as easy as the first time. The two Scouts made some deep holes in the snow with their
33s. The Tweety Jeep’s little 31s couldn’t get through some of the holes and we had to winch a few times to get through. We got back to the cabin around 12:30 AM. Irishscout went home.

Sunday we head up Sedge Ridge. The group meet up at the end of South Fork and the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. Tiny has some wiring problems and headed for home.

On up the trail there were trees down blocking the path in a few places. Hercules, Test Dummy and Fatboy cut them out of the way.

Near the Cultus Hole Climb the snow drifts were big. Test Dummy’s rig got ate by a tree hole.

Test Dummy got turned around and we head back down the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail and ran the ridge to the end above Tampico. Again we found trees down across the trail. Hercules, Test Dummy and Fatboy did a great job clearing the way. Next we headed back to the cabin and Fatboy headed home.

Monday we had a good time visiting. We didn’t do any 4 wheeling. The Tweety Jeep had a bad axle u-jiont so we just went home.

This was another fun Memorial Day run with the WUD Wheelers 4×4 Club.

Here are some photos of the WUD Memorial Day Weekend 4×4 Run at the Ahtanum:

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: Dinosaurs in the Lower Yakima Valley

Dinosaurs in the Lower Yakima Valley
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Sunday, May 20th, 2007, we took a road trip through the Yakima Valley down to Granger, Washington to let the kids play with the dinosaurs.

Here are some photos of the Dinosaurs in the Lower Yakima Valley:

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs



Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: Historical Teapot Dome Service Station

Historical Teapot Dome Service Station
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On May 20th, 2007 on a road trip we stopped off to see the Historical Teapot Dome Service Station just outside of Zillah on the Yakima Valley Highway. The Teapot Dome Service Station was built in 1922 on what later became US12. It is no longer in service.

UPDATE: In 2012 the Historical Teapot Dome Service Station was relocated into town. Now located at 117 1st Ave, Zillah, WA.

Here are some photos of the Historical Teapot Dome Service Station:

Teapot Dome Service Station

Teapot Dome Service Station

Teapot Dome Service Station

Teapot Dome Service Station



Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: Test Dummy’s Ahtanum 4×4 Run

Test Dummy’s Ahtanum 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run call by Hank Graham AKA “Test Dummy”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On May 19th, 2007 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park. Test Dummy wanted to go up and try out his new 33×12.5 TrXus and his Lock Right. We headed up Whites Ridge and hit the Whites Ridge 4×4 trail.

We had to pull a tree out of the trail. Scuba wanted to stop for lunch. He broke out the gas BBQ.

After lunch we headed up the trail. This is where it got fun. We hit some deep snow patches. The Tweety Jeep did well. We heard on the CB Scuba had to winch out and Tiny had to be pulled out.

We could not go on up the trail because of a big tree that fell across the trail. We went on up to Make-out Point for the view. It was to cloudy to see very far.

We took a group photo and headed back down the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail back though the deep snow patches. We regrouped at the Whites Ridge Loop Trail and headed on over to Sedge Ridge at ran that 4×4 trail.

On high on the Sedge Ridge 4×4 trail we started getting into the snow after the Dual Climb. Near the Cultus Hole Trail we lost where the 4×4 trail went. We found it a few times again but the snow got to deep to tell anymore. The tree hole were to deep to continue and had we had no luck finding the trail so we turned around.

After dropping down the hill climb right below the snow level, Scuba’s front tire came off the wheel. Fatboy loaned Scuba a spare tire and we head out by the way of South Fork and then over Red Saddle to the Sno-park. A long the way we stopped to put someone’s camp fire out they had left. We were sad to see people were being careless.

This was a great fun run. I can’t wait to get back up there this weekend.

Here are some photos of the Test Dummy’s Ahtanum 4×4 Run:

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: EWOR Juniper Dunes Mother’s Day ORV Camp Out

Juniper Dunes Mother’s Day ORV Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run call by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay, Lisa, & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Friday May 11th, 2007, Fatboy’s family and mine convoyed to Juniper Dunes near Pasco, Washington to camp for the weekend. We set up camp near the power lines off Smith Canyon Road. We drove the kids out to the tall dunes and let them do some sand sledding.

Saturday morning most of the others showed up at camp around 10 AM. More All Wheelers Off Road Club members, some Peak Putters Club members and some others from the Eastern Washington Off Road forum.

Commando14 was the Trail Boss on this run and lead us out to the big dunes below the Upper Parking Area. After awhile hill climbing that area we head on up the trail. We stopped for a break along the Juniper Dunes Wilderness boundary.

Moving on down the fence line we came up on a gas line. We stopped and waited for the others. Someone was having some problems on the trail behind us. It didn’t take to long and they were back on the trail. Toward the end of the ORV area we had lunch and some fun climbing dunes.

At this point the group split up. Most headed back out. Fatboy, Test Dummy and I wheeled to the end on the ORV area and followed the west fence line back to the big power lines. We ran the power lines close to the east fence and turned off toward camp.

Once back at camp we took a break before heading back out. Toyman2 came out to camp with us. He set up camp and so did Bobstar and Luna as Fatboy and I went back out to wheel. Colemancooler rode shot gun with me.

We were having a blast and climbing hills. Over on the back side of the main big dune area, I went for this one hill climb a few times without much of a run and did not make it all the way up. On what became my lat try, I almost topped the hill when I lost a freeze plug on the Tweety Jeep. Colemancooler some how found it. We could see that someone did not have it in straight. Fatboy was nice enough to tow the Tweety Jeep back to camp with his TJ. It did a great job pulling us up the sand dunes.

As I was being towed down Peterson road back to camp, Printthis came around us. He said he had been at our camp but had to get going back home so we didn’t get to visit.

Back at camp we found Hercules came to camp with us. Colemancooler headed home. The rest of us sat around the camp fire as much as we could, between the rain showers. We had a great time visiting.

Sunday most of us packed up and headed home. Bobstar and Luna stayed awhile to play.

I want to thank everyone that came out. We had a great time. I think we will be back again next Mother’s Day.

Here are some photos of the Juniper Dunes Mother’s Day ORV Camp Out:

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures