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Photos: EWOR Blue Lake Halloween 4×4 Run

Blue Lake Halloween 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday, October 27th, 2007, we did a short run up to Blue Lake at the Ahtanum State Forest before the Halloween Party.

We met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park and aired down. We headed up the North Fork Ahtanum Road. We didn’t see any snow until the Blue Lake Trailhead. On 4W615 (Divide Ridge West) dropping down to Blue Lake the trail was covered with snow. There wasn’t much snow at Blue Lake. The lake had a ice cap over it. We took a break and the kids played. My dog Sierra was walking on the lake. We were thankful the ice did not break.

After a short time we moved on. We drove down 4W621 (Blue Slide) for a look. We turned onto 4W622 and drove a little ways. We turned around in a rocky area. Test Dummy got hung up on a rock. Coming back onto 4W621, Test Dummy had some pulley issues so Tiny follow him out the North Fork Road.

Phantom 309, Fatboy and myself headed up 4W615 to the Blue Slide Lookout. We was a plane flying below Dome Peak.

We headed down Jackass Road. We stopped to take a look down 4W637 (Short & Dirty). I stopped at the Gray Rock trail crossing for a short break and waited for the others.

On down Jackass Road there were hunters every where. We were stopped by two Game Wardens. They were looking for loaded rifles. We did not have any so they let us drive on.

We parted ways at the pavement so people could go get ready for the Halloween Party at the Graham’s in Yakima.

This was a fun run thanks to the people that came along. It was a great Halloween Party too!

Here are some photos of Blue Lake Halloween 4×4 Run:

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Photos: EWOR 99’s Dome Peak Snow Photo Run

99’s Dome Peak Snow Photo Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run called by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.

Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

99 call an Eastern Washington Off Road 4×4 Run at the Ahtanum State Forest to get some photos of the Dome Peak Fire Area covered in snow.

On Saturday, October 20th, 2007, we met up at Nasty Creek Corrals and aired down. We headed up Nasty Creek Road and turned onto the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. It wasn’t to far in until we hit snow. The Tweety Jeep caught a lot of snow from the low tree branches.

It was really cold up on 4W613. We stopped to let Fatboy lead the way up the hill climb below the 4W613 Upper Meadow. That didn’t work so well. I tried to go around him and almost ate a tree with the drives side of the Tweety Jeep. Fatboy backed up and took another run at the hill. That still didn’t work to well. We worked our way around Fatboy. BecauseSheLetsMe came close to Fatboys TJ passing him. Colemancooler did well on the climb with his siped Swampers. BecauseSheLetsMe crawled up the hill since he was lock on both ends. He said it was the Iroks at 5 lbs. His carb wasn’t working to well though. Test Dummy did well running open. The TrXus MTs seem to grab well at 8 lbs. I aired down a little more to 7 lbs. That helped my MT/Rs grab. Fatboy also aired his MT/Rs down to 7 lbs. He did have to winch back onto the trail.

We made the climb up to the 4W613 Upper Meadow. It was a real nice view of the Yakima Valleys. We headed on to the Dome Peak Fire area for 99’s photos.

We turned around at the Dome Peak Fire Area after taking some nature photos for 99. We did not to keep going since it was to late to have a winch fest on the next hill climbs.

We ran into Phantom 309’s group coming up from Louie Way Gap. They were doing some rig repairs as we were heading back out the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.

We drove back down to Nasty Creek Corrals and aired up for home.

This was a fun run thanks to the people that came along.

Here are some photos of 99’s Dome Peak Snow Photo Run:

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Photos: EWOR Looking for Snow at the Ahtanum

Looking for Snow at the Ahtanum
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run called by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

99 call an Eastern Washington Off Road 4×4 Run at the Ahtanum State Forest to find some snow. She knew there had to be some up there because we can see the snow from Yakima. Here is our trip.

On Sunday, October 14th, 2007, we started off by running Nasty Creek Road up to the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. We ran into two Jeeps coming down. One was dragging out “rednk1980’s” broken Toyota. Oh what a feeling!

On Strobach Mountain we took a look off at Rimrock and Mount Rainier. Then headed up 4W613 toward Jackass Road. The hill climb before the 4W613 Upper Meadow was a little slick. The Dome Peak Fire Area was nice without all the summer deep dust since it was damp. Climbing up Foundation Ridge from the 4W613 Lower Meadow was a lot of fun with a lot of slick in places. We started to find more snow as we pasted the cattle guard. Up on top of Foundation Ridge at Jackass Road, we took a right and headed toward Blue Slide Lookout.

We stopped at the newly remodeled cabin at Blue Slide Lookout to check it out. It was a lot better then it had been.

Next we when down 4W615 to Blue Lake, then we dropped down to the North Fork Ahtanum Road. We ran it across Darland Mountain. There wasn’t much snow
on the road. Next we ran down to the Sno-park, up A2400, A2420 and onto Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. We ran that to the cross above Cultus Hole. There was a great view of the stars.

It was getting late so we ran South Fork Ahtanum Road out and back home.

This was a great wheeling weekend for us. Sand dunes on Saturday and mountain snow on Sunday.

Here are some photos of Ahtanum 4×4 Run:

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Photos: EWOR Juniper Dunes ORV Run

Juniper Dunes ORV Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham & Ron Palstring / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday, October 13th, 2007, All Wheelers Off Road Club and others met up at Juniper Dunes near Pasco, Washington for the Eastern Washington Off Road ORV run.

We covered a lot of ground. This was a great time thanks to all those who came out.

Here are some photos of Juniper Dunes ORV Run:

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