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Photos: EWA Umtanum Ridge 4×4 Run

Umtanum Ridge 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On January 16th, 2010 Eastern Washington Adventures members meet at the Club House in Selah and convoyed to the Wenas Wildlife Area.

On Tibbling Road just North of my house you can see the Wenas Wildlife Area.
Wenas Wildlife Area

We took South Wenas Road out then over to the end of the pavement on North Wenas Road where we aired down.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Just up the road we turned up W6000.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Here I stopped and open the gate.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

We took a short break once we topped the Umtanum Ridge.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Waiting at the top of a slick hill climb.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Good time for lunch.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

We stopped to regroup just before The Oasis.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Passing though The Oasis
Wenas Wildlife Area

Here I park after an off camber area on the road.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Havo making it through.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Craigen
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Foxracer
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

TJ40
Wenas Wildlife Area

Mrs. Jeepscum making it happen.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Superglock
Wenas Wildlife Area

Roller Bear
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Blindpilot
Wenas Wildlife Area

A little help.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Next we turned down Bell Tel. Road.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Here is a fun area of the road.
Wenas Wildlife Area

The climb was real muddy.
Wenas Wildlife Area

I guess I should have had the window rolled up.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Odo thought that was fun.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Turning on Bull Pasture Road
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Once we hit Durr Road we headed back up and ran Rosa Creek Road and up Buffalo Ridge Road.

We stopped at the end of Buffalo Ridge Road to take a picture before turning around.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Down at the bottom of Buffalo Ridge Road at Rosa Creek Road.
Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Coming down Rosa Creek Road.

We ran Durr Road down and headed for home.
Wenas Wildlife Area

This was a fun run thanks to all who came.

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Photos: Jumpoff Lookout 4×4 Snow Run

Jumpoff Lookout 4×4 Snow Run
Hosted by Waycrazy.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday January 9th, 2010 we up to FS1302 to see if we could make it to Jumpoff Lookout.
Waycrazy was the trail boss on this run. I rode as his co-pilot.

Here are some pictures of the day.

Insanity Fab crew.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Waycrazy’s shock mount broke.
Ahtanum State Forest

Some of the guys on the run.
Ahtanum State Forest

PUO
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

A fun open hill side.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Waycrazy lost a motor mount, a tranny mount and the fan ate the radiator when he raced Superglock up the hill.
With help from Punisher and a few others, Waycrazy was able to drive the rig again.
The Insanity Fab crew escorted Waycrazy back home and the rest of the group headed on up with Colemancooler taking the trail boss position.
I hitched a ride with Nevada in he Toyota.

Mount Rainier from FS1302.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

We made our way though an off camber are and regrouped at Jumpoff Lookout.
Ahtanum State Forest

Mount Rainier and clouds over the Rimrock lake area from Jumpoff Lookout.
Ahtanum State Forest

Divide Ridge.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Looking back at the ridge we made our way up.
Ahtanum State Forest

Bethel Ridge across the way.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

My ride back down.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Superglock got stuck and Colemancooler pulled him out.
Ahtanum State Forest

The off camber area.
Ahtanum State Forest

The Shindig Wheelers making sure we made it though the off camber area.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

We all made it back out by dark.

This was a very fun run thanks to everyone that came.



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Photos: EWA New Years Run at Ahtanum State Forest

2010 New Years Run at Ahtanum State Forest
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Friday January 1st, 2010 we met up at the Cowiche Mill Ahtanum State Forest entrance for our annual New Years Run.

Airing down.

We headed up Cowiche Mill Road and turned up C1300.

Turning onto C1304 Nevada had to stop to adjust his carb.

Rollerbear high on gas fumes from Nevada’s rig. LOL

I should of had a V8! Nevada does.

We moved on up onto Hatton Rd to regroup.
Some were having traction problems on the C1300 climbing since they had to stop on a hill climb.

Once everyone was up on Hatton Rd we headed on.

Up the road the snow did not pack as well and the powder was challenging to break trail through.
Here I am stuck and waiting for a tall tire Toyota to pull me out.

You can see how soft the snow was by watching Nevada’s tires.

After I got pulled out Collin took the lead breaking trail.

At this point Collin wasn’t sure where the trail was. We walk it and decided a tall locked rig should try to push up and through the big drift. We sent Havo in.

Havo slid off the trail.

Havo trying to get back on the trail.

I walked back down to the Tweety Jeep to see if I could help Havo get his rig back on the trail.

I winched the back of Havo’s truck onto the trail a few times but the ruts kept pulling the rig off.

I took the lead and was able to make it through. Around the corner the drift got real soft and I got stuck.

Collin coming to pull my rig back.

A few pics to show the soft snow.

Collin pulled me back and then I was able to go forward breaking through the snow.

Up the trail others came around me to break trail. I got stuck switching lanes. Test Dummy came to pull me out with my Sami.

Well that did not work and we had both rigs stuck. A little shoveling and we both drove out.

We flew up the trail to where the lead rigs were. The tracks in the snow were real deep and it was like being on a roller coaster track.

Here some of the rigs are turning around to go help some others up the trail.

Tiny buried it.

On up the trail waiting for others.

Moving on.

Blindpilot had been running tail gunner and wanted to lead for a challenge. Here he is going around me.

Blindpilot buried it as soon as he got into the lead.

Tiny came to pull Blindpilot out.

Havo broke trail as Blindpilot was being pulled out.

Moving again.

Things at this point started to get hairy.

I do not like off camber when there is a big drop off.

Five rigs made it through the off camber section and were getting close to Jumpoff Lookout when we heard TJ40 on the CB.
TJ40 said the back of his Jeep slid off in the off camber section.

Blindpilot got stuck.

We turned around to go back after Blindpilot got unstuck.

TJ40 tried to winch from a tree to get back onto the trail. The tree flexed and that caused an avalanche. The group shoveled a new path.

The path was made but TJ40 kept sliding off as he tried to back down the trail.
The five rigs on the west side of the problem area backed up to give TJ40 a safe place to turn around.

Here we are coming across the problem area.

TJ40 slid off the trail again and we waited for him to get going again. It was a little scary waiting in the avalanche area but to hairy to back up.

Once we all made it through the problem area we back tracked back down to the parking area to air up and part ways.

This was a very fun run thanks to all who came.



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