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Photo: 31st Annual Central Washington Antique Farm Equipment Expo

31st Annual
Central Washington Antique Farm Equipment Expo

Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the Sunday morning “August 19th, 2012” I took the family to the Central Washington Antique Farm Equipment Expo at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum at Fullbright Park.

We walked around checking out the old equipment. We got to see an old saw mill working, some of the tractor pulls, threshing and some other cool stuff.

Havo Jr (an Eastern Washington Adventures member) won 3rd place in his class of the tractor pulls.

Our boys got to drive a small tractor and that made their day.

The day was very hot so we did not stay for the rest of the events. We did have a lot of fun and hope to come back again.

Here are some photos of the Central Washington Antique Farm Equipment Expo:

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

There were a lot of vendors.

Pioneer Power Show

The bridge to the Antique Farm Expo.

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

Eastern Washington Adventures members.

Pioneer Power Show

Havo Jr (an Eastern Washington Adventures member) won 3rd place in his class of the tractor pulls. missing

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

The Ceg boys getting to drive a old tractor.

Pioneer Power Show

Charlie

Pioneer Power Show

Doc

Pioneer Power Show

Odo

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

Heading back to the car.

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show

What a fun time!

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Photos: Leavenworth Backroads Adventure

Eastern Washington Adventures
Leavenworth Backroads Adventure
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I headed out from the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run parting from Toy Man near Wenatchee to continue our Eastern Washington adventure around the Leavenworth area.

We stopped in the town Leavenworth around 5:30 PM. We parked at the Northeast side of town and walked through the Bavarian village to the München Haus for dinner. It was nice to sit in the biergarten under the misters on this hot day.

After dinner we wen back to our rigs to get our growlers and then got them topped of at the Icicle Brewery.

Next we head out of town on Icicle Road to go find a campsite. We found a very cool campsite near the end of the road. Map

On Thursday August 16th, 2012 Foxracer and I headed back through Leavenworth to go explore some backroads Northeast of town.

We headed up Darby Canyon Road (FS7400) from Peshastin and drove up to Chumstick Mountain. The views was great. After a short break and cell calls to our families, we headed back down the mountain to US-2 by the way of FS7415 & FS7412. This route dropped us near Cashmere.

Once on US-12 we drove back toward Leavenworth. I stopped in Leavenworth for lunch and Foxracer continued over the pass to the west side.

Jeffs_62 met me in Leavenworth to visit awhile before I had to leave for a DNR Recreation Committee meeting in Wenatchee.

A little after 5 PM I headed for the meeting in Wenatchee. I got to the meeting place to find out the meeting had been canceled due to the Taylor Bridge Fire in the Ellensburg Area. Some of the people on the committee live in the fire zone. The DNR did call me the day before while I was at the Naneum Ridge State Forest and left me a voice mail. My phone did not show I had a message until I turn it off and then back on again.

Since there was no meeting I headed back toward my home in Selah by the way of Quincy.

On the way I stopped to in Kittitas for some diesel at the Shell Station I filled up at the day before. It was Taco Thursday at Curly’s II so I headed into Kittitas for dinner. Ron the Parts Guy came and joined me for a couple of beers.

This was a great trip! Thanks for leading the way Foxracer. Thank you Jeff and Ron for coming to visit as I was near your areas.

Here are some photos of our Leavenworth Backroads Adventure:

Wednesday August 15th, 2012

Wenatchee
Passing through Wenatchee on the way to Leavenworth.

Leavenworth
Foxracer’s dirty Subaru parked in Leavenworth.

München Haus
Foxracer in the München Haus biergarten.

Leavenworth
The misters cooling us off.

Leavenworth
A walk through Leavenworth.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth
We topped of at the Icicle Brewery and headed for camp.

Leavenworth

We found this campground way at the end of Icicle Road had open spaces. Map
Leavenworth

Leavenworth
Icicle Brewing Company’s Lokal Lager in my Yakima Craft growler.

Thursday August 16th, 2012

Leavenworth
Our camp.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth
A cool Guard Station way out in the middle of no where.

Leavenworth

Darby Canyon
Heading up Darby Canyon Road (FS7400).

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth
There were some great views as we climbed.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Chumstick Mountain
Turning up toward Chumstick Mountain.

Chumstick Mountain
This road is bad.

Chumstick Mountain

Chumstick Mountain

Chumstick Mountain

Leavenworth
Foxracer heading on up.

Chumstick Mountain
We saw this trail from the bottom and thought it was a crazy mountain bike trail.

Chumstick Mountain
Looks as the Forest Service things so too.

Chumstick Mountain
Near the top of Chumstick Mountain looking toward the East.

Chumstick Mountain
On the top of Chumstick Mountain.

Chumstick Mountain

Chumstick Mountain

Chumstick Mountain
On Chumstick Mountain looking toward the Northeast.

Leavenworth

Chumstick Mountain
On Chumstick Mountain looking toward the Southeast.

Chumstick Mountain

Chumstick Mountain

Chumstick Mountain
On Chumstick Mountain looking toward the Northwest toward Mount Baker.

Chumstick Mountain
Mount Baker.

Chumstick Mountain
There were a lot of butterflies.

Chumstick Mountain
Heading back down Chumstick Mountain.

Chumstick Mountain

Leavenworth

Leavenworth
Turning off FS7400 onto FS7415.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Once on US-12 we drove back toward Leavenworth. I stopped in Leavenworth for lunch and Foxracer continued over the pass to the west side.

Leavenworth
A few photos of Leavenworth as I walked around with Jeff.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth
I had to park down by the river since every parking space in town was taken. I had a hard time getting my truck back out.

Columbia River
Heading down the Columbia River from Wenatchee after checking in at my meeting place.

Wenatchee

Quincy
South of Quincy heading toward I-90.

Columbia River
On I-90 heading south about to cross the Columbia River near Vantage.

The next stop was Kittitas for dinner with Ron the Parts Guy and then home.

This was a great trip thanks to all my friends I saw along the way.


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Photos: Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run

Eastern Washington Adventures
Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Around 10 AM on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I from Eastern Washington Adventures and Toy Man from Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures met up at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.

Foxracer lead the way to the Naneum Ridge State Forest and we headed in on Coleman Road. We went up Dawson Canyon, turned up Boulder Road, did a loop around part of the Naneum Basin, up Swift Creek Road and then up to Wenatchee Mountain.

The views from Wenatchee Mountain were great. Off the North side you can see Wenatchee and the South you can see Ellensburg. Ellensburg was hard to see because of the smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire. Along the top of the ridge to the Northwest you could be Mission Ridge Ski Area.

Next we headed Southeast across Naneum Ridge and turn down Jumpoff Ridge. Down at the end near the pavement we took in the view of Wenatchee before dropping down into town.

Toy Man headed back home to Oregon and we headed onto part two of the trip: Leavenworth Backroads Adventure – Aug 16 2012

This was a very fun day thanks to the guys who came. I can’t wait to do and run there.

See the GPS Tracks courtesy of Toy Man.


Here are the pictures of the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run:

Meeting at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coleman Creek Road entrance.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Foxracer
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Toy Man
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

A reroute on Dawson Canyon Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Stopped at the reroute for a short break to look at the map.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

A sign in a tree at on the Reroute at Schnebly Canyon Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

A hole in the road big enough to swallow a Subaru. 🙂
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking across at Naneum Ridge.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning up Boulder Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

At the intersection of Boulder Road, Swift Creek Road and Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

We turn down Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

We turned up High Creek Road to make the loop back around to Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Look across at Naneum Ridge.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Creek.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

We stopped at a camp site along the Naneum Creek for a break.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coming back to Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning to go up Swift Creek Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning up toward Wenatchee Mountain.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

On the way up to Wenatchee Mountain we past a Discover Pass Required Sign in kind of a strange place.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

The closer we got to the top of Naneum Ridge, the worst the road got.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

On Top of Naneum Ridge heading to Wenatchee Mountain.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Once at Wenatchee Mountain we took a break to check out the view.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Mission Ridge Ski Area.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Foxracer
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Mission Ridge Ski Area below us.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Ellensburg. Smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Toy Man
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading out a long Naneum Ridge Road we saw this marker. No feet?
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning on Jumpoff Ridge Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking back as we are leaving Kittitas County and entering Chelan County.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Jumpoff Road seemed to go on forever.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Finally to the end of the rough part of Jumpoff Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

At the intersection of Jumpoff Road & Kingsbury Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

A stop to look down a Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading down toward Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

What a great time thanks to those who came.


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