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Annual Season Opening 4W613 Work Party

Annual Season Opening 4W613 Work Party
Report and photo by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the morning of Saturday June 29th, 2013 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area for the EWA Annual 4W613 Season Opening Work Party.

This year we were invited to help the Jeeping Nomads and the Department of Natural Resources clean up the Nasty Flats area so we started the day off there. See that report at: Jeeping Nomads Nasty Flats Clean Up – June 29 2013

We left the Jeeping Nomads work party and headed down Doe Pocket toward Nasty Creek Corrals. We stopped for a lunch break in the sun along the way.

Once down on Nasty Creek Road, we headed up toward Louie Way Gap. It started raining very hard as we climbed. We stopped at the Strobach 4×4 Trailhead to regroup. We took a short break since it stopped raining. We continued to Louie Way Gap and turned up 4W613 at 4W608.

We ran 4W613 up to the Louie Way View Point and stopped for the view of the Rimrock Area. We headed on up 4W613 removing blow down trees along the way. The drive up to the Strobach 4×4 Trail was nice other than Mudslinder ripped off his driver’s mirror on a tree and then Don’s CJ5 was having some fuel issues being off camber.

At the Strobach 4×4 Trail we regrouped and tightened up some bolts on the trail signs. It was getting late so we headed down the Strobach 4×4 Trail cutting down fall as we went. Lucky for us the trail did not have many trees down across the trail because the rain started up again. As we headed down the mountain toward Nasty Creek Corrals, the rain came down harder than ever filling up my JK floors. We pulled the plugs twice before getting to the bottom.

Down at Nasty Creek Corrals the rain had stopped. We headed up the Ahtanum North Fork back to our camp at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead for dinner around the campfire. This was a great fun day event with the rain.

On Sunday most packed up for home. Mudslinger and I took the kids for a drive up to Blue Slide Lookout doing a little trail maintenance and clean up along the way. We were back at camp by 5 PM to pack up for home. Another fun day at the Ahtanum State Forest.

NOTE: If you would like to volunteer with us, please visit the Eastern Washington Adventures web site under: Public Lands Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some pictures of fun at the Ahtanum State Forest:

The Eastern Washington Adventures volunteers along with Don from the Timber Wolves taking a lunch break at Doe Pocket.
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The rain flowing down Nasty Creek Road.
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Regrouping at the Strobach 4×4 Trailhead.
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Turning on 4W613 at 4W608, Louie Way Gap.
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Climbing through the trees up the rocks.
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Louie Way View Point.
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Moving up the trail. Stump wrestling.
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Just a little off camber.
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Many flowers along the way.
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It was passable along this down tree but the limbs were not nice on your rigs tires.
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This area of the trail behind Guido was real fun with the off camber, mud and roots.
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MudSlinger found out!
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It got his rig.
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4W613 at Strobach 4×4 Trail.
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Strobach Mountain Vista in the background.
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The rain is back!
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Test Dummy and MudSlinger removed this tree from the trail in a downpour.
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Good times around the campfire.
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Sunday

A3400 Dead Horse Flats at the Grey Rock Trail crossing.
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Blue Lake 4×4 Trail/4W615
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4W615 over Blue Lake.
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Blue Slide Lookout
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Blue Lake
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A deer in Snow Cabin Campground.
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What a great weekend at the Ahtanum State Forest!!

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Jeeping Nomads Nasty Flats Clean Up

Nasty Flats Clean Up Hosted by the Jeeping Nomads
Report and photo by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the morning of Saturday June 29th, 2013 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area for the annual EWA 4W613 Trail log out. This year we were invited to help the Jeeping Nomads and the Department of Natural Resources clean up the Nasty Flats area. They had two areas that needed cleaned up to users leaving their mess behind. Be headed out around 9:45 AM and convoyed up to Nasty Flats. There were a lot of cattle blocking the road making it slow going in the last section before we met up with the Jeeping Nomads and DNR. We pulled into the first clean up site where once stood a cabin known to some as the Signature Cabin. The Jeeping Nomads and DNR had the mess cleaned up before we got there.

The Eastern Washington Adventures members joined the Jeeping Nomads and DNR on their convoy over to another clean up site. This was a known hunting camp off the Green Dot System. There was a lot of trash throughout the woods around that camp. The volunteers and DNR staff loaded two trailers and a truck to the limit and there is still more to be picked up. We will have to come back another time. Since there was no more room to haul stuff out, we parted ways from the Jeeping Nomads work party and headed on to go work on 4W613.

Note: The Nasty Flat area is not open to wheel vehicles without DNR permission. The DNR will issue tickets for anyone leaving stuff be hide at camps and/or anyone driving off the Green Dot System without authorization. Please respect the rules.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please visit the Eastern Washington Adventures web site under: Public Lands Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some pictures of the Nasty Flats Clean Up:

The Eastern Washington Adventures volunteers along with Don from the Timber Wolves heading out from the Ahtanum Winter Rec Trailhead.

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Up on Nasty Flats we took a nature break.
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We pulled in to the Signature Cabin and Don says, “It looks like we showed up to late”.
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The volunteers making plans on how to get to the messy hunter camp.
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Heading out with the Jeeping Nomads and DNR.
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We pull into the messy hunter camp to fine a lot more junk than anyone could see from the road.
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More trash in the forest across the road.
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Wow that was a lot of junk and trash!

Please if you pack it in, pack it out.

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Selah’s Wednesday Market – June 26 2013

Selah’s Wednesday Market
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Wednesday June 26th, 2013 Selah’s Wednesday Market had their second week of the season market. Selah’s Wednesday Market held at King’s Row at 210 S. 1st Street in Selah, Washington.

Selah’s Wednesday Market’s mission is bringing the Selah and Yakima Valley communities together through the “fruits and labor” of our local farmers, artisans and organizations.

This is a weekly family fun event that is held at all summer. This year it runs from June 19th through September 25th.

For more information about this event you can visit the Selah’s Wednesday Market Web on Facebook.

Here are some photos of the June 26th 2013 Selah’s Wednesday Market:

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Selah's Wednesday Market

Selah's Wednesday Market

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See you next week!
Selah Adventures!

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Photos: Eastern Washington Adventures Cle Elum Meet & Greet

Eastern Washington Adventures
Cle Elum Meet & Greet

Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham and family / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Sunday June 23rd, 2013 we headed to Cle Elum Washington to the Warrior’s Quick Stop Anniversary Celebration. This year to help celebrate the Warriors Quick Stop’s 1st Anniversary, Eastern Washington Adventures held a Meet & Greet. There was a lot of complimentary food and soda, a bounce house for the kids and RTI Ramp to flex your 4×4 rig on.

This was a very fun event. Thank you Warrior’s Quick Stop!

Here are some pictures of the Warrior’s Quick Stop Anniversary Celebration event in Cle Elum Washington:

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is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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A Summer Day in Leavenworth!

A Summer Day in Leavenworth!
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Photos by Clay Graham and family / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday June 22nd, 2013 we took a trip to Leavenworth Washington for the Bavarian Village atmosphere.

Leavenworth is beautiful this time of year with all the flowers around town.

We shopped around town and then had dinner at our favorite place, the München Haus.

We had a lot of fun and cannot wait to visit Leavenworth again.

Here are some pictures of our summer day in Leavenworth Washington:

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