Sledding Backroads Snow Run

Sledding Backroads Snow Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Sunday December 9th, 2012 we met up at Highland Quick Stop in Cowiche Washington for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Sledding Run.

We convoyed to the parking area at the end of the pavement on Cowiche Mill Road and aired down.

We headed on up Cowiche Mill Road, up C-1000 and up Cowiche Ridge Road. The snow got deeper as we climbed Cowiche Ridge. Once up into some deeper snow, we stopped to do some sledding.

After awhile we headed on up Cowiche Ridge. Some of the hill climbs were very slick and some had some good size snow drifts making it a challenge for some.

At the last long hill climb Victor and the Jeep Unit Guys headed back down toward Cowiche. We moved on and headed up the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.

The Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail had some very deep snow on it that slowed us down a lot. A few got stuck before we got back off the trail.

It was getting close to dark so we headed out Nasty Creek Road toward Tampico. We aired back up at Nasty Creek Corrals and parted way there.

This was a fun run thanks to who came.

Here are some pictures I took of the 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures Sledding Run:

Breakfast at Highland Quick Stop.
Highland Quick Stop

The line up at Highland Quick Stop.
Highland Quick Stop

Highland Quick Stop

Victor used a friend’s rig.
Highland Quick Stop

Airing down at Cowiche Mill Road.
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Turning on C-1000.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Turning up Cowiche Ridge Road.
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We stopped to do some sledding.
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Ahtanum State Forest

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Moving on up Cowiche Ridge to a very slick hill climb.
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Ahtanum State Forest

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Regrouping on top of the hill climb.
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Ahtanum State Forest

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On top of the long hill climb.
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Ahtanum State Forest

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Rigs trying to make the long climb. BlindPilot towing Fox17.
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Heading onto the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.
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Joker helping Craigen up the trail.
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Ahtanum State Forest

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TJ40 getting some help getting back onto the trail.
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Joker breaking trail.
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Leaving Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Airing up at Nasty Creek Corrals.
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The end of another fun day at the Ahtanum State Forest.

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Selah Lighted Christmas Parade – Dec 1 2012

Selah Lighted Christmas Parade
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday December 1st, 2012 a few of us from Eastern Washington Adventures met up at John Campbell Elementary for the Selah Lighted Christmas Parade.

The Selah Lighted Christmas Parade started at 5:15 from Selah Junior High School. It was a small but nice parade that went to the end of town and looped back to the Selah Civic Center for Whispers of Christmas.

Earlier in the day Selah had more fun Christmas events like Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa, Reindeer Games for children and Frosty’s Freezin’ 5K Fun Run.

For more information on this and other Selah Events, please visit “Discover Selah“.

Here are some cell phone pictures I took of the Selah Lighted Christmas Parade:

The crowd waiting in front of John Campbell Elementary for the Selah Lighted Christmas Parade to start.
Selah Lighted Christmas Parade

Selah Lighted Christmas Parade

Selah Lighted Christmas Parade

Selah Lighted Christmas Parade

Selah Lighted Christmas Parade

Selah Lighted Christmas Parade

Merry Christmas!

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Rimrock Christmas Tree Backroads Run

Rimrock Christmas Tree Backroads Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

About 10 AM on Saturday December 1st, 2012 we met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Christmas Tree Backroads Run with Pacific Northwest Backroads Adventures.

We convoyed west on US12, turned off on Tieton Road and then drove on FS1201 to the end.

We spread out looking for the right Christmas Tree to cut down and take home. My wife and kids cut one they liked and we loaded it up on the JK.

We decided to move onto a different area so others could find a Christmas Tree that liked. Brian and Robert took off to do some stuff up on SR410. We moved on with Fox17 over to Long Lake.

At Long Lake Fox17 looked for a Christmas Tree and my children played in the ice and snow. Once Fox17 had his Christmas Tree and tied down on his ZJ, we headed out.

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

Here are some pictures I took of the day:

At the Upper 4W608 Trailhead looking for Christmas Trees.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

My wife and kids cut this Christmas Tree down to take home.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

There was no place on the outside to tie the tree on so was ran the strap in side.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Over at Long Lake.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

I almost forgot to display my Christmas Tree permit.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Fox17 bring hauling out his Christmas Tree.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

The Christmas Trees tied down with the permits attached.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Heading down FS1201, Kloochman Rock looks like the place the Grinch lives.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

At home in Selah with our Christmas Tree.
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

The Christmas Tree at home ready for gifts. Like 35″ KM2s for the JK. LOL!
Rimrock Christmas Tree Run

Merry Christmas!

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EWA Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run

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Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday November 24th, 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Tampico Church for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run.

Around 10 AM we convoyed up the South Fork Ahtanum and found a place to pull off to air down. Next we ran the South Fork Road all the way to the end and onto the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. As we climbed the snow got deeper. The hill just before the Duel Climb stopped us. A few tried but could not make it up. As we watched, the Quad Squad came up behind us. They found the snow was also to powdery for them to get though. We all turned around and headed down to the Ahtanum Winter Rec Trailhead (AKA Sno-park).

Next our group headed up Jackass Road. Just before Ewe Neck we found some of our club members were up having a family day sledding. We stopped to talk with them awhile then headed on. The snow was deep in the Ewe Neck area. We made it up to the log decks to find big drifts. It was getting late for the other trails we wanted to run, so we turned around. We stopped to see sledders as we headed back down the mountain toward Nasty Creek Corrals.

At Nasty Creek Corrals TJ40 and BlindPilot aired up for home. The rest of us headed on up Nasty Creek Road and came out on Cowiche Mill Road. We aired up and headed out. We all stopped at the Highland Quick Stop before heading down to US12.
Here are some pictures I took of our day:

Meeting up at the Tampico Church.
Left to Right: Rangerat, TJ40, Foxracer, BlindPilot, AlwayswrenchN, Ceg
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Airing down on the South Fork A-1000.
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At the end of the South Fork Road coming onto Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Down from the Duel Climb.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

The Quad Squad.
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The snow is deep and soft!
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I got stuck turning around.
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Rangerat gave me a pull.
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TJ40 got stuck turning around too.
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I got to pull TJ40 out.
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Down at the Ahtanum Winter Rec Trailhead letting people use the outhouse.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Up on Jackass Road near Ewe Neck stopped where some of members were up sledding with their families.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Moving on through Ewe Neck.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

At the Log Decks TJ40 stuck in a snow drift.
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Back at the sledders camp.
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Ahtanum State Forest

Down at the Cowiche Mill Road Parking Area.
Ahtanum State Forest

It was a fun day in the snow thanks to who came.

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Photos: EWA Fall ORV Run at Juniper Dunes

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Fall ORV Run at Juniper Dunes
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Friday November 16th, 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Smith Canyon to camp out for the Fall ORV Run at Juniper Dunes.

Around 10 AM Saturday November 17th, 2012 more people showed up at Smith Canyon for the ORV run.

We headed toward the dunes by going along the power lines. Out at the open dunes below the Upper Parking Area and few more rigs showed up to run with us. We wheeled to the northeast dunes. As we headed back toward camp people started heading out for home.

Back at our camp in Smith Canyon we had a surprise birthday party for my daughter Mandy that was turning 13 year old the next Tuesday and celebrated my son Hank’s 24th birthday that was on that day.

We had a potluck barbecue and then took shelter under the pop-up since the rain came.

Around 11 AM Sunday November 18th, 2012 a few of us when to play out in the dunes for a few hours. We headed for home around 4 PM.

This was a great camping trip with a lot of ORV fun in the sand.

Here are some pictures I took of our trip:

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Camp in Smith Canyon.

Juniper Dunes

Heading toward the dunes from Smith Canyon.

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Juniper Dunes

The open dune area below the Upper Parking Area.

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Juniper Dunes

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Kenny24 high centered.

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Moving on toward the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Trailhead.

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Taking a break at the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Trailhead.

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Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Juniper Dunes

Moving on toward the Northeast big dunes.

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My new family Jeep.

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Juniper Dunes

A very fun bowl to play in.

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Heading south along the west fence.

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Juniper Dunes

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Juniper Dunes

Two of the Peak Putters came out.

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Juniper Dunes

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Ring around the fallen tree!

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Test Dummy had some steering pump issues.

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TJ40 had a flat tire.

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This was a fun steep hill climb.

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Juniper Dunes

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Juniper Dunes

Heading back to Smith Canyon as the sun goes down.

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Juniper Dunes

Cows on the trail.

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Back at our camp in Smith Canyon getting ready for Hank & Mandy’s birthday.

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Juniper Dunes

Both kids blowing out the fire.

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Sunday morning.

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Juniper Dunes

Foxracer packing up.

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Heading out to the trail.

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The kids had a great time jumping off a sand dune.

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I got high centered.

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Juniper Dunes

Kenny24 gave me a pull.

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AlwayswrenchN

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Juniper Dunes Wilderness Trailhead.

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What a great time thanks to who all came.

 


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