Photos: Exploring Divide Ridge by ATV

Exploring Divide Ridge by ATV
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday August 27th, 2005, three of us, Hank, Tiny, and myself went to Tree Phones at the Ahtanum to do some exploring on Divide Ridge over Rimrock on quads. We had two Arctic Cat 400s and a Kawasaki Bayou 250.

We stopped at Eagle Nest on Whites Ridge on the way up to Darland Mountain. We ran part of 4W615 behind Darland and then the other way up past Blue Lake onto FS1024. We then turned down 4W613 and ran it to Louie Way Gap. Then we dropped down 4W608. It dropped fast and we knew we use a lot of fuel climbing back up.

We turned around and headed back up 4W608. I caught a log on the way up a steep climb and had to which down some to get back off of it. That was a little scary.

We back tracked 4W613 and made our way back toward Tree Phones stopping along the way for some views. At Darland Mountain the Kawasaki Bayou 250 ran out of gas and Hank coasted it all the way back to Tree Phones Campground.

Here are some photos of our time Exploring Divide Ridge by ATVs:

Ahtanum - Eagle Nest

Ahtanum – Eagle Nest

Ahtanum - Eagle Nest

Ahtanum – Eagle Nest

Divide Ridge

Divide Ridge

Divide Ridge - 4W615

Divide Ridge – 4W615

Divide Ridge - 4W615

Divide Ridge – 4W615

Divide Ridge - 4W613

Divide Ridge – 4W613

Divide Ridge - 4W613

Divide Ridge – 4W613

Divide Ridge

Looking off Divide Ridge at Rimrock.

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Rimrock – 4W608

Divide Ridge

Strobach Mountain

Divide Ridge

Strobach Mountain

Divide Ridge

Strobach Mountain

Divide Ridge

On 4W613 at Strobach Mountain Vista looking at Rimrock Lake and Mount Rainier.


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Photos: WUD MUD

WUD MUD
Hosted by WUD Wheelers 4×4 Club
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday August 20th, 2005, my sons, Hank and Charlie, and I headed down to the Sunnyside/Grandview area with our Jeep Cherokees where the WUD Wheelers 4×4 Club was hosting “WUD MUD”! We joined the mud fun of getting stuck over and over. What a blast other I did have a tire problem twice during the day.

Here are some photos of WUD MUD:
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WUD Wheelers

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WUD Wheelers

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WUD Wheelers

WUD Wheelers

WUD Wheelers

WUD Wheelers

WUD Wheelers


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Photos: August 2005 Ahtanum Adventure

August Ahtanum Adventure
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Friday August 5th, 2005, we meet at Tree Phones to camp for the weekend. We did a few runs to different areas including Blue Lake, Darland Mountain, Cultus Hole, and Blue Slide.

Here are some photos of the August 2005 Ahtanum Adventure:

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Photos: Blue Lake Camping

Blue Lake Camping
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On July 30th, 2005 after running the Short and Dirty trail with IORE, I decided to go camping with the wife and kids. We just jumped in the XJs and went. We stop on Darland Mountain on the way there for the view of the stars and city lights. The time we got to Blue Lake it was after midnight. Here are some pics from the next morning.

I took the next two pictures around 6 AM before the sun hit us. It was very warm.
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Here the kids are play near the lake.
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

We see a deer come to the lake for water.
Blue Lake

Bubz pointing the deer out for us.
Blue Lake

Here we see another deer very close to where we were.
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

It was a nice little camping trip. I can’t wait to do it again.


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Photos: Short and Dirty Trail 4W637

Short and Dirty Trail
Short and Dirty Trail 4W637
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On July 30th, 2005 I got to go a long with a few local boys that were running the Short and Dirty Trail, 4W637. I rode with IORE in his CJ5. We met up at Blue Lake and aired down.

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

We climbing up from Blue Lake by Trail 615 to FS1020 near Blue Slide Lookout.
We took FS1020 a little ways to the Short and Dirty Trail. (Trail 637)

This is a picture of the start of the Short and Dirty Trail.
Short and Dirty Trail

Right as we entered the trees we came up on the first off cambered spot.
It was hairy because there were no trees to stop you from rolling off the mountain if you were to flip over.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

The CJ2A and Toyota both were a little top heavy for parts of this off cambered trail.

With the co-pilot standing on the outside of the high side of the rigs they made it though without rolling over.
Short and Dirty Trail

IORE’s CJ5 did well without a high side rider.

I walked this part to take pictures.
Short and Dirty Trail

It was better for a ways.

A little up and down with some tight stuff.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

The trail got real tight and off cambered a lot.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Most of the trail was down hill, but one part had a steep hill climb.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Near the end of the trail was a little bridge.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Here you can see the Co-pilot riding the high side of her husband’s CJ2A.
Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

This was the end of the Short and Dirty Trail. It ended at FS1010.
Notice the Co-pilot is running behind the CJ2A?
She walked a lot of the trail because it was so off camber.

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

Short and Dirty Trail

We didn’t know this was a one way trail until we got to the bottom.
Short and Dirty Trail

I had a great time riding a long with these guys.
I am not for sure I want to take my rig down the Short and Dirty Trail because of the off camber parts.

This Trail is rated Most Difficult and is not for people with little or no experience.


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