Do The Dew ORV Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Friday July 6th, 2007 we meet up at Tree Phones Camp Ground around sunset to set up camp.
Saturday morning three of us (Bobstar, Ceg and Test Dummy) from All Wheelers Off Road Club headed out on quads to “Do the Dew”. On the way up to Darland Mountain I stopped to take some photos of the view. We could see Mount St. Helens which we don’t get to see very often. You could see Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount Jefferson.
The next stop was at Blue Lake for a break and a photo. Then we ran 4W615 up to FS1020 and on down to 4W613. We stopped for photos at the top of 4W613 and then again at Strobach Springs. We stopped for a break at Louie Way Gap. We found the 4W613 sign was removed from the trail heading to Jumpoff. We did see new “no quads” and “no jeeps” signs nailed to a tree.
We turned around and headed back up 4W613, climbing the steepest part of the trail. At the top of that climb is a great place for a view of Rimrock with Mount Rainier in the back ground. You could see Jumpoff Lookout from there across Louie Way Gap. Looking off Divide Ridge, you could see Long Lake below Louie Way Gap. There were people down there. On up the trail after the off camber area we took another break. I took a few photos of Divide Ridge and Rimrock Lake.
Moving on down to the Grey Rock Trail intersection, I took a few more photos. At the top of the loose hill climb near the cattle guard I took a few more. We rode on back to Tree Phones and had dinner. We rested around the campfire with a few cold ones.
Sunday we had more All Wheelers Off Road Club members & Eastern Washington Off Road forum members come up for the all ORV part of the run. Around 10 AM, we headed up to Darland Mountain. We stopped on Darland Mountain for the great view. Next stop was Blue Lake.
At Blue Lake we split up into different groups. Our headed back to Tree Phones to pack for home by the way of North Fork Ahtanum Road, then crossed Whites Ridge on McLain Canyon Road, then up the Mid Fork Ahtanum Road to Tree Phones. On the way we stopped at Snow Cabin and then the North Fork Ahtanum Creek at McLain Canyon to cool down.
This was a real fun run and the weather was great.
Here are some photos of EWOR Do The Dew ORV Run: