Mother’s Day Run at the Ahtanum State Forest
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Saturday, May 10th, 2008, most of us left the Ahtanum Sno-park and head up Whites Ridge Loop around 10:30 AM. I was riding shot gun in Test Dummy’s XJ. ToyZuki and ToyEvy were running late. They were coming from Wenatchee.
It was not to far up we found snow. I think Scuba is the first to be stuck. Scott did better than we thought he would since he had a heavy rig with open diffs. The snow got real off camber on the North Slope of the Whites Ridge loop so we head back down.
We got a hold of ToyZuki on the radio and we got them up there with us.
Next we headed up the other end of the Whites Ridge Loop and onto the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail. Scuba and Test Dummy got stuck next to each other. Scuba winched through and then pulled Test Dummy out. Icesis walked right through everything so far.
Up the trail Scuba got stuck and then Test Dummy did. Icesis winched both of them out.
ToyZuki having a hard time with the ruts. Icesis helped ToyZuki through the deep ruts. ToyEvy was behind enjoying the road that was packed.
Next was the hill climb. This was a fun challenge and a lot happened. Icesis met a tree with his rig. Scuba and Icesis both had to winch. Test Dummy took a run for the hill. Then Scuba got stuck on the climb. Icesis pulled Scuba out and then ToyZuki tried to climb the hill. No one topped the snow covered hill climb.
At the bottom of the hill, Scott found a log under his rig and then ToyZuki found a stump under his. A little help from Icesis and Scuba’s winches got ToyZuki’s rig off the stump.
We headed down McLaine Canyon Road to the Mid Fork Road. We turned up the Ahtanum Mid Fork to go to Tree Phones Campground. Test Dummy got stuck on the way since he was breaking trail with bald MT/Rs. Toyzuki pulled him out.
Next we turned into Tree Phones Campground and drove up to the upper Tree Phones parking lot for a picture.
We took a group picture and then headed back down to the Ahtanum Sno-park to part ways.
This was a very fun run thanks to the people that came out.
Here are some photos of the Mother’s Day Run at the Ahtanum State Forest: