Shoestring 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Saturday August 9th, 2008, Eastern Washington Off Road & All Wheelers Off Road Club members met up on FS590 for the Shoestring 4×4 Run. We took FS590 up and onto 4W617 (Lily Pond).
Scuba had turn around due to a fuel leak right before the bridge. The bridge was real slick from the mud hole at the beginning of it. Right after the bridge there was a good hill climb. On top there was another good climb.
At Lily Pond we turned up 4W676 (Kaner). A ways up 4W676 we stopped for a break.
Up at the top of 4W676, we made a wrong turn since most of the trail marks are missing. We found 4W306 (Manastash Ridge) and was back on track. Near 4W308 (Shoestring), Soggy Mountain had his cross member come loose. It was a quick fix and we were going again.
We turning off 4W306 onto 4W309 (String). Waycrazy made another wrong turn so I went on to the intersection of 4W309 (String) at 4W308 (Shoestring) to wait for them to turn around.
We turn right on 4W308 (Shoestring) and run the trail to Region 4 Meadows where we took a break.
We turning off 4W308 (Shoestring) onto 4W307 (Tripod) and ran it back to the top of Manastash Ridge. We turn off 4W307 (Tripod) onto 4W694 and then down 4W686 (including Wood Pecker). On Milk Creek Road we turned up FS590 to get back to the base camp.
A few of us camped but most headed home.
This was a great trip thanks to all that came.
Here are some photos of EWOR Shoestring 4×4 Run: