Test Dummy’s Ahtanum 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run call by Hank Graham AKA “Test Dummy”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On May 19th, 2007 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park. Test Dummy wanted to go up and try out his new 33×12.5 TrXus and his Lock Right. We headed up Whites Ridge and hit the Whites Ridge 4×4 trail.
We had to pull a tree out of the trail. Scuba wanted to stop for lunch. He broke out the gas BBQ.
After lunch we headed up the trail. This is where it got fun. We hit some deep snow patches. The Tweety Jeep did well. We heard on the CB Scuba had to winch out and Tiny had to be pulled out.
We could not go on up the trail because of a big tree that fell across the trail. We went on up to Make-out Point for the view. It was to cloudy to see very far.
We took a group photo and headed back down the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail back though the deep snow patches. We regrouped at the Whites Ridge Loop Trail and headed on over to Sedge Ridge at ran that 4×4 trail.
On high on the Sedge Ridge 4×4 trail we started getting into the snow after the Dual Climb. Near the Cultus Hole Trail we lost where the 4×4 trail went. We found it a few times again but the snow got to deep to tell anymore. The tree hole were to deep to continue and had we had no luck finding the trail so we turned around.
After dropping down the hill climb right below the snow level, Scuba’s front tire came off the wheel. Fatboy loaned Scuba a spare tire and we head out by the way of South Fork and then over Red Saddle to the Sno-park. A long the way we stopped to put someone’s camp fire out they had left. We were sad to see people were being careless.
This was a great fun run. I can’t wait to get back up there this weekend.
Here are some photos of the Test Dummy’s Ahtanum 4×4 Run: