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Photos: EWA Ahtanum State Forest Clean Up & Trail Maintenance

11th Annual Eastern Washington Adventures
Ahtanum State Forest
Clean Up & Trail Maintenance Work Party

Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay & Calvin Graham / Selah Sweets

This event was eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Eastern Washington Adventures held the 11th Annual Ahtanum State Forest Clean Up. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday was Trail Maintenance work. Volunteers camped at Red Saddle Trailhead.

This was a very fun week thanks to all that came to volunteer.

Here are some photos of the Ahtanum State Forest Work Party:

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Photos: Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean Up, & Camp Out

Eastern Washington Adventures
Ahtanum State Forest
Trail Maintenance, Clean Up & Camp Out

Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 we met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead for the Annual Eastern Washington Adventures Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean-up & Camp Out. The rain came and cooled things down. We set up camp and had a good time around the campfire.

Wednesday morning the rain was coming down hard. We pulled the drain plugs on the JK, tighten up the bikini top and were ready to roll. Others were ready to go with their tops and doors. Around 10 AM we headed up Red Saddle Road for some Green Dot repair, trash removal and trail maintenance on Sedge Ridge.

We turned up the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail and started working. At Cultus Hole Vista we stopped for lunch. After lunch we worked our way down the South Fork then back up on the routed Boulder Trail. The rain stopped and it got warm. Once we topped Sedge Ridge we called it a day and headed back to camp.

Thursday we headed out around 10 AM going up the North Fork Ahtanum. It was a little cold and looked like rain father up the ridge we went. We started doing trail maintenance, Green Dot repair and trash clean-up as soon as we turned onto the Blue Lake Trail. At Blue Lake we took a quick photo and headed up 4W615 to Blue Slide Lookout for lunch. After lunch we headed down FS1024 and onto 4W613. We did some maintenance on 4W613 and took breaks at the view points. Once at Louie Way Gap 4W608, we headed back to camp by taking Nasty Creek Road out.

On Friday we headed out around 10 AM at worked on Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail and a few Green Dot roads. We came out off of McLane Canyon Road and headed down the North Fork, through camp and back on on Sedge Ridge to finish the maintenance on the east end of the ridge. We headed back to camp after we came up to the place we left off on Wednesday.

On Saturday we started the big clean up with many different groups. My family went with Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 and cleaned up the lower campgrounds. Around 5 PM everyone was back and we had a potluck dinner. Later a few people went up to Darland Mountain and watched the sun set.

This was a great time at the Ahtanum State Forest thanks to all who came. Some of the volunteers were from the following groups/clubs: Eastern Washington Adventures, Yakima Valley Timber Wolves, Jeeping Nomads, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276, Yakima Ridgerunners, The Cascadians and maybe a few more.

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Adventures Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean up, & Camp out:

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Ahtanum Camp-out with Trail Work Runs
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

This is a report of a few days; July 21-23, 2010

DAY ONE –
On Wednesday July 21st, 2110 members of the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association set up camp at the Sno-park.
Woody, Test Dummy and I took a Quad/Bike ride with Greg from the DNR.

Here we are at the DNR Camp getting ready to go.

We took Jackass road on up. We stopped to regroup at the View Point overlooking Rimrock Lake.

We took 4W613 down Foundation Ridge stopping at the future work needed in a few areas. At the bottom we took Grey Rock Trail back up looking at some other areas that needed some work.

This bridge was tight for the big quads.

DAY TWO –
We took a trip up Sedge Ridge.

Here is Foxracer going up the Rocky Climb.

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Here we were pulled off waiting for all to top the climb.

Heading on up the trail.

We stop for a short break.

On up the trail we stopped at the Cutus Hole Vista.

We head back around and then up to Darland Mountain.

Here we stopped at Blue Lake.

Back at camp others showed up.

Foxracer and HavoJr finished painting the Dome Peak Signs Phantom-309 made.

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We headed up the North Fork and onto the Blue Lake Trail.

We moved two Green Dots post into their proper places.

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On up around the corner we replace a Green Dot Marker that had been shot to pieces.

Next we replace a Green Dot Marker on the gate keeper hill climb.

Next we moved the next marker farther off the trail since people had ran it over.

Up at the Blue Lake Trail/4W615 intersection we moved the Forest Service marker into a safer place since it too was being hit. We added a new Green Dot Marker since the old one was broken.

Up at Blue Slide Lookout we stopped for a break.

Heading down FS1020/Jackass Rd. we stopped to replace the Green Dot Markers at the Short & Dirty trail intersection.

Turning off onto 4W613 we replaced the Green Dot marker.

Coming down the tight area of 4W613.

We stopped to unblock a trail drain.

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Down where Grey Rock meets 4W613 (Lower Meadow) we placed a new Green Dot Marker in a safer place.

Up at the Dome Peak turn off we put the trail signs Phantom made back up we took down to paint.

We stopped at Strobach Mountain Vista for a break.

At the 4W613/Strobach Trail intersection we placed two Green Dot Markers.

Down the Strobach Trail we replace another Green Dot Marker.

Here on the Strobach Trail we had to moved a tree since people had started a by-pass around it.

On down the trail we replace one more Green Dot Marker before heading back to the Sno-park.

These days were a lot of fun thanks to the people who came.

This ended the weekday runs. See Ahtanum Trails Clean-up for weekend reports.

A special thanks goes to Phantom309 at Helliesen Lumber for making the Dome Peak signs, thanks to DirtyBill for the sign paint, thanks to Havo for the new sign hardware and thanks to the volunteers for coming out to help.



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Photos: Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures Divide Ridge 4W613 Run

Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures
Divide Ridge 4W613 Run

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Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

I was asked to guide the Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures group across Divide Ridge on four wheel drive trail 613 at the Ahtanum State Forest and show them the sights.

Around 10 AM on Sunday July 26th, 2009 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park for the Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures Group Run across Divide Ridge on 4W613.

Greg Mackey from the Department of Natural Resources rode shotgun. My 5 year old son “Bubz” took the back seat.

We headed on the Ahtanum Mid Fork Rd. (A2000)

We stopped off for a look at Eagle Nest.
Across on the next ridge you could see where the Green Lake fire was a few weeks ago.

Next we stopped on Darland Mountain (6981′) where we could see Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood a little.

We headed down the North Fork Ahtanum Rd. and turn onto the Blue Lake Trail.

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We turn onto 4W615 and ran it to Blue Lake.

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Then we the climb 4W615 up to Blue Slide Lookout.

It looks like RollerBear wondering where he put his keys. LOL

Next we ran FS1020 and then onto 4W613.

We stopped at the 4W613 Lower Meadow so Greg could see the work the All Wheelers Off Road Club did there.

Greg added a Grey Rock sticker to a Green Dot Marker.

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Here we are passing by the Dome Peak Trail.

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At the 4W613 Upper Meadow we took a lunch break.

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The next stop was at the Strobach Mountain Vista.

zjsheller needs to come back and wheel after the snow falls.

We will get Dirty-Toys out there too.

We decided to skip the end of 4W613 to Louie Way Gay and just run the Strobach Mountain Trail down.

On down the Strobach Mountain Trail we stopped at C1000.

Why is everyone looking like they are angry at me? Could it have been that last rock covered trail? LOL

The kids and dogs looked to have a good time.

JDavis took Cowiche Ridge down to save some time.

The rest of us ran C1000 down and onto A5000 to Nasty Creek Corals.
That is where we aired up and parted ways.

This was a very fun run thanks to all that came.



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Divide Ridge Trails Maintenance
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On Sunday November 2nd, 2008 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park.
We aired down and headed up the North Fork Ahtanum Road and onto the Blue Lake trail.

We stopped for a short break at Blue Lake.

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Next we headed on up toward Blue Slide Lookout to block off an illegal trail off 4W615.

We block the top off first.

Then we went back down to block the bottom of the illegal trail.

Next we headed down FS1020 to replace the Short & Dirty trail marker.

We headed on toward 4W613 to add some “No Vehicle” markers at the Lower Meadow.

We regrouped before heading down 4W613.

As we passed Strobach Springs we saw ( the sign was removed for maintenance )

Punisher going through the “Truck Cruncher”.

We found a new fun obstacle on 4W613.

Here we are at the 4W613 Lower Meadow.

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We added two “No Vehicle” markers along 4W613.

The next stop was at the Dome Peak Trail Head to put a 4W613 marker back up.

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At the 4W613 Upper Meadow we had to fix two Green Dot Markers.

The first one we just stood back up. It will need to be cut off and reburied next spring.

The next marker was broke all the way off so we put it back in the ground.

We stopped at the Strobach Mountain Vista but could not see more than 100 foot off the mountain.

We headed out using the Strobach Mountain Trail and on down Cowiche Ridge to Cowiche Mill Road.

This was a fun run thanks to the people who came. I want to thank Waycrazy, BlindPilot, 4wheelingplus.com, PUO, Punisher, Crawl Dad, Guido and all the guest for the help.



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