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Photos: Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run

Eastern Washington Adventures
Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Around 10 AM on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I from Eastern Washington Adventures and Toy Man from Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures met up at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.

Foxracer lead the way to the Naneum Ridge State Forest and we headed in on Coleman Road. We went up Dawson Canyon, turned up Boulder Road, did a loop around part of the Naneum Basin, up Swift Creek Road and then up to Wenatchee Mountain.

The views from Wenatchee Mountain were great. Off the North side you can see Wenatchee and the South you can see Ellensburg. Ellensburg was hard to see because of the smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire. Along the top of the ridge to the Northwest you could be Mission Ridge Ski Area.

Next we headed Southeast across Naneum Ridge and turn down Jumpoff Ridge. Down at the end near the pavement we took in the view of Wenatchee before dropping down into town.

Toy Man headed back home to Oregon and we headed onto part two of the trip: Leavenworth Backroads Adventure – Aug 16 2012

This was a very fun day thanks to the guys who came. I can’t wait to do and run there.

See the GPS Tracks courtesy of Toy Man.


Here are the pictures of the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run:

Meeting at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.
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Coleman Creek Road entrance.
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Foxracer
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Toy Man
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A reroute on Dawson Canyon Road.
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Stopped at the reroute for a short break to look at the map.
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A sign in a tree at on the Reroute at Schnebly Canyon Road.
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A hole in the road big enough to swallow a Subaru. 🙂
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Looking across at Naneum Ridge.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Turning up Boulder Road.
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At the intersection of Boulder Road, Swift Creek Road and Naneum Basin Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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We turn down Naneum Basin Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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We turned up High Creek Road to make the loop back around to Naneum Basin Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Look across at Naneum Ridge.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Creek.
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We stopped at a camp site along the Naneum Creek for a break.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coming back to Naneum Basin Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning to go up Swift Creek Road.
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Turning up toward Wenatchee Mountain.
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On the way up to Wenatchee Mountain we past a Discover Pass Required Sign in kind of a strange place.
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The closer we got to the top of Naneum Ridge, the worst the road got.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

On Top of Naneum Ridge heading to Wenatchee Mountain.
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Once at Wenatchee Mountain we took a break to check out the view.
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Mission Ridge Ski Area.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Wenatchee.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Foxracer
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Mission Ridge Ski Area below us.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Looking toward Ellensburg. Smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire.
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Toy Man
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Heading out a long Naneum Ridge Road we saw this marker. No feet?
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Turning on Jumpoff Ridge Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Looking back as we are leaving Kittitas County and entering Chelan County.
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Jumpoff Road seemed to go on forever.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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Finally to the end of the rough part of Jumpoff Road.
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At the intersection of Jumpoff Road & Kingsbury Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

A stop to look down a Wenatchee.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading down toward Wenatchee.
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What a great time thanks to those who came.


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Cleman Mountain Halloween Backroads Run – Oct 29 2011

Cleman Mountain Halloween Backroads Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Around 10 AM on October 29th, 2011 we convoyed from the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah to the North Wenas part of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a backroads run up Cleman Mountain. On this run there was my F250 and seven Jeeps (Guido, BSC, nwhooligan, Tiny, TJ40, Tealtard & BlindPilot).

We aired down at the Hay barn off North Wenas Road and headed up W1100. Up the ridge the road became steep so I put it into 4 wheel drive to make sure I would not kick up rocks and hit the rigs behind me. At the top of Cleman Mountain we ran the the ridge Southeast to the end of the Green Dot where we stopped for lunch. After lunch we back tracked past where we came up and ran the top of Cleman Mountain Northwest. At Lookout Road we turn to go back toward North Wenas Road. We aired up at the parking area off Maloy Road and headed back to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House. This backroads run was fun and had a lot of great views.

Back at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House we started the Halloween Party early. Some of the guys played on the RTI Ramp. A lot more people showed up around 7 PM. We had a potluck dinner. Once the sun went down it got cold. The outside fire place kept the smokers warm as most of the people stayed inside. Some of the kids played in the Haunted House and didn’t care how cold it was. The Halloween party was a lot of fun.

Here are some pictures of our Halloween Backroads Run at the Wenas Wildlife Area and the Halloween Party at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House:

Airing down at the Hay barn off North Wenas Road.

Count Docula

Heading up W1100.

At the top of Cleman Mountain heading Southeast.

At the End of Green Dot eating lunch.

Looking at Naches Valley toward Yakima.

Looking at Naches toward Cowiche.

Mount Adams.

Heading Northwest across Cleman Mountain.

Mount Rainier.

Looking down on Tieton.

Coming onto Forest Service land.

On Lookout Road coming onto DNR managed land looking back at a cool old Wildlife sign that needs repair.

Driving down Maloy Road.

Airing up at Maloy and North Wenas Roads.

A lady wearing a Halloween mask showed up to give the kids some candy.

This backroads run was fun and had a lot of great views.

Later at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House:

America dressed up for the Halloween Party.

Tealtard trying the RTI Ramp.

Food for thought?

BlindPilot showing his flex.

In the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House.

Guido’s eye popped out.

Mad Hatter?

Another great Halloween Party thanks for all who came.