On Saturday December 22nd, 2018 after the Yakima Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Graham Family (AKA “The Selah Sweets Staff”) headed up to Camp Fife in Goose Prairie to spend Christmas. It started snowing as we were unloading at the Curtis Gilbert Lodge. Since the lodge does not have power, we lit the propane lights and started at fire in the wood stove. It wasn’t long before we were warm and ready to enjoy our vacation.
Over night we got a lot of snow. Sunday morning you could see how much it snowed by the amount of snow on the vehicles we drove in. It snowed off and on throughout the day.
Monday it was a grey day with just a little blue in the sky here and there. Our oldest son Hank, his wife and two sons came up in the afternoon to have Christmas Eve dinner with us and open some gifts. It was a very fun evening having all our children and grandchildren with us. Hank and he family left later that night to go back home in Yakima.
Tuesday, Christmas morning it was clear and cold but very beautiful. No one was in a rush to leave even though they new they had presents under the tree back home in Selah. We slowing packed up the rigs and headed home.
Sledding Run at the Ahtanum State Forest Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road. Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
Around 10 AM on Sunday December 9th, 2007 we meet up at the Highland Quick Stop in Cowiche for the Eastern Washington Off Road Annual Sledding run. We headed up Cowiche Mill Road and turned off on C1000. This is where we aired down.
We moved on up Cowiche Ridge and got into the forest. We went until Victor’s Bronco lost his brakes after backing down one of the steeper hill climbs he could not make. I walked back up to the XJ to turn around and go back down. Since we had to do some repairs on Victor’s rig we decide to just sled on that slick hill climb.
The kids started sledding, my Lab played in the snow, and we did a little work on the Bronco’s brake line at the Master Cylinder. We did what we could to the Bronco then walked over to check out Fatboy’s TJ with the new 33×12.50 MT/Rs.
Most join in on sledding the down the slick hill and I took photos. It was one fast sledding hill.
We took a group photo and packed up to go. Victor headed back toward home. Fat boy and I found a good spot to put the All Wheelers Off Road Club Top Member Challenge Marker for the event happening in January.
On down the trail we found Victor broke down. It seemed to be a fuel switch problem. They got it running and he was off again. Well for a few miles. I end up towing him back to Cowiche with the XJ. Have you pulled a Ford lately?
This was a fun run for all.
Here are some photos of the Sledding Run at the Ahtanum State Forest: