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Photos: Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run

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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.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coleman Creek Road entrance.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Foxracer
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Toy Man
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

A reroute on Dawson Canyon Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Stopped at the reroute for a short break to look at the map.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

A sign in a tree at on the Reroute at Schnebly Canyon Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

A hole in the road big enough to swallow a Subaru. 🙂
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking across at Naneum Ridge.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning up Boulder Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

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

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

We turn down Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

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

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Look across at Naneum Ridge.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Creek.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

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

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coming back to Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning to go up Swift Creek Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning up toward Wenatchee Mountain.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

On the way up to Wenatchee Mountain we past a Discover Pass Required Sign in kind of a strange place.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

The closer we got to the top of Naneum Ridge, the worst the road got.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

On Top of Naneum Ridge heading to Wenatchee Mountain.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Once at Wenatchee Mountain we took a break to check out the view.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Mission Ridge Ski Area.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

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

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Ellensburg. Smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Toy Man
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading out a long Naneum Ridge Road we saw this marker. No feet?
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning on Jumpoff Ridge Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

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

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Finally to the end of the rough part of Jumpoff Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

At the intersection of Jumpoff Road & Kingsbury Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

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

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading down toward Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

What a great time thanks to those who came.


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EWA Road Trip – Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Sunday December 18th, 2011 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the München Haus in Leavenworth Washington for our annual Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival get together. We had lunch then head out to see things around town. Around 4:30 PM we gathered in font of the gazebo for the main event, the lighting of the town. Great family fun. The day was a lot of fun thanks to the people of Leavenworth that put so much work into making the Christmas Lighting Festival happen.

My family stayed Sunday and Monday nights at the Evergreen Inn so we could enjoy what Leavenworth has to offer through Tuesday afternoon. The kids had fun sledding and shopping. I enjoyed the places you can eat and drink.

We want to thank all the people that came out to this Eastern Washington Adventures get together.

Merry Christmas to all!

Below are the pictures of our Leavenworth Adventure:

Sunday

A nice guy at the Evergreen Inn took this picture of us.
Ceg, 99, Doc, Odo, Charlie & Monster.
Evergreen Inn

My family with Woody Goomsba
Woody Goomsba

The München Haus where we met up.
München Haus

TJ40 ordering a beer.
München Haus

Doc and Odo keeping warm.
München Haus

99 coming with the kid drinks.
München Haus

TJ40’s family.
München Haus

München Haus

The new Icicle Brewery.
Icicle Brewery

Awesome outdoor heat.
Icicle Brewery

From the upstairs seating looking down at the bar.
Icicle Brewery

Kid drinks.
Icicle Brewery

Where they make the beer.
Icicle Brewery

jeffs_62.
Icicle Brewery

Icicle Brewery

Walking toward the main part of the town.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

jeffs_62 dropping off some stuff in his car.
Leavenworth

People having fun.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

I saw one of the Shindig Wheelers 4×4 Club members with his family there.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Check out the look on this lady’s face when Jeff grabbed Odo since he wouldn’t come.
Leavenworth

Father Christmas.
Father Christmas

Carolers.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

TJ40’s family having fun.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

The main event. The Christmas lighting ceremony.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Monday

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

The kids sledding.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

I headed to The Loft for lunch.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

The Loft

The Loft

The Loft

Lunch at The Loft was very good.

Taking a walk around Leavenworth.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

Tuesday

We check out of our motel and took a drive. On the way we saw this big suit of armor.
Leavenworth

Leavenworth

We stopped at Bistro Espresso before heading back to do some shopping.
Leavenworth

The kids wanted a picture with the goats.
Leavenworth

I bought a growler full of Lokal Lager from Icicle Brewery to take back home.

We took a drive out to Lake Wenatchee State Park before heading back home to Selah.

This was a great family vacation.

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