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Photos: EWA 2013 Thanksgiving Weekend Fun & 4×4 Run

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2013 Thanksgiving Weekend Fun & 4×4 Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Every year Eastern Washington Adventures has a Thanksgiving 4×4 run on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the Club members. A long with the 4×4 run, some come over to the EWA Club House for the get togethers. Some camp the weekend.

This year members started showing up Friday Afternoon to camp the weekend at Eastern Washington Adventures and some stayed at the North Park Lodge in Selah. There was a get together Friday Night in the EWA Club House.

Saturday November 30th, 2013, the people staying in Selah convoyed to Cowiche. They stopped at Highland Quick Stop for fuel and food. Then off to the end of pavement of Cowiche Mill Road to meet the others.

After airing down they headed up Cowiche Mill Road. The group work there way through Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ “Ahtanum State Forest” and up to “Jumpoff Fire Lookout”  in the Naches Ranger District over looking Rimrock. There wasn’t much snow but it was very cold.

Next the group headed back down and then up Cowiche Ridge. They ran Cowiche Ridge up and onto the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. The group stopped at Strobach Mountain Vista for the view of Rimrock but only could see glimpses off the ridge because of the clouds.

Since the days are short around Thanksgiving in the Northwest, the group headed for home around 4 PM from Strobach Mountain.  They headed back down Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail cutting a down tree off the trail along the way. They dropped down and out Nasty Creek airing up at the Nasty Creek Corrals near Tampico.

After airing up most of the group convoyed to the EWA Club House with a few stopping off for potluck supplies at the Selah Red Apple Market. At the EWA Club House the group had a potluck dinner. After dinner some headed for home or back to there motel.

Sunday morning there was a potluck breakfast in the EWA Club House before the rest headed for home.

This was a great time thanks to all who came for some part of the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Photos: EWOR Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run

Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday, November 24th, 2007, we met up in Tampico for the Thanksgiving Snow run. On this run we had 7 rigs from All Wheelers Off Road Club.

We started the run by heading up the South Fork Ahtanum Road. A short distance from the pavement, we stopped and aired down.

We ran the South Fork Ahtanum to the very end onto the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. We were hoping to run in fresh snow as we have in the past this time of year. We were surprised to see so many tire tracks. There were a lot of hunters in the area. Most were riding quads.

We made it to the Duel Climb where only quads had made it past. There was a big tree in the trail in the middle of the right hill climb. The Tweety Jeep got a workout climbing. I slide the Jeep into the down tree as I went around it. I could not back up to get going again so Icesis pulled cable and helped me winch Tweety up the last part of the hill.

Next BSLM came up and made the climb look easy. Test Dummy had to take a few runs at the hill. Waycrazy took a run at the right hill climb as Test Dummy was making a long run on the left climb. Waycrazy crossed in the middle of the climb from the right to the left in front of Test Dummy’s run. Test Dummy had no choice but to just towards the right lane so he did not run into Waycrazy’s CJ5. Test Dummy’s Blazer did not make it a cross. He lost two tires off their beads. WayCrazy also did not make it to the top of the climb and had to winch up.

Scuba came up with his XJ with his on board air to help Test Dummy, well trying to. Scuba keep getting caught on some stumps. Scuba just went on to the top of the hill to hold the Blazer from moving. The guys work on rebeading the rear tire using BSLM’s CO2.

Fatboy climbs the hill and slides into the same down tree as I did and got carnage. BSLM helped pull cable for Fatboy.

Test Dummy went back down to the bottom and used speed to make it to the top. Icesis was the last to come up. He made it close to the top and then had to winch a few feet.

The next hill climb was just passed the Cultus Hole Trail. I took a run at it with the Tweety Jeep but did not make it that far. BSLM wanted to give it a try. He took a few runs at it and made it close to the top.

We all had to find a place to turn around. We did not want to spend the time getting everyone to the top of this climb because Shawn Monty has the trail closed a little passed the climb anyways.

We moved back down the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail and regrouped down where the South Fork Road meets the trail.

We ran the trail toward the Tampico. 99 took over driving right passed the Rocky Climb. We waited there for Scuba to reseat a bead. Once he was done we continued to the end of the trail above Tampico.

The next stop was down at the Sno-park. Most of the rigs head for home. Scuba, Icesis and 99 wanted to run more trails. We ran down the pavement and then up Nasty Creek. There were alot of tire tracks up and over Cowiche Ridge. We turned off and ran the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. 99 had a lot of fun on that trail because of the tight trail and all the snow. Near the end of the trail, Scuba lost another bead. He was ready to head back.

We headed down Cowiche Ridge. Scuba let Co-pilot drive and somehow he lost a bead on Scuba’s XJ. Scuba is now looking to buy some weld on bead locks.

We continued out Cowiche Mill Road to go home. We got back to my place around 9 PM. 12 hours from when we left. What a fun day thanks to all that came.

Here are some photos of the EWOR Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run:

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Photos: EWOR Easy Ahtanum Run

Easy Ahtanum Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run called by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On November 17th, 2007 we headed out for an easy run for 99 so she could get use to wheeling her XJ. It was also Test Dummy’s birthday and he wanted to wheel too. On this run we had three rigs, BenW, Test Dummy and 99 driving the Tweety Jeep.

We headed up Cowiche Mill Road and then headed up C1300. At the Y to Hatton Road we aired down. The roads up there are rough but we waited for the rain to slow down to air down.

We headed on up Hatton Road and then onto FS1302. It got foggy. We only ran into a few areas that had a little snow. Up towards Jumpoff Lookout it was very cold. We had a little snow mixed in the rain. We stopped at Jumpoff Lookout for a break.

We headed back down FS1302, then C1210 down to Reynolds Creek and back to Cowiche Mill Road. We turned off Cowiche Mill Road, ran C1000 over to Nasty Creek, then ran up Doe Pocket (C5001) and onto Jackass Road (A2300) on Foundation Ridge. It was not very fat before we started running in snow. The snow drifts started getting deep at the log decks and Test Dummy had to air down more to move.

99 enjoyed making new tracks in the snow as we moved up the ridge. The snow drifts were deeper farther up we went and it was hard to see where the trail was. We stopped at Blue Slide Lookout.

It was getting dark so we headed down 4W615 toward Blue Lake. Coming off the top of the ridge down the mountain was a blast with 99 driving. The trail was no where in sight. She had no idea what way to go so I was yelling, “go left, sharper, turn right, easy left, watch out for that tree” and so on. I am glad she listens good.

At Blue Lake on the upper trail above the lake the trail was off camber because of the snow. 99 slide off the trail sideways. I took over but could not get the XJ back up on the trail. BenW went for it and went sideways too. I dropped down to the lake and followed the shore and Test Dummy Followed. BenW started airing down more. After airing down more, BenW made it look easy going crossing that bad snow section above the lake.

99 took the driving back over and we headed out. She had to take a few runs at the Gate Keeper Hill. She finely made it up without hitting anything.

This was 99’s first time driving snow wheeling and she did very well. This run was a lot longer and a lot more miles than planned but I think it was worth it. 99 has a lead foot so we moved a long pretty good all day. She is now ready for Baja racing.

Thanks BenW and Test Dummy for coming and making this a fun run. 99 and I had a blast.

Here are some photos of the EWOR Easy Ahtanum Run:

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Photos: EWOR 2nd Annual Carnage Run 4×4 Run

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Carnage Run 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday, June 9th, 2007, Eastern Washington Off Road members in Group 1 met up at the Cowiche Mill parking lot. Around 10 AM we hit the trail. We took Cowiche Mill road to C1000 and up Cowiche Ridge. We stopped at the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trailhead and waited for Group 2 to come up from Nasty Creek Corrals.

Group 2 was running behind because of a rig problem. Group 1 headed up the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. We stopped at Strobach Mountain Vista and waited for both groups to meet up.

Once everyone was at Strobach Mountain most headed up 4W613 toward Foundation Ridge. FJ4CJ and KrazyGimp headed back to town.

4W613 was slick. I got the Tweety Jeep hooked up on a boulder going up the steep part before the Upper Meadow. We hooked up the winch which didn’t want to work right.

Once I got up on top at the Upper Meadow and few guys went down to pull Roll Over’s rig up. Up on top PullUout made lunch. Roll Over, Tiny and 89-yota headed back towards town.

After lunch we continued toward Foundation Ridge. We had to stop in the Dome Peak Fire Area because Insanityfab had a stick smash through his fuse box.

After Insanityfab rewired his rig we headed on down 4W613 to the Lower Meadow where the Grey Rock Trail meets up. At this time most of the rigs head
up the side of Foundation Ridge. Fatboy, Scuba and I turned around to back track the trail. Near the end of Cowiche Ridge we played in the rocks.

This was a great run. Thanks to all that came out.

Here are some photos of the EWOR Carnage Run 4×4 Run:

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Photos: Ahtanum Sign Trip

Ahtanum Sign Trip
Hosted by BSLM
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

Due to the closed signs on the Mid Fork Ahtanum we decided to see if the other roads and trails where open. So on April 9th, 2007 BSLM came and picked me up in his Blazer and we headed up.

We made it up to the Grey Rock Trailhead (the snow level) on the North Fork and did not see any closed signs. Next we headed up Jackass. We turned around at the snow level which was at A2320. Next we took A2400 over Sedge Ridge. We never saw a closed sign on those Roads/Trails.

In Tampico BSLM had to add some airing after his wheeling trip.

Next we headed up to BSLM’s land from Nasty Creek and out the other side near Cowiche Mill Road. There were a lot of elk grazing. We ran Cowiche Mill and came back out Nasty Creek.

This was a real fun trip even though I yelled “Dude, there’s a cliff” once as we were sideways in the snow.

Here are some photos of the Ahtanum Sign Trip:

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