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Photos: Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp-out at Ahtanum State Forest

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp-out
at Ahtanum State Forest
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures – A division of Eastern Washington Adventures.

On Friday evening August 8th 2014, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 met up at Ahtanum Meadows in the Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, Washington for a weekend Scout Camp-out and DNR volunteer opportunity.

Saturday the Cub Scouts started off with raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Breakfast was next and then the trip around the Darland Mountain Loop to sight see and pick up trash.

The Darland Mountain Loop trip took the Cub Scouts through Ahtanum Campground, Tree Phones Campground, Eagle Nest Vista, Darland Mountain, Blue Lake, Snow Cabin Campground and back to Ahtanum Meadows. The highlights were the cliff at Eagle Nest Visit, the view of Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, the Goat Rocks, and the Yakima Valley from Darland Mountain and the 4×4 Trail to Blue Lake.

Back at camp the Cub Scouts built a campfire to cook their dinners in. Each person made their own tinfoil dinner and the leaders placed them in the hot coals to cook. The Cub Scouts had a corn shucking contest for fun and did skits as dinner cooked. After dinner the Cub Scouts made smores then headed off the sleep in their tents and campers.

Sunday morning the Cub Scouts started off with the flag ceremony and a reading from the Holy Bible. Next there was a pancake breakfast made by the Scout Leaders.

After breakfast most broke down there camps. A few took another trip around the Darland Mountain Loop.

It was a very fun Cub Scout Camp Out.

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Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Ahtanum Camp-out.

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

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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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Photos: Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures Divide Ridge 4W613 Run

Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures
Divide Ridge 4W613 Run

Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
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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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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Photos: EWOR Do The Dew ORV Run

Do The Dew ORV Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

We held this year’s “Do the Dew!” Run on July 4th, 2009. I was not able to ride my quad because of my bad back hurt too much.

Here are the pictures I did get a long with a few on the run we went on.

The quad and bike riders getting ready at Tree Phones.

And the 10 riders are off to “Do the Dew!”

We decided to head down to the store to get some thing to help our sick 3 year old son.
On the way back we went up the Ahtanum South Fork Road.

We found Hercules’ (one of our members) horses were out running down the road.
We stopped and helped his sister get the horses back home.

Once we got up on Sedge Ridge we added Green Dots to the 6 new markers we had place on the last trail work party.

We took the Sedge Ridge Crest Trail back down to see if any other repairs were needed.
We headed back to Tree Phones to eat lunch and to get Luna for the next run.

This next run was from Tree Phones to Jackass Road @ the Gray Rock Trail and then back.

We had to time it to see how long it takes to get there since we are doing an aid station for the 50 K runners on July 11th, 2009.

We headed up the Mid Fork Road up onto Darland Mountain.
The views were not bad for how hazy it was.

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We dropped off of Darland Mountain and ran into a big snow drift on the North Fork Road.
It was fun crossing the big drift.

Next we headed up the Blue Lake Trail.

Up passed Blue Lake I waited for Luna to climb the hill with her quad.

Here is a picture of Mt. Adams from there.

We got up on FS1020 and ran it onto Jackass Road to the Gray Rock Trail crossing.
It took 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there from Tree Phones by the way of Darland Mountain.

We back tracked pass Blue Lake. We did not want to stop there because of the swarms of mosquitoes.

We stopped for a break down the trail before the North Fork Ahtanum Road.

We ran the North Fork Ahtanum Road down to the Whites Ridge Cross-over trail and back to Tree Phones on the Mid Fork Road.

After dinner we headed back down the Mid Fork Road, up A-2400, A2420, A1490 and then down A1200 (Boulder Trail) to the view point over Tampico.

This is where we watched the firework shows in the valleys below.

The big fire work shows look small from there but it was a lot of fun for the family.
After the show we went back to Tree Phones to sleep.

The next morning (Sunday) we just could not take the mosquitoes anymore.
The mosquitoes were worse than I have even seen them.

The mosquito repellent products did not stop them from eating us up.
We threw everything in the XJ and camper and headed down to the Ahtanum Sno-park to cook breakfast.

It was hotter there but we did not get one mosquito bite there.

This was a great weekend thanks to the people who came.



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Photos: EWOR Ahtanum Halloween Run and Costume Party

Ahtanum Halloween Run and Costume Party
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday October 25th, 2008 we met up at the Tampico Church for the All Wheelers Off Road Club Halloween run.

The Ahtanum State Forest has a new sign.

Airing down at the Ahtanum Sno-park

Red Saddle turning onto the Sedge Ridge Crest Trail (A-1400)

At the Rocky Climb Test Dummy and Tiny showed up.

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Moving on up the trail.

Test Dummy’s fuel pump was having problems so he headed back home and Tiny followed him out.

Here we regrouped. Fatboy’s rig is hidden.

Fatboy showing us how he got carnage from one of the snow runs.

One of our missions on this run was to move the down tree off the trail.

Fatboy ran the saw and the rest of us moved the debris from the trail.

Moving up the trail we found a down Green Dot marker.

We put the convicts to work putting the marker back up. LOL

The next stop was the Cultus Hole Vista.

Next we headed for Darland Mountain.

Crawl Mama taking a look at Mt. St Helens.

The next we ran the Blue Lake trail and picked up some trash.
We stopped at Blue Lake for a break.

On up at Blue Slide Lookout we found a wolf hanging around the shelter.

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We did one more stop on Jackass Road.

We headed on down to Tampico and aired up.
Next we headed to Ceg’s Shop for the Halloween Party.

ScottD was looking hot. LOL

Mickey and Minnie came with their fan club.

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The little guys having fun.

Tiny finely got a date. LOL

This was a very fun time thanks to the people who came.

I also want to say thank you to all that helped on our adopted trails and that help make the party a success.



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