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Photos: Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet

Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance
Meet & Greet
at the Ahtanum State Forest

Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets.

On Friday August 12th 2016, Eastern Washington Adventures of Selah set up camp at Red Saddle Trailhead in the Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, Washington for the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet and DNR volunteer opportunity.

Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) is a non-profit volunteer organization in the State of Washington. Every dollar received goes towards making your off road experience in our great state better.

Saturday morning was the official day of the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet. Different clubs took groups out on the trails around the area. There were runs for Dirt-bikes, Side by Sides, ATVs, and 4×4 rigs. Some of the run were hard core and others just easy sightseeing drives in the mountains.

Eastern Washington Adventures hosted a 4×4 run across Divide Ridge East on 4W613. The run started at 10 AM from Red Saddle Trailhead and convoyed to Nasty Creek Corrals were people aired down their tires for a better ride. Next was the long dusty drive to Louie Way Gap where the 4W613 trail started. The trip headed southwest from Louie Way Gap to Blue Lake and then back down the Ahtanum North Fork back to Red Saddle Trailhead. There were a few stops to look off Divide Ridge down on Rimrock and across at Mount Rainier.

Back at Red Saddle Trailhead, WOHVA had a free dinner for the guest that started at 5 PM. Around 7 PM there was raffle. There were many donated items from many businesses and groups to be raffled off. Auburn Car Repair & Offroad donated a $1000 to WOHVA to help their cause.

This was one of the best ORV events I have attended in a long time. Many hope WOHVA will do it again in Eastern Washington.

For more information about Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance:
Web: www.wohva.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WOHVA.NW/

Here are some photos of the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet:

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

Eastern Washington Adventures
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.

Here are a few pictures of the Eastern Washington Adventures Thanksgiving Weekend:

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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: 2007 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean Up

Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean Up
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road & Laura Applegate (DNR Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator).

UPDATE: The part of the Blue Lake Trail we logged out has been closed due to Bull Trout in the area even though that part was not near any creek. You must use the new wide logging road the Ahtanum Irrigation District put in.

On Saturday July 28th we meet up at the Ahtanum Sno-park for the ORV trails clean-up we hosted with cooperation from the DNR.

We had 14 volunteers from Eastern Washington Off Road, mostly from the All Wheelers Off Road Club and 3 DNR employees helping on this clean-up.

After a briefing we split into groups and hit the trails. A few of us cleaned up the logging mess left on the Blue Lake 4×4 Trail in the Ahtanum Irrigation District section. We re-Green Dotted the trail. There were a few trees that had fallen across the first part of the trail that we moved. We had to add more Green Dot Markers because of all the skidder trails everywhere. People were going the wrong way.

Where the Blue Lake Trail merges onto 4W615 we reused two of the broken Green Dot markers and added one new one to show the way down toward the North Fork Road. At time point Fatboy and Laura heading off to clean-up Blue Lake. We headed back down the Ahtanum North Fork Road to go clean the trails on Whites Ridge.
As we came down the mountain we ran into some heavy traffic. Cows blocking the road.

We turned off the North Fork Ahtanum Road onto McLaine Canyon Road. That is where we started our Whites Ridge clean-up. We turned up the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail and ran it to the top. We stopped at the Mount Rainier View Point for lunch and then headed back down Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail. Near the Make-out Hill Trail, Hercules and Monster replaced a Green Dot Marker. On the way down we reburied a few of the old markers people had broken off.

We meet back at camp around 5 PM. Hoss took a load of trash to the dumpster in he Bronco while 99 cooked burgers for the volunteers. The volunteers that stayed for dinner were happy.

We had a lot of fun cleaning up the trails. The volunteers put in 9 hours each and this helps with funding. Thank you for all that could help.

Here are some photos of Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean Up:

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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

On Friday July 6th, 2007 we meet up at Tree Phones Camp Ground around sunset to set up camp.

Saturday morning three of us (Bobstar, Ceg and Test Dummy) from All Wheelers Off Road Club headed out on quads to “Do the Dew”. On the way up to Darland Mountain I stopped to take some photos of the view. We could see Mount St. Helens which we don’t get to see very often. You could see Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount Jefferson.

The next stop was at Blue Lake for a break and a photo. Then we ran 4W615 up to FS1020 and on down to 4W613. We stopped for photos at the top of 4W613 and then again at Strobach Springs. We stopped for a break at Louie Way Gap. We found the 4W613 sign was removed from the trail heading to Jumpoff. We did see new “no quads” and “no jeeps” signs nailed to a tree.

We turned around and headed back up 4W613, climbing the steepest part of the trail. At the top of that climb is a great place for a view of Rimrock with Mount Rainier in the back ground. You could see Jumpoff Lookout from there across Louie Way Gap. Looking off Divide Ridge, you could see Long Lake below Louie Way Gap. There were people down there. On up the trail after the off camber area we took another break. I took a few photos of Divide Ridge and Rimrock Lake.

Moving on down to the Grey Rock Trail intersection, I took a few more photos. At the top of the loose hill climb near the cattle guard I took a few more. We rode on back to Tree Phones and had dinner. We rested around the campfire with a few cold ones.

Sunday we had more All Wheelers Off Road Club members & Eastern Washington Off Road forum members come up for the all ORV part of the run. Around 10 AM, we headed up to Darland Mountain. We stopped on Darland Mountain for the great view. Next stop was Blue Lake.

At Blue Lake we split up into different groups. Our headed back to Tree Phones to pack for home by the way of North Fork Ahtanum Road, then crossed Whites Ridge on McLain Canyon Road, then up the Mid Fork Ahtanum Road to Tree Phones. On the way we stopped at Snow Cabin and then the North Fork Ahtanum Creek at McLain Canyon to cool down.

This was a real fun run and the weather was great.

Here are some photos of EWOR Do The Dew ORV Run:

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