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Photos: 99’s Yakima County Ridge Views Backroads Run

Yakima County Ridge Views Backroads Run
Run Called by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay / Eastern Washington Off Road

On July 4th, 2007, my wife (Nickname 99) wanted to go see some views from the top of some mountains since it was going to be hot in the Yakima Valley and it would be cooler up there. So we left Ceg Ranch around 10 AM with two rigs on this run. We topped our fuel tanks in Naches and headed west on Hwy12. At road FS1500 (Bethel Ridge Road) we turn off US12 and stopped to air down. The wash board was beating us up.

It was much smoother running 10 lbs. We headed up on top of Bethel Ridge to a view point near the Microwave tower. There were great views from there of Rimrock Lake, the Tieton Dam, Divide Ridge, Rimrock, Mount Adams, Goat Rocks and Mount Rainier.

Fatboy called to 911 about the fire that was down below us. We want to make sure someone knew about it in case it was not a controlled burn which it was.

Next we headed back over to FS1500 and head down to SR410. At SR410 we headed west a few miles to FS1702 (Rock Creek Rd). We took FS1702 to the end then hit 4W675. At FS1701-530 we went up to see the view from Bald Mountain Lookout. Here we turn around at 4W644. That is where the lookout tower used to stand.

Next we headed down FS1701-530 and then on down FS1701 to FS1712. We made our way toward Cleman Mountain Lookout. Once at the Fire Lookout Tower we were sadden to see what was left of the historical building. The cut it down. Fatboy told us he had seen the tower up a few years back and how someone was using it to watch a fire.

Next it was time to head on down the ridge toward SR410. We stopped at Mud Lake so the dogs could get cooled down. We decided to air up at Mud Lake since we were not to for from SR410 and that was the last shade on the trail. It was a very hot day.

After airing up we headed back to Ceg Ranch for a barbeque. A little after 9 PM we head to Yakima to watch the Independence Day fire words.

This was a real fun Independence Day. Special thanks to Fatboy for coming along.

Here are some photos of 99’s Yakima County Ridge Views Backroads Run:

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Rimrock Lake & Tieton Dam.

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Photos: EWOR Father’s Day Manastash 4×4 Run & Camp Out

Father’s Day Manastash 4×4 Run & Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Thursday June 14th, 2007 we headed up FS1701 to set up camp at the FS530 intersection for the Eastern Washington Off Road Father’s Day Weekend Camp-out & 4×4 Run on Manastash Ridge. Most of the All Wheelers Off Road Club came up on Friday afternoon to set up camp.

On Saturday we have more people from Eastern Washington Off Road show up to camp. We all pulled out together for the trail around 10 AM. We ran FS1701 to the end and then ran 4W694 up at Funny Rocks. At Funny Rocks some of the rigs stayed and play on the rock most of the day. The rest of us ran 4W694 and then down 4W307 to Tripod Flats for lunch.

After lunch we ran 4W307 down to Manastash Road FS3100 and then up to 4W311. We took 4W311 and it was a very tight fun trail. At the end of 4W311 (which was Riders Camp) we ran FS3100 and then back up 4W307. At the top of Manastash Ridge, we ran 4W694 back over to Funny Rocks for some to play. Then we took 4W695 to Moon Rocks and then down to FS1701 back to camp.

On Sunday most left for home. A few of us drove over the Raven Roost for the view but only found very cold clouds.

This was a very fun weekend thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Manastash Father’s Day 4×4 Run:

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