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Photos: EWOR Christmas Tree Backroads Run

Christmas Tree Backroads Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday December 5th, 2009 Eastern Washington Off Road members met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware in Naches. We had 10 rigs on this run. Demontang was our Trail Boss.

We headed west on Hwy-12 toward Rimrock.

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We turned off onto Tieton Road / FS1200.
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Then onto FS1000.
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We pulled over not far past Grey Creek Campground to walk out into the forest to find some Christmas trees.
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A lot of people found their trees in this area.
4wheelingplus got their tree and had to get back to town.
We moved on to the next place.

We pulled over at Bear Creek to find more Christmas trees.
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Don found a good sledding hill and we broke out the sleds.
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Waycrazy and Havo had to head back home.
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On my Suburban you can see the tree 99 found and cut it down for the club.
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Here is Odo helping BlindPilot get going.
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Here Don goes again. I think he had the most fun.
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Demontang left for home and we moved up the road.
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Here we are at Conrad Meadows.
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Heading back home after a fun day.
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The Eastern Washington Off Road Christmas tree after 99 added the decorations.
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This was a very fun event thanks to all that came.

Merry Christmas to all!



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Photos: EWOR Pine Mountain New Year 4×4 Snow Run

Pine Mountain New Year 4×4 Snow Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Thursday January 1st, 2009 we meet up in Tampico for our New Years Run.
This year again BSLM let us come up to his private land on Pine Mountain at the Ahtanum State Forest.

We aired down at Nasty Creek Corrals.

With Roger in the lead with BSLM as co-pilot.

We were not far onto the private land when Roger had to air down even more to get through.

This picture was taken right before I got stuck in Roger’s holes.

Test Dummy pulled my XJ out and got in front of me since his XJ is locked on both ends and taller off the ground.

We had to wait for Roger to plow through the snow drifts.

Test Dummy got stuck in one of the deep drifts and had to winch out.

I made it through with speed. Tiny got stuck in it.

Test Dummy got stuck in the next drift. Roger came back to see.

After talking with BSLM, Test Dummy aired down to 2 psi.

The Tampico boys dug Tiny’s XJ out.

I think Test Dummy was able to drive out. He came back to pull my XJ through.

Then he pulled Tiny’s XJ through the same area.

Regrouping and playing around.

Tiny letting more air out.

Moving up the trail.

The next stop was at BSLM’s cabin.

On the trail again.

Hercules drove off the trail.

Nevada pulled him through the deep snow.

Moving again.

Hercules having a hard time making it up the climb. Trying it backwards.

Some of us that were up the hill circled back down to the group so we could go on a recovery mission.

We regrouped and headed down the mountain.
A lady’s car was stuck some where down there.

Waiting on the others to make the last hill climb up.

We made it down to the car.

We got the car out and were on our way back up the mountain.

Nevada wondering how Ron (4wheelingplus.com) got into my XJ since he didn’t fit in there well.

Nevada towing TJ40’s rig up the hill.

Regrouping.

The next area was a lot of fun.
I came very close to smacking a few trees with my 99 XJ as I crab walked along the hill side.
I could not make the turn up the hill so I had to spin the rear down hill so I could hit the climb straight on.
That work well. Will a few runs and RPMs we made it up. Here’s Roger on the top.

The rest of the group took another route to the top.

Blind-Pilot having fun.

TJ40 winching up.

Regrouping again.

As you can see, Ron (4wheelingplus.com) does not fit to well in my XJ.

Heading out.

This was another great New Years Run thanks to all that came.



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Photos: EWOR Newbie 4×4 Snow Run at Ahtanum State Forest

Newbie 4×4 Snow Run at Ahtanum State Forest
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday December 27th, 2008 we meet up at the Cowiche Mill DNR parking area.
On the way there I had to stop to take pictures of this dog playing with a squirrel.

Once we were all at the meeting area, we headed up Cowiche Mill Road.
A little past the end of the county road I had to air down more.

On up the road we regrouped just past the first Green on the right (road to Hatton Rd)
making sure no one went up it since there were tire tracks coming down it.

We made new tracks from there.

On up past Reynolds Creek we saw a big herd of elk crossing the road.
I only got one picture because my camera we messing up.

At the next Green Dot road we took a right toward Jumpoff Tower.
We had to stop and air the Tweety Jeep tires down.
99 has a lead foot and she had problems with the last hill climb.

Fish had to turn around and go home for some reason.

We headed on. It was hard to see where the trail was.

The snow drifts got real deep. We moved to the side to let Nevada lead since his truck had tall tires.

Nevada working it.

Roller bear’s turn.

Blind Pilot

Scuba

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This is where we lost the trail and had to turn around to go back down.

Back down the trail regrouping.

Next we turn up the next Green Dot Road toward Hatton Road.

Here is where we turned onto Hatton Road and headed toward FS1302.

On Hatton Road the drifts got deep in spots.

We stopped in the trees where the snow was not so deep so we could take a break.

On up past the old cabin, I was pushing too much snow to go.
Nevada had to take the lead again.

We let Nevada get up to the top of the hill before going.
We got some speed since I was still pushing snow with my low rider XJ. 99 kept up with me.

Nevada pushing on.

This snow drift was deep.

Once on top the weather got real bad. So we decide to turn around.

Well we had to play some first.

Scuba pressed his luck in the deep snow drift.

Nevada gave Scuba a pull.

We had fun up on top and now it was time to head out.

Here we are dropping down toward Cowiche Mill Road.
We are waiting for the rest of the group. I thing Roller Bear was stuck.

Regrouping on Cowiche Mill Road.

We headed on out toward home.
This was a very fun run thanks to all the came.



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Photos: EWOR Thanksgiving 4×4 Run at Ahtanum State Forest

Thanksgiving 4×4 Run at Ahtanum State Forest
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday November 29th, 2008 we meet up at the Tampico Church about 10 AM for our annual Thanksgiving Run.

Here are the run pictures from our group.

We ran South Fork Ahtanum Road We stopped to air down once we left the pavement.

On up South Fork Ahtanum Road we stopped to regroup.

As we turned onto the Sedge Ridge Crest Trail we got a call saying 4wheelingplus.com’s K5 Blazer’s fuel pump went out.

Colemancooler had an electric fuel pump and let 4wheelingplus.com use it. We were back on our way.

The first hill climb had slick mud on it so a few rigs had to take a few runs at it.

We stopped to regroup on top.

We stopped at the bottom of the Cultus Hole Rim Climb. I took a walk to get pictures of the rigs on the run.

Ceg’s

99’s

4wheelingplus.com’s

Foxracer’s

Crawl Dad’s

Guedo’s

Havo’s

TJ40’s

Nevada’s

Colemancooler’s

Roll-Over’s

Tiny’s

Hercules’

Scuba’s

Fatboy’s

The Cultus Hole Rim Climb was icy. Both my XJs walked up it with ease.
This is up on the Cultus Hole Rim.

A few rigs had problems getting to the top.
Some of the rigs that made it up went back down to winch or tow the others.

The kids had fun playing in the snow.

99 glad her Jeep did good so far.

Scuba getting ready to move up the trail.

The next stop was the Cultus Hole Vista.

Five rigs out of our group had to get headed home.
The rest of us headed to Darland Mountain.

We went on to Blue Lake. It was frozen.

The climb on up to Blue Slide Lookout was very slick and a lot of fun.
Once on top we ran Jackass Road down to the Doe Pocket Trail.
Down at Nasty Creek Corals three more rigs turned off for home.
The rest of us headed up Nasty Creek Road then up on top of Cowiche Ridge.
We took C-1000 down to Cowiche Mill Road and on out towards our homes.

This was another fun Thanksgiving 12 hour run.

A big thanks goes out to all the people that came and helping get all the rigs through the run and back home. Great team work!



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Photos: EWOR Divide Ridge Trails Maintenance

Divide Ridge Trails Maintenance
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Sunday November 2nd, 2008 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park.
We aired down and headed up the North Fork Ahtanum Road and onto the Blue Lake trail.

We stopped for a short break at Blue Lake.

Jeepscum showed up with a group of quads.

Next we headed on up toward Blue Slide Lookout to block off an illegal trail off 4W615.

We block the top off first.

Then we went back down to block the bottom of the illegal trail.

Next we headed down FS1020 to replace the Short & Dirty trail marker.

We headed on toward 4W613 to add some “No Vehicle” markers at the Lower Meadow.

We regrouped before heading down 4W613.

As we passed Strobach Springs we saw ( the sign was removed for maintenance )

Punisher going through the “Truck Cruncher”.

We found a new fun obstacle on 4W613.

Here we are at the 4W613 Lower Meadow.

The first “No Vehicle” marker we put off the Gray Rock Trail.

We added two “No Vehicle” markers along 4W613.

The next stop was at the Dome Peak Trail Head to put a 4W613 marker back up.

Moving on down the trail.

At the 4W613 Upper Meadow we had to fix two Green Dot Markers.

The first one we just stood back up. It will need to be cut off and reburied next spring.

The next marker was broke all the way off so we put it back in the ground.

We stopped at the Strobach Mountain Vista but could not see more than 100 foot off the mountain.

We headed out using the Strobach Mountain Trail and on down Cowiche Ridge to Cowiche Mill Road.

This was a fun run thanks to the people who came. I want to thank Waycrazy, BlindPilot, 4wheelingplus.com, PUO, Punisher, Crawl Dad, Guido and all the guest for the help.



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