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Photos: EWOR Wenas Wildlife Area Quad/Bike Run

Wenas Wildlife Area Quad/Bike Run
Report by Clay Graham

On Sunday April 25th, 2010 members of the Eastern Washington Off Road forum met up at the Sheep Company entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a quad and dirt bike run. The group took a ride up on top of Umtanum Ridge and back down and around back to Sheep Company Road.

Here are some pictures of the day.

Jeepscum came and picked me up for the run.

We drove the few miles over to the LT and unloaded at Durr Road.

A few miles up Durr Road we took a break.

“1955 m38a1″ tried out Jeepscum’s quad.

After “1955 m38a1″ got back we headed up to the towers for the view.

Next stop was the Oasis where we saw signs of new illegal mudding.

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We headed back toward the parking area. We turned down Bell Tel Road and Jeepscum stopped to stand up a Green Dot marker.

I hung back to get some pics.

Test Dummy was behind me and getting beat up by the rocks in the road as we camp down the hill.

I waved Test Dummy by so I could get more picks without holding him up.

Here “1955 m38a1″ had to re-tie his extra gas down.

We stopped for another break near the bottom.

Video: http://www.facebook.com/v/1301923820771

On Durr Road heading back.

It was very dusty on Durr Road.

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



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Photos: 2010 AWORC Top Member Challenge

Spring Snow Run and 2010 Top Member Challenge at Ahtanum State Forest
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday April 17th, 2010 we meet up at the Nasty Creek Corrals to air down.

The convoy on top of the ridge.

We stopped to regroup after a snow covered hill climb.

On up the trail we found enough snow for our Top Member Challenge. The Top Member Challenge is a race up the mountain in the snow to an area picked by the director and judges. On this day the finish line was Jackass Road. Here they are lined up to race.

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Jeepscum, Havo, BlindPilot, HavoJr and Colemancooler.

And they’re off and wheelin’.

We followed a long beside the racers.

Jeepscum’s Co-pilot helped the 4 cylinder TJ along by oaring. LOL

Rollerbear was the judge. Here he is watching Colemancooler tailing the pack.

Jeepscum goes to pass and now falls back into the last position.

Video: http://www.facebook.com/v/1296862694246

After Jeepscum gets going he stopped a long the way to help HavoJr get unstuck. I moved on to make sure the front of the pack makes the turn toward Jackass Road.

Havo and BlindPilot battled it out the last stretch of the trail. At the very end BlindPilot took a wrong turn and Havo past him onto the finish.
Video: http://www.facebook.com/v/1295934551043

BlindPilot passing on the Trophy.

Time for lunch and BS about the race.

After lunch we headed on toward Ewe Neck. Rollerbear and I had some fun up front and then gave it over to BlindPilot.

Ewe Neck was drifted over to bad to continue safely.

We turned around.

Heading back.

Guido waved me by and I launch it into the ditch.

Guido pulled me out and we were on our way down Jackass Road.

We took the low road and found it was off camber climbing back out. My rig being locked only in the rear wanted to crab walk this part so I backed down to let the Pro take over. Rollerbear made it look easy.

Us waiting at the bottom.

On up the climb we stopped to let Rollerbear’s rig cool down.

Once we hit the North Fork pavement we headed on up the Mid Fork Road. We turned off on McLain Canyon Road.

Next we turn on Whites Ridge Loop. I stopped to let others break trail awhile so my rig could take a rest.

Turning up Whites Ridge Crest Trail.

Up on top I took the lead breaking trail again until I got stuck in this tree hole.

Test Dummy was behind me and found his track bar pretzelled.

Havo went around me.

Rollerbear pulled my XJ out backwards. As soon as he started pulling me, the front passenger door came opened since it wasn’t latched. My co-pilot had open it when I was hooking up the tow strap. I yelled over the CB but was not heard in time to stop the door from being drug into the tree and folded into the front fender. Test Dummy was able to get the door straight enough to shut. Here are some pics of the damage a little while later.

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Here is my Co-pilot that didn’t shut the door all the way.

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Test Dummy and Craigen.

On up at the next hill climb things got fun. Here is Havo parked between two trees.

It was getting late so we headed back down. Here I fell into a big ditch and got stuck.

Craigen pulled me out. TJ40 took the last two pics since I could not get out of my rig. Thank you guys for hooking me up.

Thank you to everyone for pulling me out throughout the day.
This was a great run thanks to all that came.

Here is the route we took on the run:



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Photos: EWOR Ahtanum Work Crew ORV Fun Run

Ahtanum Work Crew ORV Fun Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

Some of the people that helped at the 2008 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up wanted to go on a site seeing run on Sunday (July 27th, 2008).

We left the Sno-park around 11 am and headed up the Mid Fork road (A-2000) and onto the Whites Ridge Loop Trail (A-2600). Next we turned up the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail. We turned toward the North Fork Road on the McLaine Canyon Road (A-3300). On up the North Fork Road (A-3000). We turn off onto the Blue Lake Trail.

We stopped for a break at Blue Lake and then head up 4W615 to Blue Slide Lookout. We stopped for a view overlooking Blue Lake, then on up tp Blue Slide Lookout on FS1020.

After a break, we headed on back down 4W615, the Blue Lake Trail and then turned up the North Fork Road toward Darland Mountain.

We crossed Darland Mountain and headed down the Ahtanum Mid Fork (A-2000) and a few of us stopped at Eagle Nest. The rest of the group headed back to Sno-park to pack up camp.

This was a fun run thanks to all that went.

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Photos: 2008 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

10 AM Saturday July 26th, 2008, we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park to set up for the Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up we hosted with cooperation from the DNR. We had a big turn out. There were a lot of Eastern Washington Off Road and All Wheelers Off Road Club, some members of PNW4WDA, Lower Valley Canyon Crawlers, Jeeping Nomads, Peak Putters, Ridgerunners, Tuff Enuf Cascade Crawlers, Outlaws, Washington ATV Association and some other caring people. There were 58 volunteers total on the ORV Trails sign-in list.

The Ski Benders also had a clean-up the same day as we did. They took the North Fork Road to clean-up along with the Big Bowl. I am not sure what other Snowmobile areas they worked in.

My group (Ceg, 99, Monster, Bubz, Doc, Odo, Soggymountain and Mrs. Soggymountain) cleaned up the Whites Ridge trails. The first trail we ran was the Whites Ridge Loop trail starting at the bottom off the Mid Fork. We found a tire on Whites Ridge Loop Trail. We turned up the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail and ran up to Norm Check Point for lunch. After lunch we ran Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail to the end to start that trails clean-up for the top down. One section of the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail didn’t have much to pick up since the loggers widened the trail burying what could have been there. Another trail turned into a Hi-way. We ran Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail back down to Whites Ridge Loop, McLaine Canyon Road and on to the Ahtanum Mid Fork back down.

Back at base camp people started coming in with a lot of trash. We loaded up two trucks and took the trash to the dumpster.

We had a big Potluck BBQ after everyone was back at camp.

It was great to have so many caring people come out. Thank you to all that came to help and support this Ahtanum State Forest trails project.

Here are some photos of Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean Up:

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2008 Ahtanum Clean up highlighted in

Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off Road

January 2009 Issue

Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off Road
Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off Road Ahtanum Clean Up article.


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Photos: EWOR “Wild Winger!” Naches Pass 4×4 Run

“Wild Winger!” Naches Pass 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday July 19th, 2008, everyone met up at Lost Meadow off FS1906 for the annual summer Naches Pass 4×4 Run we call the “Wild Winger”.  Around 10:30 AM we hit the Naches Pass Trail (4W684) with three XJs, Two Toyota Trucks and a FJ40.

88sr5rollin1986 had a steering wheel problem before we got to FS1913. With the help of a few other, he got the steering wheel back on where it worked. At FS1913 88sr5rollin1986 took his rig back to camp because of the steering wheel problem. 88sr5rollin1986 and his Co-pilot got a ride in Scuba’s rig to see the rest of the trail.

We headed on crossing the trail bridges. “99” was afraid she was going to drive off them with her Tweety Jeep.

We stopped at the top of a hill climb so “Ron the Parts Guy” FJ40 could cool down. This is when 89 yota’s rig wouldn’t start. Oh what a feeling! Test Dummy helped 89 yota get his rig started and we were on our way.
We stopped at the top of the Naches Pass to get some pictures and then stopped for lunch at the Pacific crest trail crossing.

After lunch we headed on west down the Naches Pass Trail. At FS70, we took a break to hike down to see Naches Cliff, where the Pioneers had winch down their wagons.

Heading back over by NF70 to Pyramid Pass “Ron the Parts Guy” stopped to call his wife.

On FS1914 we jumped back on Naches Pass Trail to ran it back East. We went back to camp and ate dinner.

After dinner we took Scuba’s and my 99 XJ up Kaner (4W676) from the bottom. We ran it until we found a big mud hole Scuba could not make it through with both lockers on. Scuba finely gave up trying after I told him I wasn’t driving in that.

The next day Scuba headed home and we drove up to Ravens Roost. Up on top at Ravens Roost was a very nice view of Mt Rainier.

The Toyotas headed out for home. We head on down and decided to run Power Line. The part of Power Line we ran wasn’t bad. It beats running the road.

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

Here are some photos of the EWOR “Wild Winger!” Naches Pass 4×4 Run:

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