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Photos: EWA 2017 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

Wagons East!
Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Adventures

The Historic Naches Pass Wagon Trail is one of the most poplar trails in the Northwest. We like to run this trail in the fall after the dust is gone and we do it in the opposite direction of the settlers for more of a challenge climbing the west end.

On Friday October 13th, 2017 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”. Since it was Friday the 13th and we were in the woods, we kept an eye out for Jason. The only excitement was is snowed on us earlier in the day and the night was very cold.

The morning of Saturday October 14th it was frozen out. Around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow off of NF19 to cross over to Pyramid Pass with 10 rigs. We ran into snow on FS19 road not to far from camp.  We air down as we turned onto FS1914 and ran in snow most of the way over to the west end of the of Naches Trail. On the West side we met up with one more rig at the end of the Naches Pass 4×4 Trail on FS70.

We air down to trail pressure and start the 4×4 part of the run.  The first climb was just muddy. We hit snow at the top of it. We stopped there to wait for the all the rigs to make the climb, then headed on to the first cross road and had lunch.

After lunch we headed on. Four of of us took the forest service roads around the next section and the rest made the snow covered climb. We met back up at FS7080 then headed on up to Government Meadows for a break. There some fed the birds. Next we took the short walk to see the Urich Cabin and the meadow.

After the break we headed on traveling east on the Naches Trail. The snow got deeper on the trail for aways.

At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail to skip the tight part near the east end. We parted ways with the guest and headed back to camp.

On Sunday we took a drive up to Raven Roost. The view up there were great. It was a prefect day to see Mount Rainier. You could see miles of burnt forest from the Norse Peak Fire.

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

Here are some photos of the 2017 Wagons East Naches Pass event:

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Photos: EWA 2016 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

2016 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Adventures

The Historic Naches Pass Wagon Trail is one of the most poplar trails in the Northwest. We like to run this trail in the fall after the dust is gone and we do it in the opposite direction of the settlers for more of a challenge climbing the west end.

On Friday September 30th, 2016 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”.

Saturday October 1st around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow off of NF19 to cross over to Pyramid Pass. On the West side a lot of others were there to wheel with us. We started up the Naches Pass Trail, and 4 more joined the group.

As always, the first section of trail took some time to top due to the steep climbs and rugged trail conditions.

We stopped at Government Meadows on Naches Pass 4×4 Trail to see the cabin.

The rest of the trail was just an easy drive other than having to watching out you did not fall off of one of the main bridges.

At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail and said our goodbyes to many that came along. We went back to camp and to eat dinner around the campfire.

This was a great day thanks to all who came and the people we met on the trail.

On Sunday we woke up to everything covered in frost. At 9 AM we did a run up to Ravens Roost. We ran the upper part of the Power-line Trail. The view was nice even though we did not get to see Mount Rainier. We did get to see Mountain Goats on a ridge across from us. One of the members had a camera with enough zoom to get some photo. My Galaxy 6 phone was not that good.

Here are some photos of the 2016 Wagons East Naches Pass event:

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Here is a video of this year’s Wagons East! Naches Pas 4×4 Run by Trenton Chapel AKA Hop-Along.


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Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

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Photos: EWA 2014 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

Wagons East!
Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report and photos by Amanda Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures.

The Historic Naches Pass Wagon Trail is one of the most poplar trails in the Northwest. We like to run this trail in the fall after the dust is gone and we do it in the opposite direction of the settlers for more of a challenge climbing the west end.

On Friday October 3rd, 2014 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”.

Saturday October 4th around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow off of NF19 to cross over to Pyramid Pass with 8 rigs. On the West side we met up with Ron and Foxracer at the end of the Naches Pass 4×4 Trail on FS70.

We took a hike down to see the cliff where the Longmire Party lowered their wagons down in October 1853. There we saw a sign telling about how far the Longmire party had come and how much farther they were going. If you looked close enough you could see the marks in the trees that were made by the people lowering the wagons. We then hiked back up to start the 4×4 part of the run.

As we worked our way east to the beginning of the trail we stopped to see the sights. We stopped at Government Meadows on Naches Pass 4×4 Trail. There we had a lunch break, and took the short walk to see the Government Meadows Cabin and the meadow. As Everyone was getting ready the children had fun feeding the birds as they flew above. We packed up and headed out again. As we got to one of the many bridges we cross, we had to do a miniature work party on it because there were broken boards and it was not passable at the time. As the day winded down so do the trip.

At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail to skip the newer tight part near the east end. We went back to camp and Ron and Foxracer headed back home to the west side. At camp we had a warm fire and a potluck. Everyone pitched in to make the day the best it could be.

On Sunday we took a drive up to Raven Roost. The view up there were great. Mount Rainier looked very close.

We headed back to camp with a stop at the Little Naches Fish Ladder. After we got back, we pack up for home.

This was a fun and exciting event. Thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the 2014 Wagons East Naches Pass event:

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Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

The Historic Naches Pass Wagon Trail is one of the most poplar trails in the Northwest. We like to run this trail in the fall after the dust is gone and we do it in the opposite direction of the settlers for more of a challenge climbing the west end.

On Friday October 11th, 2013 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”.

Saturday around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow on NF19 and then headed across Pyramid Pass with 6 rigs and met up with Mario at the end of the Naches Pass 4×4 Trail on FS70.

We took a hike down to see the cliff where the Longmire Party lowered their wagons down in October 1853. We hiked back up to start the 4×4 part of the run.

We stopped to see the sights along the way as we made our way East on the Naches Pass 4×4 Trail.

At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail to skip the newer tight part near the east end. We went back to camp and Mario headed back home to the west side.

On Sunday we took a drive up to Raven Roost. The view up there was great. We headed back to camp after that to pack up for home.

This was a real fun event thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the 2013 Wagons East Naches Pass event:

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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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