Posted on

Photos: Exploring Rimrock 4×4 Trails

Exploring Rimrock 4×4 Trails
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

After camping for the Rimrock 4W608 work party the night of August 23rd, 2008, we explored on the way home to West Valley Yakima.

Here are some photos of the day:

Rimrock

Rimrock

Long Lake
Long Lake

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock
US12

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock
Jumpoff Lookout and Mount Rainier
Rimrock
Rimrock Lake
Rimrock
Jumpoff Lookout – National Historic Lookout
Jumpoff Lookout
Jumpoff Lookout
Jumpoff Lookout
Jumpoff Lookout

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Louie Way Gap
Looking across Louie Way Gap were 4W613 climbs up Strobach Mountain on Divide Ridge.

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

 



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: Rimrock Trail 4W608 Work Day

Rimrock Trail 4W608 Work Day
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

Rimrock’s 4W608 has many deep mud holes. Because of all the mud holes there are many by-passes. Some of the by-passes have mud holes so more and more by-passes are being made. The Forest Service needs volunteers to help fill the holes or the trail could be closed.

On August 23rd, 2008 member of the All Wheeler Off Road Club and Eastern Washington Off Road met up at the Lower 4W608 Trail Head to start work on the trail. The Forest Service had a trailer we could use to move rock. Waycrazy first had to repair the trailer before we could use it which he did a few weeks earlier. BSLM pulled the trailer to the trail with his Blazer. Waycrazy brought out a tractor to load the trailer.

Here are some photos of the day:

We set up base camp at the 4W608 Trail Head and FS571.

At first BSLM used his Blazer the pull the trailer on the trail and Waycrazy ran the tractor.
Rimrock

Rimrock

Here is the rock pile the Forest Service brought for 4W608.Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

There were some big rocks the tractor had problems lifting.Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

The trailer pushed the Blazer off the trail.Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

BSLM took over driving the tractor and I took over hauling the trailer. It was time for the Tweety Jeep to get a workout.Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Lunch break.Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Here is a heavy load for the Tweety Jeep.Rimrock

The load was so heavy it drug the Tweety Jeep back down a small hill climb I couldn’t top. Fish used his full size to pull the Tweety Jeep and the trailer to the next deep mud hole.

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

On my next and last load I broke an axle in the Tweety Jeep and had to winch up a hill.Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

Rimrock

This was a great time and for a great cause. Thank you to the people that came out to help.

After a days work we did not make a very big dent on what needs to be done. I was told another club will be adopting 4W608 and taking over working on the trail. I wish them good luck and thank them for taking on this big job.

Note:
Please do not spin your tires in the mud on the forest trails for fun. Spinning tires for fun is one of the ways the mud holes start and hold water. After the holes are started then others spin their tires trying to get out of the mud holes and the mud holes grow into mud bogs.
Tread Lightly!



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: EWOR Carnage Run at the Ahtanum State Forest

Carnage Run at the Ahtanum State Forest
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On June 7th, 2008 we started with two groups on this run. Three rigs started at the Cowiche Mill Road parking area at the end of the pavement and two rigs started at the Nasty Creek Corrals. Our group at Cowiche Mill Rd was Ceg, Colemancooler and Toyzuki.

We stopped on Cowiche Ridge for a short break from the bumping trail. Then moved on up the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. Close to the end of end of the trail, the trees were heavily frosted.

“Phantom 309” and “roller bear” were the ones who started at Nasty Creek. They were ahead of us and had a lot of down trees to cut to get through. Toyzuki had some fun driving through that area. A was little tight.

“roller bear” and “Phantom 309” were waiting for us at the Strobach Mountain vista. I was on my way across the clearing when I got a call on the CB from the guys in back. They stop for a deer and her baby to cross the trail in front of them.

Up at the Strobach Mountain Vista it was cold. Bubz got out of the Tweety Jeep wearing his jacket up-side-down.

Moving up 4W613 toward Dome Peak, the climb up to the Upper Meadow was slick. Since we kept sliding back down the hill with the Tweety Jeep, we decided to walk up to see how the trail around the corner was. It was about the same. My co-pilot “Wantawheel” wasn’t to sure he wanted up to go any farther.

We decided since we did see anyone behind us and could not get them on the CB, we would turn around. We came back down and had to winch Toyzuki up so the others could get by. Toyzuki had a ripped valve stem and needed to go back down to change tires. “Phantom 309” worked my winch to get Toyzuki turned around.

The group headed on up. We headed back down after Toyzuki changed his tire. On the way down we ran into BenW and JayW going up. We turn onto the Strobach Moutain 4×4 Trail and ran it down. We turned down Nasty Creek Road and headed toward Nasty Creek Corrals. We stop on the way down for a break.

Down near the Nasty Creek Corrals, we turned up Doe Pocket and ran it to Jackass Road. We turn up Jackass Road and hit snow right before the log decks and I got stuck. Toyzuki pulled me out and we were on our way.

After the log decks we hit more snow. The snow drifts were getting real deep and the off camber was getting bad. As Toyzuki was working his way through we went on to see how the trail was ahead. We stopped at a big drift where the trees opened up. We sure didn’t want to get stuck without some place to winch to. We stopped and looked across at 4W613 in the Dome Peak fire area. You could see Rimrock Lake from there.

We turned around and had a blasted hitting the snow drifts fast. My co-pilot didn’t like it, but my son Bubz egged me on. We found Toyzuki stuck. We winched Toyzuki out and started head back out. I got stuck in Toyzuki’s holes. Toyzuki pulled me out and then we head on down the mountain running Jackass road to the North Fork Ahtanum Road.

We stopped at the small Sno-park to use the restroom. I took photos of the Tweety Jeep after the Carnage Run. It came out without any damage this year.

This was a fun run thanks to the people who came.

Here are some photos of the EWOR Carnage Run at the Ahtanum State Forest:

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: EWOR Slab ORV Area 4×4 Run

Slab ORV Area 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

We meet up at the Slab around 11 am on Saturday December 8th, 2007. It was great to see so many Eastern Washington Off Road members come out.

We started off with a group photo but did not get everyone. A few more joined us during the day.

We headed on out and did not make it to far before Bobsracing broke his T-case in his K5 Blazer. He parked it and rode in another K5.

We first hit Flex Canyon. A few rigs in the group followed the Tweety Jeep through. BenW making Flex Canyon look easy. Lil sami came close to flopping over backwards climbing the wall. His hitch saved him.

Next we headed over to Power Pole Canyon. Two rigs didn’t make it that far. Blackdog’s Ranger broke a front hub and this Blazer (I can remember his name) got stuck. Fraidenburg winched Blackdog up the hill. Blackdog took his rig out to the parking area and then rode with BenW. Scumby winched the Blazer out.

Next we hit some of the climbs in the middle of the ORV area and then went on over to Roll Over Hill.

BenW wanted to climb the hard part of Roll Over Hill. I pointed where it was. BenW climbed the hill on a hard line but not the one I meant. I told him that was the wrong line. You should have seen the look on Blackdogs face. BenW then said show were it is because he wanted drive up it. The look on Blackdog’s face then was of someone getting the extra pucker factor. I drove over and show BenW where the line was. He climbed it and made it look easy until the top. His rig was searching for traction and did top the hill after a little hoping. I am not sure how Blackdog was doing.

No one else wanted to climb Roll Over Hill. We drove over to the next canyon and did those hill climbs. It got pretty cold quick so we headed on home.

This was a fun little run thanks to all that came out. I hope to see more of you come out for the Slab ORV Meet & Greet on February 16th, 2008.

Here are some photos of the Slab ORV Area 4×4 Run:

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab

The Slab



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures

Posted on

Photos: EWOR Easy Ahtanum Run

Easy Ahtanum Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run called by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On November 17th, 2007 we headed out for an easy run for 99 so she could get use to wheeling her XJ. It was also Test Dummy’s birthday and he wanted to wheel too. On this run we had three rigs, BenW, Test Dummy and 99 driving the Tweety Jeep.

We headed up Cowiche Mill Road and then headed up C1300. At the Y to Hatton Road we aired down. The roads up there are rough but we waited for the rain to slow down to air down.

We headed on up Hatton Road and then onto FS1302. It got foggy. We only ran into a few areas that had a little snow. Up towards Jumpoff Lookout it was very cold. We had a little snow mixed in the rain. We stopped at Jumpoff Lookout for a break.

We headed back down FS1302, then C1210 down to Reynolds Creek and back to Cowiche Mill Road. We turned off Cowiche Mill Road, ran C1000 over to Nasty Creek, then ran up Doe Pocket (C5001) and onto Jackass Road (A2300) on Foundation Ridge. It was not very fat before we started running in snow. The snow drifts started getting deep at the log decks and Test Dummy had to air down more to move.

99 enjoyed making new tracks in the snow as we moved up the ridge. The snow drifts were deeper farther up we went and it was hard to see where the trail was. We stopped at Blue Slide Lookout.

It was getting dark so we headed down 4W615 toward Blue Lake. Coming off the top of the ridge down the mountain was a blast with 99 driving. The trail was no where in sight. She had no idea what way to go so I was yelling, “go left, sharper, turn right, easy left, watch out for that tree” and so on. I am glad she listens good.

At Blue Lake on the upper trail above the lake the trail was off camber because of the snow. 99 slide off the trail sideways. I took over but could not get the XJ back up on the trail. BenW went for it and went sideways too. I dropped down to the lake and followed the shore and Test Dummy Followed. BenW started airing down more. After airing down more, BenW made it look easy going crossing that bad snow section above the lake.

99 took the driving back over and we headed out. She had to take a few runs at the Gate Keeper Hill. She finely made it up without hitting anything.

This was 99’s first time driving snow wheeling and she did very well. This run was a lot longer and a lot more miles than planned but I think it was worth it. 99 has a lead foot so we moved a long pretty good all day. She is now ready for Baja racing.

Thanks BenW and Test Dummy for coming and making this a fun run. 99 and I had a blast.

Here are some photos of the EWOR Easy Ahtanum Run:

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum
Jumpoff Lookout

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum

Ahtanum
Jackass Road Log Decks.

Ahtanum

Ahtanum
Jackass Road at Grey Rock Trail crossing.

Ahtanum

Ahtanum
Blue Slide Lookout

Ahtanum

Ahtanum
Blue Lake

Ahtanum



All Wheelers Off Road Club
Eastern Washington Off Road
Go Play Eastern Washington Adventures