Photos: EWE Manastash Ridge 4×4 Trails Trip

Manastash Ridge 4×4 Trails Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
By Clay Graham / CegPics.com

10 AM Saturday, July 3rd 2021 we left the Eastern Washington Expeditions house with three Jeeps and a Jimmy. We convoyed to the end of Pavement on North Wenas Road and aired down. Matt was there waiting for us. One we were all aired down we headed up Audubon Road to Cascade Camp. We stopped to use the restroom and then headed up Hog Ranch Road.

A few miles up Hog Ranch Road I got a call over the CB that Steve’s Jimmy was over heating. I came back down and we waited for it to cool down. Not long we back on our way.

Up at FS1701 we headed up hill all the way to the end on top of Manastash Ridge. We took a break there at the beginning of 4W694. We took 4W694 west. We made a stop at the Manastash Lake viewpoint and then continued on to Funny Rocks. We stopped at Funny Rocks for a few minutes to take a few photos of all the rigs that were there. There was a lot.

Next we headed on 4W695 across the top of Moon Rocks that also have a lot of people and rigs there. On down the trail we had a water crossing. The ruts going down to the creek were to deep to drive down so we had to straddle them and then drop into the water. The other side was fun getting up out of the ruts with our small tire rigs. The last part of 4W695 was steep down hill on rolling rocks. At the bottom we were back on FS1701.

We ran FS1701 down. A few miles from the bottom four of our rigs turned off onto FS1714 and Matt headed on down to SR410.

We FS1714 onto Wenas DNR Managed Land and took What Road out to Maloy Rd. We aired back up where we had aired down six and a half hours earlier.

This was a great trip thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Manastash Ridge 4×4 Trails Trip:

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Photos: EWE Mount Rainier Road Trip

Mount Rainier Road Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com

We were looking to put some miles on the new 3.8L JKU engine so we could do the first oil change before we do the WABDR 1-3. It was very hot so we decided to head to the mountains.

Around 2 PM Monday, June 28th 2021, Doc, Shelby, and I took the Eastern Washington Expeditions JKU up to Mount Rainier National Park and back. We took Chinook Pass up, took Cayuse Pass to US12, and took White Pass back home.

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Mount Rainier Road Trip:

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Photos: EWE Naneum 4×4 Base Camp Trip (Part 2 Colockum Wildlife Area)

Naneum 4×4 Base Camp Trip
Part 2 – Colockum Wildlife Area

Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com

On Sunday, June 20th 2021,  we had Steve show up with his CJ3B. The Eastern Washington Expeditions group headed out from camp at the Naneum Ridge State Forest to go run the trails in the Colockum Wildlife Area after breakfast from the EWE Chuckwagon.

We drove up Coleman Road, east onto Swift Creek Road, east on Naneum Ridge Road and stopped for a break close to Colockum Road.

After the break we took Colockum Road north, West on North Fork Road, South on Tarpiscan Road, east on Brewton Road, continuing east on Tekison Creek Road to the locked gate that lets you into West Bar. We had one stop along the way so the dogs could get a drink of cold water. Lucky we did since they did not get to go into the Columbia River as planned. From Colockum Road it took two hours driving on rocks to find the road to West Bar had a locked gate during the open season. Others have gone around the locked gate, but I am not the one to drive in closed areas even when they are supposed to be open.

We headed back a different way to see different things. We headed up Little Brushy Road. That road had some powder dirt on it but it beat those rocks. Not to far to up Little Brushy Road, Steve’s CJ3B stopped running. One of the wires had melted. After a couple of hours working on it, we decided it was time to tow it back to camp. Charlie towed the CJ3B about 24 miles up and down hills back to camp with his ZJ. We saw a lot of deer and a few elk on the way.

We winched the CJ3B onto my trailer to get it back home. Heading home we had to stop in Kittitas and fuel up 4 rigs. It was a late night the time we got home in Selah.

See Part 1 – Naneum Ridge State Forest Click Here

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Ahtanum State Forest 4×4 Trip:

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Photos: EWE Naneum 4×4 Base Camp Trip (Part 1 Naneum Ridge State Forest)

Naneum 4×4 Base Camp Trip
Part 1 – Naneum Ridge State Forest

Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com

On Thursday, June 19th 2021, Eastern Washington Expeditions headed up to the Naneum Ridge State Forest to set up for the weekend. Friday two more members showed up.

Saturday we had a good breakfast for the EWE Chuckwagon. At 10 A< we headed out to do the Naneum State Forest backroads trip. We took Dawson Canyon up, headed west on Boulder Road, over the Naneum Creek, around the High Creek Loop, back over the Naneum Creek, up Naneum Creek to Naneum Basin for a break. Shelby our Black Lab enjoyed playing in the creek.

Next we down Naneum Creek, turned up Swift Creek Road, turn up toward Wenatchee Mountain, and ran Naneum Ridge northwest until the snow drifts stopped us. We may have been able to go father over the snow, but we did not want to press our luck. We turn around and stopped at a view point for a break.

After the break we back tracked to Swift Creek Road, headed east on Swift Creek Road, turned down Coleman Creek Road and stopped from lunch at the creek.

Next we headed on down Coleman Road, turned up East Fork Road and run it to End Of Green Dot. We turned around and headed down, turned on Rue Road, turned on Tyee Road, down Cooke Canyon Road, up Coleman Road, and up Dawson Canyon to camp.

Back at camp we had a great meal from the EWE Chuckwagon.

See Part 2 – Colockum Wildlife Area Click Here!

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Ahtanum State Forest 4×4 Trip:

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See Part 2 – Colockum Wildlife Area Click Here!

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