Shoestring Run & Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Run called by Waycrazy of the All Wheelers Off Road Club
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay & Hank Graham / CegPics.com
On Saturday, August 11th, 2007, we met up the All Wheelers Off Road Club camp on FS1708-590. After Waycrazy fixed his CJ5 we headed out to FS1708 (Milk Creek) and then on up. FS1708 turned into 4W686 right around the corner from where we turned onto FS1708 because the land slides. We turn on FS589 to 4W685. 4W685 took us back onto 4W686. Near the end of 4W686 there we had a few routes we could take. All of them were steep, loose, and dusty. At the top we turned onto 4W694 and ran it to Funny Rocks. A few of the guys played on them.
After a little time there we back tracked 4W694 and ran it to 4W307 (Tripod Flat). We next turned on 4W308 (Shoestring). We stopped for lunch at Region 4 Meadows.
After a short time we were on our way. We crossed some small bridges and drove on tank tracks on the trail. We crossed a longer bridge and then came up to a Y in the trail. The trail to the right was 4W309 (String). At this intersection Scuba had to stop to fix his tie rod. As Scuba was fixing his XJ the Timber Tamers came by us on 4W309. After they past a CJ came up from behind us. There was two real nice guys named John and Dave Hopper. They knew us from the web site and decided to come a long with us.
We moved on up 4W308 (Shoestring) but didn’t get very far when Waycrazy broke his steering. After Waycrazy got his CJ drive able we get around the corner and Scuba’s front tire goes flat. Printthis came back down and aired Scuba’s tires up. Then we were on our way. At the top of the climb we turned onto 4W306 (Manastash Ridge) and ran it north a short distance then turned off onto 4W676 (Kaner Flat). We ran 4W676 (Kaner Flat) down and turn onto 4W617 (Lilly Pond). At the end of 4W617 was at FS1708-590. Our camp was just down the hill from there.
Thanks Waycrazy for wanting to have this run. Thanks to everyone that came and made it a fun run.
Here are some photos of EWOR Shoestring 4×4 Run & Camp Out: