EWA New Year’s Day Colockum Snow Wheeling Run

New Year’s Colockum Snow Wheeling Run
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Tuesday January 1st, 2013 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Curley’s II in Kittitas Washington for the News Years Colockum 4×4 Snow Wheeling Run.

We convoyed to Colockum Road and aired down. Some head problem getting to the air down area.

We moved on up Colockum Road and climbed out of the fog. The weather was very nice on top of the ridge. We regrouped and moved on. The group got a little spread out with a lot getting stuck. The snow was powder and did not pack very good. I followed tracks that were already there. The ruts were deeper than my tires could reach so I just kept up my momentum until I hit some deep power. Kyle worked hard to pull me out and also got stuck in the powder snow. We stuck on the road as another group came up. We waved them around us but I guess the guy in the CJ7 with tall tires thought it would be funner to drive off the tracks and around us. It did not work well for him. That group turn around and headed back down as we moved on up the trail with Kyle and Craigen’s TJs in the lead.

At the power lines all the tracks turned off Colockum Road. We could not push on up the road because the powder snow would not pack. We turned around to go fine the rest of the group. We everyone was together again, we headed down to the bottom to add enough air to get back to Kittitas.

Once back in Kittitas we stopped in at 4WheelingPlus.com to air up for highway driving.

After everyone was aired up, a few of us headed over to Curley’s II for dinner and a Get Together. Our sponsor JustDifferentials.com sent some stuff to give away to the people who came. What a nice bonus to a fun day. Thank you JustDifferentials.com.

Below are the pictures of our New Year’s Colockum Snow Wheeling Adventure:

The line up in Kittitas to convoy to Colockum Road.
Kittitas

On Colockum Road.
Colockum

Airing down.
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Colockum

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Regrouping as we topped the ridge out of the fog.
Colockum

Colockum

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Moving on up Colockum Pass.
Colockum

I found soft powder snow and got stuck. Kyle hooked up to pull me out.
Colockum

My rig wasn’t coming out so Kyle tried to go around my JK and sunk his TJ.
Colockum

Colockum

Craigen gave Kyle a pull out.
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Colockum

You can see my ruts that were made from the number of times Kyle pulled my JK.
Colockum

Kyle had a hard time getting back on the trail due to the soft powder pulling his TJ in.
Colockum

After a lot of work, Kyle got my JK pulled out and we were ready to move on.
Colockum

Kyle and Craigen took turned at the lead.

At this point all the tracks in the snow all went off Colockum Road. We tried to continue following the road but could not stay on top of the power snow. Here is Craigen stuck.
Colockum

Kyle pulled Craigen’s TJ out.
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We turned around and headed back to find the rest of the group.
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We found TJ40 coming up the trail.
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Colockum

I got stuck again and TJ40 had to come take pictures. Here is TJ40 stuck in the same place. LOL
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Everyone turn around to head back down toward Kittitas.
Colockum

Airing up enough to make it to 4WheelingPlus.com to air up for the highway.
Colockum

At 4WheelingPlus.com airing all the way up. Thanks for the air Ron!
4WheelingPlus.com

A few of us went Curley’s II in Kittitas for a Get Together.
Curley's II

We gave out promotional items from our sponsor JustDifferentials.com
JustDifferentials.com
Photo by Ron The Parts Guy

JustDifferentials.com
Photo by Ron The Parts Guy

JustDifferentials.com
Photo by Ron The Parts Guy

Curley's II
Photo by Ron The Parts Guy

This was a very fun event.

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Photojournalist at Selah Sausage / Eastern Washington Tourism - Our mission is to help communities on the east side of the Cascades in Washington State by promoting responsible outdoor recreation, promoting tourism, and community involvement.
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