EWA Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run

Eastern Washington Adventures
Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday November 24th, 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Tampico Church for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run.

Around 10 AM we convoyed up the South Fork Ahtanum and found a place to pull off to air down. Next we ran the South Fork Road all the way to the end and onto the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. As we climbed the snow got deeper. The hill just before the Duel Climb stopped us. A few tried but could not make it up. As we watched, the Quad Squad came up behind us. They found the snow was also to powdery for them to get though. We all turned around and headed down to the Ahtanum Winter Rec Trailhead (AKA Sno-park).

Next our group headed up Jackass Road. Just before Ewe Neck we found some of our club members were up having a family day sledding. We stopped to talk with them awhile then headed on. The snow was deep in the Ewe Neck area. We made it up to the log decks to find big drifts. It was getting late for the other trails we wanted to run, so we turned around. We stopped to see sledders as we headed back down the mountain toward Nasty Creek Corrals.

At Nasty Creek Corrals TJ40 and BlindPilot aired up for home. The rest of us headed on up Nasty Creek Road and came out on Cowiche Mill Road. We aired up and headed out. We all stopped at the Highland Quick Stop before heading down to US12.
Here are some pictures I took of our day:

Meeting up at the Tampico Church.
Left to Right: Rangerat, TJ40, Foxracer, BlindPilot, AlwayswrenchN, Ceg
Tampico Washington

Airing down on the South Fork A-1000.
Ahtanum State Forest

At the end of the South Fork Road coming onto Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Down from the Duel Climb.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

The Quad Squad.
Ahtanum State Forest

The snow is deep and soft!
Ahtanum State Forest

I got stuck turning around.
Ahtanum State Forest

Rangerat gave me a pull.
Ahtanum State Forest

TJ40 got stuck turning around too. EWA Thanksgiving 4×4 Snow Run 3
Ahtanum State Forest

I got to pull TJ40 out.
Ahtanum State Forest

Down at the Ahtanum Winter Rec Trailhead letting people use the outhouse.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Up on Jackass Road near Ewe Neck stopped where some of members were up sledding with their families.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Moving on through Ewe Neck.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

At the Log Decks TJ40 stuck in a snow drift.
Ahtanum State Forest

Back at the sledders camp.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Down at the Cowiche Mill Road Parking Area.
Ahtanum State Forest

It was a fun day in the snow thanks to who came.

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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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