Sledding Backroads Snow Run

Sledding Backroads Snow Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Sunday December 9th, 2012 we met up at Highland Quick Stop in Cowiche Washington for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Sledding Run.

We convoyed to the parking area at the end of the pavement on Cowiche Mill Road and aired down.

We headed on up Cowiche Mill Road, up C-1000 and up Cowiche Ridge Road. The snow got deeper as we climbed Cowiche Ridge. Once up into some deeper snow, we stopped to do some sledding.

After awhile we headed on up Cowiche Ridge. Some of the hill climbs were very slick and some had some good size snow drifts making it a challenge for some.

At the last long hill climb Victor and the Jeep Unit Guys headed back down toward Cowiche. We moved on and headed up the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.

The Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail had some very deep snow on it that slowed us down a lot. A few got stuck before we got back off the trail.

It was getting close to dark so we headed out Nasty Creek Road toward Tampico. We aired back up at Nasty Creek Corrals and parted way there.

This was a fun run thanks to who came.

Here are some pictures I took of the 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures Sledding Run:

Breakfast at Highland Quick Stop.
Highland Quick Stop

The line up at Highland Quick Stop.
Highland Quick Stop

Highland Quick Stop

Victor used a friend’s rig.
Highland Quick Stop

Airing down at Cowiche Mill Road.
Ahtanum State Forest

Turning on C-1000.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Turning up Cowiche Ridge Road.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

We stopped to do some sledding.
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

Moving on up Cowiche Ridge to a very slick hill climb.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Regrouping on top of the hill climb.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

On top of the long hill climb.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Rigs trying to make the long climb. BlindPilot towing Fox17.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Heading onto the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Joker helping Craigen up the trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

TJ40 getting some help getting back onto the trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Joker breaking trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Leaving Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail.
Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest

Airing up at Nasty Creek Corrals.
Ahtanum State Forest

The end of another fun day at the Ahtanum State Forest.

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