Ahtanum 4×4 Snow Run
Story by Clay Graham – Eastern Washington Off Road
On Sunday January 9th, 2011 Eastern Washington Adventures had a run up Doe Pocket at the Ahtanum State Forest. The drivers on this run from All Wheelers Off Road Club were Jeepscum in his TJ, Foxracer in his Rubicon, TJ40 in his TJ, Colemancooler in his Toyota, TheMiddleKidin his Flatty and BlindPilot in his TJ. Jeepscum was the Trail Boss. I rode with BlindPilot. We started the run around 10 AM from the Tampico Church. We ran the North Fork Ahtanum Road to the Nasty Creek Corrals and aired down. We ran the Doe Pocket Trail up the ridge. Some of the Insanityfab guys where running the same trail. We wheeled some with them. At the steep double climb TheMiddleKid has some trouble getting up the hill. Colemancooler and TheMiddleKid turned around for home. The four TJs kept going until the powder snow got real deep.
This was a great run with good people. Here are the pictures I took:
Here we are meeting up at the Tampico Church.
Heading up the North Fork Ahtanum Road.
Turning on Nasty Creek Road.
Nice brake. lol
Moving up Doe Pocket Trail.
The Insanityfab group.
TheMiddleKid could not top the hill climb.
Up on top it became a TJ convention.
The kids played for a little while.
Moving up the next small climb.
The Insanityfab guys had past up when TheMiddleKid was turning around. We caught up with them again.
The powder snow got deep fast. Stuck fest for a lot of the rigs.
The IROKs pull through.
Little BlindPilots sleeping.
All Wheelers line up.
Jeepscum was just a little stuck.
TJ40 asking Scout for directions.
Scout was no help. lol
TJ40 having fun.
TJ40 and son.
Foxracer coming to pull BlindPilot’s TJ out.
Jeepscum sliding off the mountain.
Airing up at Nasty Creek Corrals.
What a great time.