Photos: EWOR Thanksgiving 4×4 Run at the Ahtanum State Forest

Thanksgiving Snow Run at the Ahtanum State Forest
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday November 27th, 2010 we met up in Tampico around 10 AM for the annual Thanksgiving 4×4 run. Most of the members aired down at the Tampico Church. Two rigs had to be off loaded down the South Fork Road at a member’s family’s place.
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Here on the South Fork Road we are grouping up for the run.
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Heading up the South Fork Ahtanum Creek Road.
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We stopped to let Foxracer’s dog out and others let more air out of their tires.
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Scout leads the way.
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Here we regroup as we turned onto the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail.
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Looking out Foxracer’s Rubicon back window.
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This hill climb slowed us up and gave Foxracer’s rig a workout.
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At the top of the hill at the Duel Climb Area.
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A few took turns at the climb.
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Foxracer made it up.

I had to walk up since my ride was on top. This is looking up from about half way up.
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Looking back down.
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Close to the top of the steepest section.
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Here I found Foxracer.
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We backed the Jeep up to go see how the others were doing.

Here is looking down at bottom of the Duel climbs.
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Here Nevada is winching up.
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My ride for the day.
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Nevada help winch some of the other rigs up.
Four rigs turned back.
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The five rigs headed on up the trail.
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The snow got real deep.
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Waycrazy, Havo, BlindPilot, Foxracer & Nevada.
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The trail was real fun in this next tight section.
A lot of snow was falling off the trees as we brushed the branches.
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Foxracer took a lot of runs at the Cultus Rim Climb but could not top it.
Waycrazy took a run at it. He decided to winch past an icy area. Foxracer loaned him a tree saver.
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The climb was just to slick so we decide since it was getting late just to turn around.
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We regrouped in an open area. A few played as we waited for everyone to come back down.

BlindPilot having deep snow fun.
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Once all the rigs were grouped up, we ran on down to the South Fork and Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail intersection.
This part of the trail was a lot of fun.
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Foxracer lost his mirror and stopped to try and find it.
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Foxracer had no luck finding the mirror. I guess we will find it in the spring if someone else doesn’t get to it first.
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We dropped on off the Rocky Climb and then headed out the South Fork Ahtanum Creek Road.

This was a fun snow run thanks to all that came.



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