Photos: Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures Divide Ridge 4W613 Run

Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures
Divide Ridge 4W613 Run

Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

I was asked to guide the Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures group across Divide Ridge on four wheel drive trail 613 at the Ahtanum State Forest and show them the sights.

Around 10 AM on Sunday July 26th, 2009 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park for the Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures Group Run across Divide Ridge on 4W613.

Greg Mackey from the Department of Natural Resources rode shotgun. My 5 year old son “Bubz” took the back seat.

We headed on the Ahtanum Mid Fork Rd. (A2000)

We stopped off for a look at Eagle Nest.
Across on the next ridge you could see where the Green Lake fire was a few weeks ago.
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Next we stopped on Darland Mountain (6981′) where we could see Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood a little.
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We headed down the North Fork Ahtanum Rd. and turn onto the Blue Lake Trail.

Blue Lake

We turn onto 4W615 and ran it to Blue Lake.

Blue Slide

Then we the climb 4W615 up to Blue Slide Lookout.

It looks like RollerBear wondering where he put his keys. LOL
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Next we ran FS1020 and then onto 4W613.
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We stopped at the 4W613 Lower Meadow so Greg could see the work the All Wheelers Off Road Club did there.
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Greg added a Grey Rock sticker to a Green Dot Marker.
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4W613 Lower Meadow

Here we are passing by the Dome Peak Trail.
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4W613 Upper Meadow

At the 4W613 Upper Meadow we took a lunch break.

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Strobach Mountain Vista

The next stop was at the Strobach Mountain Vista.

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zjsheller needs to come back and wheel after the snow falls.
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We will get Dirty-Toys out there too.
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We decided to skip the end of 4W613 to Louie Way Gay and just run the Strobach Mountain Trail down.

On down the Strobach Mountain Trail we stopped at C1000.
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Why is everyone looking like they are angry at me? Could it have been that last rock covered trail? LOL
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The kids and dogs looked to have a good time.
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JDavis took Cowiche Ridge down to save some time.

The rest of us ran C1000 down and onto A5000 to Nasty Creek Corals.
That is where we aired up and parted ways.

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



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