Photos: EWE Christmas Tree Snow Wheeling Trip

Christmas Tree Snow Wheeling Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions

Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com

Around 9:15 AM Saturday November 27 2021 we headed to Naches to meet up with the group. We dropped down to the Town of Naches and found Doc was not following. We turned around to go find him. He was broke down on top of the ridge. We did not hear him on the CB due to his short antenna. Doc lost his YJ’s rear driveline and broke his transfer case. He was able to drive it back to the EWE Club House. We piled into the other two rigs and headed back to Naches.

We met up with Dan & Don in Naches and then headed up to Little Naches. At Little Naches we ran the snow covered FS1906 to the end. We stopped to look for Christmas Trees and have lunch. The EWE Chuckwagon cooked Bratwurst and made hot cocoa. TJ40 cooked fries in his air fryer. It was a great lunch around the propane campfire. The boys found a nice Christmas Tree and loaded it up on the Alice Jeep. Most aired down during lunch.

Next we made our way up to Raven Roost for something to do. We did not stay long due to the view was short because of the clouds.

Down near Crow Creek we stopped to air up for home.

This was a lot of fun for most of us. I am sure Doc will have his YJ going in no time.

Here are some photos of the EWE Christmas Tree Snow Wheeling Trip:

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Photos: Thanksgiving Snow Wheeling Trip

Thanksgiving Snow Wheeling Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions

Called by Space Cowboy
Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.comOn Friday November 26 2021 we met up at Hank’s place in Tampico around 10 AM.

We aired down and head up the South Fork Ahtanum Creek Road. The road had mixed conditions of wet, snow, and ice. We drove to the end of the South Fork and onto the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail. Not far past the duel climb we had to turn around because a lot of trees fell across the trail. Turning around on the side of the hill was fun. Space Cowboy’s rig slid down over a stump and we had to pull it off sideways and then Dan slid sideways into another stump getting his JK stuck.

Once we had everyone turned around we headed back down running the Sedge Ridge 4×4 Trail to Red Saddle. At Red Saddle we stopped for lunch.

After lunch we continued on across Sedge Ridge heading toward Tampico. We saw two groups of Deer on the way.

Here are some photos of the EWE Thanksgiving Snow Wheeling Trip:

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Photos: EWE Saturday Jeep Ride

Saturday Jeep Ride
With the Eastern Washington Expeditions Staff

Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.comOn Saturday November 20 2021 we took a Jeep ride out to Tampico to pick up Alice Jeep’s 32″ spare at Hank’s place.

On the way we stopped and watch fog roll over Ahtanum Ridge into the Yakima Valley.

We picked up the spare in Tampico and then headed up the North Fork Ahtanum Road. The road had patches of snow and ice on the way to the end of pavement. We stopped to see a little deer walking close to the road. By the time I got the window down and the camera out the deer started walking off. We stopped at Red Saddle Trailhead to let Shelby our Black Lab out for a drive from the Mid Fork Ahtanum Creek.

On the way back out we stopped to get a Jeep photo with the Ahtanum State Forest sign. Back down close to Tampico we stopped to see a herd of elk eating grass out front of a house. We have seen them there many trips up to the Ahtanum.

Here are some photos of the Jeep trip:

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Photos: Beverly Dunes Camp Out

Beverly Dunes Camp Out (Part 2)
By Eastern Washington Expeditions

Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com

Part 1 – EWE Saddle Mountains Trip

On Saturday, November 6th 2021, more Liberty State Overland Club members showed up during our first trip out into the sand dunes. We found Sev and Sky Diver out in the dunes picking up trash. Foxracer showed up not long after.

The next trip out into the dunes I took Dwain with me in my rig to show him around. We watch the group play hard out in the sand.

Around dark we sit around the propane in the mess hall and real campfire outside.

Sunday after breakfast we headed back out in the sand dunes. Foxracer found a fun little hill climb challenge. Most made it up with little problem. Doc was last to go and got stuck on top.

We ran the race tracks, bowls and hill climbs. Most headed for camp to pack up. Odo took a turn hill climbing, berming and running the race tracks with Alice. He did pretty good and did not kill us.

We headed back to camp and packed up for home. The Graham Boys did a great job breakdown camp.

This was great time thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Beverly Dunes Camp Out (Part 2):

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Photos: Saddle Mountains Backroads Trip

Beverly Dunes Camp Out: Saddle Mountains Backroads Trip
By Eastern Washington Expeditions

Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com

On Thursday, November 4th 2021, the EWE Staff went to Beverly Dunes and set up camp for the annual “Beverly Dunes Camp Out”.

TJ40 showed up to camp Friday morning. After he off loaded and parked we sit around the propane campfire for awhile to see if anymore Liberty State Overland Club members showed up for the first trip.

Around 1 PM we headed out for Saddle Mountains with three Jeeps. We drove down through Mattawa and the up to the Saddle Mountains entrance and aired down.

We then worked our way to the top of the ridge. We first stopped at the Jump Point and then at Sentinel Mountain to get some photos looking down on Beverly Dunes.

Next we headed over to the west edge looking down on the Columbia River. We make two stops for photos. Then headed back down and around back to our camp at Beverly Dunes.

More Liberty State Overland Club members showed up to camp in the evening.

See Saturday’s Beverly Dunes

Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Saddle Mountains Trip:

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