On Sunday December 14th, 2014 Eastern Washington Adventures Members met up at Highland Quick Stop in Cowiche, Washington for the annual Sledding 4×4 run. On this run we had 3 Jeeps (1 JK, 1 TJ and a XJ) and a Toyota truck.
Around 10 AM after fueling up, we convoyed to the parking area at the end of the pavement of Cowiche Mill Road. We aired down and headed on up the gravel of Cowiche Mill Road into the Ahtanum State Forest. We turned up C-1000 and made our way up onto Cowiche Ridge. We took a break at what was our sledding hill on the first ever sledding run in 2006.
After the break we moved on up Cowiche Ridge and onto the Strobach Mountain 4×4 Trail. We took another break just pass the Hog Back on top of the rock climb. This section was a little hairy with the off camber and the snow on the rocks.
Next we headed up to the Strobach Mountain Vista for the view of Mount Rainier and Rimrock Lake. The view was great. The breeze made it a little cold.
We next headed back down and found a place in the trees to sled that was out of the wind and safe for the kids. This place we found worked out real well. We were there for awhile having fun talking and drinking coffee as the kids sled.
When the sun started to set, we headed back down the way we came. We aired up at the place we had aired down and then parted ways.
This was a very fun event thanks to all who came.
Here are some photos of the EWA Thanksgiving Christmas Tree 4×4 Run: