EWE Bethel Ridge 4X4 Overland Trip
Bethel Ridge 4×4 Overland Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Friday 6/24 – Sunday 6/26/2022
Eastern Washington Expeditions is hosting a 4×4 overland trip in the Bethel Ridge Area. This trip will be more for the camping and cooking on the trail experience than lots of trail miles. We will camp on the trail for 2 nights. Part of the trip will follow the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) Section 2. We will also explore 4×4 trails and roads around the area. This event is free but there are a limited number of rig spots available. So it is on a first-sign up basis after Club Members.
Friday we plan to set up camp somewhere on 4W325. If the weather is bad we may camp down low on FS1500 near US-12. We will decide on Friday Nights camp closer to the date. Saturday we plan to run the 4W672, 4W652, stop at Bear Lake, up 4W671, and back onto 4W325 and head west. The rest is in the air but it will all be within that area. McDaniel Lake, Timberwolf Mountain, and other place off FS1500.
The plan is to convoy from the EWE Club House in Selah around 5 PM or sooner if people show up earlier. We plan to camp on the trail off US-12. Not sure yet if it will be lower off FS1500 or on Bethel Ridge past the tower. Saturday we are running the 4×4 trails toward the cliff and around to Bear Lake. I hear the 4×4 trail up from there is not passable yet because of the fire last year. We will go around to get on top of the ridge for the view and then drop back down to the Feeding Station to use the outhouses. We will climb back up Bethel Ridge through the Feeding Station and head toward FS1500. Camp somewhere over there. Everything is subject to change.
This a Free to attend event. You will need to bring your own rig, gear, and food. You will need money for fuel. A Discover Pass is required at some stops.
REQUIREMENTS: You must have a working Street licensed 4 wheel drive to do this trip. Smaller rigs are suggested due to some Bethel Ridge 4×4 trails may be tight. Please have a full tank of fuel, recovery gear, and cold weather gear. We are spending two nights on the trail so you will need to bring a tent, food, and supplies. Bring plenty of water and things you need to be safe from the sun. (A Discover Pass is required.)
NOTE: By signing up you are expected to follow the rules of the land and Tread Lightly. The roads/Trails can get soft this time of year. Spinning your tires intentionally on wet surfaces causes damage and is illegal. These actions have caused closures.
COMMS: CB #7
FUEL: Please have a full tank of fuel to start with.
CAMPING: Bring what you would need to camp in the mountains. It could be very hot or cold in the day and cold at night.
FOOD: Bring enough food for 3 days and two nights. On this trip we have time to cook lunch for those who what to. Saturday evening potluck dinner for who wants to join.
Contact us if you would like to attend. Please do not just show up out of the blue. If you would like to attend please use the Contact Us page. Space is limited.
THE RIG LIST
Ceg – JKU
Doc – XJ
TJ40 – TJ
Jay – XJ
SATURDAY POTLUCK DINNER FOOD LIST
Saturday evening we are having a potluck dinner for those who want to join. Let us know if you want to cook or bring something. If you are cooking, please bring your own stove and fuel. Please bring your own plates and utensils.
Ceg, & Doc – Bratwurst, hot dogs, buns, condiments
TJ40 – Chili
Jay – Shredded Chicken Tacos