2016 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com
The Historic Naches Pass Wagon Trail is one of the most poplar trails in the Northwest. We like to run this trail in the fall after the dust is gone and we do it in the opposite direction of the settlers for more of a challenge climbing the west end.
On Friday September 30th, 2016 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”.
Saturday October 1st around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow off of NF19 to cross over to Pyramid Pass. On the West side a lot of others were there to wheel with us. We started up the Naches Pass Trail, and 4 more joined the group.
As always, the first section of trail took some time to top due to the steep climbs and rugged trail conditions.
We stopped at Government Meadows on Naches Pass 4×4 Trail to see the cabin.
The rest of the trail was just an easy drive other than having to watching out you did not fall off of one of the main bridges.
At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail and said our goodbyes to many that came along. We went back to camp and to eat dinner around the campfire.
This was a great day thanks to all who came and the people we met on the trail.
On Sunday we woke up to everything covered in frost. At 9 AM we did a run up to Raven Roost. We ran the upper part of the Power-line Trail. The view was nice even though we did not get to see Mount Rainier. We did get to see Mountain Goats on a ridge across from us. One of the members had a camera with enough zoom to get some photo. My Galaxy 6 phone was not that good.
Here are some photos of the 2016 Wagons East Naches Pass event: