Naneum 4×4 Base Camp Trip
Part 2 – Colockum Wildlife Area
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Sunday, June 20th 2021, we had Steve show up with his CJ3B. The Eastern Washington Expeditions group headed out from camp at the Naneum Ridge State Forest to go run the trails in the Colockum Wildlife Area after breakfast from the EWE Chuckwagon.
We drove up Coleman Road, east onto Swift Creek Road, east on Naneum Ridge Road and stopped for a break close to Colockum Road.
After the break we took Colockum Road north, West on North Fork Road, South on Tarpiscan Road, east on Brewton Road, continuing east on Tekison Creek Road to the locked gate that lets you into West Bar. We had one stop along the way so the dogs could get a drink of cold water. Lucky we did since they did not get to go into the Columbia River as planned. From Colockum Road it took two hours driving on rocks to find the road to West Bar had a locked gate during the open season. Others have gone around the locked gate, but I am not the one to drive in closed areas even when they are supposed to be open.
We headed back a different way to see different things. We headed up Little Brushy Road. That road had some powder dirt on it but it beat those rocks. Not to far to up Little Brushy Road, Steve’s CJ3B stopped running. One of the wires had melted. After a couple of hours working on it, we decided it was time to tow it back to camp. Charlie towed the CJ3B about 24 miles up and down hills back to camp with his ZJ. We saw a lot of deer and a few elk on the way.
We winched the CJ3B onto my trailer to get it back home. Heading home we had to stop in Kittitas and fuel up 4 rigs. It was a late night the time we got home in Selah.
See Part 1 – Naneum Ridge State Forest Click Here
Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Ahtanum State Forest 4×4 Trip: