Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance
Meet & Greet
at the Ahtanum State Forest
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets.
On Friday August 12th 2016, Eastern Washington Adventures of Selah set up camp at Red Saddle Trailhead in the Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, Washington for the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet and DNR volunteer opportunity.
Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) is a non-profit volunteer organization in the State of Washington. Every dollar received goes towards making your off road experience in our great state better.
Saturday morning was the official day of the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet. Different clubs took groups out on the trails around the area. There were runs for Dirt-bikes, Side by Sides, ATVs, and 4×4 rigs. Some of the run were hard core and others just easy sightseeing drives in the mountains.
Eastern Washington Adventures hosted a 4×4 run across Divide Ridge East on 4W613. The run started at 10 AM from Red Saddle Trailhead and convoyed to Nasty Creek Corrals were people aired down their tires for a better ride. Next was the long dusty drive to Louie Way Gap where the 4W613 trail started. The trip headed southwest from Louie Way Gap to Blue Lake and then back down the Ahtanum North Fork back to Red Saddle Trailhead. There were a few stops to look off Divide Ridge down on Rimrock and across at Mount Rainier.
Back at Red Saddle Trailhead, WOHVA had a free dinner for the guest that started at 5 PM. Around 7 PM there was raffle. There were many donated items from many businesses and groups to be raffled off. Auburn Car Repair & Offroad donated a $1000 to WOHVA to help their cause.
This was one of the best ORV events I have attended in a long time. Many hope WOHVA will do it again in Eastern Washington.
Here are some photos of the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Meet & Greet:
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.
Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.