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  1. EWA 4W613 Trail Work Party & Camp Out - June 2014

    Photos: EWA 4W613 Trail Work Party & Camp Out

    Eastern Washington Adventures

    4W613 Trail Work Party & Camp Out
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures.

    On the Friday June 27th, 2014 we met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead for the Annual Eastern Washington Adventures 4W613 Trail Opening Work Party & Camp Out. We set up camp and had a good time around the campfire.
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  2. Pick Up A Mountain - Sep 2013

    PNW4WDA Region 4′s
    Pick Up A Mountain
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Every year on the third weekend of September, Region 4 of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association holds a big event at Jim Sprick Park to pick up trash in the surrounding mountains of the Naches Drainage.

    People started setting up camp Friday afternoon and by the night the park was packed.

    Saturday September 21st, 2013 the day ...
  3. 2013 Slab ORV Area Clean-up – Mar 23 2013

    2013 Slab ORV Area Clean-up
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Saturday March 23th, 2013 volunteers met up at the Slab ORV Area near Buena Washington around 10 AM for the Slab Clean-up hosted by the Dust Dodgers & Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association (the non-profit division of Eastern Washington Adventures).

    This year the Slab ORV Area was in better shape than normal. There was a lot of volunteers so the clean up did not take ...
  4. Pick Up A Mountain - Sept 15 2012

    PNW4WDA Region 4's
    "Pick Up A Mountain"
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Every year on the third weekend of September, Region 4 of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association holds a big event at Jim Sprick Park to pick up trash in the surrounding mountains of the Naches Drainage.

    People started setting up camp Thursday afternoon and by Friday night the park was packed.

    Saturday September 15th, 2012 the day ...
  5. 2012 Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out & Clean-up - July 2012

    2012 Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out & Clean-up
    Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
    Photos by Clay Graham , Charlie Graham, Doc Graham & Amanda Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Tuesday July 24th, 2012 members of Eastern Washington Adventures started showing up for the annual Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out and Clean-up. The event is hosted by the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association (the Non-profit division of Eastern Washington Adventures). ...
  6. 4W613 Season Opening Work Party - June 30 2012

    4W613 Season Opening Work Party
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Friday June 29th, 2012 a lot of Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead to set up camp for the weekend to help at the annual 4W613 Season Opening Work Party. The event is hosted by the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association (the Non-profit division of Eastern Washington Adventures).

    Around 10 AM Saturday June ...
  7. 2012 Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camp-out - May 4-6 2012

    Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camp-out
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Friday May 4th, 2012 a lot of Eastern Washington Adventures members meet up at Beverly Dunes to camp for the weekend. The members did a few runs during the day and a night run. The wind made it a little cold.

    On Saturday May 5th, 2012 volunteers met up at the Beverly Dunes parking area around 10 AM for the Beverly Dunes Clean-up hosted by Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association ...
  8. Wildfire Awareness Week: Ahtanum Campground Fire Pit Clean-out - April 29 2012

    Wildfire Awareness Week:
    Ahtanum Campground Campfire Pit Clean-out
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Sunday April 29th, 2012 the Department of Natural Resources staff and volunteers met up at the Ahtanum State Forest for a campfire pit clean out event in the Ahtanum Campground in celebration of Wildfire Awareness Week. The group worked together to clean out campfire pits to reduce the risk of wildfire due to escaped recreational fires. ...
  9. 2012 Slab ORV Area Clean-up - Mar 14 2012

    2012 Slab ORV Area Clean-up
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Saturday March 24th, 2012 volunteers met up at the Slab ORV Area near Buena Washington around 10 AM for the Slab Clean-up hosted by the Dust Dodgers & Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association (a division of Eastern Washington Adventures).

    This year the Slab ORV Area was a not trashed to bad. There was a lot of volunteers so it did not take to long. I will post numbers ...
  10. October 2011 TWIG Meeting Highlights

    October 2011 TWIG Meeting Highlights
    By Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Naches, Washington - On October 4th, 2011 the Naches Ranger District had their first fall TWIG meeting of 2011. A few different people spoke on behalf of the Forest Service.

    At this TWIG Meeting, Naches District Ranger Irene Davidson was kinder than she had been at the past to the volunteers. Irene Davidson talked as volunteers had a say so on the Naches Forest Service District's ...
  11. 2011 Pick Up A Mountain - Sept 2011

    2011 Pick Up A Mountain
    Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
    Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures and Sid Hagemeier / Shindig Wheelers

    On Friday September 16th, 2011 many PNW4WDA members headed to Jim Sprick Park to set up camp for the Annual Region 4 "Pick Up A Mountain" event. I pulled in around 1:30 PM. Guido was already there and had a good camp spot for our group, the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association.

    On Friday ...
  12. Jeeping Nomads 4x4 Swap Meet - Sept 11 2011

    2011 Jeeping Nomads 4x4 Swap Meet
    By Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On the morning of Sunday September 11th, 2011 the members of the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association met up at Mobile Fleet Services in Yakima to set up the Forest Watch Volunteer Program Education Booth for the 17th Annual Jeeping Nomads 4x4 Swap Meet.

    During the day at the Forest Watch Booth we gave out a lot of Public Land eduction, information and maps. We were happy that so ...
  13. 2011 Ahtanum Camp-out & ORV Trails Clean-up - July 2011

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    Ahtanum Camp-out & ORV Trails Clean-up
    By Clay Graham

    On Tuesday July 26th, 2011 we set up camp at the Ahtanum Sno-park for the "Ahtanum Camp-out" hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures. This is an open event to pre-run the trails before the "Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up" hosted by the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association.


    On Wednesday July 27th, 2011 we headed out of camp around 10 AM with four XJs (Tiny, Test Dummy, Don & Ceg) and one TJ (Foxracer). We
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  14. Ahtanum Trails Log-out - June 25 2011

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    Ahtanum Trails Log-out
    By Clay Graham
    Photos taken by Clay Graham & Amanda Graham.

    On Saturday June 25th, 2011 the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association met up at Nasty Creek Corrals for the annual Trail log out for 4W613 and Strobach Mountain Trail. We had a big turnout of volunteers in eight rigs this year. Along the way volunteers replace Green Dot markers that were broken and replaced bad reflector stickers. The first stop was at C1410 to replace a Green Dot marked
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  15. Ahtanum trails Clean-up Report - July 28 2007

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    2007 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up
    By Clay Graham

    On Saturday July 28th we meet up at the Ahtanum Sno-park for the trails clean-up hosted by the All Wheelers Off Road Club and with cooperation from the DNR.
    We had 14 Volunteers and 3 DNR people helping on this clean-up.

    Here are a few pictures:


    Picture taken by Laura Applegate (DNR Volunteer
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  16. Ahtanum trails Clean-up

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    2008 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up
    By Clay Graham

    At 10 AM on Saturday July 26th, 2008 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park to set up trail clean-up groups for the Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up hosted by the All Wheelers Off Road Club and with cooperation from the DNR. We had a big turn out. A long with the All Wheelers Off Road Club there were a lot of people from the Eastern Washington Off Road forum, some members of PNW4WDA, Lower Valley Canyon Crawlers, Jeeping Nomads, Peak Putters,
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  17. Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up - July 25 2009

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    Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up
    By Clay Graham

    On July 25th, 2009 we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park for the ORV Trails Clean-up hosted by the All Wheelers Off Road Club and ORV Trail Watch with cooperation from the DNR.
    There were volunteers from the All Wheelers Off Road Club, Eastern Washington Off Road Forum, Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures group, Jeepin Nomads, Out Laws, Ridgerunners and a few others. Volunteers picked up trash on the Off Road Vehicle Trails and Green
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  18. 2010 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up -July 24 2010

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    2010 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up
    By Clay Graham

    On Saturday July 24th, 2010 we met at the Sno-park for the Ahtanum Trails Clean-up hosted by the All Wheelers Off Road Club and Yakima/Kittitas ORV Trail Watch Assoc. with cooperation from the DNR.. We had 40 volunteers.

    Some were with these groups: All Wheelers, Yakima/Kittitas ORV Trail Watch, Insanity Fab, Jeeping Nomads, Outlaws, Ridgerunners.

    Thank you to all who helped make the Ahtanum State Forest
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  19. Beverly Dunes Clean-up - May 2011

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    Beverly Dunes Clean-up & Camp-out
    Report by Clay Graham
    Photos by Clay Graham & Greg Mackey (DNR)

    On Friday May 6, 2011 members of the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch met up at Beverly Dunes for the annual Beverly Dunes Clean-up & Camping Trip. Saturday morning other volunteers showed up to help with the clean-up. The clean-up took only about 3 hours since the dunes were pretty clean.

    This was a great family trip. Volunteers got a chance to wheel the dunes Friday
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