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    4 Wheeling Newbie Snow Run at Ahtanum State Forest - Dec 27 2008

    Newbie Snow Run at Ahtanum State Forest
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Saturday December 27th, 2008 we meet up at the Cowiche Mill DNR parking area.
    On the way there I had to stop to take pictures of this dog playing with a squirrel.


    Once we were all at the meeting area, we headed up Cowiche Mill Road.
    A little past the end of the county road I had to air down more.


    On up the road we regrouped just past the first Green on the right (road to Hatton Rd)
    making sure no one went up it since there were tire tracks coming down it.


    We made new tracks from there.

    On up past Reynolds Creek we saw a big herd of elk crossing the road.
    I only got one picture because my camera we messing up.


    At the next Green Dot road we took a right toward Jumpoff Tower.
    We had to stop and air the Tweety Jeep tires down.
    99 has a lead foot and she had problems with the last hill climb.


    Fish had to turn around and go home for some reason.

    We headed on. It was hard to see where the trail was.


    The snow drifts got real deep. We moved to the side to let Nevada lead since his truck had tall tires.






    Nevada working it.


    Roller bear's turn.




    Blind Pilot






    Scuba




    99




    This is where we lost the trail and had to turn around to go back down.


    Back down the trail regrouping.


    Next we turn up the next Green Dot Road toward Hatton Road.






    Here is where we turned onto Hatton Road and headed toward FS1302.






    On Hatton Road the drifts got deep in spots.

    We stopped in the trees where the snow was not so deep so we could take a break.


    On up past the old cabin, I was pushing too much snow to go.
    Nevada had to take the lead again.


    We let Nevada get up to the top of the hill before going.
    We got some speed since I was still pushing snow with my low rider XJ. 99 kept up with me.


    Nevada pushing on.








    This snow drift was deep.


    Once on top the weather got real bad. So we decide to turn around.


    Well we had to play some first.


















    Scuba pressed his luck in the deep snow drift.


    Nevada gave Scuba a pull.




    We had fun up on top and now it was time to head out.

    Here we are dropping down toward Cowiche Mill Road.
    We are waiting for the rest of the group. I thing Roller Bear was stuck.


    Regrouping on Cowiche Mill Road.


    We headed on out toward home.
    This was a very fun run thanks to all the came.
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Looks great I wish I could have made it . I had to meet with a customer, Reality Bites.

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by superglock
    Looks great I wish I could have made it . I had to meet with a customer, Reality Bites.
    We hoping you could have made it. I think everone had a good time.
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    i had a great time. it really starting getting good, once the storm rolled in! busting through those 4'+ drifts was great!

    heres the few pics i got.

    it just started getting deep.



    up on top











    surprisingly, she didnt get stuck. it was deep, i just wasnt quick enough with the camera



    BUT, he did get stuck



    Ceg was able to drive out of it tho. im surprised at how well it does.



    it was snowing, and the wind was blowing so hard, i was having a hard time seeing where i was going.

    almost stuck...



    anyone we know?




    i didnt get any pics of my truck. some of the drifts i was going through were DEEPER, than my tires were tall. my door all but touched the snow when i opened it.

    good times, im ready for the next one!!

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Cool pics Nevada!

    I forgot about that log I was stuck on.
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Roller, stuck? Say it ain't so. Roller you should have been out front showin' em how its done! Givin the proverbial beat down! That cush pimp wagon ain't makin you soft is it?


    Nice job nevada

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Nice, looks like a time by all that went
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    I had a blast I thought I took more pictures, but I guess I got lazy It was also fun to take my Dad along, he had a good time too.





    Looking forward to the next one!
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Sorry I had to bail guys and gals. My transfer case keep shifting out of gear. So needless to say my ride got Squirrelly and started to suck real bad. Got home and started looking around and realized my shifting linkage to the transfer case got all f-ed up. I straightened out and it seems to be work great now. I wish I could have gone the rest of the way.

    Thanks for sharing the pics
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish
    Sorry I had to bail guys and gals. My transfer case keep shifting out of gear. So needless to say my ride got Squirrelly and started to suck real bad. Got home and started looking around and realized my shifting linkage to the transfer case got all f-ed up. I straightened out and it seems to be work great now. I wish I could have gone the rest of the way.

    Thanks for sharing the pics
    Well, that's too bad. At least its good to hear you got it working good again. Hope to see you on the next one
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by BlindPilot
    Quote Originally Posted by Fish
    My transfer case keep shifting out of gear.
    Well, that's too bad. At least its good to hear you got it working good again. Hope to see you on the next one
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    We missed not having you with us. More snow runs coming up very soon.
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish
    Sorry I had to bail guys and gals. My transfer case keep shifting out of gear. So needless to say my ride got Squirrelly and started to suck real bad. Got home and started looking around and realized my shifting linkage to the transfer case got all f-ed up. I straightened out and it seems to be work great now. I wish I could have gone the rest of the way.

    Thanks for sharing the pics
    glad it wasnt anything major. theres another run....soon

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    looks like a blast!! i'm really hoping it works out where i have a weekend off , during one off your outings this winter..

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    I will try and make another snow run here soon. My wife really wanted to go, so she was kind of happy when I can home early. She saw it as a sign that she was supposed to go wheelin with me.

    See you on the next one!
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    had a lot of fun, thanks for having me along learned a lot about the jk as far as power band,what gear to be in when and the handling of it. here is some pics i took




















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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    wow, that last pic ALMOST shows how bad(or good, if ur crazy like me ) the weather was.

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    309's question

    { Roller, stuck? Say it ain't so. Roller you should have been out front showin' em how its done! Givin the proverbial beat down! That cush pimp wagon ain't makin you soft is it?}


    nevada was doing a great job up front !!!!!!!!! i was having fun back where i was besides son, i only aired down to 10#'s did not want the jk going where i probably would have tried to.

    STUCK ????? nope i only stopped to change the cd,adjust the climate control and answer the cell phone

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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by roller bear
    had a lot of fun, thanks for having me along
    Thanks for coming along and for sharing your pictures. I hope you can make the next one.
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by roller bear
    STUCK ????? nope i only stopped to change the cd,adjust the climate control and answer the cell phone
    Oh, that's right.
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    Re: All Wheelers - Newbie Snow Run (Dec 27th, 2008)

    Awesome pics! Looks like everyone had a great time.

    Hope I can make it on the next one.

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