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    4 Wheeling Sedge Ridge 4x4 Snow Run - Jan 3 2009

    Sedge Ridge 4x4 Snow Run
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Saturday January 3rd, 2009 we met up at the Tampico church.


    After airing down we took the South Fork Ahtanum Road into the mountains.

    We turned up the Boulder Trail.

    The first climb was very challenging. It was icy under the snow and my rig wanted to crab walk off the side of the mountain.

    Here is the first open area.




    Here we all are after the first climb.




    On up the trail to the next open area.




    Blind-Pilot having fun.


    The drifts across the open area were deep.








    Here's what ahead.


    Up the hill and around the corner was even deeper.


    Blind-Pilot took the lead breaking trail.














    Here Blind-Pilot backed up for a big run at the powder snow.




    Guedo checking out the view as Blind-Pilot plows the trail ahead.


    At the next switch-back I took the lead again. The drifts were getting bigger.

    Here is a big drift up the trail a ways.


    It took me a long time to get through this one.


    Up the trail I find another big one. I start cutting into it to keep off the edge.








    We back down a little ways so Blind-Pilot could take the lead again.




    A nice view over looking Tampico and the Yakima Valley.








    On up the trail I hear someone call me on the CB that wasn't in the group.
    It was Jerry. He was at home all the way across the Yakima Valley.
    He sounded clear as if he was right there with us on the mountain.

    Blind-Pilot doing a great job breaking trail for us.














    I took over the lead for awhile.
    The snow was not working for us. I was pushing way too much to get but a few inches farther at a time.
    I was starting to run to low on fuel to keep pushing ahead. We turned around to go back down.


    Another great view of the Yakima Valley.


    Heading back down toward the South Fork Ahtanum road.






    Down on the South Fork Ahtanum road we stopped so Scuba could get his XJ out of low range. He has to do it from below the rig.


    Here we are back in Tampico airing up.


    The snow conditions were a lot better then the run we did two day before on the next ridge over.
    No one got stuck. This was a nice day and a great run thanks to all who came.
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Nice, thanks for teasing me...........
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Great pics. Looks like you guys had a good time and if it wasn't for the fact that we had family over I would have been there.

    I was still in our driveway in Terrace Heights, on the way to the store, and I flipped the CB on to Channel 7 just for the heck of it. What-do-you-know, there was Ceg. He sounded like he was right down the street so I butted in on the converstaion. The guys must have been at least 20 miles away from my location, but because Ceg's and my antennas were not blocked by roll cages or truck cabs we had an unobstructed shot. And I think the snow helped, too.

    Anyway, the run looked like fun!
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    That looks great , I really need to get away from the house . But I did get the bender set up and useable .

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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Great write up and pics Ceg I had another great time, the weather couldn't have been better, snow good, and the people there made for a good, entertaining trip.
    Here are some pictures to share.

    Here's the start of the first challenging climb area that Ceg had mentioned












    Guedo


    Scuba


    Ceg plowing on ahead after our first short stop






















    This next area at this tree was a tricky spot, as this is the start to a pretty steep climb with no run at it.


    A shot of the climb.






























    This is towards the end where we turned around. The snow was VERY deep here.






    Ceg show his fancy "spin in the trail move" to get turned around




    Great run guys, thanks!
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    BlindPilot, great pics!

    The pics show Tweety needs a bigger lift.
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Ceg, I was just wondering why you drove the tweety jeep and not yours?
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco-in-Training
    Ceg, I was just wondering why you drove the tweety jeep and not yours?
    My wife had to take my XJ car shopping. Tweety isn't to cop friendly.
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ceg
    The pics show Tweety needs a bigger lift.
    The pics show the same for my rig. You can see where I was even pushing snow with the gas tank....and it's in the back!

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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    looks like fun guys. wish i could have made it.

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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Quote Originally Posted by nevada
    looks like fun guys. wish i could have made it.
    You couldnt go you were too busy watching horses eat soup .
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Quote Originally Posted by nevada
    looks like fun guys. wish i could have made it.
    We could have used you to plow the road for our low riders.
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ceg
    Quote Originally Posted by nevada
    looks like fun guys. wish i could have made it.
    We could have used you to plow the road for our low riders.

    i was thinking the same thing

    i did that VERY same thing, that evening.

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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    That view shot is incredible!

    I wonder if that Karate school knows how much FREE advertising they get just because they have an air compressor in front of their building?



    I should look into renting that spot for my next off road store.
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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Great pics and write up CEG... as usual!

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    Re: All Wheelers Sedge Ridge Snow Run (Jan 3rd, 2009)

    Way cool guys wish I could of been there , tried of the flu bugs, screws up everything, but great pics, & thanks for sharing

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