Photos: LSOC Bethel Ridge Backroads Trip

Liberty State Overland Club
Bethel Ridge Backroads Trip
By Clay & Doc Graham / CegPics.com

On Saturday, August 1st 2020, Liberty State Overland Club members met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware in Naches. Charlie’s ZJ had a leak on the upper radiator hose. They cut off the bad part of the hose. Steve went in Ace and bought some better hose clamps and put them on.

Around 10:50 AM we convoyed to the Nile and turn up FS1500. We ran it up close to the end of the pavement before stopping for a break.

After a short break, we headed on up FS1500 to the end of the pavement. We turned on FS1502 and drove to McDaniel Lake. At McDaniel Lake we let the kids and dog run. There were a lot of snakes in the grass near the water.

Next we back tracked FS1502 and turn up the gravel on FS1500. We turn off a few miles up onto FS1506 and drove it up. We ate lunch above a herd of sheep.

After lunch we drove back down and continued up FS15oo. We turned up FS1500-190 and drove up to the top of Timberwolf Mountain.

Up on Timberwolf Mountain we took in the sights. For a cloudy day, we still could see pretty far. Mount Rainier and Mount Adams stood out well.

After awhile we headed back down to FS1500 and drove it down to US12. We aired up and headed home. Doc got a few good shots of the bears at Trout Lodge as we drove through Rimrock Retreat.

This was a fun day in the mountains.

Here are some photos of the day:

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Photos: Dinner Jeep Ride to Gold Creek Station

Eastern Washington Tourism
Dinner Jeep Ride to Gold Creek Station
By Clay Graham / CegPics.com

On Friday, July 31th 2020, it was very hot. The wife and I took a Jeep ride up Chinook Pass to have dinner at Gold Creek Station. It is one of our favorite place to eat but don’t get up there much due to our busy lives.

Once at Gold Creek Station, we found things were different than normal. Due to the Governors orders we could not eat inside the restaurant. We were able to get food to-go and eat outside. The food was great as usual.

On the way back down, we took our time enjoying the mountains. We drove up to Saw Mill Flats for the fun of it. Due it getting dark, I only got one photo that turn out once we left Gold Creek Station.

Here are some photos of the Jeep Ride:

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Photos: EWT Chinook Pass Road Trip

Eastern Washington Tourism
Chinook Pass Road Trip
By Clay & Odo Graham / CegPics.com

On Saturday, July 25th 2020, Eastern Washington Tourism staff members took a road trip up Chinook Pass. We stopped at the top of the pass within the Mount Rainier National Park to see Mount Rainier. The weather was prefect.

On the way back down, we headed up Little Naches to see some friends camped up there.

This was a great day!

Here are some photos of the Chinook Pass Road Trip:

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Photos: LSOC Gallagher Head Lake Overland Trip

Liberty State Overland Club
Gallagher Head Lake Overland Trip
By Clay & Odo Graham / CegPics.com

On Monday, July 13th 2020, Liberty State Overland Club members finished the Liberty Overland Trip and headed to Cle Elum. We stopped at Warriors Quick Stop to fuel up since they always try to have the lowest fuel prices around.

Next we worked our way north. We turn up FS4330 and aired down. We went up FS4330 for close to eight miles and turned on 4W301 and ran it to Gallagher Head Lake. It was a challenging to get around the big rocks with my stock YJ, and there was a lot of them.

At Gallagher Head Lake we set up camp and took a walk around the lake. Doc, Odo, and Shelby played in the lake.

As the sun went down, it got cold. There was a little wind too. We took shelter between two rigs with our propane campfire and used a tarp to block the wind. During the night it was real cold.

Tuesday morning it was nice and warm when the sun came over the mountain. We ate breakfast and then loaded up.

We then headed on up Hawkins Mountain on 4W304. More big rocks. We got to the second to last steep climb and I could not make it over the rocks with the little tires. I backed down and waited with Charlie as the TJs that went on up. The TJs came back and we all headed down. There was one hill climb that Charlie’s ZJ could not made. He had broken the CV shaft on the drivers side and did not have four wheel drive. Foxracer gave him a tow to the top and we headed on out. We stopped at the bottom of 4W301 at FS4330 for a lunch break. TJ40 took off before us.

After lunch we headed down FS4330 to the pavement and aired up for home.

This was a great time thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Liberty State Overland Club Liberty Overland Trip:

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Photos: LSOC Liberty Overland Trip

Liberty State Overland Club
Liberty Overland Trip
By Clay & Odo Graham / CegPics.com

On Sunday, July 12th 2020, Liberty State Overland Club members met up at Smitty’s Conoco in Ellensburg. On this trip we had eight Jeeps. My YJ was the lowest rig, Charlie’s ZJ had the smallest tires, and the Jeep Gladiator was the longest rig. Around 12:30 PM we convoyed up Reecer Creek Road to Cle Elum Ranger District’s Liberty area.

We stopped and aired down near FS3507111 and then hit the trails. We worked our way up to Crystal Mountain with one stop to winch Kevin AKA TJ40 out of the trees.

At Crystal Mountain we stopped for a late lunch. After lunch we worked our way down 4w319 onto Pole Patch to FS3500. We turned up FS3500 and ran it up onto the Table Mountain Management Area and stopped at Lion Rock Road. At that point we said goodbye to Jeff and his family.

The rest of us drove to Lion Rock Lookout for the view and then headed back to Lion Rock Campground to camp the night.

The next morning we hit the 4W315 (Nealey Creek) and ran it down. There were a few steep sections and some off camber. Once at the bottom we ran FS3521 back to FS3500. We ran FS3500 up and ran down FS9712 to The Hole in the Rock for lunch. We air up there.

After lunch we headed to Cle Elum for the second part of the overland adventure. See: LSOC Gallagher Head Lake Overland Trip

Thank you to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Liberty State Overland Club Liberty Overland Trip:

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