Upcoming: Santa is Coming to Town

santa jeep
After Thanksgiving keep an eye out for Santa. He will be driving his Jeep, “Santa’s Sleigh” around Yakima County giving out candy canes. You are welcome to take photos with him free.

Note: We do this every year for free to bring the Christmas Spirit to the community. Do not ask us to follow Covid-19 mandates. If you are afraid, then please stay away.

Random locations will be posted on the Eastern WA Expeditions facebook main page when he is out driving around. Please “Like” our Facebook page to get up dates: https://www.facebook.com/EWaExpeditions

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Photos: LSOC Beverly Dunes Trip

Liberty State Overland Club
Beverly Dunes Trip
By Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Expeditions / CegPics.com

On Friday, November 6th 2020, the Liberty State Overland Club members headed up to Beverly Dunes for the annual Camp out and Clean up. This time it was without the clean up part because of the Governor’s Covid-19 mandate says we could only have six volunteers. We had way more people than six camping. Some showed up on Saturday. Saturday evening we had a potluck.

The weekend was a blast playing in the sand and hanging around the propane fire in the pop up.

Here are some photos of the Beverly Dunes Trip:

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Photos: EWE Halloween Jumpoff Lookout Trip

Eastern Washington Expeditions
Halloween Jumpoff Lookout 4×4 Trip
By Clay Graham / CegPics.com

On Saturday, October 31st 2020, Eastern Washington Expeditions held a Halloween 4×4 run to Jumpoff Fire Lookout. Members of the Liberty State Overland Club and other guess met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware in Naches at 10AM for the drivers meeting.

We convoyed to Wind Point and aired down on FS1302. We worked our way up the mountain and had lunch at Jumpoff Lookout.

After awhile we moved down the ridge for another view. Then headed out through the Ahtanum State Forest and out Cowiche Mill Road. We aired up at the pavement and head out. Some came to the Halloween Party back at the Club House.

This was a great time.

Here are some photos of the Halloween Jumpoff Lookout Trip:

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Photos: EWE Wenas Sunday Drive

Eastern Washington Expeditions
Wenas Sunday Drive
By Clay Graham / CegPics.com

On Sunday, October 18th 2020, Eastern Washington Tourism members took a drive to the Wenas to see the fall colors. We turned up Audubon Road. We aired down at the Cascade Camp where there was a lot of leaves turning colors. Not as many as we had hoped. We ran up the North Fork Wenas Creek to see more.

We then climbed up on Manastash Ridge. We worked our was over to Mud Flats Road and took it over to Observatory Road. We took Observatory Road down and took Wenas Pass back to Audubon Road. We aired up there and headed home.

Here are some photos of the Wenas Sunday Drive:

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Photos: LSOC Wagons East (Naches Trail & Raven Roost )

Liberty State Overland Club
Wagons East
By Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Expeditions / CegPics.com

Wagons East is our clubs Jeep trip on the Historical Naches Pass Trail. The trail is famous because the Longmire party was the first wagon train to used it to head west in 1853. The trail was not finished so they had a rough time getting across. They had to winch down the Naches Trail Cliffs near Greenwater. On our Wagons East Jeep trip, we start at the Naches Trail Cliffs and go west to east.

On Thursday, October 8th 2020, the Liberty State Overland Club headed up to the Lost Meadow Campground in the Little Naches area to set up camp for the weekend. TJ40 came up a few hours after we got there.

Friday we went out and got firewood. After that we hung around camp playing with the dog. MrWilsonWJ showed up in the evening and set up camp.

Early Saturday morning it started raining and did not let up much. A few more people showed up for the Naches Pass Trail run around 9:30 AM. We headed out at 10:00 AM and drove to FS1914 to air down. Once everyone was aired down, we then headed over Pyramid Pass to the west end of the Naches Pass 4×4 Trail. It was snowing on top of the pass.

We broken into two groups to head back east. The two groups met up at the first cross road on the Naches Trail and then again at FS7080 where we all ran together the rest of the trail. We stopped for lunch at Government Meadows and walked to the cabin on the Pacific Crest Trail. Of coarse the rain did not let up.

After lunch, we headed on east. At the Naches Pass sign the rain turned into snow. Down the trail we came across a deep hole in the trail. The taller rigs walked through it but Charlies tires were not tall enough for the ruts. He backed out as far as he could. James gave Charlie a pull out of the hole and we moved on passing another group of Jeeps.

The last part of the trail was really slick. The last down hill section all the rigs slid down it. Sliding down, Charlie came close to ahead on with a tree. He came to a stop inches away.

At the pavement we headed back to camp at Lost Meadow for a potluck dinner. Some went home.

Sunday morning after breakfast, we headed up to Raven Roost. We hit snow as we went up. The view up at Raven Roost was not so good due the clouds. We still had fun going. It was cold so we headed back down and headed home.

This was a great time.

Here are some photos of the Liberty State Overland Club “Wagons East”:

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