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Ceg_ 09-05-2010 08:44 PM

YK Forest Watch Manastash Run (Sep 5th, 2010)
 
Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch -
Manastash Backroads Run

Sunday September 5, 2010

Our meeting place was at Wing Central's Roadhouse Grill in Ellensburg.
Ron was early we we stopped for coffee.
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Nice classic car out front of the espresso place.
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We headed up Manastash road and aired down when we hit the gravel.
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Up at Manastash Campground we stopped to talk to the Forest Ranger and Deputy Sheriff that were patrolling the area.
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Merrick seems happy at his job.
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Loading up the crew.
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On up FS3100 a little over 5900 ft it started snowing hard and the dust on windshield became mud.
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Once up on Quartz Mountain we looked for a place out of the wind to eat lunch.
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This place wasn't bad.
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We found an old tree someone had cut down years ago the hard way.
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Ron spotted a full size rig trying to fit down 4W306 and he let them know the truck was too big.
The guy drove back down FS3100. We headed out behind him.
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We stopped at a view point on the way down FS3100.
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After a bit we headed on down and turn onto FS3121.
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We made our way to Cle Elem Point close to Peoh Point.
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The wind was cool so we moved on down the mountain.
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I shot this picture Cle Elum Lake on the way down.
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Merrick Graves 09-06-2010 08:38 PM

Clay, it was good seeing you and Ron out and about.

We at the Cle Elum work closely with Deputy Dan. He is always there when needed and keeps us updated with the activities he see's.

I also saw the snow later that day. I must of almost followed you towards Quartz. I made numerous contacts at the many hunting camps thru out the drainage. Some folks reported seeing some game. Most asked me where the animals were. I pointed everyone towards the sheep allotment in the area. All hunters declined. They wanted real meat.

All in all it was a good weekend. There was a good crowd. Manastash and Riders camp folks were well mannered. I stayed at Manastash and made sure everyone knew it. Must of been a big crowd at Funny/Moon Rocks as we got into a very large traffic jam on the 4W307 between Tripod and Bald Mt.

The Wandering Willyy's were on the hill working on making sure the carsonite signs were where needed. That will be an ongoing project as the WWJC wanders around and finds their way thru the Manastash area. The carsonite project is funded thru the PNW4WDA and supervised by the USFS. Carsonites seem to take a lot of abuse often being run over and/or shot at.

I'll get back with a couple of pic's soon.

Ceg_ 09-06-2010 09:31 PM

Nice seeing you Merrick.


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