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Old 12-05-2011, 11:36 AM
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Default 2011 PNW4WDA Trail Jamboree - Day 4 & 5 of 5

Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association's 2011 Trail Jamboree - Day 4 & 5 of 5
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Day 4 (Saturday July 9th, 2011) I met up with the Desert Rats for their hosted 4x4 run to Little Rattlesnake.
They set me up with Mike to ride in his TJ.

Around 8 AM we headed out. We took the FS1500 road over to FS1503 and then up FS1501 to the Little Rattlesnake Trail Head. We ran the Little Rattlesnake trail with no real problems. There were a few dents since this is a very tight trail.

Once everyone was up at the end of the Little Rattlesnake Trail, we drove on up to Timberwolf Mountain. There was to much snow to drive to the top so some of us took a hike up there. Some of the younger people had fun sliding down the deep snow drifts. At the top we took a few pictures and headed back down to the rigs.

Next we headed back to Jim Sprick Park to enjoy the rest of the day there.

Safety/Education Director Rob Stafford had a RTI Ramp and rigs lined up to use it.

Saturday night' dinner was bought to you by 4 Wheel Parts.

Marty Tilford gave out prizes for his Trail Trash Contest.

Raffle Board prizes were given out to the lucky ticket holders.

The 50/50 raffle winning ticket was drawn.

That night there was dancing and a bonfire.


On Day 5 (Sunday July 10th, 2011) everyone started packing up to go home. It was sad to see the event come to an end.

Wandering Willys served Sunday breakfast.

This was a great event that I really enjoyed. I am looking forward to the next PNW4WDA Trail Jamboree.

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Here are some photos:

On Day 4 (Saturday July 9th, 2011) I met up with the Desert Rats for their hosted 4x4 run to Little Rattlesnake.
They set me up with Mike to ride in his built TJ.
Our group getting ready in the staging area.


Heading toward the to trail we got slowed down because of a big herd of sheep in the road.




Airing down at the Little Rattlesnake trail head.


Heading onto the Little Rattlesnake 4x4 trail.






































We stopped to regroup right before the tight part of the Little Rattlesnake Trail.






Moving on.




















































































This is the tightest part of the trail.










































Once everyone was through the group moved on.








Here at the top of the Little Rattlesnake Trail we regrouped again.




Next we headed up to Timberwolf Mountain. We saw some wildlife on the way.




Toward the top of Timberwolf Mountain the road was blocked by snow.


Some of us hiked to the top.






Looking back at the rigs.




Earl Nettnin (Region 4 Director) pointing out how far we have to hike to get to the top.


Near the top looking back to see if Earl was still with us.








After a few pictures and us catching our breath, we headed back to the rigs. Then we started back toward Jim Sprick Park.

We stopped to air up at the pavement.




Mike telling me it's time to go.



Back at Jim Sprick Park there was more fun to come.

ORV Ranger Merrick Graves passing by my camp.


Raffle Board ticket winning numbers.


Safety/Education Director Rob Stafford had a RTI Ramp and rigs lined up to use it.


Some of the people that help make Trail Jam run smooth.


Saturday night' dinner was bought to you by 4 Wheel Parts.












Marty Tilford had a contest of trash picked up on the trail during the Jamboree. People won some prizes for their trash.














The winner of a Randys Ring and Pinion gift certificate.


The winner of Summer convention tickets for four.


The winner of a Free entry Trail Jamboree 2012.


Winner of the 50/50 raffle.


Marty with the trash he got back from those that picked up and turned in for prizes.


Kids having fun.




Night time came and so did the dancing.






Another fun day was over.


On Day 5 (Sunday July 10th, 2011) everyone started packing up to go home.

Wandering Willys served Sunday breakfast.




This was a great event that I really enjoyed. I am looking forward to the next PNW4WDA Trail Jamboree.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:44 PM
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Nice pics, Thanks for sharing...I understand the re-routing & bridges of this trail, which used to be one of my favorite & most challenging.

I just don't understand why the sidehills were dug out & notched into the hillside?
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Nice pics, Thanks for sharing...I understand the re-routing & bridges of this trail, which used to be one of my favorite & most challenging.

I just don't understand why the sidehills were dug out & notched into the hillside?
This trail is one of the few that fit the FS national trail standards. Where the trail is cut into the hill the sidehill exceeded standards. When you cut into a hill you must remove enough material so that the vehicle is completely on bearing soil. Vehicles are not allowed to drive over fill from a cut bank. The amount of cut is also one of the reasons for the width restriction.

There was a watchful eye while this trail was relocated and built.
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Nice pics, Thanks for sharing...I understand the re-routing & bridges of this trail, which used to be one of my favorite & most challenging.

I just don't understand why the sidehills were dug out & notched into the hillside?
Thanks.
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Great pics, we liked running with those guys. Great stewards, cool guys & extremely knowledgable.

Thanks for sharing!
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