Naches/Greenwater Backroads Trip
By Eastern Washington Expeditions
By Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Thursday September 2nd 2021 we left the Eastern Washington Expeditions Club House in Selah at 10 AM with two Jeeps with 4 people and two dogs. We convoyed toward the Little Naches area. We went through the Wenas Valley and dropped into the Town of Naches. The smoke was thick from the Schneider Springs Fire.
We turned off SR410 an headed up NF19. We stopped at Lost Meadow for a break and then checked out some campsites.
Making our way over Green Pass to the Greenwater Area with a lunch stop on top.
Down at SF70 we headed east and then stopped at the end of the Historic Naches Trail. The trailhead looks way different since they built it in the early 1990s. The forest has grown up around it.
We continued up FS70, turned up FS7080, and then turned east on Naches Pass Trail. We stopped at the Pacific Crest Trail crossing AKA Government Meadows for a break. There were a lot of hikers that came through as we were there.
We kept heading east on the Naches Pass Trail. At the Naches Pass sign people have caused a lot of damage to the trail by playing in the mud. There are some real deep holes now. Mudding on Forest Service land is illegal and causes closures. You see them doing it, let them know we don’t want our trails closed because of their actions.
Down at FS1914 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail and headed back home.
This was a great day in the mountains.
Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Naches/Greenwater Backroads Trip: