Destination Wenatchee Mountain Backroads Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Report & photos by Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Saturday, October 23rd 2021, Liberty State Overland Club members met up at the Shell Gas Station in Kittitas about 10 AM and topped off the fuel tanks. We then convoyed to the Naneum Ridge State Forest. We aired down on Coleman Creek Road.
We headed up Coleman Creek Road onto Dawson Road. We drove by some of the campsites to show the new guys where we make came in the future. We took Boulder Road over to Naneum Creek and stopped for lunch.
After lunch we headed up Swift Creek Road and then turned up the rocky road to climb up onto Naneum Ridge. As we climbed we drove into the clouds and it got colder. The plants had ice and snow on them. There was a little snow falling. Once on the Naneum Ridge we drove to Wenatchee Mountain. The views of the valleys were not there but it was still worth the trip.
We moved on running the Naneum Ridge Road all the way to Colockum Road and took a break there. It was clear enough to see the Columbia River, Quincy and Quincy Lakes.
Next we headed up Colockum Road. We stopped at the Historical Marker. The site of Halfway Station Colockum Pass between Ellensburg and Wenatchee. Freight and immigrant route from the Dalles Oregon and Ruby Mines B.C. 1887
Then we continued over Colockum Pass and made our way down to the power lines. We ran Brushy Road, Beacon Road, and then out Parke Creek Road. We saw a lot of deer along the way. We aired up near the pavement and then headed for home.
This was a great time thanks to all who came.
Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Expeditions Destination Wenatchee Mountain Trip: