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Title: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 29, 2015, 05:33:17 PM
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Well guys the Wet Wheelers started last year after I found that all the local clubs around me didn't really fit the atmosphere I was looking for. It all started last March with a small Walker Valley run with myself and one other 1st gen 4Runner and has grown at a pace I would have never imagined. I hold no bias to type of rigs or drivers allowed into the club. I have one rule and that is "only good people". I've found that the people who don't fit that bill show it pretty quickly and are luckily are the minority. I have made some amazing friends in the last year and had an opportunity to traverse some incredible trails. The sky is the limit with the Wet Wheelers and we have a very big year ahead of us. Last year we had club runs to Tahuya, Walker Valley, Naches, Reiter, and Evans Creek. This year we plan to return to them all as well as break new ground for us with trips to Manastash, Elbe, Paradise Lake, Rimrock Lake, a week long trip to Moab, and more! Our members are all of the 'tread lightly' mindset set on respecting the land and ensuring it stays open for use for years to come. In an effort to ensure this we also will be donating our time to local work parties and trail building. I'm very proud of the Wet Wheelers and look forward to our adventures to come. Feel free to check us out at www.facebook.com/washingtonwetwheelers

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 29, 2015, 05:36:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnHqFETQBT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhC7VQoP060

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZtVM7Q2xWY
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Prismo on Jan 29, 2015, 06:46:53 PM
Nice  :biggthumpup:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 30, 2015, 06:34:35 AM
Hell Ya! I wanna join.........
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 30, 2015, 06:50:11 AM
Hell Ya! I wanna join.........

Cool man you are  :welcome:. Where are you out of? What are you driving?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 30, 2015, 06:54:19 AM
Cool man you are  :welcome:. Where are you out of? What are you driving?

I'm in Fife. I've got an 83 Toy PU. Currently undergoing a 4.3 and TH350 swap.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 30, 2015, 07:56:01 AM
I'm in Fife. I've got an 83 Toy PU. Currently undergoing a 4.3 and TH350 swap.

Sick! I look forward to wheeling with you soon. We have had two snow runs recently that had to be cancelled due to the lack of snow and abundance of rain. A trip will be coming here in the next couple of weeks though for sure. Whether its snow or not there will be one.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 10, 2015, 08:06:55 AM
After some further research I am considering renting a condo for the duration of the trip. Apparently getting a camp spot is quite the roll of the dice in Moab especially with us going on labor day weekend.

The other pros for a condo other than a guaranteed place to stay would be of course hot showers (we will be there for a week after all) a garage to store doors, fiberglass tops, etc., and a place to work on our trucks should something happen. I have conservatively priced a couple out and if only 4 of us were to go (I sure hope it is more) it would be rather affordable.  The condo would be cheaper the more of us that go and/or we can get a nicer one.

 I would love to hear what everyone thinks on the matter. Thanks.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Feb 10, 2015, 08:56:29 AM
Have you tried VRBO to look for a condo?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 10, 2015, 09:17:04 AM
Have you tried VRBO to look for a condo?

I had never heard of it until now. Thanks buddy!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on Feb 10, 2015, 12:31:20 PM
Żaaa Buddy ! Haha ssounds like a sick trip! ;)
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Feb 10, 2015, 02:40:52 PM
I had never heard of it until now. Thanks buddy!

Best place to look IMHO.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 10, 2015, 06:31:24 PM
I booked a condo using VRBO that is perfect for us. It is catered to wheelers. Thanks again for the advice guys.  :clap2:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on Feb 11, 2015, 03:28:54 PM
Nice I'll have check that my self,  loved the pictures and videos by the way. Downloaded all of them ;)
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: zippo on Feb 17, 2015, 08:53:22 PM
How many rooms will their be?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 26, 2015, 08:28:09 PM
How many rooms will their be?

There are 3 rooms with queen size beds. Some dudes are going to be sleeping together  :stopit:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Feb 26, 2015, 08:39:58 PM
Giggity.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 26, 2015, 08:52:04 PM
Giggity.

We will see who is comfortable in their sexuality LOL
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on Feb 26, 2015, 09:25:53 PM
Hahahaha haha :rofl: one way to get the Marlin family "closer ". Lol
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Feb 27, 2015, 06:35:10 AM
Sleeping bags on beds is the way to go.

 :camping:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 27, 2015, 04:27:54 PM
Sleeping bags on beds is the way to go.

 :camping:

Yeah all joking aside this is the plan of course.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 01, 2015, 02:13:55 PM
Shake off run
Date:  03/21/2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Meeting Place: Family Grocer in Gold Bar
Trail System: Reiter

Its time to shake off winter's coat and put the rubber in the rocks. We will be making a run to Reiter to ensure everyone's winter additions are all in working order. We will be having a photographer shoot the run as well so it is definitely going to be a good time. We will meet at the family grocer in Gold Bar at 10:00 AM sharp. The weather is supposed to be in the 60s!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Mar 01, 2015, 07:29:59 PM
Not that I could make it, but what day?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 01, 2015, 07:33:09 PM
Not that I could make it, but what day?

Woops forgot that. Saturday
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: zippo on Mar 01, 2015, 10:49:11 PM
If only it was a week later I might could go. As it stands I don't have a motor...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Mar 02, 2015, 06:21:47 AM
I'd like to but my engine/trans swap isn't complete yet.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 02, 2015, 07:00:40 AM
You guys are bumming me out man.  :headshake: Whats the ETA on your trucks being up and operational?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on Mar 02, 2015, 08:41:14 AM
If only it was a week later I might could go. As it stands I don't have a motor...
A week latter would be better for me also. I am on the staff for search and rescue training next weekend, and would be more recovered from my sinus surgery if we did it the following week.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 02, 2015, 08:42:55 AM
A week latter would be better for me also. I am on the staff for search and rescue training next weekend, and would be more recovered from my sinus surgery if we did it the following week.

Alright I'll push it back. The swap meet is this weekend anyways. New date is the 14th fellas. Same time.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Mar 02, 2015, 08:51:09 AM
I still have too much do. It'll be a while.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 02, 2015, 08:52:24 AM
I still have too much do. It'll be a while.

Thats okay buddy we will have all the fun without you :therethere:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Mar 02, 2015, 08:59:25 AM
I hope so!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 11, 2015, 07:07:15 PM
Reiter run pushed back another week due to having to do my clutch this weekend instead.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 22, 2015, 11:39:46 AM
A tour of the new G11 trail at Reiter. Huge props to the volunteers who put this together. It is very challenging and fun. Even more so if you take the buggy line. While taking the "easier" line my winch got a workout!

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The day was cut short when HeliPilot's alternator went out, followed shortly after by both his batteries. Had to tow him with a pull strap to Prismo's where we tried to charge the batteries for a couple of hours only to find out that they were cooked. Good news is he made it home after having to spring for 2 new batteries. Big thanks to Prismo for being such a cool guy. Sorry we had to meet for the first time under those circumstances buddy. Lets go wheeling next time instead!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on Mar 22, 2015, 09:12:50 PM
Looks like a sick day bro. Until the end. ;) but glad ya'll made it safe.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on Mar 22, 2015, 09:13:26 PM
Looks like a sweet trail too. Fresh mud. ;)
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 1985CRAWLER on Mar 22, 2015, 09:21:55 PM
shoulda took the buggy line :greengrin:

thats cool how they make those trails up there! must be fun moving all those rocks around
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: toyodaaddict on Mar 22, 2015, 10:27:52 PM
Nice! Looks like they've been busy up there. Also looks like its finally worth the two hour drive to check out the new Reiter for my self.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: MRHilux87 on Mar 22, 2015, 11:02:18 PM
Where exactly are those trails?  i visit my in laws up in the salem area.  how far from there?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on Mar 22, 2015, 11:16:36 PM
I grew up in Salem. The trails are nowhere near there. They are about 1.5 hours north of Seattle.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: MRHilux87 on Mar 23, 2015, 09:32:36 AM
Oh ya thats like 6-7 hrs farther north.  All I saw was "washington" and I was hoping it was closer to the border.  Wish we had some trails like that around here.  It takes 5hrs to get to decent wheeling here. 
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 23, 2015, 10:53:34 AM
Oh ya thats like 6-7 hrs farther north.  All I saw was "washington" and I was hoping it was closer to the border.  Wish we had some trails like that around here.  It takes 5hrs to get to decent wheeling here.

We will be having 4-5 day trip to Tilamook forest over Memorial Day weekend. Would love to have you come.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 02, 2015, 11:05:03 PM
Memorial Weekend Tillamook Run

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Date: 05/22/2015
Location: Tillamook Forest
Info: 1. If you are coming on this run you must phone this number and order your permit to be legal: 1-800-551-6949 Tell them it is for a 4x4 vehicle (Class II) and that you are from Washington state. Sooner rather than later as they will be mailing it to you.
2. Area map: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/tillamookstateforest/docs/OHV_Maps/OHV%20Guide%202014.pdf

We are making our first foray into Oregon over memorial day weekend. We will be camping at Brown's Camp starting on the 22nd and staying until the 25th. We will be convoying from Seattle on the morning of the 22nd. Get in touch with me if you would like to join in on the fun.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 11, 2015, 11:29:56 AM
So we have all been able to get the 21st off as well so we are heading down a day earlier than initially planned. We will be convoying out of Seattle at noon. Should put us there in plenty of time to setup camp and have a full 3 days of wheeling with us heading out in the morning on memorial day. Hopefully this will allow us to skip most of the memorial day return traffic. I'm stoked  :driving:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on May 11, 2015, 01:05:52 PM
Take plenty of pics!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 11, 2015, 01:12:38 PM
Take plenty of pics!

Will do. The girlfriend is coming along and she is always the designated photographer.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on May 12, 2015, 09:54:26 PM
Hec ya bro. Go have some fun!! :wave:

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 4xChinook4 on May 12, 2015, 09:55:21 PM


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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 20, 2015, 07:00:25 PM
Off to Tillamook in the morning.  :driving: Looking forward to wheeling somewhere new!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on May 20, 2015, 07:28:07 PM
It's gonna be great! I need to head home and finish packing.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 20, 2015, 07:38:04 PM
It's gonna be great! I need to head home and finish packing.

I just finished making the burgers and putting them in containers with wax paper. Thinking about making those tomorrow instead of the original plan of Saturday. Don't want to risk those in the cooler for longer than I have to.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Rockcrawlintoy on May 20, 2015, 08:52:41 PM
Freeze them I freeze just about everything in the cooler
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 24, 2015, 11:10:23 PM
Tillamook trip went well with the exception of HeliPilot's motor mounts going out on him on the first day. More on that later, but in the meantime I've started uploading the myriad of footage from the trip.








More to come, but its getting late so I'm headed to bed.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on May 25, 2015, 09:05:52 AM
Your camera must max out at 17:44.

I watched several of the videos, is that what most of the trails around there look like?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 25, 2015, 09:47:43 AM
Your camera must max out at 17:44.

I watched several of the videos, is that what most of the trails around there look like?

The POV was shot with borrowed Go Pro cameras. They shoot in 1080p with super wide lens. The non POV shots were shot with my Samsung Galaxy S6 in 1440p. I've got more to come today.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Nation on May 25, 2015, 11:01:05 AM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 25, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
Our Tillamook trip started with a 4 hour drive down from Seattle to Tillamook State Forest on Thursday. Our plan for this trip was to camp in the famous Browns Camp Campground. As we pulled into the campground I was greeted by a camp host at the entrance who informed me that a Jeep 4x4 club had come in the day before and took over the entire campground. He was on his way to put up the "Campground Full" sign when he stopped to talk to me. So a little frustrated  :tantrum: after having taken an extra day off of work to avoid this very scenario I pulled out the map and looked for a plan B. I decided to head back to highway 6 and check every campground on our way West until we found a spot. As we pulled into the next camp up the highway my worries left me as we found a beautiful location nestled next to a gorgeous creek. The campground was completely open and we had our pick of the litter when it came to our camp spot. So we picked out the best 2 sites and set about putting up our tents.

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Unfortunately it started to rain just as the tent poles were going up. We quickened our pace and got the tents up before we were completely soaked. Luckily I had thought to ask Nate to bring his canopy so that we had somewhere to seek shelter from the downpour.  As the rain became more and more intense I was starting to wonder if our entire weekend would be like this. We got another bit of luck however and with the exception of a few small showers the rest of the weekend was dry. It did make the trails more interesting as the trails while not soupy were wet and made them a little more challenging. Our first day of wheeling started with us airing down just outside of Lyda camp which we deemed Toyota camp as we saw quite the selection of cool Yotas. With everyone aired down we headed to our first trail Hoodraiser. It was a nice shake down trail that offered some cool views and indoctrinated us into the beautiful green that the trails at Tillamook had to offer. From there we went on to Hogs Back which featured some very tight switch backs which caused our 80 series in the group some hair raising moments. The mist in the forest made the trail look like something out of a horror movie and we all were really digging the atmosphere. Next up we started the Archers Firebreak trail system. This is a group of trails ranging from Moderate to Double Black Diamond difficulty with everything in between. After the first Black Diamond Climb Nate (HeliPilot) reached out to me on the CB to let me know that he had lost a motor mount. This is where his trouble began.

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We pushed on conquering Rock Garden, Rocky uphill and the majority of the Archers trails. Skipping a few that all 3 of us wouldn't be able to make it up. The Archers trails all feature some incredible hill climbs that are an absolute blast to conquer. On one of the last hill climbs of the day Nate's second motor mount went out. He was pulling tail gunner and said something to that effect to me on the CB as I was in the middle of a hill climb. I didn't catch it and told him to hold on one second as I was in the middle of the climb. Well as I got to the top of the longest hill climb of the day and tried to raise him on the CB I could see he was trying to respond but I had climbed so high in elevation that his transmission wasn't reaching my antenna. Other Andrew came up behind me in his 80 series and we waited for a few minutes for Nate to come up. As the minutes went by we became more and more concerned. Finally we decided to walk down the trail and see if he had gotten stuck. Boy was that a mistake. The hill must have been easily 300 yards long and upon reaching the bottom Nate was nowhere to be found. We then had the pleasure of climbing back up the hill to reach our trucks. I haven't been that gassed in a long time  :puke4: and it reminded me how badly I need to get back in shape.

We drove back down the hill and at the bottom I once again attempted to raise Nate on the CB. He came back immediately loud and clear and it was obvious to me then that the hill had been blocking the signal. He let me know that his second motor mount had gone out and that he was unable to get out of low low range that he had been in when it happened. After being unable to reach me on the CB he had started down the mountain on the forest service road. We raced down it ourselves to catch up with him and assess the situation. Once we caught up with him we all put our heads together on a solution to get his truck out of low low but after about half an hour we decided it just wasn't going to happen and that we had to drop his transfer-case to fix the problem. We hooked up the tow strap and towed him further down the road and found a flat spot to attempt the trail fix.

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We used my spare tire as a base for my stock Toyota bottle jack to lower the transfer-cases to where Nate could see his triple stick and asses the damage. He attempted to fix it with the transfer-cases only 1/4 of the way down to no avail. We ended up dropping them further so that he could pull out his triple stick and look at the linkage to see what the problem was. He found that the linkage had been bent when the motor mounts went out causing the shifters to be shoved against the sheet metal of the transmission tunnel. This caused the shifters to no longer operate which explained his being stuck in low low. He pulled out the entire triple stick and set to pounding them back in line on a stump that the local forestry business had left for us. We then put it all back together (an absolute nightmare when the cases are still in the truck) and raised the cases back into position and re-attached his cross member. Sounds simple enough but it took us 5 hours and a lot of sore joints the next day. After all this he was able to get back into high range again but was still unable to shift into 2nd or 4th gear (the drivetrain shifting backwards caused the shifters to hit the sheet metal of the tunnel before they could go far enough back to engage). So we drove back to camp and Nate decided to head out to his folks place to use his dad's machine shop to replace the motor mounts. We were bummed to see him go but were thankful that he had a shop so close by for him to use to fix the problem. 
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on May 25, 2015, 03:52:31 PM
Nice description Andrew. Thanks for taking those pictures. I did make it to my parents without any trouble. I ordered a pair of motor mounts from Napa the next day and after a full day working on them we made a copy of the factory toyota motor mount buckets that were missing on my installation and got them installed. I had to install them twice which was a total pain because there is barely enough room to get them into position. After getting them into position I noticed that the bolt holes were not lined up. Napa parts aren't what they used to be. I had to pull them back out and grind a 1/8" on each of the bolt holes. Once I did that they went right in. Sucks that I missed out but at least I have permanently solved my motor mount problem.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 25, 2015, 03:56:30 PM
Nice description Andrew. Thanks for taking those pictures. I did make it to my parents without any trouble. I ordered a pair of motor mounts from Napa the next day and after a full day working on them we made a copy of the factory toyota motor mount buckets that were missing on my installation and got them installed. I had to install them twice which was a total pain because there is barely enough room to get them into position. After getting them into position I noticed that the bolt holes were not lined up. Napa parts aren't what they used to be. I had to pull them back out and grind a 1/8" on each of the bolt holes. Once I did that they went right in. Sucks that I missed out but at least I have permanently solved my motor mount problem.

Glad to hear you got it fixed. I still hold the belief that you need a new cross-member or they will blow out again though.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on May 26, 2015, 11:12:03 AM
TSF is one of my favorite places of all time...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 26, 2015, 11:44:23 AM
TSF is one of my favorite places of all time...

I was quite impressed as well. Wish there was more Class 2 trails, but a local let me know that it is damn near impossible to open up new trails for 4x4s. The politics of the place is very moto and quad biased.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on May 26, 2015, 02:17:27 PM
Same thing we have in MT.  The bikes and quads have all the trail, and the snowmobiles of course.  4WDs are not considered legitimate.   
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Rockcrawlintoy on May 27, 2015, 10:50:33 AM
Looks like a lot of fun. That camp site is pretty awesome
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 27, 2015, 11:49:09 AM
Looks like a lot of fun. That camp site is pretty awesome

It was great. We all agreed that Browns Camp being full was a blessing in disguise. The only bummer is that you had to park at the top and carry all your gear down. The atmosphere and view made it worth it though. It was also cheaper than Browns to stay there. 3 Nights was $21 for 4 of us!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Rockcrawlintoy on May 27, 2015, 11:53:25 AM
Thats awesome. I would like to head down there and check it out
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 27, 2015, 12:02:07 PM
Thats awesome. I would like to head down there and check it out

We will be headed back down next summer probably for sure.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 27, 2015, 06:21:00 PM
Day 2 of wheeling and day 3 of our trip saw us heading to meet a guy named Daryl who Andrew P. knew from ih8mud. He is a local and has been running tillamook very regularly for well over a decade. Like Andrew P. he has a very built FJ80 so now without Nate I was outnumbered by cruisers! Daryl took over as lead truck and I took up tail-gunner. A odd position for me as I am usually lead however I quite enjoyed being able to see other people's lines and form my own based on how theirs went over.

We Met Daryl at the Browns Camp staging area and after some introductions and airing down we headed off to conquer the southern side of the OHV area. This would start with us heading down Powerline and into Cedar Tree. Powerline wasn't much to write home about but Cedar Tree was an amazing trail with some of the best views we had seen yet in Tillamook. The trail is aptly named due to the large cutout cedar tree that you can drive through if you aren't too tall. My truck made it through with a few inches to spare. Even with the GoPro mounted. Still trying to get that picture from whomever took it.

Cedar Tree led us into the infamous Crushers trail. The first part of the trail is single diamond difficulty but is really only a run up to the most difficult wheeling in Tillamook and some of the most difficult in the PNW. We parked our trucks at the entrance of the triple black diamond rock field and wandered in on foot to watch some crazy built rigs break stuff. Daryl being the ever gracious host explained to us the different areas of the rock field, showing us the most difficult lines and lamenting about his days when he had his FJ-40 on 42s that could conquer the toughest lines. It was very cool to see such difficult wheeling, but I don't see myself sending my truck on that suicide mission anytime in the near future. The pictures below are just what I took real quick. They are not the most difficult stuff by a long shot. We didn't want to walk down into that area as we could hear what sounded like a dozen rigs redlining followed by hillbilly hollering. Just wasn't really our scene.

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From Crushers we hopped back in the saddle and continued on up the trail. Next up would be Saddle Up. A very fun off camber at times trail with you guessed it, amazing views. Saddle up led us into Dog Leg which then led us into Airplane Hill. Daryl had been talking to us about Airplane Hill all day. He is a member of the Cascade Cruisers, a local Land Cruiser 4x4 club who adopted and built Airplane Hill. He told us that we couldn't come to Tillamook without going up Airplane Hill. Well I had seen footage of Airplane Hill along with all of the trails at Tillamook before we went on this trip. I always over prepare and attempt to gain any knowledge one can find via YouTube and other sources. So I was well aware that it was a double black diamond trail with a crazy set of filters to get through. I expressed my concern with my truck being open to Daryl and he assured me that with him spotting me I would have no problems. So off we went. When we arrived at the bottom filter my concerns were ratified as we watched a group of about 4 Toyotas more built than mine having a hell of a time getting through the rocks. Daryl went first after the group in front of us was finished. Even having helped build the obstacle and having run it dozens of times it took him a while to get through it with his 80 on 40s and lockers front and rear. He did get through however and Andrew P. gave me a look like "no way in hell dude". Well I wasn't about to chicken out after coming all this way. I fired up the Runner and in I went. I made it through the first 1/4 well enough. However there is a huge boulder in the middle of the obstacle that is neither avoidable or climbable when you are running 35s open as I am. Needless to say I got stuck rather quickly once reaching the boulder. I spun my tires for a minute or two and as soon as "you want to pull some line?" came out of Daryl's mouth I immediately said "yes". My trusty m8000 got me through the rest of the obstacle with no issues. Andrew P. walked right over the obstacle, but I would have been surprised if he didn't with his truck being as built as it is. We went up the hill and realized that the filters were the easy part. We parked our trucks at the bottom of the actual hill of Airplane Hill and watched in awe as the group that had come before us fought valiantly against a hill from hell. I kick myself in the ass for not having taken any pictures, but you'll just have to take me at my word that it is nothing short of impossible to get up. There is a extremely steep grade to conquer to begin with. Stacked on top of that are massive boulders, jersey barriers, step up after step up, etc. etc. We enjoyed the entertainment for a while and then headed on up to the exit filter. This one I was able to conquer without my winch, but it did take me a couple of different lines and some coaching from Daryl and some other wheelers standing nearby.

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At the exit of Airplane Hill we ate lunch and shot the :pokinit: for a while. Enjoying people watching the characters and rigs that were camped out up there. After we had some grub in our bellies I took a look at the map and discussed our next course with Daryl. He recommended we head down Fire Break Five on our way out for the day. He said that there was no way I would have made it up the trail being open but shouldn't have any troubles going down. We headed down a myriad of forest service roads to get down from Airplane Hill and onto Fire Break Five. It was a very unique trail in that it had a different type of mud than we had seen at Tillamook so far. More clay in it than the rest and had a very cool red color. We headed down the long soupy rock garden that would have defeated me coming up it. We stopped for a group picture and asked Daryl what was left of Tillamook that we could do. Knowing what we had done the day before he let us know that we had more or less done all the trails we were capable of running. We missed waterfall but it was a very long drive for one short trail and he recommended we hit it next time we visit instead.

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We headed down the forest roads to air up and say our goodbyes to our new friend. Daryl I told you in person but if you find this thread by chance thanks again, brother. You are a great guy and were very hospitable to some Washington Wheelers. Once we got back to camp we all agreed that with very few trails left we would head out the next day. We had one last night full of beers, grub, and laughs and headed home the next morning. Tillamook was great and I highly recommend it to anyone who can make it. We will be definitely coming back soon and also checking out other Oregon Wheeling such as Cline Buttes! Thanks Oregon it was a blast!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 27, 2015, 06:27:39 PM
Here are the rest of the videos of the trip:











Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on May 28, 2015, 06:20:30 AM
Nice write up! I need to go on the next one.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 28, 2015, 06:41:30 AM
Nice write up! I need to go on the next one.

Yeah you do!  :slap:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on May 28, 2015, 06:56:41 AM
Yeah you do!  :slap:

I'm gettin there........ :outtahere:

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on May 28, 2015, 08:33:36 PM
I like that I'm not the only one that turns on my wipers when the steering wheel spins on me.

What's the point of "filters" that are so much harder than the trails they are filtering for?  :headscratch:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Jun 07, 2015, 10:25:02 PM
Pretty sick trip, great stuff!

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 23, 2015, 07:01:33 PM
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Naches Run
July 24th-26th

First run of the year up to Naches/Manastash will be on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of July. Myself and a few other club members will be heading up after I get off of work on the 23rd to secure camping and we will be running trails for 3 days. The plan is to run the wagon trail on the West side as well as many of the east side (Manastash) trails as we can fit in as well. Its gonna be a great time and I hope to see some new faces out there!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jun 23, 2015, 08:17:12 PM
My plan is to at least make an appearance on this trip.  Just to clarify, the plan is to setup camp on Friday the 24th and then hit the pass on Saturday morning?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on Jun 24, 2015, 05:48:40 AM
I'll be there unless something breaks before then.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 06:20:30 AM
My plan is to at least make an appearance on this trip.  Just to clarify, the plan is to setup camp on Friday the 24th and then hit the pass on Saturday morning?

No, plan is to set up camp Thursday the 23rd evening. Hit the trails 24th through 26th.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jun 24, 2015, 06:34:41 AM
We hit snow in mid June last year in some places.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 07:06:19 AM
We hit snow in mid June last year in some places.

Its common to hit it into late July. You coming out?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jun 24, 2015, 07:24:29 AM
I haven't been there in late July, but you never know. I doubt I'll be ready by then. I don't have a lot of time to work on the rig right now.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 08:18:30 AM
I haven't been there in late July, but you never know. I doubt I'll be ready by then. I don't have a lot of time to work on the rig right now.

Killing me mang...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jun 24, 2015, 09:41:44 AM
I know   :_oops:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jun 24, 2015, 11:42:42 AM
No, plan is to set up camp Thursday the 23rd evening. Hit the trails 24th through 26th.

Ok.  I'll have to get more details once I have a plan figured out on my end.  Are you still planning to camp on the west side of the pass?  If so, is the plan for that to be your basecamp for the entire weekend?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 12:02:05 PM
Ok.  I'll have to get more details once I have a plan figured out on my end.  Are you still planning to camp on the west side of the pass?  If so, is the plan for that to be your basecamp for the entire weekend?

Yes plan is to camp on the west side. Don't' see us moving the base camp.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Rockcrawlintoy on Jun 24, 2015, 01:29:27 PM
Going to try and come on the 24 after work and at least camp. and come home the 25th. My birthday is on the 26 and my wife has plans for that.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 02:05:43 PM
Going to try and come on the 24 after work and at least camp. and come home the 25th. My birthday is on the 26 and my wife has plans for that.

We could run the wagon trail on the 25th. I think your Jeep in its current state could probably handle it. Either way would love to have you come up even if you are just camping and riding pregnant dog with someone.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jun 24, 2015, 03:37:20 PM
Trying , maybe, I mean like way out there...  But there's a slight chance I might be able to join you guys on the 26th if you are OK with some crazies from MT.  We may be going to the coast to bug out and surf and we have a wedding in the family down in OR we want to get to so if it all comes together...   :driving:

I might need a GPS waypoint and some pretty decent directions from the logical route headed out of Spokane area on I90.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 03:39:25 PM
Trying , maybe, I mean like way out there...  But there's a slight chance I might be able to join you guys on the 26th if you are OK with some crazies from MT.  We may be going to the coast to bug out and surf and we have a wedding in the family down in OR we want to get to so if it all comes together...   :wag:

I might need a GPS waypoint and some pretty decent directions from the logical route headed out of Spokane area on I90.

We'd love to have you.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jun 24, 2015, 03:40:51 PM
Oh yeah I've quit stinking up the shout box because my wifes laptop gave up the ghost and my work computor won't display the shout box.  Not trying to be a hermit or anything ;).
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 03:52:46 PM
Oh yeah I've quit stinking up the shout box because my wifes laptop gave up the ghost and my work computor won't display the shout box.  Not trying to be a hermit or anything ;).

I was wondering...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jun 24, 2015, 04:09:06 PM
Yes plan is to camp on the west side. Don't' see us moving the base camp.

Isn't the majority of the wheeling on the East side?  Are you planning to run the nice dirt road over and back other than the official Naches Pass trip?  I think I have done that way against going via the pavement and it was pretty much the same for time traveled, but my memory is very fuzzy.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 24, 2015, 07:54:25 PM
Isn't the majority of the wheeling on the East side?  Are you planning to run the nice dirt road over and back other than the official Naches Pass trip?  I think I have done that way against going via the pavement and it was pretty much the same for time traveled, but my memory is very fuzzy.

All the camping is off of FS 19 on the west side. It is not a very far trip to get the east side wheeling. Trust me bud I won't lead you astray :)
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on Jun 24, 2015, 08:31:31 PM
Trying , maybe, I mean like way out there...  But there's a slight chance I might be able to join you guys on the 26th if you are OK with some crazies from MT.  We may be going to the coast to bug out and surf and we have a wedding in the family down in OR we want to get to so if it all comes together...   :driving:

I might need a GPS waypoint and some pretty decent directions from the logical route headed out of Spokane area on I90.
That's awesome man! Would it be the whole family or just you? Would you be bringing the 4Runner on her maiden voyage? It would be great to meet you. I hope it works out.

How bout you Toyodaaddict? Are you coming? This is your back yard. Did you get that motor installed and purring?

I need to get my winch fixed?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Jun 24, 2015, 08:41:44 PM
Looks like fun but but I'll be busy then

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jun 25, 2015, 06:58:19 AM
All the camping is off of FS 19 on the west side. It is not a very far trip to get the east side wheeling. Trust me bud I won't lead you astray :)

I'm not worried about it, just trying to formulate a plan on my end.  The most likely scenario is a long daytrip for me so I'd just need to arrive at camp in the morning and then plan to drive home from the East side at the end of the day.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: LittleSteve on Jun 25, 2015, 07:55:53 AM
So your all wheeling Naches on my Birthday? Nice.
Have a beverage for me...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 25, 2015, 08:25:47 AM
I'm not worried about it, just trying to formulate a plan on my end.  The most likely scenario is a long daytrip for me so I'd just need to arrive at camp in the morning and then plan to drive home from the East side at the end of the day.

Or we could do the wagon trail on the day that you come so that you can leave from west side.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: toyodaaddict on Jun 25, 2015, 08:43:01 AM


How bout you Toyodaaddict? Are you coming? This is your back yard. Did you get that motor installed and purring?


Yep, I plan to make an appearance   :driving: As for the motor, I got the old one pulled, found a 1/2'' crack on the inside corner of my frame and then things snowballed :willynilly:.  I should be dropping the new engine in this weekend.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jun 25, 2015, 11:02:34 AM
That's awesome man! Would it be the whole family or just you? Would you be bringing the 4Runner on her maiden voyage? It would be great to meet you. I hope it works out.

How bout you Toyodaaddict? Are you coming? This is your back yard. Did you get that motor installed and purring?

I need to get my winch fixed?

If I make it it will be the whole family.  Always wanted to wheel there so I thought I would try. You seem like a decent buch of guys to wheel with.  Hope to get a few hundred miles on before a road trip.  We'll see how much time I get to work on things.  So close to being finished but this time of year really has a way of crowding out the personal time for some reason.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 25, 2015, 11:03:44 AM
If I make it it will be the whole family.  Always wanted to wheel there so I thought I would try. You seem like a decent buch of guys to wheel with.  Hope to get a few hundred miles on before a road trip.  We'll see how much time I get to work on things.  So close to being finished but this time of year really has a way of crowding out the personal time for some reason.

Let me know when you know for sure so I know whether or not to save a camping spot.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jun 25, 2015, 11:55:44 AM
Or we could do the wagon trail on the day that you come so that you can leave from west side.

<http://www.lastgreatroadtrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Naches-Trail-Map.pdf>

When you refer to the wagon trail are you talking about the actual Naches Trail (pass) shown on the PDF linked above?  If so, I've run it going both directions in the past and don't have any specific preference for it over any other trails in the area.  The only advantage of running it the day that I'm there is that I know that it's a doable, but long, day trip.  There a lot of easy bypasses allowing for a quick exit.

When I've wheeled in this area we have generally stayed at the Crow Creek Campground and wheeled either Naches Pass or headed up to Moon Rocks and Funny Rocks.  The guy that was always the trail boss always insisted on running the full Naches Pass trail and I remember being annoyed on a few sections on the East side where I had to back and fill my way through the tight trees while I could see the main road out my window.  There was nothing beyond wrestling the steering wheel that was a challenge so I never understood why he didn't just bypass those lower sections!  Overall, I have enjoyed the trail and always have a great day when I go.

As a general rule, I'm the kind of guy that hates walking on roads that I can drive on and also hates taking the tight bumpy non-challenging route when there's a perfectly good road that goes the same place. 

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 25, 2015, 12:02:58 PM
<http://www.lastgreatroadtrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Naches-Trail-Map.pdf>

When you refer to the wagon trail are you talking about the actual Naches Trail (pass) shown on the PDF linked above?  If so, I've run it going both directions in the past and don't have any specific preference for it over any other trails in the area.  The only advantage of running it the day that I'm there is that I know that it's a doable, but long, day trip.  There a lot of easy bypasses allowing for a quick exit.

When I've wheeled in this area we have generally stayed at the Crow Creek Campground and wheeled either Naches Pass or headed up to Moon Rocks and Funny Rocks.  The guy that was always the trail boss always insisted on running the full Naches Pass trail and I remember being annoyed on a few sections on the East side where I had to back and fill my way through the tight trees while I could see the main road out my window.  There was nothing beyond wrestling the steering wheel that was a challenge so I never understood why he didn't just bypass those lower sections!  Overall, I have enjoyed the trail and always have a great day when I go.

As a general rule, I'm the kind of guy that hates walking on roads that I can drive on and also hates taking the tight bumpy non-challenging route when there's a perfectly good road that goes the same place.

Yes it is known as the wagon trail. Well I'm just gonna let you know right now that I don't just take us to the most technical areas via the fastest route. Myself and most of the wheelers in the club are in it for the scenery as much as we are for being challenged. I enjoy driving easy and moderate trails if they provide a beautiful landscape to take in. If that is going to upset you than maybe going out with us is not the best idea.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jun 25, 2015, 01:57:08 PM
Let me know when you know for sure so I know whether or not to save a camping spot.

I will let you know as soon as I know thanks!

My wife was concerned about wheeling a nasty trail on day 2 of a 9 day road trip.  Last time we did something similar we spent a bit of time at parts stores working gremlins out of a new setup so she has a valid point.  I didn't actually break, but we were messing with things.

But looking into the trail it seems like it can be as nasty as you want and probably more scenic than birf shattering technical.  Looks just perfect as far as fitting into the itinerary.  Best part is our route would bypass Portland and shoot over to the coast highway afterwords. We'll see if I finally get the 4runner on the road and if the days off can be had...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 25, 2015, 02:56:57 PM
I will let you know as soon as I know thanks!

My wife was concerned about wheeling a nasty trail on day 2 of a 9 day road trip.  Last time we did something similar we spent a bit of time at parts stores working gremlins out of a new setup so she has a valid point.  I didn't actually break, but we were messing with things.

But looking into the trail it seems like it can be as nasty as you want and probably more scenic than birf shattering technical.  Looks just perfect as far as fitting into the itinerary.  Best part is our route would bypass Portland and shoot over to the coast highway afterwords. We'll see if I finally get the 4runner on the road and if the days off can be had...

The only hard part of the wagon trail is lower naches. Even it would be incredibly easy for your truck. I did it last year open open with 33s....
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jun 25, 2015, 03:20:31 PM
Looks like fun to me!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jun 25, 2015, 05:57:40 PM
Yes it is known as the wagon trail. Well I'm just gonna let you know right now that I don't just take us to the most technical areas via the fastest route. Myself and most of the wheelers in the club are in it for the scenery as much as we are for being challenged. I enjoy driving easy and moderate trails if they provide a beautiful landscape to take in. If that is going to upset you than maybe going out with us is not the best idea.

It will be fun for sure and I don't need technical to have fun, I just don't really enjoy a short section or two on the lower East side (in years past) because it was just an exercise in turning my steering wheel and backing up to work around the trees.  I am looking forward to the trip and started advertising for a co-pilot among my friends.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 25, 2015, 06:01:04 PM
It will be fun for sure and I don't need technical to have fun, I just don't really enjoy a short section or two on the lower East side (in years past) because it was just an exercise in turning my steering wheel and backing up to work around the trees.  I am looking forward to the trip and started advertising for a co-pilot among my friends.

Glad to hear it.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 09, 2015, 09:13:52 AM
OK so I got the days off and I can travel on the 25th and try to hook up with you guys at camp that evening to wheel with you on the 26th, then we will head on over to the coast on the 27th. I figure with some kind of directions or a waypoint we can just look for some guys wrenching under their 4runners and that will be you guys.

Pending nothing spins out on the 4runner between now and then we should be good!

Does that work with your schedule?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 09:20:41 AM
OK so I got the days off and I can travel on the 25th and try to hook up with you guys at camp that evening to wheel with you on the 26th, then we will head on over to the coast on the 27th. I figure with some kind of directions or a waypoint we can just look for some guys wrenching under their 4runners and that will be you guys.

Pending nothing spins out on the 4runner between now and then we should be good!

Does that work with your schedule?

  :-\ The 26th will be break down camp and head home day, brother. We could run the wagon trail that day because it shoots us out onto 410 (the way home). We would just wheel it loaded up. I wish you could make it on the night of the 24th instead so you can be there for the 25th. That is going to be the best day for sure. The most guys will be there and we will be doing the Manastash side which is a lot more trails and a lot more fun.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 09, 2015, 09:27:45 AM
Well if I take off at lunch time on the 24th I could get there that night.  Maybe 10 hours so like 9:00 coastal time.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 09:40:55 AM
Well if I take off at lunch time on the 24th I could get there that night.  Maybe 10 hours so like 9:00 coastal time.

Sounds like a plan  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 09, 2015, 09:49:56 AM
So how many red 4runners will be on this ride?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 09:51:07 AM
So how many red 4runners will be on this ride?

Is yours red? If so then 2. RRR!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 09, 2015, 09:54:10 AM
I'm afraid so.  I have tube fenders up front though.  How about I get some fresh MTRs wouldn't that be lame?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 09:56:02 AM
I'm afraid so.  I have tube fenders up front though.  How about I get some fresh MTRs wouldn't that be lame?

lol lame because we would be so matchy?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 09, 2015, 11:46:05 AM
  :-\ The 26th will be break down camp and head home day, brother. We could run the wagon trail that day because it shoots us out onto 410 (the way home). We would just wheel it loaded up. I wish you could make it on the night of the 24th instead so you can be there for the 25th. That is going to be the best day for sure. The most guys will be there and we will be doing the Manastash side which is a lot more trails and a lot more fun.

What time do you think you'll be wanting to roll out of camp for wheeling?  I know I'll have an early out from the peninsula, but am hunting for an initial target timeline.  I know that most groups end up leaving later than planned, but I rarely am the holdup and don't plan to be on this trip.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 12:01:46 PM
What time do you think you'll be wanting to roll out of camp for wheeling?  I know I'll have an early out from the peninsula, but am hunting for an initial target timeline.  I know that most groups end up leaving later than planned, but I rarely am the holdup and don't plan to be on this trip.

That depends on how many beverages I had the night before.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 09, 2015, 12:06:48 PM
That depends on how many beverages I had the night before.

You're lucky that my horn doesn't work because I enjoy making noise when I'm around post-injected people!  How about what's the earliest you would plan to leave and I'll see if I can make that work.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 12:08:02 PM
You're lucky that my horn doesn't work because I enjoy making noise when I'm around post-injected people!  How about what's the earliest you would plan to leave and I'll see if I can make that work.

What day are we talking here? I usually shoot to be on the trails by 9 to 10 AM.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 09, 2015, 12:11:20 PM
What day are we talking here? I usually shoot to be on the trails by 9 to 10 AM.

Saturday the 25th.  9 am is easy for me.  I've made it to Crow Creek Campground on the east side earlier than that before.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 09, 2015, 12:15:55 PM
Saturday the 25th.  9 am is easy for me.  I've made it to Crow Creek Campground on the east side earlier than that before.

Yeah shoot for 9 AM. Will likely be more like 10 with the amount of rigs and all.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 10, 2015, 08:24:10 AM
Sounds like you don't have to worry about being matchy because I can't get anybody to board the dogs until Monday.  Guess I'll go wheelin' in Tillimook when we get down there and maybe check out the dunes at Sand Lake.  This was so close to lining up...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 10, 2015, 08:59:08 AM
Sounds like you don't have to worry about being matchy because I can't get anybody to board the dogs until Monday.  Guess I'll go wheelin' in Tillimook when we get down there and maybe check out the dunes at Sand Lake.  This was so close to lining up...

Bring the dogs?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 10, 2015, 11:40:25 AM
Can you confirm that this is the area that you plan to be camping?  Highway 410 to FS-70 just past Greenwater, WA.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 10, 2015, 12:07:46 PM
Bring the dogs?

I thought about it but my buddy with the beach house we can stay in for free doesn't like dogs there.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 10, 2015, 12:09:06 PM
I thought about it but my buddy with the beach house we can stay in for free doesn't like dogs there.

Well that is heart breaking  :tantrum:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jul 10, 2015, 02:44:04 PM
Well keep having trail rides and I'll come over for a long weekend sometime.

Ever messed around at Moses Lake?  We were thinking of camping out there.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 10, 2015, 03:06:01 PM
All the camping is off of FS 19 on the west side. It is not a very far trip to get the east side wheeling. Trust me bud I won't lead you astray :)

I'm killing some time and looking at Google maps and I can only find NF-19 on the east side (Yakima) which is why I was asking about NF-70 on the west side.  In some places NF-70 and NF-19 seem to be the same so is that way all the way through?  Crow Creek Campground is right on NF-19, right?

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 10, 2015, 04:06:29 PM
I'm killing some time and looking at Google maps and I can only find NF-19 on the east side (Yakima) which is why I was asking about NF-70 on the west side.  In some places NF-70 and NF-19 seem to be the same so is that way all the way through?  Crow Creek Campground is right on NF-19, right?

FS 19 turns into 70. Coming from 410 you will turn left onto it right after passing the little naches river. There will be signs for Little Naches Campground. This is the main arterial road that feeds to all of the trails as well as the road that all of the campgrounds are off of. If you look on google maps you can see it when you search for "Little Naches Campground".
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 10, 2015, 05:35:31 PM
FS 19 turns into 70. Coming from 410 you will turn left onto it right after passing the little naches river. There will be signs for Little Naches Campground. This is the main arterial road that feeds to all of the trails as well as the road that all of the campgrounds are off of. If you look on google maps you can see it when you search for "Little Naches Campground".

I know exactly where you're talking about, my confusion has been that you have described it as the "west" side when it's on the east side of Chinook Pass.  I think our reference for east vs. west has been different.

I was thinking of in terms of Naches pass where the west side access is off of NF-70 just past Greenwater on 410.  The west side access is NF-19 just short of Cliffdell on 410.

This adds an hour to my trip in the morning, but I have done it before.

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 10, 2015, 05:42:36 PM
I know exactly where you're talking about, my confusion has been that you have described it as the "west" side when it's on the east side of Chinook Pass.  I think our reference for east vs. west has been different.

I was thinking of in terms of Naches pass where the west side access is off of NF-70 just past Greenwater on 410.  The west side access is NF-19 just short of Cliffdell on 410.

This adds an hour to my trip in the morning, but I have done it before.

I was talking in terms of west side trails and east side trails. Glad we are on the same page now.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 10, 2015, 06:06:55 PM
I was talking in terms of west side trails and east side trails. Glad we are on the same page now.

Indeed.  So which campground are you shooting for.  I know where Little Naches, Kaner Flats, and Crow Creek campgrounds are for landmarks.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 10, 2015, 06:09:33 PM
Indeed.  So which campground are you shooting for.  I know where Little Naches, Kaner Flats, and Crow Creek campgrounds are for landmarks.

Shooting for Longmire Meadows, Kaner or an unmarked one that is near the water. I love camping near the water.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 10, 2015, 06:14:15 PM
Shooting for Longmire Meadows, Kaner or an unmarked one that is near the water. I love camping near the water.

You'll just have to shoot me a text when and if you find some service and I guess my CB may come in handy to make first contact.  It's about 3 hours for me.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 10, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
You'll just have to shoot me a text when and if you find some service and I guess my CB may come in handy to make first contact.  It's about 3 hours for me.

I will be putting a sign up with the club logo off of the main road with an arrow pointing to the camp site.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 11, 2015, 12:03:32 PM
Have you confirmed that the ban for motor vehicles has been lifted?

http://www.nwjeepn.com/trailclosure.html
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 11, 2015, 12:07:02 PM
Have you confirmed that the ban for motor vehicles has been lifted?

http://www.nwjeepn.com/trailclosure.html

Yes
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 13, 2015, 08:25:10 PM
Did some CIA work today and used Satellite images with Google Earth & Maps to find some great possible camp sites for the Naches run. Very much considering heading down there this weekend to scout them before the trip. If I don't though, me going in on Thursday afternoon will still give me plenty of time to find the ideal spot for us to camp. I plan on printing out some signs with the club logo on them and laminating them. I will then sharpie in an arrow pointing towards the campground and place them on the side of FS 70 so that the camp is easily found. Any questions about this let me know.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: toyodaaddict on Jul 20, 2015, 09:21:03 AM
Well... My Aunt is here from Arizona this week and I still haven't got my truck back on the road :smack: There is a strong possibility I'm not going to make this one :down:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 20, 2015, 09:38:20 AM
Well... My Aunt is here from Arizona this week and I still haven't got my truck back on the road :smack: There is a strong possibility I'm not going to make this one :down:

 :nonono:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 21, 2015, 11:02:13 AM
Weather report for the Naches area calls for mid 80s highs and mid 50s lows. Couldn't ask for much better this time of year.

I was able to find a .pdf of the sheriff's map that is purchasable at Whistlin Jacks. I still recommend everyone get the updated version (this is from 2006) however this will give anyone that is coming into the area for the first time a map to have in case they lose signal, don't know where FS 19 is, etc. I have added a box with an arrow pointing to FS 19/Little Naches RD so that you can see where to turn off of 410 at.

http://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61_ECM95PVdU0t5V0daUEd1dlBBSzB3aGtDYlRqb0Vpa3VF/view?usp=docslist_api
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 21, 2015, 11:24:54 AM
Any idea what tails/area you'll be targeting on Saturday?  My passenger was asking...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 21, 2015, 11:28:27 AM
Any idea what tails/area you'll be targeting on Saturday?  My passenger was asking...

Saturday will be the main event. We will launch out of camp and head up Kaner Flats, to Manastash Ridge, to String, to Shoe String, to Tripod Flats, to Moon Rocks & Funny Rocks.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 21, 2015, 11:31:20 AM
I will be heading up Thursday afternoon/early evening to secure camp. Myself and the couple other rigs that will be there Friday will be heading up on a recon of the proposed Saturday trails to insure they are all open and suitable. Like I said above Saturday will be the main event as that is when most people are planning on being there. Sunday we will load up our rigs and run the wagon trail on the way out.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jul 24, 2015, 12:58:50 PM
Do you post your trail runs on here or are there other places to see what the wet wheelers are up to?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 24, 2015, 07:17:20 PM
Do you post your trail runs on here or are there other places to see what the wet wheelers are up to?

The club is on FB as well.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Nation on Jul 25, 2015, 02:08:12 AM
 :usa:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Jul 25, 2015, 08:29:07 PM
I am back from the long 15 hour day trip to wheel with the club. It was a great day with more mud and less sun than expected. It ended up being an 8 rig adventure after two groups joined forces after meeting on the trails yesterday.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jul 27, 2015, 08:53:36 AM
What trails you run?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 09:07:10 AM
What trails you run?

Everything except for Shoe String and Ravens Roost.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jul 27, 2015, 10:24:24 AM
Pics??
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 10:29:53 AM
Pics??

Haven't had time to upload the pictures and videos yet. Later tonight I will.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jul 27, 2015, 11:22:43 AM
Sweet bet it was a nice weekend up there. Would have went up there but didn't see the thread till Friday.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 11:53:58 AM
Sweet bet it was a nice weekend up there. Would have went up there but didn't see the thread till Friday.

We run pretty much everything in the whole state as well as surrounding ones. Keep it tuned here for the next trip.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 01:25:55 PM
Well the Naches trip gets better every year. I'm already looking forward to next year and I just got back yesterday. Had a pretty poor turnout with only myself and 2 other rigs on Thursday & Friday and BlackDiamond joining us on Saturday. That being said it was still a great time and I wouldn't change a thing other than having more of my friends make it out.

We set out on Thursday afternoon around 2 PM. We rolled onto Little Naches road by 5 and after scouting out 3 possible camp spots that I had spotted with Google Maps Satellite function we finally settled on a great free site right next to the river.

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Friday morning I got the top off and we set out for a day I had planned of scouting/route finding for the main event on Saturday. It ended up being the main event instead. We set out from our campsite and entered into Manastash via Kaner Flats. While on Kaner we met up with an amazing group of wheelers from South West Washington. They were all Jeepers but truly are outstanding guys that I wish all Wheelers took after. We ended up wheeling with Heath and his club for the rest of the weekend and I look forward to seeing them all again next year. The first day saw us take a route of Kaner, String, Tipover, Rock Saddle, to Funny Rocks. Some amazing trails all around finishing with some great rock crawling at Funny Rocks. I took 3 different lines on the rocks with the last one ending with me putting my Runner on her passenger side. For my first flop in this truck I tell you it sure could have been a lot worse. My armor saved everything except the passenger fender flare. Thanks to the efforts of my club members as well as Heath and his boys they got me winched out of there and back on the trail. Unfortunately one of Heath's guys rolled not even 5 minutes later while exiting the rocks. He rolled his XJ onto it's roof rack and A-Pillar. Everyone was okay and we quickly got him turned over and back to shiny side up. Once again as far as roll overs go it could have been a lot worse. His roof rack saved it from being much worse.

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Day 2 coming soon!

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jul 27, 2015, 01:48:08 PM
I gotta make this next year!!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 06:51:21 PM
I gotta make this next year!!

Yeah you do!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 06:54:51 PM
Day 1 Videos:









Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: helipilot77 on Jul 27, 2015, 07:16:20 PM
I didn't see a flop anywhere in the video. But I'm glad. False advertising.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 27, 2015, 07:22:18 PM
I didn't see a flop anywhere in the video. But I'm glad. False advertising.

I put it completely on the passenger side. Don't know what else I would call it.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jul 28, 2015, 11:42:50 AM
What trails you planning on running next?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 28, 2015, 11:53:53 AM
What trails you planning on running next?

Either Liberty or Evans Creek is on deck. Haven't decided yet.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Slabzilla on Jul 28, 2015, 12:55:26 PM
Looks like a helagood time. I might have to hit the trails with you guys next time I'm in the NorWest on vaycay from SoCal. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jul 28, 2015, 01:00:43 PM
Sounds good I haven't been to either of those places
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jul 28, 2015, 01:09:13 PM
Looks like a helagood time. I might have to hit the trails with you guys next time I'm in the NorWest on vaycay from SoCal. :thumbs:

Give us a holler we are always willing to play host.

Sounds good I haven't been to either of those places

Where are you out of?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jul 28, 2015, 03:14:40 PM
Tri-cities
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Jul 28, 2015, 08:06:45 PM
Niiiiiiiice!  That place looks legit!  Bummer about bouncing into that notch.

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Aug 10, 2015, 08:27:37 AM
Day 2 of trails at Naches was on Saturday. We awoke to the pitter patter of rain on our tents. Surprising as the forecast had called for a 0% chance of precipitation for the entire weekend. It wasn't heavy though and came and went throughout the morning. BlackDiamond arrived around 8:30 just after we had finished breakfast. The 4 rigs then set out to meet up with the club we had ran with the day before. This put us up to a convoy of 8 rigs. We set up Milk Creek road and headed straight for the Moon Rocks. We played around there for a couple of hours having some fun trying out a very tiny amount of the lines of the hundreds that exist there. We all got to watch BD walk up everything with ease thanks to  :turtle: Making me even more eager to get my duals in.






From the Moon Rocks we then set out to head to the Milk Creek trail. The rain had stopped in the low lands where we had camped however a consistent light rain and mist had made the area very wet. The mud in Naches is that ultra slick clay mixture that all but completely removes any chance of traction. This made the Milk Creek trail which would normally not be very difficult into a series of very difficult hill climbs. We would have cruised right through this trail but due to the now very difficult hill climbs as well as an old International Scout that was in the other club's group having consistent issues with his truck we spent the rest of the day on this trail. By the end we were all quite cold and wet and ready to head back to camp.





We said our goodbyes to the other club and traded emails and phone numbers promising to run Naches together again next year. We then headed back to camp to polish off the rest of our food and beer huddled around our bug candle as there is no camp fires allowed. The next morning we set out for the wagon trail deciding to take it out rather than 410 West as the wagon trail actually puts us out on the other side of the mountain in Greenwater right where we would head through on the way home anyways. Naches gets better every year. I hope that I can see more  :turtle3: s make it out next year!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Aug 10, 2015, 08:34:03 AM
Tagged along with zippo for a Walker Valley trip on Saturday. We went with another local club known as the Timber Tamers. It was a good time and zippo got to put his truck through a very nice trail run with all his new changes.












Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Slabzilla on Aug 10, 2015, 03:00:13 PM
Looks like you guys had a kick-A time, mud and all.  Jason's km2's and gears seems to be workin' for him. good vids, thanks. Nice to see lush green forests.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: liveoak on Aug 10, 2015, 05:01:12 PM
 
We awoke to the pitter patter of rain on our tents.
a consistent light rain and mist had made the area very wet.
By the end we were all quite cold and wet and ready to head back to camp.

:rivers: :rivers: what's wrong, did the wet wheelers get all wet?  :rivers: :rivers:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Aug 10, 2015, 05:02:36 PM
  :rivers: :rivers: what's wrong, did the wet wheelers get all wet?  :rivers: :rivers:

We wheeled from 10 AM to 5 PM in the rain. Have you ever wheeled in the rain cali boy?  :moon:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: liveoak on Aug 10, 2015, 05:13:52 PM
yes, but I've never been brave enough to go out during a full on "pitter patter"  :D
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Aug 10, 2015, 07:58:41 PM
Looks like an adventure!

 :psss: It was agreed on a few years back that blackdiamond would be "bd" and BLACKDOG would be "BD' on the forum.  I have not heard/seen BLACKDOG on the board in a long time though...
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Aug 11, 2015, 08:04:41 PM
Nice stuff!!!

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Sep 11, 2015, 12:05:33 PM
Thanks for the videos!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Sep 28, 2015, 07:09:27 AM
California trip photos:

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I am putting the finishing touches on the first 2 videos. It was over 6 hours of footage to sort through, cut, color correct, and more. Hoping to have those up tonight.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Sep 29, 2015, 04:58:13 AM
The first two videos are up.






More to come. They are taking me longer as I have tought myself some new tricks that take a little longer in editing.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Sep 29, 2015, 12:04:07 PM
What kind of camera you using?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Sep 29, 2015, 12:08:30 PM
Gopro Hero 3+ Silver. I'm actually returning it today as I wasn't happy with the picture quality. Going to hold out for their new models which should be released this fall. Or if none come out I'll go with the Hero 4.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Sep 29, 2015, 12:10:09 PM
I suppose I should clarify. I used the GoPro for the POV video. The still pictures were shot on my Galaxy S6 built in camera.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Sep 29, 2015, 04:52:15 PM
Your not the first person I've talked to that doesn't like the GoPro
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Sep 29, 2015, 05:05:04 PM
Your not the first person I've talked to that doesn't like the GoPro

It is more specifically a problem with that particular model. It is lacking a feature known as "Pro Tune" which shoots in "Raw" which makes color correction later during the editing process much easier.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Oct 27, 2015, 04:58:03 AM
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: OVRAROK on Oct 27, 2015, 07:52:27 AM
nice vid Andrew, location of camera doesn't do just of trail
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Oct 27, 2015, 07:56:27 AM
nice vid Andrew, location of camera doesn't do just of trail


Yeah, but that is video in general when it comes to shooting trails. I was more happy with my placement of it for the Rubicon POV, but like you said neither one does them justice.

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 1985CRAWLER on Oct 27, 2015, 03:21:29 PM
damn i love that trail!

next time you all are down here ill be sure to make it and we will run it from eagle lakes all the way to meadow lake!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Oct 27, 2015, 03:28:41 PM
damn i love that trail!

next time you all are down here ill be sure to make it and we will run it from eagle lakes all the way to meadow lake!

Next time I come I'll definitely run it with you and Joe.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 04, 2015, 09:59:06 AM
Reiter Run
9:00 AM
11/07/2015

Meeting at the Family Grocer at 9 AM per usual.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 08, 2015, 05:45:01 PM
Reiter Run on 11/07/2015

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 08, 2015, 06:33:15 PM
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: OVRAROK on Nov 09, 2015, 06:00:59 AM
looks like fun  :biggthumpup:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Nov 09, 2015, 11:26:37 AM
I that your "rock pile" at about 6 minutes?  It's a bit more tricky to stay on the points of the rocks when wet  :rain:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 09, 2015, 01:04:08 PM
Isn't your front locked?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Nov 09, 2015, 05:48:34 PM
Isn't your front locked?

I think he was turning it in and out quite a bit. I noticed a spin, pause, and lock cycle.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 09, 2015, 07:22:08 PM
Isn't your front locked?

It is selectable.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 83 yoter on Nov 09, 2015, 08:20:24 PM

Is that somewhere up in the Cascade's?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 10, 2015, 04:55:37 AM
Not really. This is where it is: http://www.google.com/maps/place/Reiter+Foothills+State+Forest+ORV+Entrance/@47.8232665,-121.6598565,11.25z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x862139080c9a059e
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 10, 2015, 06:11:26 AM
I think he was turning it in and out quite a bit. I noticed a spin, pause, and lock cycle.

That's why I brought it up..........
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 10, 2015, 06:44:50 AM
It is difficult to hear in the video due to the music however I am having an issue with my power steering crying like a pregnant dog when I am turning in the rocks. Because of that I am using my front locker sparingly (don't want the extra strain of turning while locked). I am attempting to find an aftermarket solution for a new pump and reservoir however PSC has stopped making theirs and apparently it was a huge pain in the ass to install when it was made. I'm finding people talking about using a Jeep pump and reservoir however I haven't been able to track down the exact part numbers I need.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 10, 2015, 07:06:23 AM
Do you have a cooler installed?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 10, 2015, 08:59:06 AM
Do you have a cooler installed?

No. I don't believe it is due to that though.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 10, 2015, 10:56:36 AM
I went through 2 pumps before I put one in.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 10, 2015, 11:46:09 AM
I went through 2 pumps before I put one in.

Hmmm. I'm only turning 35s though....
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 10, 2015, 11:59:35 AM
Hmmm. I'm only turning 35s though....

I'm not much bigger with 36s.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 10, 2015, 12:03:19 PM
I'm not much bigger with 36s.

Hmmm maybe I'll do that then. Got any recommendations for a good cooler?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 10, 2015, 12:34:37 PM
I used one like this: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-13254

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 10, 2015, 12:37:46 PM
You can see it mounted here
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Nov 10, 2015, 03:29:22 PM
I'm not much bigger with 36s.

36 inch tires can be significantly more heavy depending on the width and brand of the tire.  There's more than 15 lbs between a 35x12.50 BFG Mud KM2 and the 35x13.5 Toyo MT.  Those of us with 35s might be right at the working limit for the stock steering pump.  I've never had an issue and I know the rocks in Moab work out the steering.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Nov 10, 2015, 09:11:56 PM
That looks freakin sweet!

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 11, 2015, 04:56:32 AM
That looks freakin sweet!


One day you'll come out. Probably when I'm old.  :(
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Nov 11, 2015, 06:05:03 AM
36 inch tires can be significantly more heavy depending on the width and brand of the tire.  There's more than 15 lbs between a 35x12.50 BFG Mud KM2 and the 35x13.5 Toyo MT.  Those of us with 35s might be right at the working limit for the stock steering pump.  I've never had an issue and I know the rocks in Moab work out the steering.

True! I have bias TSLs. Some of the trails in WA have a lot of turning............
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Nov 11, 2015, 10:48:16 AM
One day you'll come out. Probably when I'm old.  :(
Lol, I was in that area on Sunday. Matter of factly. Broke a shock mount too. Damn fire roads. 😁

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Axman on Nov 11, 2015, 09:45:43 PM
Hmmm. I'm only turning 35s though....

I assume you are running the stock steering pump? yes put in a cooler or bigger pump. The stock toyota pump was only built to handle a small 28in somthin tire, not 35s! thats a lot of tire to push. especially with a locker like you mentioned.

Defiantly install the cooler and let us know if you find a way to put in a jeep pump, I would really like to upgrade mine as well!  :cheese:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Kaos III% on Nov 14, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
Hi all from Anacortes Wa
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 14, 2015, 01:52:41 PM
Hi all from Anacortes Wa

 :welcome: new to the area?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Kaos III% on Nov 14, 2015, 05:45:37 PM
No lifer
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Kaos III% on Nov 30, 2015, 01:15:31 PM
Anyone still around ??? if so sound off. Thanks
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Nov 30, 2015, 01:18:55 PM
Anyone still around ??? if so sound off. Thanks

Always here, brother. Going up to the snow this weekend. Want to come along?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 02, 2015, 06:45:15 AM
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Cle Elum Valley Snow Run
Date: 12/05/2015
Time: 9:00 AM

With the forecasted snow fall this week we will be making a snow run up to the Cle Elum valley area. Anyone interested in attending should reach out to me via PM or in the comments below.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 05, 2015, 08:38:25 PM
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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: OVRAROK on Dec 06, 2015, 05:24:46 AM
Great pics Andrew, it looks like the snow doesn't stick up there, tires look super clean
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 06, 2015, 10:25:03 AM
Great pics Andrew, it looks like the snow doesn't stick up there, tires look super clean

It is just early year snow with it not being very cold yet is all.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: liveoak on Dec 06, 2015, 07:27:29 PM
that looks awesome. lots of nice vehicles also
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Dec 06, 2015, 07:51:24 PM
Damn, looks like fun!  Nice group of rigs!!

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 06, 2015, 08:03:02 PM
that looks awesome. lots of nice vehicles also

Damn, looks like fun!  Nice group of rigs!!

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Thanks guys. Looking forward to finally getting to wheel with you two.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: tbull on Dec 07, 2015, 03:50:01 PM
How far did you get along the trail?  It's difficult to make it to the lake in snow and ice without lockers and chains all around.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 07, 2015, 04:19:35 PM
How far did you get along the trail?  It's difficult to make it to the lake in snow and ice without lockers and chains all around.

We did Fortune Creek as well as some of the fire roads. We would have done more but had a shitty jeep with us that was really dragging us down. He was an invite of an invite.  :shake:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 07, 2015, 04:23:33 PM
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Slabzilla on Dec 07, 2015, 04:48:38 PM
Looked like a perfect day for snow wheelin'.  Too bad that "invite of an invite" fought the terrain so hard, it would have made your day a lot more fun.  I guess everyone has to start their skill developement somewhere.  Sorry it had to be on your adventure. :therethere:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 07, 2015, 06:08:55 PM
Looked like a perfect day for snow wheelin'.  Too bad that "invite of an invite" fought the terrain so hard, it would have made your day a lot more fun.  I guess everyone has to start their skill developement somewhere.  Sorry it had to be on your adventure. :therethere:

It happens. It's my fault. I should have told him that he was getting in over his head when i saw him pull up.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Dec 08, 2015, 07:22:01 AM
I heard a bad word  :greengrin:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 08, 2015, 08:07:28 AM
I heard a bad word  :greengrin:

They were flowing out of me like a river that day.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Dec 08, 2015, 11:35:51 AM
They were flowing out of me like a river that day.

You might need to add audio editing to your video editing process.  It would be very entertaining to have an audible "bleep"  with a $#&^@ going across the screen.  If I ever bring my son along you'll have to promise to not teach him any new words.  :D
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Dec 08, 2015, 02:41:56 PM
Thanks for the great video!  You have to have a jeep like that around every once in a while to remind you why your Toyotas are vastly superior vehicles.  A buddy of mine with a Tacoma once pulled the front core support nearly off a Cherokee like that stuck in the snow.

How are the KM2s I that wet snow compared to the MTRs in your observation?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 08, 2015, 02:51:13 PM
Thanks for the great video!  You have to have a jeep like that around every once in a while to remind you why your Toyotas are vastly superior vehicles.  A buddy of mine with a Tacoma once pulled the front core support nearly off a Cherokee like that stuck in the snow.

How are the KM2s I that wet snow compared to the MTRs in your observation?

Can only speak to the MTRs which did great.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Dec 08, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
Funny, the jeep got more camera time.....I think he planned it.  😉

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Dec 09, 2015, 01:18:25 PM
"Only in a jeep"
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 09, 2015, 02:40:25 PM
You guys aren't very nice  :yupyup:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 13, 2015, 08:36:50 PM
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Dec 14, 2015, 04:03:25 PM
Nice!!!

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 20, 2015, 08:11:58 PM
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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 29, 2015, 06:12:21 PM
Got into some really deep snow today. It wasn't fresh though so wasn't the best for traction. We ended up breaking a lot of trail and clearing it of falls. Not the best of conditions but was a good day of wheeling all the same. We even pulled out some folks in a Subaru who were in way over their heads.

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 29, 2015, 07:32:52 PM
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Rockcrawlintoy on Dec 29, 2015, 08:28:37 PM
Looks like you guys need a chain saw next time
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 30, 2015, 10:27:11 AM
Looks like you guys need a chain saw next time

Pounder has one but took it out to change the chain on it and then forgot it in his garage. Its okay the hatchet actually made pretty quick work of it. I definitely need to get a saw though.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SKULLYOTA on Dec 30, 2015, 10:50:34 AM
man that looks fun!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Slabzilla on Dec 30, 2015, 12:24:37 PM
Man, am I jonesin' for some sweet Snow like that!  We don't get that kind of Great stuf down here in SoCal, Dang!  Fun, Fun, Fun!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 1985CRAWLER on Dec 30, 2015, 11:47:12 PM
Oh yea love deep snow wheelin ! Looks like your getting hooked on it now , soon you will want way bigger tires when it starts getting deeper !
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: nk on Dec 31, 2015, 12:05:31 AM
Out of curiosity where are you guys based? I have a buddy in Bellingham that is pretty new to wheeling and wants to get involved in a club, but with Walker Valley being the only nearby accessible option (that I know of) there don't seem to be a lot of active clubs in the north end of the state (Correct me if I am wrong on that). I talked him into starting a project then moved away to Oregon http://board.marlincrawler.com/Smileys/marlin/smack.gif so I would like to hook him up with a good group if there is anyone in his vicinity.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 31, 2015, 12:15:38 AM
Oh yea love deep snow wheelin ! Looks like your getting hooked on it now , soon you will want way bigger tires when it starts getting deeper !

Already on that path.

Out of curiosity where are you guys based? I have a buddy in Bellingham that is pretty new to wheeling and wants to get involved in a club, but with Walker Valley being the only nearby accessible option (that I know of) there don't seem to be a lot of active clubs in the north end of the state (Correct me if I am wrong on that). I talked him into starting a project then moved away to Oregon http://board.marlincrawler.com/Smileys/marlin/smack.gif so I would like to hook him up with a good group if there is anyone in his vicinity.

We are based all over the west side of Washington. I'm the farthest north being based in Everett. Walker is a common run for us however we run everything in the state as well as go outside of Washington.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: nk on Dec 31, 2015, 01:12:59 AM

We are based all over the west side of Washington. I'm the farthest north being based in Everett. Walker is a common run for us however we run everything in the state as well as go outside of Washington.

Right on I'll  give him a heads up on this thread. I'm sure he'd love to link up for a walker run once his '85 is trail-ready.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 31, 2015, 11:07:05 AM
Let him know that this thread as well as our Facebook page is the best way to keep track of runs and events. http://facebook.com/washingtonwetwheelers
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Dec 31, 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 16, 2016, 10:22:03 PM
Tonga Ridge
1/16/2016


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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: Prismo on Jan 16, 2016, 10:47:30 PM
Nice  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Jan 17, 2016, 09:57:10 AM
That's legit right there!  Y'all airing down?

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 17, 2016, 09:58:55 AM
That's legit right there!  Y'all airing down?

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3 psi
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: H8PVMNT on Jan 19, 2016, 03:38:00 PM
That's called gittin' it right there.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: ExCabSwap on Feb 01, 2016, 12:15:21 AM
That looks like a really great trip! I'm around Vancouver, but if I find myself up around there I'll see what you guys are doin!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 03, 2016, 10:40:31 AM
We are doing a night snow run on Friday up to Tonga. If you are interested and have the following let me know and I'll get you the particulars.

- 35"+ tires
- working winch
- front and rear recovery points
- offroad lights
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: ExCabSwap on Feb 03, 2016, 01:48:31 PM
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I don't think I'll be ready in time haha... Have fun, can't wait to see some video  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 27, 2016, 03:46:25 PM
Running Reiter tomorrow to try out the new trails. If you want to come along then hit me up. In other news I finished a recent video.

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: BigBluePile on Feb 27, 2016, 08:27:55 PM
Nice!!!!

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: ExCabSwap on Feb 28, 2016, 12:29:42 PM
Why was the gate closed?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 22, 2016, 07:29:37 PM
Why was the gate closed?

That is the gate keeper. They have a serious illegal logging problem at Walker. That gate stays closed. If you can't make it around those rocks you shouldn't be up there.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 22, 2016, 07:36:17 PM
So Moab is officially one month away exactly as of today. Me and the other club members that are attending are getting last minute work done on our rigs, discussing particulars of the trip, and counting down the minutes until we leave. I made an exciting purchase today that is going to allow me to do what I think will be a first (at least I haven't found anything like it) I am going to capture point of view footage of the entirety of every trail we run. Those that follow the YouTube channel will find that I have been documenting trails in their entirety. It is something I always seek out before I run a trail for the first time so hopefully I help like minded wheelers out there.  :driving:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Mar 22, 2016, 07:51:14 PM
So Moab is officially one month away exactly as of today. Me and the other club members that are attending are getting last minute work done on our rigs, discussing particulars of the trip, and counting down the minutes until we leave. I made an exciting purchase today that is going to allow me to do what I think will be a first (at least I haven't found anything like it) I am going to capture point of view footage of the entirety of every trail we run. Those that follow the YouTube channel will find that I have been documenting trails in their entirety. It is something I always seek out before I run a trail for the first time so hopefully I help like minded wheelers out there.  :driving:

Hopefully, we have some people taking shorter videos of the individual obstacles as well.  The point of view footage is excellent for research and documentation purposes, but won't really show Moab, or any trail, with perspective.  I am excited to see what you get though.  From my experience, the best footage is at least a partial side angle that isn't zoom too far in.  If you can't see the terrain and trees around the vehicle you lose the angles.  I wheeled quite a bit with a guy when I first started going to Moab and he liked to zoom in way too close so all would see what the tire or doors!
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Mar 22, 2016, 07:54:03 PM
I think my POV videos have done a pretty good job of letting people know what they can expect out of trails if nothing else. Obviously you won't get the full experience. If you provided that then what is the point of people running the trails themselves. What it does do is let them gauge the difficulty they face, length of the trail, etc.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: blackdiamond on Mar 22, 2016, 09:43:29 PM
I think my POV videos have done a pretty good job of letting people know what they can expect out of trails if nothing else. Obviously you won't get the full experience. If you provided that then what is the point of people running the trails themselves. What it does do is let them gauge the difficulty they face, length of the trail, etc.

Because the slick rock is so smooth in Moab it's very difficult to show how steep and off camber it is.  An example is a video going up Hell's Gate won't look at all steep because there isn't many visual cues since all you see is rocks and sky.    I've never seen terrain that translated more poorly to pictures and videos than Moab.  It'll be really cool to see your full length videos and after you've been there you can relive it in a way that someone that hasn't simply can't.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: tiddlerman on Apr 30, 2016, 09:22:04 PM
Do you guys ever make it over to Eastern WA?

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Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Apr 30, 2016, 10:53:39 PM
Afraid the farthest east we go is Manastash.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: PNWYOTAS on May 18, 2016, 02:35:58 AM
I got to say that you do a great job, SqWADoosh,taking pictures and explaining the trail runs you all go on.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on May 18, 2016, 04:33:22 AM
I got to say that you do a great job, SqWADoosh,taking pictures and explaining the trail runs you all go on.

Thanks man. I appreciate it. You gonna come on a run soon?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: PNWYOTAS on May 18, 2016, 02:47:00 PM
Yeah that is my goal. I have a living room full of parts and just need to find the time to install them.However when I do the work it takes more time then most since I am learning how do the work from reading forums and such. I think my saving grace is the many build ups I have seen and the various online materials to read. The only parts I still need to buy is a rear locker and some armor and then I will be ready. 
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jun 21, 2016, 11:12:05 AM
Thanks man. I appreciate it. You gonna come on a run soon?


Hey SqWADoosh you still taking your club up to naches this weekend? If so what's the plan for Saturday, thinking bout maybe tagging along for the day if that's okay?
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 21, 2016, 11:49:02 AM

Hey SqWADoosh you still taking your club up to naches this weekend? If so what's the plan for Saturday, thinking bout maybe tagging along for the day if that's okay?

Absolutely. Saturday we will be playing on the rocks mostly. We will be camped off of FS 70/19. Obviously don't know for sure where yet (that's the nature of Naches). What I do is put a club logo up on a post with an arrow pointing to the camp off of the road. We will be on CB channel 23. I'll leave my truck on with the CB on in the morning in case you can't find us. We will be leaving camp at 10 AM so try and make it there before then.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jun 21, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
Ok sounds good thanks
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jun 23, 2016, 06:04:29 PM
Absolutely. Saturday we will be playing on the rocks mostly. We will be camped off of FS 70/19. Obviously don't know for sure where yet (that's the nature of Naches). What I do is put a club logo up on a post with an arrow pointing to the camp off of the road. We will be on CB channel 23. I'll leave my truck on with the CB on in the morning in case you can't find us. We will be leaving camp at 10 AM so try and make it there before then.  :beerchug:

Hey sorry to back out on the last minute, but had some stuff come up that has to get done. I will have to catch you all in July.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jun 24, 2016, 07:18:49 AM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: mudmaster on Jun 24, 2016, 07:21:45 AM
 SqWADoosh is in Naches so I doubt he has cell service.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: 63W on Jun 24, 2016, 09:55:25 AM
SqWADoosh is in Naches so I doubt he has cell service.


Yeah that's what I figured, just hoped I could catch him before he went up
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jun 26, 2016, 12:14:00 AM
Wish I was up there with you guys. Hope everybody has a great time.

Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jun 26, 2016, 07:41:04 PM
Trip went great.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: joeyf on Jan 24, 2017, 03:11:09 PM
When is your next trip to walker.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 26, 2017, 04:25:35 AM
When is your next trip to walker.

Probably in March. My truck is in transition right now.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: joeyf on Jan 26, 2017, 01:12:33 PM
Cool. I live right there in the valley, so I am there often. Hopefully I run into you guys out there.
Title: Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 26, 2017, 01:16:08 PM
Cool. I live right there in the valley, so I am there often. Hopefully I run into you guys out there.

Sounds good  :thumbs: