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Willis
June 16th, 2004, 20:40
I'm back (like anyone missed me :D). I'm in my new (to me) house and all is well!

Hards91XJ and I are heading down to Naches to do a "prerun" of sorts. I'm going (mostly) to get familiar with the area and hopefully be able to pick a campground we can use as 'homebase' for NW Fest. We'll run a fairly easy trail or two, and get as much information about the area we can in preparation for the event. If anyone wants to join us, we'll be meeting at the Safeway in Enumclaw (will post time later), or for those coming from other areas, we can set up a meeting place in Naches or the surrounding area.

Let me know
Steve

ladywolf
June 16th, 2004, 20:42
willis, if you are lookin for a good campground, it depends on if you want to run the trails on white or chinook pass......if on chinook pass head a couple miles up past the gold creek station and whistlin jacks.....its right next to the river, really nice spot, i've camped there a couple of times.
word of advice on whistlin jacks....gas is spendy as hell, make sure your jerry cans are full.



Kris

Willis
June 16th, 2004, 20:45
willis, if you are lookin for a good campground, it depends on if you want to run the trails on white or chinook pass......if on chinook pass head a couple miles up past the gold creek station and whistlin jacks.....its right next to the river, really nice spot, i've camped there a couple of times.
word of advice on whistlin jacks....gas is spendy as hell, make sure your jerry cans are full.



Kris

Thanks for the info, I'll have to check it out. :thumbup:

Steve

ECKSJAY
June 16th, 2004, 23:02
Hey Steve, stop by the little shop/gas station at Greenwater (or REI, some other places) and pick up the Green Trails maps for that area. They show all the trails with enough detail that we don't get lost when we go up. ;)

When I got mine they were about $5 each.

If I had a little more of a heads-up about Saturday I could have come along and made some GPS topo maps of the area. :confused1 Unfortunately I had nothing going on and took an extra shift at work that day. :wierd:

hards91xj
June 16th, 2004, 23:24
Sounds good count me in , Oh thats me your joining up with!
You have to furnish your own food for the day :patriot:
SEE YA Sat.....MORNING.....

ladywolf
June 17th, 2004, 10:15
hey willis, no prob, any more questions just go ahead and gimme a jingle of some sort. have fun:)

hards91xj
June 18th, 2004, 07:21
What time Steve? :dunno:

hards91xj
June 18th, 2004, 22:12
okay by 9am ,it`ll just be a short fast day. Steve read your latest pm for correct ph#

hards91xj
June 19th, 2004, 07:44
for any of you later we should be in the Kaner Flat/Crow Creek camp area between 10;30 and 11;30 CB channel #3 .we will be 2 white xj`s and steve`s xj ,color?

Willis
June 19th, 2004, 09:10
Maroon - Just now heading out.

See ya there.

Steve

erslll
June 23rd, 2004, 07:54
How was it? I have heard that snow isn't much of an issue up there now. Curious how muddy it is though.

hards91xj
June 23rd, 2004, 13:59
The route we took was good.
Up Milk Creek to the trail to moon and funny rocks .
Then trail to Tripod Flats and out to Buck Meadows over to Taneum to I90 and home.
We did run into one spot where the Rangers were checking out vehicles,but no hassle .

Willis
June 23rd, 2004, 23:40
We did run into one spot where the Rangers were checking out vehicles,but no hassle .

Were they checking out vehicles? I thought they were just having lunch. What were they checking for? Maybe just a quick visual if the vehicle is legal?

Steve

erslll
June 24th, 2004, 00:01
Were they checking out vehicles? I thought they were just having lunch. What were they checking for? Maybe just a quick visual if the vehicle is legal?

Steve


I was going to ask the same thing. Does Washington require OHV stickers or anything like that? I am a little worried about my glass packs. I have heard before that they will give you a ticket for having them because they are not spark arrestor approved.

ladywolf
June 24th, 2004, 02:50
erslll, last time i checked/heard, most jeep clubs wouldnt let people run glass packs, cuz its too risky and may cause a fire. as far as i know, WA doesnt require a OHV sticker, we've never ran w/ em.

milk creek, funny rocks, tripod meadows and everything is a good little run. glad you guys had fun:) Maybe yall need to head up by the lily pads also.


Kris

ECKSJAY
June 24th, 2004, 03:45
as far as i know, WA doesnt require a OHV sticker, we've never ran w/ em.
Kris

WA doesn't, but certain USFS areas require a NW Forest Pass.

hards91xj
June 24th, 2004, 07:02
They asked the usual friendly stuff because I was first they thought I knew something ,then; What kind of exhaust system is your buddy running?
He knocked his muffler off cumming up a short hill run, so he stuck it back on and away we went, the muffler didn`t make it very far ,it`s history so is his radiator he had a overheat prob on the way home.
The sheriff was on the main road ,they do check for orv stickers on cycles and quads, tires to wide and mud flaps and non approved mufflers, and litter bags and they do ticket sometimes.
I`ve never been asked about a NW Pass. So I `ve never got one.

ECKSJAY
June 24th, 2004, 07:42
I`ve never been asked about a NW Pass. So I `ve never got one.

Have been checked about a half dozen times...and actually had a party member receive a ticket for not having one. Ours weren't just looked at through the windshield...they were looked at to make sure they weren't expired, then the reg numbers of them written down along with license plate numbers. ;) Don't know what they go for now, but they were about $35 or so the last time I bought one. That's annual, so I was able to attend snow runs with it. :)

wsuxjer
June 24th, 2004, 11:55
The Northwest Forest Pass is a parking permit, not required for running the trails. It is required if you're "parked" and not moving though. ;)

erslll
June 24th, 2004, 13:17
The Northwest Forest Pass is a parking permit, not required for running the trails. It is required if you're "parked" and not moving though. ;)


So would parking along the trail to eat lunch, for example, require a NWFP? Would it be required for a tow rig?

shimmy
June 24th, 2004, 17:24
So would parking along the trail to eat lunch, for example, require a NWFP? Would it be required for a tow rig?

tow rig yes, but i don't think its required on your trailer rig...

ECKSJAY
June 24th, 2004, 17:55
So would parking along the trail to eat lunch, for example, require a NWFP? Would it be required for a tow rig?

Based on the definition and what I've seen....yes to both, definitely the tow rig though. For the $30 a year and as much as I've gone out, it's worth it (but I don't need a tow rig). :D

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/feedemo/

wsuxjer
June 28th, 2004, 12:09
So would parking along the trail to eat lunch, for example, require a NWFP? Would it be required for a tow rig?Yes, because you would be "parked". However, if you tow up there you really only need the one pass and display it in your tow rig. In years past, the annual pass had both a wallet card and rearview mirror placard; that way, you could wheel and still have a pass. Now the new passes don't have that but if they ask you just let them know you have one in your tow rig. ;)

Willis
June 28th, 2004, 23:15
but if they ask you just let them know you have one in your tow rig. ;)

Someone's thinking!

mopwr2u
July 13th, 2004, 08:32
were any of you up there last weekend 7/10-7/11 had a family reunion at kaner flats and seen a bunch of jeeps down below there?

verrive
July 13th, 2004, 11:54
I think Jeep Jamboree was up there that weekend so that's where most them probably came from.

- Kevin