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    Clean Up 2011 Pick Up A Mountain - Sept 2011

    2011 Pick Up A Mountain
    Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
    Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures and Sid Hagemeier / Shindig Wheelers

    On Friday September 16th, 2011 many PNW4WDA members headed to Jim Sprick Park to set up camp for the Annual Region 4 "Pick Up A Mountain" event. I pulled in around 1:30 PM. Guido was already there and had a good camp spot for our group, the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association.

    On Friday night there was a lot going on. Check in, raffle ticket sells, Divorce Course, movie for the kids and a campfire.

    On Saturday morning there was a Driver's Meeting and then a group picture with the rigs going out on the clean-up.

    The Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association across the road from Jim Sprick Park and headed up FS1701. We took the same route as we did the three year before. We cleaned up the FS1701/FS530 camp, Trails 4W644, 4W695 and 4W675. The areas we cleaned up were not bad at all.

    Saturday evening there was a corn shucking contest for the kids and one for the adults. The corn was provided by Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association via Calvert Corn. After that they cooked the corn for the potluck dinner. While the corn was cooking more people tried the Divorce Course.

    After dinner everyone headed over to the stage. People came up and old there stories about the strange things they found. The crowd voted on the best story and the best story won.

    Next they gave out the "Region 4 Most Inspirational" trophy. For some reason they gave it to me this year. It was nice of the Region 4 members to vote for me. I still don't know what to say about it other than, "Thank You Region 4".

    Up next was the thing everyone was waiting for all day, the raffle drawing. There were a lot of sponsors this year and a lot of nice prizes.
    We want to thank the following for being a sponsor at this year's "Pick Up A Mountain":
    Master Pull, Region 4, Frank Remley, Shindig Wheelers, Liberty Off Road, Olympic 4x4 Supply, Trail Jamboree, Insanity Fab, Joey & Cindy Waterman, George The Jeep, Yakima RidgeRunners, Build It Off Road, Pollock Gears & Repair, Oak Creek Ace Hardware, 4WheelingPlus, Tacoma Screw Products, Tom Woods, Moos Fab, 241 Photography, Gold Creek Station, Round Table Pizza, HiWay Espresso - Naches and Mike & Alicia Polachuk.


    After the drawing the DJ played music and people danced. The DJ was provided by Build It Off Road & 241 Photography. There was a big campfire too.

    On Sunday morning some of the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association members cooked breakfast for the volunteers. We want to thank everyone for the help and donations that made the breakfast happen.

    After breakfast everyone packed up and headed home. "Pick Up A Mountain" was a lot of fun. We cannot wait for the next one.

    Here are some pictures of our weekend at the "Pick Up A Mountain" event:

    Friday evening Divorce Course.




    Checking in with Pam.


    Saturday Morning Driver's Meeting.


    A group picture before heading out to Pick Up A Mountain.




    Next the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association across the road from Jim Sprick Park and headed up FS1701

    Heading up FS1701 we find the ORV Ranger making his rider work. LOL


    We stopped to pick up the FS1701/FS530 camp.








    The next stop was at the 4W694 Trail Head to regroup and take a break.




    TJ40 has a funny looking chock block. LOL


    Waycrazy's boy wanting to hit the trail.




    Hunter's first wheeling trip and we have him picking up trash.


    Hunter and Doc working together.


    We stopped at the 4W694 Manastash Lake Viewpoint for lunch.








    On down the trail we past the Ridgerunners heading the other way.

    Here we are passing through Funny Rocks.


    On 4W695 heading to Moon Rocks.


    Our group crossing Moon Rocks.












    Monster running for trash.


    One we dropped down 4W695 we stopped to regroup on FS1701.


    Once again the Ridgerunners past us.


    We headed down FS1701 and then up FS530. We dropped down 4W675 and stopped at a hunting camp that we had found a lot of trash in the past.

    We did not find much trash but we did find a lot of small frogs.




    Moving down 4W675 we found just a few cans. here is Odo getting one.




    Monster climbing the rocks for a can.


    Odo finds another can.




    We ran 4W675 onto FS1702 and ran it to FS1720 to get back to FS1701 since FS1702 is closed at SR410.

    We pulled into Jim Sprick Park and dropped of the trash in the dumpster that Region 4 had supplied for Pick Up A Mountain.

    The Desert Rats came it right after us with some interesting trash.


    Need a used toilet?




    How about a table?


    That is a lot of cans.


    Earl hunting with a 12 Gauge! LOL


    The corn shucking contest, "Kids".




    She got hungry doing all that work. No need to cook it.


    Pam gave the kids a prize for there good work.




    Avalanche one first place and Monster won second.


    The corn shucking contest, "Adult".




    Josh presents the award to the winner.


    Divorce Course "Kids".


    Divorce Course "Adults".


    Sid and Sande.


    Time for the potluck dinner.


    Stories of the day's find.


    Region 4 Director Earl Nettnin presented me the "Region 4 Most Inspirational" trophy. "Thank You Region 4".

    Photo by Sid Hagemeier / Shindig Wheelers

    The raffle drawing was next.


    TJ Dave showing his winning ticket.


    The crowd checking their numers.


    After the raffle there was a dance.


    And a big campfire.


    Happy couples enjoying the campfire.


    Disco is still alive!


    On Sunday morning some of the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association members cooked breakfast for the volunteers.






    We want to thank everyone for the help and donations that made the breakfast happen.

    This is a sign that our public lands are staying cleaner.


    "Pick Up A Mountain" was a lot of fun. We cannot wait for the next one.


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    congrats on the trophy Ceg!
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    As usual, PUAM was great fun again. We arrived on Thursday eve to find the park completely empty except for my buddy Kevin's motorhome and Jeep Scrambler. So, we invaded his campsite. The weather was great with some on and off rain showers. I was so happy to not be choking on dust for a change. We ran the Naches Trail with the Desert Rats on pick-up day. Saturday night was a little too much fun, and I did not wake up Sunday morning until after breakfast was served. I was supposed to help. After some food, and lots of coffee, we ran 676. It was great to see some of you I had not talked to since the last PUAM or two ago. I took a few pics to share.
    Home for the weekend


    A couple of the D Rats left their large RV's at home and brought their off road camping trailers.


    I walked around and took pics of a few cool rigs...starting with the fresh out of surgery Tweety

    Earls CJ

    This red custom combination of early Jeeps

    Pam's recently highlined Rubi Unlimited

    My wife messing around at the group pic
    Airing down on the Naches Trailhead

    Digging up an old buried stove and pipe

    Lunchtime leg stretcher!





    A couple poser shots of the Black Mall Crawler.


    Bobracing's stock YJ went everywhere the built rigs went...with ease.

    Airing up


    Can't wait until next year!
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    Thanks for posting the great pictures. Sorry I couldn't make it this year, I worked all weekend in Yakima. Looks like everyone had a good time! And let me add my congrats on the trophy!
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    I'll add a couple more pictures.
    Went, had fun, kids got a little cold and grumpy so we left before the big drawings.

    About 50 rigs showed up.


    We ran with the Desert Rats, and TJDave.

    Earl


    Brad


    Dave


    Grandkids seem to adapt well




    Back at camp they had multiple games, this was a timed course for the kids dragging a Jeep. The adults had a divorce course.


    Then a little dancing on the stage
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    Great pics. I love it that there was lots of stuff for the kids to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxracer View Post
    congrats on the trophy Ceg!
    Quote Originally Posted by Amok View Post
    And let me add my congrats on the trophy!
    Thanks guys!
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    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    2013 JD 1023E, diesel, 4x4, Hydrostatic, Rear locker, D120 loader.

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    Great photos and reports TJDave and Bobracing.

    Thank you for sharing here on. It is nice to see views from others.
    Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association Region 4 PR
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    1951 CJ3A (project)
    1977 C20 Farm truck, 350 ci
    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    2013 JD 1023E, diesel, 4x4, Hydrostatic, Rear locker, D120 loader.

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    Congrats on the award Ceg Nice work everyone! Looks like it was a great event and a lot of fun. We'll deffinately be there next year.
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    Looks like a great Event. Bummer nobody from JTS could make it out. But hopefully you guys enjoyed the swag. Also congrats to the Raffle winners!

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    To many Yellow Jeeps. I need to paint mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waycrazy View Post
    To many Yellow Jeeps. I need to paint mine!
    Any color other than Orange. I have a copyright AND trademark on Orange 4X4's.
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