Since this was a single trail area, we planned to clean up, we met at Walker Valley staging area at 11amâ€¦love that extra hour or two of sleep!Â There were no birds chirping and no warm sun shine, but at least it wasnâ€™t too cold.Â Gary and I met Gary Bellows, our WV DNR Rep there, along with Rock and Jeanie, Chris B, John V, Shawn N and my puddle buddy Justin.Â Also, candidates Joe, Terry, Matt, Travis and Aaron showed up to help with this effort.Â OK, Aaron only showed up because he wanted to wheel and none of the other 20 people he asked would go with himâ€¦.we assured him we would remember this, come voting time!Â Haha.
The annual Hefty Haul Out of Walker Valley, is an event hosted by the Rainier Ridge Rams, to pick up all the trash at Walker Valley.Â The Timber Tamers provide a lunch, which was sponsored this year, by Olympic 4×4 in Snohomish.Â The DNR provided a dumpster, porta-potties, gloves and trash bags!Â All user and clubs come to roam the trails and pick up trash, then return to staging for lunch and a raffle.
The Rainier Ridge Rams (RRR) showed up at the Rock hound pit at 7:20am, after breakfast at Billyâ€™s CafĂ©.Â They then began to try to figure out how to set up their tent, which is always an adventure!
The weather was a bit cloudy and drizzly, but not enough to deter our effortsâ€¦â€¦..yet!
As the leader of this run I wanted to do things a little different at Walker Valley this time.
We met up in the staging area, everyone aired down and ready to roll,Â and with a few new candidates we held a drivers meeting and went thru the basics. By about 10:30 ish we were rolling towards the upper mainline trail, with snow falling and temperatures a bit chilly.
The day started cold (28 degrees) and clear with bright sunshine as we arrived in the parking area at Walker Valley about 7:30 AM to get ready to repair erosion damage on the Upper Timber Tamer Trail.Â (Recall that work was done almost a year ago to stabilize the Rock Garden area near the top of this trail.)Â With us were four heavy equipment operators (including our good friend Jeff Stafford, who also creates the â€śfun stuffâ€ť for the Off-Road Expo every September).Â The other Tamers group was Cosmin Stejerean and, Candidate Aaron Rozeboom.Â (More Tamers couldnâ€™t be with us because we were spread pretty thin with the Swap Meet set-up in Puyallup and the Show & Shine at 4WheelParts in Lynnwood, which other Tamers covered.)
What a beautifully crisp, sunny day, to head out and do some E&E at Walker Valley!
Gary and I and Phil Jeffress and GF, headed out at 9am.Â Since my ancient dog, can no longer be left at home alone, I decided I take the daily driver, and bring them with, since we wouldnâ€™t be wheeling.Â I had forgotten what it was like, yelling at toddlers in the back seat, to stop squabbling, move away from your brother, etc, and this trip was no different on the way up!
Having not gone wheeling much lately, I was chomping at the bit to get out. I got a late start to the day due to a late work schedule Friday night. So as I arrived at the west entrance to Peter Burns Road I found that Dave , Kurt , Katie, Ed,Â and a few others Were already at the fire pit. Continue reading “Walker Valley Work Party Nov 2017”
Having left my rig pulled off up on the gravel – Iâ€™m standing calf-deep in brambles and thorns off the steep downside of the main road â€“
First note to self â€“ â€śBring leather gloves down with you instead of leaving them in the rig.â€ť
Second note to self while barely able to move feet tangled and twisted up in brambles â€“ â€śA pair of pruning shears or a machete would be really handy right now.â€ťÂ (I now remember that from my last time in this positionâ€¦.)
Third note to self â€“ â€śI need to remember to bring some of the younger buckaroos and buckaristas along with me and show THEM the lower side of the road where trash should be getting pulled out!â€ť
Today, was not so usual for us.Â Our normally prepared events, were interrupted by another matter on Friday, so Saturday morning at Oâ€™Dark Thirty, we discover neither rig had gas, and theÂ Zuk had no spare tire or winch attached.Â OK, we will need to leave a bit earlier than planned to get gasâ€¦.then, we discovered that both the trail rigs Disco passes had expired!Â Well, we certainly canâ€™t go out without those, so I jumped online to purchase online, and have our confirmation #â€™s on hand, if asked.Â At the disco pass website, I find a message saying â€śIâ€™m sorry, we are not able to offer Disco pass purchases online right now, please check back at a later timeâ€ť.Â Well, this wonâ€™t do as we need to be out of the house in a few minutes to get gas, and still get to WV before our 10am meet up time.Â So, out of the house we run, so we can gas up, then stop and get disco passes.Â At the gas station, we find that Gary has forgotten his wallet at home.Â Hoping this is not how the rest of our day will go, I run for Disco passes, while Gary runs for his wallet, and we meet back up at the Ace Hardware parking lot, to blow the Pop Cycle Stand! Continue reading “Walker Oct 2016”
The Tamers put together an E&E day at Walker Valley, for Saturday the 3rd of September.Â Members, Chris and Ashley Brown initiated this event, and the rest of the Tamers showed up to help.Â We were un-sure if this being a holiday weekend, would be a good day or not, but as it turned out, it was an Excellent day for E&E!Â We were even asked if we would be back for the rest of the weekend. Continue reading “Walker Valley EnE Sep 2016”
Several Tamers did a short run to Walker Valley last Sunday, June 5th.Â Jerry & Rebel, Gary and Casey, Josh Turney, Dave Wilkinson and Mark McLaughlin were in attendance, along with a young man who had contacted me on FB, about how to go about joining our club, his name is Lucasâ€¦.and he drives a Yellow Yota! Continue reading “Walker Valley June 2016”
Typical January day in Western WAâ€¦.cold and raining!Â Timber Tamer members began pulling into the main staging area at Walker Valley, around 9:30, where we chatted with several member of the Rainier Ridge Rams, who were also running WV this day.Â The RRR took off earlier then we did to head to the upper Mainline trail area. Continue reading “Walker Valley Jan 2016”
The Tamers met at Walker for a late start Sunday run. It was a very crisp, cold morning at 27 degrees. Frost covered most of everything. I nominated Gary Miller in his Sami to lead the run because my CB has not been working. We motored over to the Timber Tamer Trail. We entered the lower half of the Timber Tamer Trail. Continue reading “Walker Valley ORV Nov 2015”
Did the Walker Valley run today. 3 Rigs showed up. Rick and Jennifer in the Cherokee, Ron in a 4 door Rubicon, and Janessa and myself (Kurtis). We got a little late of a start but it looked to be a
promising day and the weather looked to be holding out. Continue reading “Walker Valley Oct 2014”
was short, though the day was long! Not sure I can call this a “Run”, since we only managed to do 1 1/2 trails!Â But, it was a beautiful day to be out, and see old friends and meet new ones. Continue reading “4WP Customer Run Aug 2014”
There is always time for a run to Walker Valley. Continue reading “Walker Valley Apr 2014”
Tamers went to the event at Walker Valley ORV sponsored by the Rainer Ridge Rams. The event was a clean up called the Hefty Haul Out. The following letter was received after the event from the RRR in recognition of the Tamers participation. Continue reading “RRR Hefty Haul Out April 2014”
Is there time for a run to Walker? Continue reading “Walker Valley Mar 2014”
Walker Valley February 16, 2014 Continue reading “Walker Feb 2014”
There was still time for one more run to Walker Valley before the end of the year. As the photos will attest it was a day filled with fun and more than a couple of repairs. Continue reading “Walker Valley Last Time This Year Dec 2012”
Fun in the snow, and the rain, and the mud, and the… Continue reading “Walker Valley Day Run Jan 2012”
My buddy and I went to Walker valley today with our dads. My dad is from New York originally and today was the first time he has ever been wheeling. Continue reading “Walker Valley Oct 2011”
We had a good turnout and a funÂ time. The only breakage was a ripped loose cross member. And it was COLD!Â Continue reading “Walker Valley Feb 2011”
With Reiter closed where else are you gonna go that is close? Continue reading “Walker (not Reiter) Jul 2010”
Hey … it is a run to Walker… Again. There were a couple of new wheelers and it was an interesting day as a result. Continue reading “Walker for the Win Jun 2010”
It was another quick day run to Walker. Should know this place inside and out soon. Continue reading “Day Run to Walker Jun 2010”
What did you say? A Run to Walker? Sure sounds good. Have not been there in at least a week. Continue reading “Walker Run May 2010”
Managed to have a little fun again at Walker Valley. Continue reading “Walker Run Apr 2010”
Said it before will say it again. Reiter is closed so the other areas are going to get more traffic. Continue reading “Walker Valley Mar 2010”