I‚Äôm not sure anyone else is writing this up, so I thought I‚Äôd throw something out there‚Ä¶
Pick Up a Mountain last weekend was a blast. Tamers in attendance included Tammy and I, Jeremy and Noni, Rudi and Melissa, John, Antoine, Michael, Eric, Nate, Joe, Terry and Pam. Also in attendance were candidates David and Patty plus Ethan and Tom from NWD Off-road and Performance. Quite the group!
Continue reading “Pick Up a Mountain – 9/16/2023”
I ‚Äď like Darren Rabago ‚Äď will have to cop to having a near and dear place in my heart for my long tenure in attending Operation Shore Patrol over many years. Starting my 2nd year in the Tamers – which means that was about 1998 when I started ‚Äúwheeling‚ÄĚ (oh is that what I thought it was?) a 1982 J-10 Jeep pickup (too big, too pretty‚Ä¶.)
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Showed up early at the Verlot Ranger Station, right around 8AM. If you want to beat Joe, you have to be there a half hour to an hour early. LOL! Ranger Jon came over to make sure we had all we needed and to let us know that between Coal Creek and Deer Creek could use some attention due to the amount of people from the previous weekend and to thank us for the help. By 9 am we ended up having 12 people total.
Continue reading “Mountain Loop Clean-up 9/9/2023”
Timber Tamers run to Gallagher lake and Cle Elum lake. Fun day thanks to Scott Decker for leading and Moose tail gunning.
Continue reading “Gallagher Head Lake – 9/2/2023”
So this is my ‚Äėquick‚Äô attempt at a write up for the group I led at Trail Jam (Timber Tamers Group 2).
Continue reading “Trail Jam 2023 – Group 2”
I know, I know‚Ä¶ each and everyone of you has been waiting by your email, gnawing at your fingertips waiting to hear about the McGrew Trail Run on July 1-3rd ish or June 30th-5th. Travel is permitted only with a permit that you must apply for the previous year.
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Quick trip to Reiter on a drizzly day was fantastic. With Tamer Chris in Stomper, Dave F. in his Khaki LJ, and two others also in Khaki LJ’s we proceeded to wander through Driveway, up Axle Alley, Up Lovers Lane, Down StairStep, Down Twizzler, and finish out on Boulder Alley.
Continue reading “Reiter – 6/17/2023”
Tamers visit a wind farm and help clean up the area + tour!
Continue reading “Wind Farm Cleanup – 6/3/2023”
Journal entry 5/20/23
Oh, what a triumph of our recent club expedition has turned out to be! As the illustrious leader of the run, I recount the events of our fateful journey, blissfully unaware of my own lack of expertise, while the rest of the group gallantly steered our way to glory.
Continue reading “Stampede Pass – 5/20/2023”
What a great dinner at Ed and Katie‚Äôs house. Thanks guys for hosting. Just like a wheeler‚Ä¶‚Ä¶. take pictures of the rigs and not the people. Lol
Continue reading “Spring BBQ / Rig Check – 5/13/2023”
Thank you to every one of the Tamers that came out and made Hefty Haul out a success!!
Continue reading “Hefty Haul Out and After Run”
Clubs and users unite together showed up on Saturday April 15th for the annual Hefty Haul Out hosted by Region One’s Rainier Ridge Rams 4×4 Club at the Walker Valley ORV Park in Skagit County. We met at the lower gravel pit as base camp following ever so strategically placed RRR direction signs.
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This is a must do event. The people are friendly, the Trails are fun and the raffle is good. Cabin Fever takes place in the Northern Idaho town of Kellog. We booked a hotel at the Silver Valley hotel which has reasonable rates. We have actually stayed there before. Dan from the Tamers and I changed a cam positioning sensor in the back parking lot. Not a fun project on a trip but thanks to Dan we knocked it out fast. Thankfully no Engine code of death for this trip.
Continue reading “Cabin Fever April 14, 2023”
It was a beautiful day. Sunshine and 80 degrees…….Yeah right!! every time I get to Reiter it rains.
Continue reading “Reiter – Offroad 101 April 1, 2023”
So we decided to call this a club run even though there were just the two vehicles. Jeremy and Noni in their CJ7 and Tammy and Dave in our LJ all camped at or near Sadie Creek for the weekend and though the club was invited seems like no one else could make it which was too bad.¬†
Continue reading “Sadie Creek 3/18/2023”
A good day of sunshine and wheeling. There was 6 of us all together including Chad with his Dad, Antoine in a JLU, Dean in his JKU, and Nate is his JK on 40’s. After introductions, and a quick driver meeting, we headed off to the south entrance gate keeper.
Continue reading “Walker Valley March 18, 2023”
10 rigs were able to make this run and go play in the heavy wet cascade concrete snow.
Continue reading “North Fork Snow Run 2/18/23”
Tamers attended the Work Party at Walker Valley ORV yesterday. Here‚Äôs some pictures of their fun, productive day out.
Continue reading “Walker Valley Work Party – 1/14/2023”
Few people decided to ring in the new year with an all night snow run. Here are a few pictures from the event.
Continue reading “New Years Eve Run December 2022”
Timber Tamers met at the parking lot at 9:00 am. The 10-vehicle lineup included: Dave F and his LJ, Jeremy and Noni in their CJ, John in his JKR, Eric in his new EV, Will and his Dad in the TJ, and Bill in his Toyota Pickup. Guests included Tony driving with Lexi (Noni‚Äôs daughter) in her JKR, Dave and Nikki in their JKUR, Jared and his wife Lindsey in their LJ, and Conner, Jared‚Äôs son in his Toyota 4Runner. Headed out at about 9:15 with Jeremy and Noni leading.
Continue reading “Tahuya 11/26/2022”
Heidi and I entered Tonka Toyz Mudfest Event. The Chevy was fun in the mud drags Saturday and I got 2nd place in the Tough Truck on Sunday sporting the Tamers flag. They will be posting the event on their Facebook page.
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Most of us met at North Bend Safeway and convoyed to Cle Elum where we topped off the tanks and then headed out to the trail. We met up with Alan from Moses Lake at the cabin staging area, he had seen the post on the Tamers Facebook and decided to join in the fun.
Continue reading “Gallagher Lake Run”
Travis is moving out of state and so a group of Tamers got together with him for one last trip to Walker.
Continue reading “Walker Valley – Travis’s last run.”
Sometimes plans get changed or canceled. Most of the time we try to work around things. Two years ago we had to cancel our trip to Colorado. A trip that Moose and I have been talking about for at least 8 years. Last year many of our plans changed do to fires. This year there was not one reason but many that caused us to cancel going to Wyoming and instead stay in Washington state. For those who may not know South Montana and Parts of Northern Wyoming saw over 10 inches of rain. This caused major damage to the trail system including the Morrison Jeep trail. There were also many personal issues that caused several members to change their plans. I guess that is life.
Continue reading “WYBDR scratch that WABDR June 2022”
It was a wet morning for the 6 of us. Me, Doc, Dean, Joe, and Mihai. Chris Steimel would meet up later. After the air down session, E&E paperwork, and a brief drivers meetings away we went. Straight towards Timber Tamers trail. Considering I just replaced balljoints on the XJ i chose not to try the big rock at the beginning. Doc gave it a shot and with a bit of spotting over he went. Good job Doc! Leading thru the rocky area i fought a bit .
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Joe, Nate and I had a great run to Lost Lake. Good times and no one broke down.
Continue reading “Lost Lake May 2022”
We met up with everyone at the Safeway in Belfair. Everyone was on time, and we set out for the Elfendalh parking lot at precisely 9:06am. We got to the parking lot and there were still a few places to park and air down. The crew of the day consisted of: Bill in his big bad Yota, Travis in his red Rubicon, Evan in his LJ, Joe in his trusty TJ, Ryan and I in our JKU, our friend John in his ‚ÄúLil Donkey‚ÄĚ JKU and candidate want to be Ben in his 2017 JKU.
Weather said it wasn‚Äôt supposed to rain on Saturday‚Ä¶‚Ä¶
On the drive over it was raining. I was thinking it was going to be a muddy, sloppy mess. Trails probably filled with water to capacity, but what actually happened was glorious. The skies opened up and beautiful sunshine filled our souls. It was warm!!!
Continue reading “Tahuya May 2022”
Outside of the little town of Whitehorse there is a very cool looking mountain. in fact it ranks right up there with the Tetons.
On the run was Shawn, Dan and Sarah, Nate Emily and I. Friday after work we headed up to an area outside of town. At about 2700 feet we starting running into snow which is pretty low for this time of year. It was raining which of course meant the snow was junk but we have learned to love Washington state slush. As we aired down it was starting to get dark. I went down to 10 PSI and then later down to 8. You would not think there would be much difference between 8 and 10 PSI but I can assure you that there is.
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