Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Naneum Ridge State Forest - Photo by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Around 10 AM on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I from Eastern Washington Adventures
and Toy Man from Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures
met up at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.
Foxracer lead the way to the Naneum Ridge State Forest and we headed in on Coleman Road. We went up Dawson Canyon, turned up Boulder Road, did a loop around part of the Naneum Basin, up Swift Creek Road and then up to Wenatchee Mountain.
The views from Wenatchee Mountain were great. Off the North side you can see Wenatchee and the South you can see Ellensburg. Ellensburg was hard to see because of the smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire. Along the top of the ridge to the Northwest you could be Mission Ridge Ski Area.
Next we headed Southeast across Naneum Ridge and turn down Jumpoff Ridge. Down at the end near the pavement we took in the view of Wenatchee before dropping down into town.
Toy Man headed back home to Oregon and we headed onto part two of the trip: Leavenworth Backroads Adventure - Aug 16 2012
This was a very fun day thanks to the guys who came. I can't wait to do and run there.
See the GPS Tracks
courtesy of Toy Man.
See full report with 80 photos at: Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run - Aug 15 2012