PNW4WDA Region 4's
"Pick Up A Mountain"
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Jim Sprick Park. - Photo by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Every year on the third weekend of September, Region 4
of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association holds a big event at Jim Sprick Park to pick up trash in the surrounding mountains of the Naches Drainage.
People started setting up camp Thursday afternoon and by Friday night the park was packed.
Saturday September 15th, 2012 the day started with a driver's meeting at 8 AM. Naches Ranger Irene Davidson came out to talk with us before we headed out into the mountains. There were many fires in the area and we needed to be out of the way of he fire crews. She also wanted us to report any fires we saw as we were out.
After the drivers meeting we took a group photos of the rigs and headed out
Our group Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch
(a division of Eastern Washington Adventures
) headed up FS1701 which is across the road from Jim Sprick Park. We stopped at the intersection of FS1701 & FS530 to clean up the camps. Next we ran to the end of FS1701 and turned up 4W694. We picked up trash along the way. We took a lunch break at the Manastash View Point. After lunch we continued on 4W694. We drive around Funny Rocks since other were there. At 4W695 we turned up it and stopped to pick up trash at Moon Rocks. Next we headed down 4W695 and turned back onto FS1701. We normally run FS530 up to Bald Mountain and take 4W675 down but there looked to be a fire near 4W675. This year we just ran FS1701 back down.
In the afternoon they had games for the Junior Jeepers.
In the evening they had the Corn Shucking Contest. Joleene Vessey won the Corn Shucking Contest the second year in a row.
After all the corn was shucked and cooked, they had a potluck dinner. Pollock's Rears and Gears donated the pork for Pulled Pork.
Around 6 PM the raffle started. There were many great raffle prizes. After the raffle the DJ donated by Build-It Offroad
played music and some danced.
On Sunday Region 4 had a free breakfast for the volunteers. Our group Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch
(a division of Eastern Washington Adventures
) cooked breakfast. Some of our members through in some extras. 10 pounds of bacon donated by Jerry's Valley Meats via Doug Palmer. A lot of Eggs donated by Steve & Rose Haverfield. Fruit donated by Terry & Missy Muffett.
PUAM Director Pam Remley along with PNW4WDA Region 4 wants to thank all who helped make this event work, thank you to all the volunteers that picked up trash and thank you to all that donated.
Raffle donations by
241 Photography, AEV, ARB, A. J. Radio, Build-It Offroad, Columbia Basin Sand Commandos, Desert Rats, Eastern Washington Adventures, Eastern Washington Dirt Riders Association, Gold Creek Station, Grumpys Outdoor Store, Jeeping Nomads, Nile Valley Meats, Oak Creek Ace Hardware, Off-Camber.com, Off Road Animals, Olympic 4x4, O'Reilly's, Peak Putters, Pollack Rears & Gears, Rainier Ridge Rams, Region 4, Roamin Chariots, Round Table Pizza, Shindig Wheelers, Trail Jamboree, WA State Land Director, Wandering Willy's, White KnucklesOther donations
Pork: Region 4 ($50) & Pollack Gears & Repair ($100)People that helped
Buns for Pork: Remleys
Corn for dinner: Remleys
Bacon: Jerry's Valley Meats via Doug Palmer
Fruit for Breakfast: Terry & Missy Muffet
Eggs: Steve & Rose Haverfield
Charlie the DJ: Build It Off Road.com
Cooking Pork: Joanne Hansen & Frank RemleySome added notes:
Turkey Fryers for cooking water for corn: Roger Brittain, Mike Palachuk, Frank Remley
Roasters for Pork heating & serving: Lisa Graham, Roxanne Brittain, Pam Remley
Potluck: Desert Rats
Breakfast: Eastern Washington Adventures
Sign In: Pam Remley, Alicia Palachuk
Junior Jeepers: Alicia Palachuk, Gloria Joralamon, Krista Palachuck
Corn Shucking Contest: Randy Hayes, Roxanne Brittain, Doris Hagemeier
Selling Raffle Tickets: Frank Remley, Danny Rind, Doris Hagemeier, & many others
Raffle: Frank, Danny Rind, Mike Palachuk, Terry Joralomon
Raffle help: Kathy Greenwood, Barb Rutherford, Mary, & Kathy's friend?.(name?)
Serving Dinner: Sande Nettnin, Joanne Hansen, Danny Rind, Kyle Brandchik, Pam Remley
Photos: Clay Graham, Kari Finney
Getting Corn: Star Mesa, Gloria Joralomon
Eastern Washington Dirt Riders Association donated $250 to for this event. Some how their logo was not added to the PUAM t-shirt.See full report with 100 photos at: Pick Up A Mountain - Sept 15 2012
Olympic 4x4 Supply has 'stepped up to the plate' EACH year of PUAM by supporting us, donating as well as selling us items at a reduced rate because they believe in the PNW4WDA as a whole.