November 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm #198897
Ed & Ole – looking at the map – I think there is a decent campsite, not too far up Swakane, at:
47.597244 – 120.383577
And of course just looking for the little white Jeep and the campfire should work too. 🙂
I won’t be more than a few miles up the canyon since we’ve got to get in there. probably at night, and we’ll need to get up and out reasonably early, to stay on track to meet everyone in Rock Island at 9:00 on Saturday morning.
GuyNovember 2, 2017 at 4:13 pm #198905
Ole HellevikParticipantBasic Member
Since I’m coming from the wet side of the mountains, do you recommend driving up fro 97A or would coming up Nahanum Canyon Rd from Cashmere work just as well?November 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm #198906
In the dark, if you’re not familiar with the roads, I’d recommend going all the way to 97A and coming up Swakane Canyon.
GuyNovember 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm #198907
Ed AmdahlParticipantPremium Member
In the dark, if you’re not familiar with the roads, I’d recommend going all the way to 97A and coming up Swakane Canyon. Guy
Guy – I’m planning to leave home around 3:30PM, which should put me in Wenatchee around 6:30PM. I’ll likely gas up then head up to meet you, I’d guess my earliest ETA would be 7PM. I never count on having cell coverage (t-mobile) but I’ll have my InReach and will text you if I’m straying too far from that timeline.November 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm #198908
Great! Thanks Ed.
I think I’ll have my camp set up in Swakane by about 5:00 pm, 1700 for you military types. 🙂
Once the sun sets, I’ll get that campfire blazing. Should be pretty easy to find. I’ll set up as close to the Swakane Canyon dirt road as I can.
GuyNovember 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm #198909
Keith MurrayParticipantBasic Member
I’m out for this weekend. I’m going to continue to heal up and gear up so I can enjoy future trips. Have fun!November 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm #198910
We will miss you Keith, but I completely understand.
Really glad you made it to our get-together in Cashmere!
GuyNovember 3, 2017 at 7:55 am #198915
Weather forecast for the Waterville area has moderated somewhat.
We should still get some chilly, damp weather, maybe even some snow.
GuyNovember 3, 2017 at 10:19 am #198919
Weather forecast for the Waterville area has moderated somewhat. We should still get some chilly, damp weather, maybe even some snow. Guy
We’ll send some cold thoughts down from the great white north 😉November 3, 2017 at 8:14 pm #198923
Ray TennalParticipantPremium Member
Looking forward to running with you all.November 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm #198925
Paul RobertsonParticipantBasic Member
Sean and myself and the two ankle bitters are coming from Seattle tomorrow morning. Were are aiming for 9 am, its gonna be an early morning!
CheeersNovember 6, 2017 at 7:03 am #198955
Paul RobertsonParticipantBasic Member
Thanks for a great trip, here are the pics I took during the trip.
We did some additional unplanned overlanding on the way back and managed to bypass the entire I90 blockage buy using frintagea roads, an access road beside the railroad tracks between Nelson Siding road and NF-4828.
CheersNovember 6, 2017 at 7:27 am #198956
Cool. You took great photos! The boys sure seemed to have a good time!
GuyNovember 6, 2017 at 9:48 am #198961
Sean HarrisParticipantBasic Member
If ever you have Paul in the navigator’s seat, trust in the man’s ability to read a map.
“Left! Take this left right here.”
“But that’s a BNSF service road.”
“It connects. And since when are you the voice of reason?”
We pass SO much traffic just sitting at a standstill on I-90. And NF-4828 is a gem of a road. Great discovery. We skipped the part that goes to the summit of Mt. Amabilis, but it looked really neat. If anyone wants to try that road with us in the near future, let me know!November 6, 2017 at 11:13 am #198962
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