Seattle area members and wheeling spots?

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  1. 1980Kfive

    1980Kfive Registered Member Premium Member

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    There is a good chance I'll be moving from the mountains of Colorado to Seattle in the next year or so. I recently picked up an '88 K5 that I have been making into a moderate trail rig, but I am now not sure how far I will go with it if I move. I am more into exploring the backcrountry roads and milder trails versus hard-core rock crawling, but I am sure things will only escalate....

    Anyway, I was curious about the wheeling scene in the Seattle area? Is it worthing continuing my build and bringing the rig with me?

    Thank for any input.

    Steve
     
  2. fastazz81

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    There are plenty of logging roads and trails in the mountains to just get out and explore and then there is Elbe hills and naches and few other places,so I would build it and bring it with you.
     
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    Thanks Fastazz. It things do turn out that way I look forward to exploring the area.
     
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    Overlanding is a thing here, so most of the stuff isn't terribly technical however, snow wheeling is also something
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    one thing about Elbe is they have width limits on some of the trails

    this guy is cable famous (Alaska off-road warriors) but also runs a differential shop across the water from Seattle.

     
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    thanks for the info superbuickguy. Looks like great snow wheeling!
     
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    rockin kw Squarebody collector Premium Member

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    Moved to Colorado and brought my k5 down. Just moved back and brought 2 k5s back. We are about 1 1/2 hours north of seattle. Lots of roads to explore. Or go to eastern Washington, and cruise around in the woods.
     
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    You're right next to Walker. Fun place, but it can get a bit tight for full-sized rigs. This is Walker OHV Park
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    rockin kw Squarebody collector Premium Member

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    Been up there before. Been years since I was up there in a truck.
     
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    Reiter foothills is also open again, but in a very limited capacity for fullsize rigs.
     
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    I'd avoid Reiter in a full size, it's gotten tighter because of the club that sponsor's it.... and yes, that's a bit of a frustration because it's not their park but they sure seem to think it is.
     
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    Walker Valley
    Elbe
    Evans Creek
    Naches
    Liberty
    Manastash
    Tahuya
    Moses Lake- sand & mud

    Few other places I try to keep off the internet. Most trails are tight for a nice full-size. I have a Chevy cab truck and go all over. 37s for trails and 54s for snow.

    Here is a video, skip to 16 minute mark to see my truck
     
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    GreenieK30 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Which club? Trail design is per DNR. I have been to two work parties for the new trail system. Scott is one of the main 4x4 guys helping out and he has a buggy.
     
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    Has Carl gotten over his sick?
     
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    He recently had shoulder surgery and pneumonia as well. Last weekend he went snow wheeling in Oregon and we are planning a snow trip by Clockum Pass this month.
     
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    I heard at the 4x4 swap he was pretty sick, I'm glad he's doing better. I got a chance to wheel with him (it was pretty light stuff) at Liberty last year at the Overland Rally... this year, I'll be driving something that doesn't have to get me to work on Monday :D
     
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    I didn't realize there were this many members close by. @rockin kw I am on Whidbey so we are really close.

    I generally hit Walker because it's close. I hope to get an Elbe trip in this year and some snow wheeling next year!
     
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    I'll be heading to Liberty in the next week or so.... it's full-size friendly as well...
     
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    Just bought a house with a shop in Sedro-Woolley. After I get settled in, might have to have a get together.
     
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    Sounds good!

    I haven't done much wheeling lately between deployments and working on other projects.
     
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    Me either. Between moving back from Colorado and work have not had a chance to work on or wheel. Working on the new house now. Then I have to set up the shop. Did hook up the stereo system for the shop already. Priorities.
     
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