If for any reason you have yet to pay for your renewal please go online and do so now. Yes the price increased, the club is charged $62 per family membership (1 or more people), we have the membership up on our store for $62.50 (to cover the fees we’re charged by Square). The club does not make money from these memberships, so unfortunately we must pass on the costs of this convenience to you.
If you are a new member, and pay for an LFN membership, YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION, or we cannot process your membership, LifeFlight’s rules says they must receive an application. We forward all applications to them.
If you happen to already be a member and want to become part of our group please fill out the application with your membership number included (new members will be assigned a number upon enrollment).
What are lockers? How can they help? Are there many options?
Clubs across the world hear questions like these from new members and guests at meetings, but since not everybody asks, but many wonder we found a video from Bleepin’ Jeep that helps answer and/or explain these questions and more.
People often question what 4×4 clubs are all about, that could entail a variety of things, but the basics are simply a group of folks that share a common interest in off road and 4 wheel drive vehicles. Members vehicles can be of many different shapes and sizes but all of the vehicle are capable in most any terrain, snow being one of them.
In the past week the Tri-Cities was blanketed with over a foot of snow leaving traveling the road precarious at best. Knowing the potential of possible inclimate weather hitting us here in the Tri-Cities lead the club to discuss and rough out a plan to help local healthcare workers get to and from the hospitals that serve our thriving community.
Calls were put out to two of the area hospitals Trios in Kennewick and Kadlec in Richland, offering our capable rigs (toys) and drivers to deliver their personnel in these conditions. Both hospitals were thrilled with the offer, and we were able to muster 5 rigs to help do just that. Since this past Saturday evening the group has traveled close to 1800+ miles combined for 3 days and nights around the clock, providing 60 rides either to work or back home.
For the club members participating it was a nice way to give back to our community, and maybe help change people’s minds as to how 4×4 clubs like ours can lend a helping hand besides traveling through forest roads, mountains, and deserts. We hope to sit down with hospital leadership when things thaw out to formalize this help for future storms.
The rides were offered free of charge although we did receive some donations to help offset the cost of such and operation. Things went so well we caught the eyes and ears of local news too, see the clips below.
One of the many annoying things we might find in our beloved Jeep Wrangler JKs is water inside. I happened to trip across a nifty troubleshooter repair guide and felt it was worth sharing. Can’t recall where I found it exactly, but others have shared, so we will too!
A few weeks back we shared some photos of our adventures in Northern Idaho when we went up to watch the North Idaho Mud And Crawl and Insanity Fab’s Winter Challenge. Now as I may have mentioned I’m not much of a spectator, but after a couple of laps, I was very glad I wasn’t on the course as it was pretty brutal. They say a picture tells a 1000 words, well here’s a few videos that definitely tell a much larger story… Needless to say we had a lot of fun watching these guys thrash their rigs!
Whoa doggie! We just got a report that Cowiche Mill’s got mud up to 3000 feet. So we’re calling an audible and changing locations to FS 1302 off of Highway 12.
Which means we will bypass Freddys in Yakima and go straight to Naches for fuel in the morning. Meeting near the market… Please Chime in and acknowledge this change and share with anyone you know that is going!
9 am by the Market in Naches, see you there….
FS 1302 allows us to get higher and into the snow faster. Report was expect spring snow conditions, no base and little packing…
Our mountains are getting lots of the white powder we all love to play in. RattleSnake 4x4s will be running up Cowiche Mill Road, this trail ties into FS 1302 on top, and should have enough snow to make it a challenge and a lot of fun (we hope to make it to the top). If you plan to join us we ask that you chime in on our forums or facebook pages so we have an idea of who to expect for this day run.
The main group will be meeting up at 7:00 am at the Exxon 12231 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA 99338(I-82 & Badger Rd). Get gas’d, coffee’d, and breakfast’d up and we’ll roll out by 7:30.
We’ll be traveling via I-82 up to Yakima Fred Meyers (N 40th Ave) for final fueling, (about 9:00 am) then head up to the upper parking area at 2800 Cowiche Mill Rd, Cowiche, WA 98923 (Cowiche Feeding Station), to drop tow pigs and air down, and then head up the trail.
What We Recommend
A vehicle in good repair, 32″+ Tires (we expect deep powder, so the bigger the better), Tow Points (front & rear), Map, Winch, Tow Strap(s), D-Rings, First Aid Kit, Chainsaw, and a Shovel. If you pack for a weekend, you’ll be safe!
This is a snow run so it is not hard core rock crawling, it does not lend itself to much in the way of damage. The snow is deep though, so be prepared for some winching and pulling with a yank strap (we will get stuck). It’s a ton of fun, and a real blast for most 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Again bring extra food (lunch) and water (we never know how long we’ll be up there).We will eat lunch up on the trail.Be sure to have extraction points front an rear. A yank strap (no hooks, just loops please!). A winch is not absolutely necessary, but is helpful for you and others. Please have a shovel, and basic recovery tools. Bring blankets/extra clothes, extra water and food, and a cellphone. A CB radio is helpful, we usually run on CH13 (I’ll also have my handheld vhf/uhf radio).
“Be Prepared, Bring A Great Attitude, and Let’s Have Fun” (Club rule – No Drama Allowed…)
Don’t forget tonights meeting at CG Public House on Clearwater 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. We’ll be by the fireplace (next to the bar), hope we’ll see you there and share with friends. Side by sides we’re looking for new members and are one of if not the only 4×4 club accepting SxS to become members will you be the first to answer the call? Last chance to get in on the PNW4WDA & Life Flight Network member rolls before submission of our lists and payment of our dues. See you tonight!