Red Echo

October 13, 2012

Offroading near Cle Elum

Ava had never been out four-wheeling before, so we drove out to Cle Elum and spent the afternoon exploring old jeep trails. Most of them were blocked by fallen trees pretty early in, but the last one ran a couple miles up the mountain to an abandoned mine, and we only stopped when the road was blocked by a couple of guys working with a chainsaw. Seems a little late in the season to be doing trail maintenance, but I’m glad someone was tackling it.



  1. We have the same area in high Atlas Mountains, but not very green with most itineraries to explore the villages and spend some time with local people living in over 2000m of elevation.

    During the summer time we can have flooding and all trails blocks by stones and trees.

    midou from high atlas

    Comment by mido — October 17, 2012 @ 4:08 am

  2. Yes indeed, I have vivid memories of the Atlas from my trip to Morocco in late 2006. More in the north, though, around Midelt. By the time we came back from Merzouga we were cold and sick and just wanted to reach Marrakesh. It was a whole lot colder than we were expecting and we really weren’t prepared for it.

    Beautiful mountains, though.

    Comment by mars — October 17, 2012 @ 9:41 am