July 22.. Nasty Creek...7 riders...36 miles
July 1... Wenas... 16 riders......41 miles
Thirty-plus club members enjoyed the club's sixth annual Winter Dinner on Saturday, January 14. Dinner was at the Sea Galley with prime rib or stuffed salmon as the specials. The club purchased soft drinks and the dessert and a good time was had by everyone.
SUMMER CAMPOUT AND BBQ
Our annual summer campout and ride was held in the Ahtanum on Saturday, Aug . 27th.Twenty - two club members enjoyed the ride up over Darland and into Blue Lake. The roads/trails were very dusty but the participants all had a good time. A few folks rode up just for the dinner and all 35 members enjoyed the dinner catered by Famous Dave's.
CQS VOLUNTEERS WORK ON THE GREY ROCK
On Saturday, June 11, twenty-four CQS volunteers met at Tree Phones to clear trail on the Grey Rock. The workers broke into four small work groups and went out on the trail to clear brush and remove deadfall timber. At noon the crews reconvened back at Tree Phones for lunch and then went out again to continue the maintenance work. Lunch and soft drinks were provided via a grant that the club received from the Extreme Terrain off road group.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this effort to assist the DNR in the trail maintenance program.
SPRING RIDE / CAMPOUT
The club held its' Annual Spring Ride and Campout on April 30th. The event was a huge success. There were 29 machines for the ride with a total of 41 riders participating. Due to the large numbers, the group broke into three smaller groups for the rides. Chuck led a group up Sedge Ridge, Scott took a bunch and traveled up over Darland. The riders were on top of about six feet of snow at the crest of the mountain. Ken led a large group of 16 machines up the North Fork, over Dead Horse Flats and then back down to McLain Canyon and over White's Ridge.
The riders enjoyed a mega BBQ at 5:30 in the afternoon. There were burgers, cheeseburgers and foot longs galore. There were chips, salads, veggies and tons of desserts. The meal was fantastic !!!!
Several folks stayed for the evening campfire. Many of them camped out and then headed home on Sunday.. A fun time was had by all...
EXTREME TERRAIN HELPS OUT
The Cascade Quad Squad has been awarded a Clean Trail Grant to help offset expenses of our upcoming trail work. The grant is sponsored by Extreme Terrain, a nationally recognized Off Road Outfitter company. Our club is most appreciative of the financial assistance, and we are pleased to partner with Extreme Terrain in this cleanup effort. The funds will help provide food, beverages and fuel for the workers during our work project. .Extreme Terrain www.extremeterrain.com
The club held it's annual Winter Ride on Saturday, December 5, 2015, in the Ahtanum.. Folks met at the Snow Park at 9:30 a.m for donuts. Riders headed out on the snowy trails at 10:00 am. Ted led one group up over Sedge Ridge and down along the South Fork of Ahtanum Creek. The group climbed up over Red Saddle and back to the Snow Park. Ken took a group of riders up over White's Ridge and down onto the North Fork. The group then rode up to the Snow Cabin Campground and made the loop around Deadhorse Flats and back to camp. Tim took a group of five up Jackass and along Foundation Ridge. The riders made it about a mile beyond Ewe Neck and were then turned around by about 10 inches of snow on the trail. Everyone enjoyed a nice big campfire and had some hot dogs and burgers with all the trimmings. It was a great day. It snowed the entire day and the "White Stuff' provided for some extra challenges and fun.
SUMMER RIDE/ DINNER
CQS members met in the Ahtanum on Saturday Aug 29 for a great summer ride. Twenty three riders rode the Ahtanum and then folks met back at camp for a very nice BBQ. The group enjoyed steak, chicken and all the trimmings. Several folks camped out for the weekend. It was a a great time.
Club elections were held August 27, 2016. There were no at large nominations so Tim ,Ken abd Scott will remain in their positions for two more years. All other officers will remain the same, , Chuck Hampton Past President, Loraye Gendron, Secretary, Ted Micone Trail Captain and Carol Didion Secretary.
In early October several club members met in the Ahtanum snow park for a cleanup detail. The day was spent gathering debris from along the trails/roadsides/borrow pits. Several bags of litter were collected and deposited in the dumpster at the snow park. Thank you to all members who particpated in this worthwhile project to keep our riding areas beautiful. The DNR folks were most appreciative of the
HIGHWAY LITTER CONTROL PROJECT
Our club has volunteered to assist the State of Washington in it's litter control efforts. For the next three (3) years the Cascade Quad Squad will work to help manage and control a four (4) mile section of highway. Our project area will begin at the traffic light on Highway 12 near Gleed and continue two (2) miles toward Naches. We will maintain both sides of the highway for a total of four miles. Club members will be called upon three or four times annually to assist in this effort. The Cascade Quad Squad is to be commended on this public service project.
Nearly every weekend someone in the club is scheduling a ride. If you are interested in riding be sure to check your email or contact a club member regarding an upcomong activity. You can also use the contact us button on the club website to post any questions that you might have.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS
WHEN: 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
WHERE: Round Table Pizza located next to Fred Meyers on 40th Ave.
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