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Photos: 2017 EWA Cleman Mountain Halloween 4×4 Adventure

Eastern Washington Adventures
Cleman Mountain Halloween
Backroads 4×4 Adventure

Report and photos by Clay & Doc Graham / Selah Sweets

On Saturday October 28th, 2017 around 10 AM outdoor enthusiasts met up at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah, Washington for the “Halloween Backroads 4×4 Adventure”. We convoyed to the Upper Wenas part of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a backroads run up Cleman Mountain.

We aired down at the Hay barn off North Wenas Road and headed up W1100. At the top of Cleman Mountain we ran the the ridge Southeast to the end of the Green Dot where we stopped for lunch.

After lunch we back tracked past where we came up and ran the top of Cleman Mountain Northwest. We continued into the Naches Ranger District onto FS1712 and ran it to FS1701 (Bald Mountain Rd.). At FS1701 we took a break and said goodby to the people in tow of the rigs that had to head back over to Western Washington for work.

We turn up FS1701, took FS1716 and then turn on Hog Ranch Road to go back toward North Wenas Road. We aired up at the parking area off Maloy Road. Most people headed back home and a few came to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House.

This backroads run was fun. The views were great even though it was a little hazy at times in the distance.

Back at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House we had a potluck and Halloween Party. Some of the kids played in the Haunted House. The Halloween party was a lot of fun.

Here are some photos of the Halloween Backroads 4×4 Adventure:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


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Shaved ice, Fudge, Souvenirs, and custom ordered snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Oak Creek Wildlife Area

Oak Creek Wildlife Area Trip
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Friday December 30th, 2016, my youngest two boys and I took a short road trip to see the Elk and Sheep at Oak Creek Wildlife Area.

We stopped in the Oak Creek Visitors Center to see the displays and then went out to see the elk. The kids loved hearing them talk.

After a short time standing in the cold, we decided to go on down to see the California Bighorn Sheep. On the way we stopped to get a photo of the White Pass Scenic Byway sign.

At the California Bighorn Sheep feeding area there were no sheep down low. There were up on the mountain in the sunshine.

Here are some photos of our road trip in the Oak Creek Wildlife Area:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Eastern Washington Adventures Christmas Tree 4×4 Run

Christmas Tree 4×4 Adventure
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Saturday November 26th, 2016 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving), around 10 AM outdoor enthusiasts met up at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah, Washington for the “Christmas Tree 4×4 Adventure”. We convoyed to the Upper Wenas part of the Wenas Wildlife Area and onto Forest Service land to get Christmas Trees and to play in the snow. We came out by FS1702 down to SR410 to head home.

This was a fun event thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Christmas Tree 4×4 Run:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: EWA Oktoberfest 4×4 Adventure Across Cleman Mountain

Oktoberfest Backroads 4×4 Adventure
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Saturday October 29th, 2016 around 10 AM outdoor enthusiasts met up at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah, Washington for the “Oktoberfest Backroads 4×4 Adventure”. We convoyed to the Upper Wenas part of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a backroads run up Cleman Mountain. It was a rainy day.

We aired down at the parking area off Maloy Road and headed up Auduban Road then went up Hog Ranch Road. As we got higher, we found some snow. We continued into the Naches Ranger District onto turn up FS1716 and then onto FS1701 (Bald Mountain Rd.). We onto FS1712 at headed across Cleman Mountain stopping for lunch along the way. After lunch we ran to the east end of the Green Dot Road on Cleman Mountain. We were hoping for a view of the Upper Valley but the clouds were to thick. We back tracked to head off the mountain. Due to the thick fog, we turned down the wrong Green Dot Road and had to go back up and hit the right one on down the ridge (W1100). We aired up at the Hay barn off North Wenas Road and headed back to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House. This backroads run was fun. The views were not very good due to the clouds.

Back at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House we had a Oktoberfest potluck.

This was a fun event thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Oktoberfest Backroads 4×4 Adventure:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: 2014 PNW4WDA Region 4 “Pick Up A Mountain“

Pick Up A Mountain
Hosted by PNW4WDA Region 4.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Every year on the third weekend of September, Region 4 of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association holds a big event at Jim Sprick Park to pick up trash in the surrounding mountains of the Naches Drainage.

People started setting up camp Friday afternoon. By the night the park had many people there camping.

Saturday September 20th, 2014 the day started with a driver’s meeting at 8 AM.

Around 8:30 AM we took a group photo of the rigs and headed out to clean up the mountains.

Our group Eastern Washington Adventures and Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 headed up FS1701 which is across the road from Jim Sprick Park. We stopped just past the intersection of FS1701 & 4W670 to help Ron Rutherford’s group close a illegal mudding area on WDFW managed land. Oak Creek Wildlife Area Manager Ross Huffman was there to help.

Next we ran to the end of FS1701 and turned up 4W694. We picked up trash along the way. We took a lunch break at the Manastash Lake View Point. After lunch we continued on 4W694. We picked up some trash at Funny Rocks. At 4W695 we turned up it and stopped to pick up trash at Moon Rocks. Next we headed down 4W695 and turned back onto FS1701. We ran FS530 up to Bald Mountain and took 4W675 down. We ran FS1702 back down to SR410 then ran back over to Jim Sprick Park.

Around 4:30 PM the games started for the Junior Jeepers along with the Corn Shucking Contest. Lisa Graham won the Corn Shucking Contest this year. This is the second year a member of Eastern Washington Adventures Club won. After all the corn was shucked and cooked, the potluck dinner began. Next was the raffle. There were many great raffle prizes. After the raffle the DJ played music and some danced.

On Sunday Region 4 had a free breakfast for the volunteers. The Eastern Washington Adventures Club, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 and few other volunteers cooked breakfast.

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PNW4WDA Region 4 wants to thank all who helped make this event work, thank you to all the volunteers that picked up trash and thank you to all that donated.

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Here are some photos of the 2014 Pick Up A Mountain:

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Eastern Washington Adventures

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.