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Photos: 2018 Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out

Beverly Dunes Clean Up and Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report & photos by Clay Graham – Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism

Around 5:30 PM Friday, November 2nd, 2018, my sons, Doc and Odo and I headed out from the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah toward Beverly Dunes to set up camp for the annual clean-up.

Once at Beverly Dunes we set up camp with TJ40. We used the trucks with campers as a wind block and put up a pop-up between them for shelter. We then had dinner around the propane campfire in the pop-up since it was breezy out.

Saturday morning more Eastern Washington Adventures Club members and volunteers from a few PNW4WDA Clubs showed up help. Stephanie from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) showed up around 9:30 AM so people could signed in and get some tools for the clean up.

Most of the main work was in the campground cleaned out the fire pits and picked up trash.

After the clean up some headed home and the rest of us went and played in the dunes for a few hours. The ORVs left were Foxracer’s Subaru Outback, TJ40’s Yamaha YXZ, and my Jeep JKU.

Sunday morning we woke up to a blue sky. About the time we decided to pack up, the wind started blowing hard.

Around noon we headed home. Reece followed me in his truck. Crossing the Columbia River on I90 was scary. The wind was blowing so hard, it felt like my truck with camper were going to blow over. We stopped in Vantage to top off the fuel tanks since I used a lot of fuel fighting the wind.

We headed up the the Old Vantage Highway toward Ellensburg with one stop along the way. It was slow going with the hill and wind blowing against us. The wind died down some by the time we got to the Yakima River Canyon.

This was a very fun weekend thanks to all that came.

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Photos: 2010 Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camping Out

2010 Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camping Out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Day 1

On April 30th, 2010 we headed to Beverly Dunes for our annual clean-up.

My family left Selah around 11:30 AM and convoyed to Beverly Dunes. It was 70 miles, a hour and 13 minute drive.

Once we set up camp we went and played in the sand.

Later that after noon we got a call from Havo on the CB saying to come fast, he was stuck off camber.

Here Havo is telling me to stop taking pictures and get him out of there. LOL

We used Guido’s TJ to anchor the XJ’s winch and was out with ease.

Later that night we took another run and Havo flopped his Toyota pickup.
Test Dummy pulled him back over.

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The next morning members helped pull the windshield so Havo could use the truck for the cleanup.

Day 2

Beverly Dunes Clean-up
Hosted by the All Wheelers Off Road Club & ORV Trail Watch with cooperation from the DNR.
Saturday May 1st, 2010

On Saturday May 1st, 2010 we meet up at Beverly Dunes for the annual clean-up. Here is our camp and sign in area.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office ORV Deputy came out to support the clean-up efforts.

Out on the dunes the wind was bad.

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Zach ogle rolled his rig due to the wind blowing sand where he could not see.

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After the clean-up was over we took a break from the wind.

A little later we headed out to play. Most of these pics are through the windshield since the sand was blowing.

Dennis stuck his quad. His friend tried to help him. I had to laugh. See pics!

Icesis and Jag came over to see what these guys were doing.

On my XJ I broke the yoke tab and the u-joint caps fell out.

Leaving my quad friend to limp back to camp.

Back in camp everyone was trying to get out of the wind.

Day 3

We packed up our camping gear from the Clean-up camping trip and headed out for a last ride.

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Back at camp the boys found a little Owl.

Just about ready to head out.

Test Dummy had to stop as we hit the road for some reason.

I got back to Selah about 5:40 PM and was beat.

This was a great weekend thanks to all who came. Thanks for all the help.

On this trip we logged 293 volunteer hours with the DNR for Beverly Dunes. 46 volunteers signed in for the clean-up.



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Photos: EWOR Wenas Wildlife Area Quad/Bike Run

Wenas Wildlife Area Quad/Bike Run
Report by Clay Graham

On Sunday April 25th, 2010 members of the Eastern Washington Off Road forum met up at the Sheep Company entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a quad and dirt bike run. The group took a ride up on top of Umtanum Ridge and back down and around back to Sheep Company Road.

Here are some pictures of the day.

Jeepscum came and picked me up for the run.

We drove the few miles over to the LT and unloaded at Durr Road.

A few miles up Durr Road we took a break.

“1955 m38a1″ tried out Jeepscum’s quad.

After “1955 m38a1″ got back we headed up to the towers for the view.

Next stop was the Oasis where we saw signs of new illegal mudding.

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We headed back toward the parking area. We turned down Bell Tel Road and Jeepscum stopped to stand up a Green Dot marker.

I hung back to get some pics.

Test Dummy was behind me and getting beat up by the rocks in the road as we camp down the hill.

I waved Test Dummy by so I could get more picks without holding him up.

Here “1955 m38a1″ had to re-tie his extra gas down.

We stopped for another break near the bottom.

Video: http://www.facebook.com/v/1301923820771

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It was very dusty on Durr Road.

This was a very fun run thanks to all who came.



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Photos: EWOR Ahtanum Work Crew ORV Fun Run

Ahtanum Work Crew ORV Fun Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

Some of the people that helped at the 2008 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up wanted to go on a site seeing run on Sunday (July 27th, 2008).

We left the Sno-park around 11 am and headed up the Mid Fork road (A-2000) and onto the Whites Ridge Loop Trail (A-2600). Next we turned up the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail. We turned toward the North Fork Road on the McLaine Canyon Road (A-3300). On up the North Fork Road (A-3000). We turn off onto the Blue Lake Trail.

We stopped for a break at Blue Lake and then head up 4W615 to Blue Slide Lookout. We stopped for a view overlooking Blue Lake, then on up tp Blue Slide Lookout on FS1020.

After a break, we headed on back down 4W615, the Blue Lake Trail and then turned up the North Fork Road toward Darland Mountain.

We crossed Darland Mountain and headed down the Ahtanum Mid Fork (A-2000) and a few of us stopped at Eagle Nest. The rest of the group headed back to Sno-park to pack up camp.

This was a fun run thanks to all that went.

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Photos: 2008 Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up

Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean Up
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

10 AM Saturday July 26th, 2008, we met up at the Ahtanum Sno-park to set up for the Ahtanum ORV Trails Clean-up we hosted with cooperation from the DNR. We had a big turn out. There were a lot of Eastern Washington Off Road and All Wheelers Off Road Club, some members of PNW4WDA, Lower Valley Canyon Crawlers, Jeeping Nomads, Peak Putters, Ridgerunners, Tuff Enuf Cascade Crawlers, Outlaws, Washington ATV Association and some other caring people. There were 58 volunteers total on the ORV Trails sign-in list.

The Ski Benders also had a clean-up the same day as we did. They took the North Fork Road to clean-up along with the Big Bowl. I am not sure what other Snowmobile areas they worked in.

My group (Ceg, 99, Monster, Bubz, Doc, Odo, Soggymountain and Mrs. Soggymountain) cleaned up the Whites Ridge trails. The first trail we ran was the Whites Ridge Loop trail starting at the bottom off the Mid Fork. We found a tire on Whites Ridge Loop Trail. We turned up the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail and ran up to Norm Check Point for lunch. After lunch we ran Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail to the end to start that trails clean-up for the top down. One section of the Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail didn’t have much to pick up since the loggers widened the trail burying what could have been there. Another trail turned into a Hi-way. We ran Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail back down to Whites Ridge Loop, McLaine Canyon Road and on to the Ahtanum Mid Fork back down.

Back at base camp people started coming in with a lot of trash. We loaded up two trucks and took the trash to the dumpster.

We had a big Potluck BBQ after everyone was back at camp.

It was great to have so many caring people come out. Thank you to all that came to help and support this Ahtanum State Forest trails project.

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2008 Ahtanum Clean up highlighted in

Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off Road

January 2009 Issue

Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off Road
Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off Road Ahtanum Clean Up article.


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