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Photos: Wenas Wildlife Area Adventure

Wenas Wildlife Area Adventure
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures. Event called by Foxracer.
Report by Clay Graham, photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets.

On Monday April 3rd, 2017, Foxracer came over from Western Washington to do some exploring. We left the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House and headed out to the Wenas Wildlife Area with two rigs. Foxracer’s Subaru Outback and my Jeep Wrangler.

We ran Durr Road, Roza Creek Road, and then up Buffalo Ridge Road to the end. From there we hiked down to the Yakima Skyline Trail above the Yakima River Canyon. We took the trail a little ways to get a good view of the Roza Dam on the Yakima River.

After taking a lot of photos, we hiked back up to the rigs. The climb was a workout. It was worth it, the views were awesome.

Back at the rigs we took a short break and head back out. Foxracer headed to the Umtanum Recreation Area to set up camp. I dropped two of my boys off at home and then met Foxracer at his camp for a campfire.

This was a great time.

Here are some photos of the Wenas Wildlife Area Adventure:

Subaru Outback
Foxracer’s Subaru Outback

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area
The intersection of Roza Creek Road & Buffalo Ridge Road.

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area
Doc airing the Jeep tires down some.

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area
The end of Buffalo Ridge Road.

Wenas Wildlife Area

Yakima River Canyon
Yakima River Canyon
Roza Dam
Roza Dam in the Yakima River Canyon.

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

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Wenas Wildlife Area

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Looking at Selah and Yakima in the background from Buffalo Ridge.
Wenas Wildlife Area
From Buffalo Ridge, looking across the Wenas Valley at the Wenas Mammoth dig site.
Wenas Wildlife Area
Mount Rainier in the background.

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Yakima River Canyon
Looking at the Selah end of the Yakima River Canyon.
Yakima River Canyon
In the Yakima River Canyon looking back up to where we were looking down earlier.
Umtanum Recreation Area
Umtanum Recreation Area in the Yakima River Canyon.

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area

Wenas Wildlife Area


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Photos: Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run

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Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Around 10 AM on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I from Eastern Washington Adventures and Toy Man from Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures met up at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.

Foxracer lead the way to the Naneum Ridge State Forest and we headed in on Coleman Road. We went up Dawson Canyon, turned up Boulder Road, did a loop around part of the Naneum Basin, up Swift Creek Road and then up to Wenatchee Mountain.

The views from Wenatchee Mountain were great. Off the North side you can see Wenatchee and the South you can see Ellensburg. Ellensburg was hard to see because of the smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire. Along the top of the ridge to the Northwest you could be Mission Ridge Ski Area.

Next we headed Southeast across Naneum Ridge and turn down Jumpoff Ridge. Down at the end near the pavement we took in the view of Wenatchee before dropping down into town.

Toy Man headed back home to Oregon and we headed onto part two of the trip: Leavenworth Backroads Adventure – Aug 16 2012

This was a very fun day thanks to the guys who came. I can’t wait to do and run there.

See the GPS Tracks courtesy of Toy Man.


Here are the pictures of the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run:

Meeting at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coleman Creek Road entrance.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Foxracer
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Toy Man
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

A reroute on Dawson Canyon Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Stopped at the reroute for a short break to look at the map.
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A sign in a tree at on the Reroute at Schnebly Canyon Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

A hole in the road big enough to swallow a Subaru. 🙂
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Looking across at Naneum Ridge.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning up Boulder Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

At the intersection of Boulder Road, Swift Creek Road and Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

We turn down Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

We turned up High Creek Road to make the loop back around to Naneum Basin Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Look across at Naneum Ridge.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Creek.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

We stopped at a camp site along the Naneum Creek for a break.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Coming back to Naneum Basin Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning to go up Swift Creek Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning up toward Wenatchee Mountain.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

On the way up to Wenatchee Mountain we past a Discover Pass Required Sign in kind of a strange place.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

The closer we got to the top of Naneum Ridge, the worst the road got.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

On Top of Naneum Ridge heading to Wenatchee Mountain.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Once at Wenatchee Mountain we took a break to check out the view.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Mission Ridge Ski Area.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Wenatchee.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Foxracer
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Mission Ridge Ski Area below us.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking toward Ellensburg. Smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Toy Man
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading out a long Naneum Ridge Road we saw this marker. No feet?
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Turning on Jumpoff Ridge Road.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Looking back as we are leaving Kittitas County and entering Chelan County.
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Jumpoff Road seemed to go on forever.
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Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Finally to the end of the rough part of Jumpoff Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

At the intersection of Jumpoff Road & Kingsbury Road.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

A stop to look down a Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

Naneum Ridge State Forest

Heading down toward Wenatchee.
Naneum Ridge State Forest

What a great time thanks to those who came.


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Photos: 2011 Eastern Washington Adventures Slab ORV Meet & Greet

Slab ORV Meet & Greet
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham & Brandon Hoeksta / Eastern Washington Adventures

Around 11 AM on Saturday February 5th, 2011 we met up at the Slab ORV Area for the Annual Eastern Washington Off Road Slab Run Meet & Greet.

It was a great turn out again this year. Some people came from far away. We had a great time thanks to all who came. Here are some pictures of our day.The group picture. (There are a few rigs behind the line up)
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We convoyed to Flex Canyon.
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Slab ORV Area

This next off camber part I do not have pictures of. It was real tight for the Suburban and the back tire was off the ground.

Foxracer took a few pics with my camera.
Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

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Slab ORV Area

I think Costco tire department put helium in my tires.
Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Colemancooler on Roll Over Hill.
Slab ORV Area

Looking down Roll Over Hill as we drove down it.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Foxracer took a few pics of my playing on some small climbs by Roll Over Hill.
Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

The Subaru did great all day.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Havo’s truck fell over at the top of a climb.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area
We had fun with the recovery.
Slab ORV Area

Nothing like a little Father and Son time on a nice day.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

We used my rig the pull from the front and Colemancooler’s winch from the rock slider.
Slab ORV Area

Guido’s RC Jeep did great on the hill climbs.
<Slab ORV Area

Broken Jeep.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

My boys checking out what their big brother and the others were working on.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

The kids had a fun time playing as the JK was being worked on.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Trail fix axle tube plug.
Slab ORV Area

Some people just draw kids.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

RDub got there late since he had to work. BlindPilot and my crew hung out with him after everyone left. We had a fun time.
Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area
Photo by Brandon Hoeksta

Slab ORV Area

Slab ORV Area


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Photos: EWOR Last Ceg Ranch Bash, Mud & More

Last Ceg Ranch Bash, Mud & More
Hosted by Clay & Lisa Graham of Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday, September 15th, 2007, we had the last event at Ceg Ranch. We, the Graham family were moving so we had one finial event on Ceg Ranch for members. We had a potluck and some fun play with big boy toys.

The End of Ceg Ranch & the Field of Dreams Arena!

Here are some photos of the fun:

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