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Photos: Wenas Wildlife Area Adventure

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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.

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Looking at Selah and Yakima in the background from Buffalo Ridge.
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From Buffalo Ridge, looking across the Wenas Valley at the Wenas Mammoth dig site.
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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: 1st Annual Go Play Topless Weekend!

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Yakima River Canyon/Wenas Wildlife Area
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Friday September 7th, 2012 we had an Eastern Washington Adventures club meeting. TJ40, Avalanche and Guido camped out for Saturday’s event. AlwayswrenchN and family pulled into camp Saturday morning.

Around 10 AM Saturday September 8th, 2012 we hit the road from the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House for the “Go Play Topless” backroads run through the Yakima River Canyon and across the Wenas Wildlife Area.

We convoyed to the Yakima River Canyon from Selah and headed north toward Ellensburg.

We stopped at an historic marker for the first break. As we were there we watched paragliders jumping off Baldy Mountain.

Moving on up the road we stopped at the Ellensburg end of the Yakima River Canyon for a short break.

Next we stopped in Ellensburg to top off our fuel and get some snacks.

We regrouped and headed up Umtanum Road toward the Wenas Wildlife Area. We turned up Durr road and aired down. Next we headed south on Durr Road.

We stopped at the Umtanum Creek Crossing for a short break in the shade.

Up at the top of Umtanum Ridge we headed southeast toward the Yakima River to check out the view. At the end of the Green Dot we took a break and watched the paragliders jumping off Baldy Mountain.

Next we back tracked, cross Durr Road and took a break at the towers.

From the towers we headed down toward the Wenas Valley by the way of Bell Tel road and out Bull Pasture road.

About the time we hit Durr Road, it started raining. We got in a little rush to get back to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House. We did not get to wet.

We had a potluck dinner in the Club House and visited late into the night.

Sunday morning we had a potluck breakfast in the Club House.

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

Here are some photos of our event:

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Photos: EWOR Manastash Summit Trail Run

Manastash Summit Trail Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay / Eastern Washington Off Road

UPDATE: I was told from the Department of Natural Resources that the Manastash Ridge Road is closed to the public. It is not a Green Dot Road.

On June 30th, 2007, around 10 AM we met up with 8 rigs at Many’s market in Naches, Washington. Fatboy lead us out of Naches, across the Wenas Valley onto North Wenas Road and through the Wenas Pass. We turned up the Observatory Road and followed it to the top of Manastash Ridge to the Manastash Observatory.

The views from the Observatory were great. We took a group photo and headed up the Manastash Ridge. 99 being new to wheeling wasn’t sure about going down a steep loose hill we came to. She was in the lead and had to be the first one down. She went on down and did fine. We stopped to watch the others come down and then moved on.

At FS1701, Jerry headed home. We took 4W694 to stay on top of the Manastash Ridge.

Down the trail Test Dummy’s rig started having a few problems. Test Dummy dropped down 4W670 to get his rig home. We head on with 6 rigs. We stopped for a view of Manastash Lake.

We stopped at Funny Rocks to watch some rigs play and then we went to Moon Rocks.

We headed back to 4W694 and turned down 4W686.

I got out to take pictures of the wash out on Milk Creek Road because a lot of people ask to see pictures of it. I think the guys that drove around us thought I was nuts for taken road wheeling pics.

We are aired up at the bottom of Milk Creek Road (FS1708) and headed home on SR410.

This was a real fun run. Great people, scenery and weather.

Here are some photos of EWOR Manastash Summit Trail Run:

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