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Photos: 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend!

7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism

On the weekend of August 24th-26th, 2018 Eastern Washington Adventures held the 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend at their location in Selah, Washington. This year the event was sponsored by Selah Sweets.

Friday people came and set up camp at Eastern Washington Adventures. In the evening we sat in the Biergarten making a new route plan since the area had a lot of smoke due to all the wildfires.

Saturday morning around 10 AM the group headed out for the run with five Jeeps. We convoyed through the Yakima River Canyon stopping at the Ellensburg side at Helen McCabe State Park for a break.

After the break we headed into Ellensburg to take Umtanum Road to the Wenas Wildlife area. At Durr Road we aired down and then continued up Wenas Pass. We turned off Wenas Pass onto Hanson Pond Road. At Hanson Pond we took a lunch break.

After lunch, we continued up Hanson Pond Road to the Manastash Ridge Observatory.

Next headed down Observatory Road back onto Wenas Pass. We ran down to North Wenas Road and then up Ridge Road. We ran Ridge Road on up on top of Umtanum Ridge. It started to rain a little, so we just ran the Umtanum Ridge to Durr Road stopping at the towers along the way.  We headed down Durr Road, out Sheep Company Road and back to the EWA Club House.

Back at the EWA Club House we had a potluck dinner and enjoyed sitting around the Biergarten.

Sunday morning everyone packed up and headed for home.

Thank you to all who came.

For more information about this event you can visit the Go Play Topless at GoPlayTopless.com or on Facebook.

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Shaved ice, Fudge, and custom ordered snacks.
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Eastern Washington Adventures
Outdoor Recreation Info Site that holds many free events.

Eastern Washington Tourism is a free tourism site.


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This Saturday: EWA Wenas Recreation Area Clean Up & Camp Out

Wenas Clean Up
Wenas Clean Up

The 2nd Annual
Wenas Recreation Area Clean Up & Camp Out
Clean up Saturday May 5th, 2018 9:30am-3:00pm
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

THIS IS A COMMUNITY EVENT OPEN TO EVERYONE

This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

The Clean Up starts at 9:30AM Saturday May 5th, 2018, at BBQ Flats. Sign in before 10 AM. Make sure you say if you need a day pass.

SIGN IN INFO:
At the link below, people can fill out their information ahead of the work party and then just sign their name to check in the day of the event at BBQ Flats. Check in time 9:30 AM.
https://www.dnr.wa.gov/event/wenas-green-dot-clean

Join DNR staff and partners from Eastern Washington Adventures to pick up litter and help maintain Wenas Wildlife Area green dot roads near BBQ Flats and Cascade Park.

What to bring
Volunteers should weather-appropriate clothing, gloves, boots, water, lunch and a legal four-wheel drive vehicle to navigate green dot roads.

Directions
Meet at BBQ Flats. From Highway I-82, take Exit 26. Turn right onto WA-821 North and left onto WA-823 South. In 2 miles turn right onto North Wenas Road. In 20 miles turn left onto Maloy Road and follow out to BBQ Flats. Please drive slowly on Maloy Road near the homes.

Camping information: A Discover Pass is required for all street licensed vehicles that are parked for camping. Everyone is welcome to camp at the Base Camp. Meet & Greets Friday and Saturday evenings.

See photos of past events: 2017

Any questions please contact:

Selah Sweets
3250 Selah Loop Rd., Selah, WA 98942
SelahSweets.com
(509) 698-4244
E-mail: EasternWashingtonAdventures@gmail.com


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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: 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


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
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.


Selah SweetsEastern Washington Adventures


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Photos: 6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend!

6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Doc & Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On the weekend of August 25th-27th, 2017 Eastern Washington Adventures held the 6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend at their location in Selah, Washington. This year the event was sponsored by Selah Sweets.

Friday people came and set up camp at Eastern Washington Adventures. They gathered in the Club House to visit.

Saturday morning around 10 AM the group headed out for the run with five Jeeps. We convoyed through the Yakima River Canyon stopping once a long the way. At the Ellensburg side we stopped at Helen McCabe State Park for a break.

After the break we headed into Ellensburg to take Umtanum Road to the Wenas Wildlife area. At Durr Road we aired down and then continued up Wenas Pass. We turned off Wenas Pass onto Hanson Pond Road and took it up to the Manastash Ridge Observatory for the view. where we stopped for lunch.

Next headed down Observatory Road, onto Mud Flat Road and found a place to eat lunch in the shade.

After lunch  we  headed on and out Audubon Road to North Wenas Road. We ran North Wenas Road just a little ways and turned up Ridge Road. We ran Ridge Road on up close to the top of Umtanum Ridge and took a break to look back across at the Manastash Ridge Observatory. From there we ran the top of the ridge across to Bel Tel Road with one loop down Black Canyon on the way. On Bel Tel Road we headed to the bottom and out Sheep Company Road and back to the EWA Club House.

Back at the EWA Club House we had a potluck dinner and enjoyed sitting around the Club House watching slide shows of past events.

Sunday morning everyone packed up and headed for home.

Thank you to all who came.

For more information about this event you can visit the Go Play Topless at GoPlayTopless.com or on Facebook.

Here are some photos of the 6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order 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: 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:

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In the Yakima River Canyon looking back up to where we were looking down earlier.
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Umtanum Recreation Area in the Yakima River Canyon.

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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.


Selah SweetsEastern Washington Adventures