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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.

Here are some photos of the 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend:

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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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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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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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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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World Water Day “Bottle Sale”

World Water Day “Bottle Sale”

For “World Water Day” March 22nd, 2017, we are having a sale on all of our water bottles from Liberty Bottleworks. Normally $20, but they are all $5 off on this World Water Day.

Selah Liberty Bottles

Selah Sweets carries these custom made 24 ounce Liberty Bottles
and other designs to choose from.

Liberty Bottles are made LOCAL using only recycled aluminum. They are high quality, long lasting, beautiful bottles we all can be proud of.

Pick one up today for yourself or for a gift to a friend!

 


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’ Umtanum Camp Out

Umtanum Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report and photos by Clay Graham & Kevin Elliott/ Selah Sweets

On Saturday March 18th, 2017, we headed up the Yakima River Canyon to meet up with others at the Umtanum Recreation Area to camp and do some hiking.

My boys started off by building a fire and starting dinner. TJ40 and Avalanche pulled in shortly after.

We decide to take shifts watching dinner. With the two-way radios, we our cooks and hikers could keep in touch.

The first hike we headed across the cable bridge over the Yakima River and then under the train tracks to get to the Umtanum Creek Trail. The beginning of the trail was under water from the Umtanum Creek over flowing. The creak was dumping mud into the Yakima River.

We headed back over the cable bridge and went up to a view point to see what was there. There was a sign to read which is posted in a photo in this report.

Next we followed a trail sign that took you into what looking like an old road with campsite on the river. We walked down the river to below the trailer parking lot and back to camp.

TJ40, Bubz and I stayed at camp, and Doc, Odo and Avalanche hiked to the top of the ridge and back down a steep trail to the bottom. We talked to them on the radio making sure they were ok.

After everyone was back at camp, we had the dinner the boys cooked over the fire. It was pretty good.

We stood around the campfire into the night until we were real cold from the wind. We sat in TJ40’s camper with the heater on for awhile, and my three sons watched a movie in the camper van. Then it was off to bed.

The next morning, Bubz made breakfast and TJ40 played with his drone.

We had a very fun time at the Umtanum Recreation Area.

Checkout time was 11 AM, so we headed out south through the Yakima River Canyon making another stop at the Selah Creek Trail for a hike. Those photos will be posted on the next report.

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