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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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Foxracer’s Subaru Outback

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The intersection of Roza Creek Road & Buffalo Ridge Road.

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Doc airing the Jeep tires down some.

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The end of Buffalo Ridge Road.

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Yakima River Canyon
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Roza Dam in the Yakima River Canyon.

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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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Mount Rainier in the background.

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Yakima River Canyon
Looking at the Selah end of the Yakima River Canyon.
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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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Wenas Wildlife Area


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.

Here are some photos of the EWA Umtanum Camp Out:

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Selah Liberty Bottles for Yakima River Canyon!

Selah Liberty BottlesSelah Liberty Bottles for Yakima River Canyon!

Selah Sweets carries these custom made 24 ounce Liberty Bottles
and 6 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.


Selah SweetsEastern Washington Adventures

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Photos: Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Umtanum Creek Canyon Hike

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Umtanum Creek Canyon Hike
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets – Selah Community & Tourism.

On Sunday March 20th, 2016 Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 met up at Selah Sweets. Around 1:30 PM they convoyed north up the Yakima River Canyon to the Umtanum Recreation Area to do a hike up Umtanum Creek Canyon.

It was a very kind of a cold day for the hike but the Scouts were very excited to go. We took a photo and headed across the foot bridge and under the railroad tracks.

Not far up the trail we found the creek had been high recently and caused a lot of damage. The first part of the trail had been washed away. We headed on to our turn around point at the big beaver dam.

We got to the area of the big beaver dam to find it has been washed away too. We stopped to look at some tree stumps the beavers recently cut on. We did not see any signs of any new dams.

We headed back to the parking area for a picnic. The Scouts and families cooked hotdogs over a campfire.

After the picnic, the Cub Scouts put the fire out, picked up the area and headed home.

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

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Web: selahpack276.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SelahCubScoutPack276

Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Umtanum Creek Hike:

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Umtanum Creek

Umtanum Creek

Umtanum Creek


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