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Photos: Northwest Harvest “Carve Out Hunger”

Northwest Harvest
CARVE OUT HUNGER
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On the evening of Saturday October 22nd, 2016, Northwest Harvest held their annual “Carve Out Hunger” event at the Selah Civic Center.

Selah Sweets is happy to be part of this very fun event that is for a great cause.

About the event from Northwest Harvest:

SIPS. CARVES. BITES. This signature Yakima event is a fun, laid back, “come in your jeans” evening to help fight hunger, and will take place at the Selah Civic Center! The 21 and over only event will feature beer and hard cider from local breweries, wine and non-alcoholic spirits too, plus outstanding food sampling from local caterers! Enjoy some music, a relaxed harvest atmosphere and many carves watching the local media compete against each other in a timed pumpkin carving contest! Every guest will receive a commemorative mug with one ticket to vote for, and possibly win, their favorite pumpkin carving contest creation!

Every ticket purchase helps Northwest Harvest provide 200 nutritious meals!

For more info about Northwest Harvest, please visit their web site at northwestharvest.org

Here are some photos of the Northwest Harvest Carve Out Hunger event:

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Northwest Harvest - Carve Out Hunger

Northwest Harvest - Carve Out Hunger

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Northwest Harvest - Carve Out Hunger

Northwest Harvest Carve Out Hunger
Northwest Harvest Carve Out Hunger


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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Upcoming: Northwest Harvest “Carve Out Hunger”

Northwest Harvest
CARVE OUT HUNGER

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Saturday October 22nd, 2016 at the Selah Civic Center.

For more info see the official Facebook Event at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1816263651930658/

**Tickets are limited and on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets!**

SIPS. CARVES. BITES. This signature Yakima event is a fun, laid back, “come in your jeans” evening to help fight hunger, and will take place at the Selah Civic Center! The 21 and over only event will feature beer and hard cider from local breweries, wine and non-alcoholic spirits too, plus outstanding food sampling from local caterers! Enjoy some music, a relaxed harvest atmosphere and many carves watching the local media compete against each other in a timed pumpkin carving contest! Every guest will receive a commemorative mug with one ticket to vote for, and possibly win, their favorite pumpkin carving contest creation!

Tickets are $45 per person and that gets you abundant sips and bites all evening. Every ticket purchase helps Northwest Harvest provide 200 nutritious meals!

Thank you to this year’s top sponsors, HomeStreet Bank and First Fruits Marketing of Washington.

Northwest Harvest Carve Out Hunger
Northwest Harvest Carve Out Hunger

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: Day at the Dig – Wenas Mammoth Foundation

Day at the Dig – Open House
Wenas Mammoth Foundation
Report and photos by Amanda Graham / Selah Sweets

On October 8th 2016, the Wenas Mammoth Foundation hosted a “Day at the Dig” Open House from 9AM to 3PM.

This event was free to attend for all ages. They had many thing to do for the children. Some examples of what the kids got to do was digging for fossils, coloring, and panning. People learned about what the Wenas Mammoth Foundation was about, and the dig site. The Wenas Mammoth Foundation is not a state or federal program. It is based on donation. You donations help keep this program alive.

There was a dedication for naming the mountain Wenas Mammoth Mountain, and  planting of a Ginkgo Tree, (a designated “living fossil”).

People we able to learn about Zoo-archeology (Bones and Skulls), and Geology from Central Washington University. The learned about Cowiche Canyon Conservatory, Kittitas Environmental Educational Network,  Yakima Area Arboretum, and Yakima Valley Audubon society.

The Schedule for activities and presentations was as following:

9:00 am: Opening
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Hands-on activities for adults and kids

9:30 -10:00 am: Naming the mountain dedication and planting a tree.
10:00 – 11:00 am: The mysteries of Wenas Mammoth Mountain
11:00 – Noon: Nick Zentner’s presentation on the Ice Age Floods
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Past, Present and Future of the Wenas Mammoth Foundation
3:00 pm: Closing

Here are some photos of the Day at the Dig:

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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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Photos: EWA 2016 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

2016 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Adventures

The Historic Naches Pass Wagon Trail is one of the most poplar trails in the Northwest. We like to run this trail in the fall after the dust is gone and we do it in the opposite direction of the settlers for more of a challenge climbing the west end.

On Friday September 30th, 2016 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”.

Saturday October 1st around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow off of NF19 to cross over to Pyramid Pass. On the West side a lot of others were there to wheel with us. We started up the Naches Pass Trail, and 4 more joined the group.

As always, the first section of trail took some time to top due to the steep climbs and rugged trail conditions.

We stopped at Government Meadows on Naches Pass 4×4 Trail to see the cabin.

The rest of the trail was just an easy drive other than having to watching out you did not fall off of one of the main bridges.

At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail and said our goodbyes to many that came along. We went back to camp and to eat dinner around the campfire.

This was a great day thanks to all who came and the people we met on the trail.

On Sunday we woke up to everything covered in frost. At 9 AM we did a run up to Ravens Roost. We ran the upper part of the Power-line Trail. The view was nice even though we did not get to see Mount Rainier. We did get to see Mountain Goats on a ridge across from us. One of the members had a camera with enough zoom to get some photo. My Galaxy 6 phone was not that good.

Here are some photos of the 2016 Wagons East Naches Pass event:

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Here is a video of this year’s Wagons East! Naches Pas 4×4 Run by Trenton Chapel AKA Hop-Along.


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