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Photos: EWA Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up

Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures and the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets & Flint Buchman.

On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, my son Doc and I headed up to BBQ Flats at the Wenas Recreation Area to set up camp for the weekend camp out. It was a very nice day to be in the mountains. That evening it started to sprinkle but it was warn enough to be out in t-shirts. Doc did some Pine-cone Golfing as I took photos of the cool rainbow. We sat under the pop-up with the propane campfire going into the night. Doc slept in the campervan with me since the tarp was not big enough to keep rain out of his tent. Lucky he did, because around 1 AM we had a thunder and lightening storm. It lasted around 40 minutes and then there was a heavy downpour.

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, volunteers and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met up at our camp for the clean up. At 9:30 AM groups headed out. Two groups in ORVs headed out to replace Green Dot markers and pick up trash. Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 headed out to pick up trash from BBQ Flats to and through Cascade Camp.

Around 3:30 PM all the groups meet back up at BBQ Flats with the trash and tools for the DNR to take back to the Ahtanum Guard Station.

The campers had dinner and enjoyed the campfire. The wind made it a cold night.

Sunday was a very nice day. Everyone packed up and headed home.

This was a great time takes to all who came out.

Here are some photos of the Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up:

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Wenas Recreation Area – BBQ Flats

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Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 picking up trash on Maloy Road.

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Audubon Road.

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Wenas Recreation Area – Cascade Camp
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Western Washington Rusty Horn Unicorn

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Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 garbage truck!
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Manastash Ridge Observatory
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Looking at Umtanum Ridge

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Looking down at Kittitas Valley.

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Observatory Road at Wenas Road – Ellensburg Pass.

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Selah Cub Scout Pack 276

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Wenas Clean Up


Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up
Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up

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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Adventure Cub Scouting!

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
is now taking applications for Cub Scouts and volunteers.

Selah Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is for 1st through 5th Grade boys. Cub Scouts have the opportunities to learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.

As a Cub Scout or a adult volunteer in Selah Pack 276, you will get to go on monthly adventures most of the year. Tent and lodge camping, fishing, and hiking are some of the fun outdoor events. At times there are field trips to places to see how things work or places of history. There are also some fun indoor activities. Most of the events are offered to the whole family, even little sister.

Selah Cub Scout Pack Meetings
Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Meetings are held once a month. They are held at Eastern Washington Adventures (3250 Selah Loop Rd.) or at camp. April – August.

Selah Cub Scout Den Meetings
Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Den Meetings are twice a month.

Selah Cub Scout Pack Outdoor & Other Activities
Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 has one outdoor or other fun activity per month. Below are some already on the calendar.

April 20th – 7PM, Pack Meeting @ Eastern Washington Adventures
April 27th  7 PM, Den Meeting – Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos @ EWA
May 6th – Wenas Recreation Area Clean up & Camp out @ BBQ Flats
May 8th – 7 PM, Den Meeting – Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos @ EWA
May 17th (Wed) – 7 PM, Pack Meeting @ Eastern Washington Adventures
May 22nd – 7 PM, Den Meeting – Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos @ EWA
May 27th – Memorial Day Parade @ Yakima
June 3rd – 12:30 – 3 PM Cub Scout Pack Recruitment Play Day @Playland Park
June 5th, 7 PM, Den Meeting – Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos @ EWA
June 11th – 4 PM, Pack Meeting, Graduation, Raingutter Regatta @ EWA
June ? – Flag Day with the Yakima Elks
June 26th, 7 PM, Den Meeting – Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos @ EWA
July 14 – 7 PM, Pack Meeting, Back yard camp out @ EWA
August 12 – Pack Meeting, Camp Out at ?

Other Cub Scout Opportunities
The Grand Columbia Council also has events during the year that Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 can attend.

Sign up for Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 at:
Easter Washington Adventures
3250 Selah Loop Rd, Selah, WA 98942
509 698-4244
SelahAdventures@outlook.com

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Web Page: https://selahpack276.wordpress.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SelahCubScoutPack276


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: 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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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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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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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’ Selah Cliffs Hike

Selah Cliffs Hike
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Sunday March 19th, 2017, we packed up camp at the Umtanum Recreation Area (see report) and headed down the Yakima River Canyon to the Selah Cliffs Natural Area Preserve to hike the trail.

It was a nice day for a hike. We hiked to the end of the trail near the Fred G. Redmon Bridge (Interstate 82). From there you can look up the Selah Cliffs at the Selah Creek Rest Area.

On the way back we noticed you could see Mount Rainier and Cleman Mountain.

Here are some photos of the EWA Selah Cliffs Hike:

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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: Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp-out at Ahtanum State Forest

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham & Amanda Graham / Selah Sweets.

On Thursday evening August 4th 2016, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 set up camp at Ahtanum Campground in the Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, Washington for a weekend Scout Camp-out and DNR volunteer opportunity.

The Scouts started off walking the Ahtanum Campground picking up trash in the camp sites and the Mid Fork Ahtanum Creek. Once the area was cleaned up, the Scouts set up camp.

After camp was set up and the Scouts had dinner, they set around the campfire playing games. There was a burn ban so the Scouts used a propane campfire which were allowed. Then it was off to bed.

Friday after breakfast, the Cub Scouts took a drive up the Mid Fork Ahtanum Creek road searched for a long stick for a flag pole and some to make a weather rock. Just below Tree Phones Campground they found long poles in piles of brush from a forest thinning project. They loaded the poles and headed back to camp. Once they got the flag up higher on the pole they found, they went for a swim in the creek.

Later in the day more Scouts arrived and set up their camps. Then it was a hotdog dinner and games. As it got dark,the Scouts moved over to enjoy the propane campfire. Then it was off to bed for the second night.

Saturday morning the Scouts started off with raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. A pancake breakfast with bacon was next and then a back-road trip up to see the sights. Some of the places they went was up Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail, Snow Cabin Campground, Blue Lake, Darland Mountain, Clover Flats Campground, Eagle Nest, and Tree Phones Campground. From the view points they saw Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, and the Goat Rocks. They learned about reading maps and about the corner markers of Township and Range sections.

Back at camp the Scouts helped make a stew for dinner. After dinner the Cub Scouts gathered around the propane campfire, made smores, and then headed off to bed for the third night.

Sunday morning the Cub Scouts started off with raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Next there was a pancake breakfast with bacon.

After breakfast most broke down there camps. Before heading home, they took swim in the North Fork Ahtanum Creek at Ahtanum Meadows.

It was a very fun Cub Scout Camp Out.

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Address: 105B South 1st Street, Selah, WA 98942
Phone: Committee Chair Lisa Graham 509 698-4244
Web: selahpack276.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SelahCubScoutPack276

Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Ahtanum Camp-out:

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Looking at Mount St. Helens from Darland Mountain.
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Looking toward Yakima from Darland Mountain.

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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