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Photos: Midnite Mudders 4th Annual Juniper Dunes Clean Up

4th Annual Juniper Dunes Clean Up
Hosted by the Midnite Mudders
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets/Eastern Washington Adventures.

On Friday April 13th, 2018 we headed from Selah to Juniper Dunes near Pasco, Washington to camp for the weekend to help with the Midnite Mudders 4th Annual clean up.

We set up camp around 1 PM and waited for others in our Eastern Washington Adventures group to get there. Around dark, we headed out for a night run in the dunes for a few hours.

Saturday morning we headed to the beginning of Smith Canyon road to sign in for the Midnite Mudders Juniper Dunes Clean up.  Once everyone was signed in, our group headed out with two Wranglers, to new Cherokees, and two Yamaha YXZ Side-by-sides. We worked our way out to the north end by running the wilderness fence picking up trash a long the way and back through the west side dunes to the Midnite Mudders camp.

The Midnite Mudders were starting their raffle as we pulled into their camp. There were a lot of people there that were part of the clean up.

We want to thank everyone that came out to help with the Juniper Dunes Clean Up. Thank you to the Midnite Mudders for hosting this great event.

Here are some photos of the 2018 Juniper Dunes Clean Up:

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Looking down at camp in Smith Canyon.

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Heading out on Sunday.

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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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Upcoming: Midnite Mudders 4th Annual Juniper Dunes Clean Up

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The 4th Annual
Juniper Dunes Clean Up
Hosted by Midnite Mudders
Saturday April 14th, 2018

 If you plan on attending please sign in at the entrance to Smith Canyon from 8:00 to 9:00 am.

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Message from the Midnite Mudders:

We are Hosting our 4th annual clean up Saturday April 14th. We will gather for registration at 8:00 am to 9:00 am in Smith canyon this year. Follow signs to registration please. You’ll be given a meal ticket once you sign in, keep track of this ticket if you plan on staying for lunch. Lunch will be provided to everyone that signed in around 12:30 at our camp. We also would like to say thanks to everyone that donated various items for our raffle such as Black Diamond and others, Teri Curtis for helping us get a lot of things together, Jeff Shreiner for doing amazing art work on the shirts and flags, hockey source for working with a tight schedule on making our T-shirt, and Prints Plus for doing our flags.


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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: EWA Fall ORV Run at Juniper Dunes

Eastern Washington Adventures
Fall ORV Run at Juniper Dunes
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Friday November 16th, 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Smith Canyon to camp out for the Fall ORV Run at Juniper Dunes.

Around 10 AM Saturday November 17th, 2012 more people showed up at Smith Canyon for the ORV run.

We headed toward the dunes by going along the power lines. Out at the open dunes below the Upper Parking Area and few more rigs showed up to run with us. We wheeled to the northeast dunes. As we headed back toward camp people started heading out for home.

Back at our camp in Smith Canyon we had a surprise birthday party for my daughter Mandy that was turning 13 year old the next Tuesday and celebrated my son Hank’s 24th birthday that was on that day.

We had a potluck barbecue and then took shelter under the pop-up since the rain came.

Around 11 AM Sunday November 18th, 2012 a few of us when to play out in the dunes for a few hours. We headed for home around 4 PM.

This was a great camping trip with a lot of ORV fun in the sand.

Here are some pictures I took of our trip:

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The open dune area below the Upper Parking Area.

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Moving on toward the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Trailhead.
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Taking a break at the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Trailhead.

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Moving on toward the Northeast big dunes.

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My new family Jeep.

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A very fun bowl to play in.

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Heading south along the west fence.

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Two of the Peak Putters came out.

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Ring around the fallen tree!

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Test Dummy had some steering pump issues.

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TJ40 had a flat tire.

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This was a fun steep hill climb.

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Heading back to Smith Canyon as the sun goes down.

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Back at our camp in Smith Canyon getting ready for Hank & Mandy’s birthday.

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Both kids blowing out the fire.

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Sunday morning.

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Foxracer packing up.
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The kids had a great time jumping off a sand dune.

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What a great time thanks to who all came.

 


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Photos: EWOR & Peak Putters Juniper Dunes ORV Run

Juniper Dunes ORV Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road & Peak Putters
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Saturday November 14th, 2009 around 7:30 AM I loaded up the rig to make the 100 mile journey to Juniper Dunes near Pasco, Washington for the Eastern Washington Off Road & Peak Putters joint run.

It had gotten real cold the night before and the rig was frozen.

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Along the way we stopped off for gas and food in Sunnyside.

We got to the meeting point in Smith Canyon just before 10 AM and started airing down with the others.
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Paula Horton, a reporter a from the Tri-City Herald came out for a ride along. Her photographer also came on the run.
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We convoyed toward the Upper Parking Area to meet up with the rest of the group.
We passed White Trash & Peanut going the back to find their goggles.
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Pulling into the Upper Parking Area.
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Most of the group but not all.
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Bobracing broke his rear drive line early in the game.
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Here are some pictures of our fun.

Fatboy testing the sand out.
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TJ40 about to test out the new tires in the sand.
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White Trash towing out Bobracing.
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The group got together and picked up a mess someone left.
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The Peak Putters stopped at the Upper Parking Area for lunch and we headed out toward the Northeast.

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Here we stopped for a picture and to wait for Fatboy to catch up.

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We regrouped with the Peak Putters at the north end big dunes.
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My ride.
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Grumpy (AKA DaveW) got himself stuck at the top of a big dune with the reporter riding shotgun.
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This XJ lost a back window on the way up. I am guessing he is stuck too.
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The view from the top.
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Grumpy giving the dune another run.
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Fatboy’s turn.
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TJ40 hitting the bowl.
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It was time to start heading back out so we said our goodbyes to the Peak Putters and headed out by running the trails toward the east fence.

There were a few steep climbs a long the way.
These guys happy to top the hill.
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Running the fence line.
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Once we got back to the Smith Canyon Small Parking Area we aired up.
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Fatboy headed back to Yakima and the rest of us stopped in Richland for dinner at Kimo’s before heading home.

This was a very fun run thanks to everyone that came out.
We hope to do some more joint runs with the Peak Putters in the future.



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Photos: Peak Putters Juniper Dunes 4×4 Run

Juniper Dunes 4×4 Run
Hosted by Peak Putters
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

On Friday May 30th, 2008, I headed to Tri-Cities with my daughter Mandy & son Doc to camp out for the for the Peak Putters Juniper Dunes Run they were doing on Saturday. On the way, I stopped a BobRacing’s house to pick up some tires for my 99 XJ.

I decide to camp at the Upper Parking Area were the run was starting the next morning. Some guy was parked in the middle of the road and I had to drive off around him. I got mt 2 wheel drive pickup stuck with the XJ on the tow bar. I could not get the tow bar off because of it’s steep angle down to the truck. This guy walks out of a camper and moved his truck out of the middle of the road. He didn’t bother to say anything to me. I was screwed. I had to have my young daughter steer my truck as I pulled in back out of the holes with the Jeep hooked to the tow bar. I was then able to unhook the tow bar and drive around to the front. I hooked up a strap to the truck and pull the truck with the Jeep as my daughter again steered. We got the truck on the road and then I drove each one vehicle into camp down the road.

We had dinner around the fire and then the three of us slept in the back of the pickup with the 4 tires.

The next morning we ate breakfast, aired down the Jeep tires, and waited for the Peak Putters. As we were getting ready, there was a little snake hanging out. The kids played with what the call, “Sand Hoppers”.

The Peak Putter showed up to the run and brought there Race Truck. It was a very cool built Ford Ranger.

This was a very fun event. Thank you Peak Putters for the invite!

Here are some photos I took of Peak Putters Juniper Dunes 4×4 Run:

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