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Photos: 2nd Annual 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 & Charlie Graham / Selah Sweets

On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, my son Odo and I headed up to BBQ Flats at the Wenas Recreation Area to set up camp for the weekend camp out. Don & Ruth were already there when we pulled in. It was a very nice day to be in the mountains.

On Friday we did at Jeep run over Cleman Mountain to Mud Lake and back collecting camp fire wood. The other campers started pulling in about the time we got back.

On Saturday, May 5th, 2018, volunteers and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met up at our camp for the clean up. There were many volunteers from Eastern Washington Adventures, Back Country Horsemen of Washington – Wenas Valley Chapter, Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association, NW UTV Trail Riders, and others just wanting to make a difference too.

At 10 AM groups headed out. Two groups in 4×4 rigs headed out to replace Green Dot markers and pick up trash. There were many side-by-side groups picking up trash all across the area.

By 4:15 PM the last of the groups meet back up at BBQ Flats with the trash and tools for the DNR. It was a great work party.

The Eastern Washington Adventures Club had a Cinco de Mayo potluck dinner for whoever wanted to attend. Some had to head home after dinner and the rest relaxed around the campfire. We had to use pop-ups a few times to keep dry from the rain showers.

Sunday was a very nice day. Everyone packed up and headed home. We went home to rain.

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

Here are some photos of the 2nd Annual EWA Wenas Recreation Area Clean Up & Camp Out:

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Wenas 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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Photos: Gold Creek

Gold Creek
Treat yourself to lunch in a winter wonderland.
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Sunday February 25th 2018, we took a small road trip to Gold Creek where the snow is softly coming down. We had a great lunch in the restaurant and then headed over to check out the saloon. What a great place!

Here are some photos of our time at Gold Creek:

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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: 2017 EWA Cleman Mountain Halloween 4×4 Adventure

Eastern Washington Adventures
Cleman Mountain Halloween
Backroads 4×4 Adventure

Report and photos by Clay & Doc Graham / Selah Sweets

On Saturday October 28th, 2017 around 10 AM outdoor enthusiasts met up at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah, Washington for the “Halloween Backroads 4×4 Adventure”. We convoyed to the Upper Wenas part of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a backroads run up Cleman Mountain.

We aired down at the Hay barn off North Wenas Road and headed up W1100. At the top of Cleman Mountain we ran the the ridge Southeast to the end of the Green Dot where we stopped for lunch.

After lunch we back tracked past where we came up and ran the top of Cleman Mountain Northwest. We continued into the Naches Ranger District onto FS1712 and ran it to FS1701 (Bald Mountain Rd.). At FS1701 we took a break and said goodby to the people in tow of the rigs that had to head back over to Western Washington for work.

We turn up FS1701, took FS1716 and then turn on Hog Ranch Road to go back toward North Wenas Road. We aired up at the parking area off Maloy Road. Most people headed back home and a few came to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House.

This backroads run was fun. The views were great even though it was a little hazy at times in the distance.

Back at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House we had a potluck and Halloween Party. Some of the kids played in the Haunted House. The Halloween party was a lot of fun.

Here are some photos of the Halloween Backroads 4×4 Adventure:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Fudge, Souvenirs, and custom ordered 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: EWA 2017 Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

Wagons East!
Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run

Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
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 October 13th, 2017 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Lost Meadow to camp for the annual “Wagons East! Naches Pass Trail 4×4 Run”. Since it was Friday the 13th and we were in the woods, we kept an eye out for Jason. The only excitement was is snowed on us earlier in the day and the night was very cold.

The morning of Saturday October 14th it was frozen out. Around 10 AM we headed from our camp at Lost Meadow off of NF19 to cross over to Pyramid Pass with 10 rigs. We ran into snow on FS19 road not to far from camp.  We air down as we turned onto FS1914 and ran in snow most of the way over to the west end of the of Naches Trail. On the West side we met up with one more rig at the end of the Naches Pass 4×4 Trail on FS70.

We air down to trail pressure and start the 4×4 part of the run.  The first climb was just muddy. We hit snow at the top of it. We stopped there to wait for the all the rigs to make the climb, then headed on to the first cross road and had lunch.

After lunch we headed on. Four of of us took the forest service roads around the next section and the rest made the snow covered climb. We met back up at FS7080 then headed on up to Government Meadows for a break. There some fed the birds. Next we took the short walk to see the Urich Cabin and the meadow.

After the break we headed on traveling east on the Naches Trail. The snow got deeper on the trail for aways.

At FS1913 we turned off the Naches Pass Trail to skip the tight part near the east end. We parted ways with the guest and headed back to camp.

On Sunday we took a drive up to Raven Roost. The view up there were great. It was a prefect day to see Mount Rainier. You could see miles of burnt forest from the Norse Peak Fire.

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

Here are some photos of the 2017 Wagons East Naches Pass event:

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Colton received his trophy from winning the Eastern Washington Adventures Club Top Member Challenge last March.
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Airing down on FS1914.

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Airing down near the west end of Naches Trail.

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The the Top of Naches Pass.

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Naches Trail in Eastern Washington. Raven Roost in the distance.

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Mount Rainier from Raven Roost.

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Packing up camp at Lost Meadow.

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Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Fudge, Souvenirs, and custom ordered 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: Eastern Washington Adventures Christmas Tree 4×4 Run

Christmas Tree 4×4 Adventure
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Saturday November 26th, 2016 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving), around 10 AM outdoor enthusiasts met up at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah, Washington for the “Christmas Tree 4×4 Adventure”. We convoyed to the Upper Wenas part of the Wenas Wildlife Area and onto Forest Service land to get Christmas Trees and to play in the snow. We came out by FS1702 down to SR410 to head home.

This was a fun event thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the Christmas Tree 4×4 Run:

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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