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Upcoming: 31st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival

White Pass Winter Carnival

31st Annual
White Pass Winter Carnival
March 4 & 5, 2017

A family oriented event features a snow castle, live music, fireworks, Kids’ Carnival, and snow sports competitions and poker run for kids and adults!

Please visit the official web site for the schedule and other information: skiwhitepass.com


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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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Family Sledding 4×4 Adventure
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

At 10 AM on Saturday December 10th, 2016 we met up at the parking area at the end of the pavement of Cowiche Mill Road for the annual Family Sledding 4×4 run. On this run we had 3 Jeeps (2 JKs and 1 TJ). We aired down and headed on up the gravel of Cowiche Mill Road into the Ahtanum State Forest. We turned up C-1000 and made our way up onto Cowiche Ridge following the tracks of it look to be three other rigs. We were able to break trail in a few places which was very fun.

High up on Cowiche Ridge the views where great! You could see the Yakima River Canyon across the valleys. It was land marked by Baldy Mountain and the end of the canyon in Selah.

My JK’s charging system was having some issues so I had to turn back early before the battery died. Lucky most of the back roads home had snow on them since I had no battery power to air back up from 5 PSI. 🙂

This was a very nice day up in the mountains and a lot of fun thanks to those who came.

Note: The Ahtanum State Forest is managed by the Department of Natural Resources. A Discover Pass is required and you must follow the Green Dot Roads with wheeled vehicles. All snow groomed roads are closed to wheeled vehicles.

Here are some photos of Family Sledding 4×4 Adventure:

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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: Yakima River Canyon Marathon Volunteers

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Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets – Selah Community & Tourism.

The 16th Annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon was the weekend of April 2nd, 2016. The race headquarters was at the Selah Civic Center in Downtown Selah with a dinner Friday night and awards on Saturday.

On Saturday morning, the Yakima River Canyon Marathon started in Ellensburg and ran through the Yakima River Canyon and ended near Sundown M Ranch.

There were many volunteers from the Selah Community and Yakima Area that help make this event happen.

We were there helping as Selah Boy Scout Troop 275. It was a great time!

For more info about the event click here!

Here are some photos of the Yakima River Canyon Marathon Volunteers:

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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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Winter Camp at Camp Fife
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Community & Tourism

On Saturday January 16th, 2016 Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 met up at Selah Community & Tourism and then convoyed to Camp Fife.

Camp Fife is a Boy Scout camp and is located in the Cascades off of Chinook Pass near Bumping Lake in Goose Prairie, Washington.

The last part of the trip up was interesting. As soon as we turned off of SR-410 onto Bumping Lake road, the road became narrow and covered with snow. We met a grader trying to make the road wider. The snow banks on the sides of the road were very deep. Turning into Camp Fife was kind of scary with only a one lane path with tall snow banks on both sides. We did not see a place to park at the Care Takers place due to other vehicles in the entries. We kept going hoping we could find a parking area near the lodges. We past the first lodge and thought maybe you could get a few vehicles up the lane, but we knew Troop 275 was staying there. We pushed on toward the next lodge but the path got too narrow for the Yukon XL. We backed out and contacted Mark the Care Taker to find us a place to park.

Mark had some people move their vehicles and then used the tractor to clear some parking spaces. As he was doing that, a few took the long hike to the Curtis Gilbert Lodge to start the fife and light the propane lanterns.

Once everyone was parked, we loaded up a canoe with our camping gear and Mark pulled it up to the Curtis Gilbert Lodge with the tractor. It took two trips to get everything to the lodge.

Selah Boy Scout Troop 275 showed up as we were packing stuff in. Mark had them park in another parking lot that was earlier blocked by a truck and snowmobile trailer.

Later that night another Cub Scout family came up. As they were packing in their stuff, one of the Boy Scout parents got stuck. He asked the Cub Scout Dad to gave him a pull and then they both were stuck. They left both vehicles then until the morning.

Up at the lodges, the Scout were having fun.

The Cub Scout lodge (Curtis Gilbert) was very warm. The Scouts played cards and board games until bed time.

The next day was a lot of fun for both Scout groups. They did a lot sledding, some tried cross country skiing, some played in some igloos that were there, and some made snow caves. It was a long day of snow fun.

The last day it was very nice out. The Scouts did some sledding after breakfast as the parents packed stuff back to the vehicles.

Over all this was a very fun Scout Camp Out.

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 Scout event:

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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 Webelos Winter Camping with Selah Boy Scouts

Selah Cub Scout Webelos Winter Camping with Selah Boy Scouts
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures, Selah Community & Tourism.

Selah Boy Scout Troop 275 invited Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Webelos 1 and 2 Dens to the troop winter camping trip to see what Boy Scouts is like. Six Webelos Year 2s and one Webelos Year 1 signed up to go. This would the first time for these Cub Scouts to go on a Boy Scout Camp-out.

Around 5 PM Friday January 30th 2015, the Scouts met up at Selah United Methodist Church to pack for the trip. Once everything was packed and everyone was ready, we convoyed up to Camp Fife in Goose Prairie, Washington which it near Bumping Lake. Bumping River Road was icy but not to bad for traveling.

At Camp Fife we set up for the weekend in Dee Hunter All Seasons Lodge. This lodge had two sections giving us two times of everything. Each with wood stoves for heat, kitchens, restrooms with showers, and a lot of bunk beds.  There was no power so the lodge had propane lighting which wasn’t to bright.

By the time it was lights out, the lodge was very warm down stairs and hot upstairs were the bunks were. It was kind of a late night getting to sleep since some of the Scouts were a little wound up.

Saturday morning the Boy Scouts cooked us great breakfast. After the dishes were done, we headed out for a tour of Camp Fife by Scout Master Willey. The Scout Master took us around the whole camp showing us things that are used for the week long Boy Scout Summer Camp that is held in July. After the tour the Boy Scouts made lunch.

The rest of the afternoon the Scouts played in the snow. A lot of the Scout went sledding. Scout Master Willey taught two of the Cub Scouts how to cross country ski. Everyone seem to have a lot of fun.

The Scouts cooked dinner just after dark. Most of the Scouts and adults played indoor games until lights out. On this night we all seem to get to sleep pretty fast. It was a long fun day of playing that wore most of us out.

Sunday morning the Scouts cooked breakfast. Then it was time to clean up the whole lodge and pack for home. Most wanted to be back home early to get ready to watch the Super Bowl. It was starting to snow so leaving early wasn’t a bad idea anyway.

Once the lodge was cleaned and everything packed in the vehicles, we headed back to Selah. The road out was covered with snow and it was very hard to see the ruts in the ice below. Those ruts caused our Jeep to slide a few times on the way to SR410. SR410 had only snow on it a little ways.

This was a great time for my two sons and I. I am sure most would say the same.

Thank you Selah Boy Scout Troop 275!!!


This is just one thing Cub Scouts get to do going through the ranks. If you have a young boy looking for adventures, check out Selah Cub Scout Pack 276.

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Web: selahpack276.wordpress.com


Here are some photos of the Selah Boy Scout Troop 275 Winter Camp-out:

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