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Photos: EWA Ahtanum State Forest Clean Up & Trail Maintenance

11th Annual Eastern Washington Adventures
Ahtanum State Forest
Clean Up & Trail Maintenance Work Party

Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay & Calvin Graham / Selah Sweets

This event was eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Eastern Washington Adventures held the 11th Annual Ahtanum State Forest Clean Up. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday was Trail Maintenance work. Volunteers camped at Red Saddle Trailhead.

This was a very fun week thanks to all that came to volunteer.

Here are some photos of the Ahtanum State Forest Work Party:

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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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Photos: 2016 Webelos Experience

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Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On the afternoon of July 22nd, 2016 Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 headed up to Camp Fife for a weekend of fun, and learning. They stayed until Sunday morning July 24th, 2016.

Webelos Experience – Visit a Boy Scout camp and interact with Boy Scout Troops. Webelos see what it is like to be a Boy Scout.

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

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures – Selah Community & Tourism.

On Thursday evening August 6th 2015, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 set up camp at Ahtanum Meadows 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 North Fork Ahtanum Creek. Once the area was cleaned up, the Scouts built their tents. One tent was missing a pole, so the Scouts had to come up with an idea to make the tent stand up. They used sticks with bungees for the missing pole and one stick out front the hold up the rain cover.

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. Just after dark, the Scouts watched the International Space Station fly overhead. Then it was off to bed.

Friday the Cub Scouts started out playing in the North Fork Ahtanum Creek as they searched for a long stick for a flag pole. Once they got the flag up higher on the pole they found, they went for a swim in the creek. Later in the day the Scouts went for a hike around Ahtanum Meadows and then went swimming again.

Later that night after dinner the Scouts had smores and sang songs around 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. Breakfast was next and then the trip up to hike Fall Creek. This was a long drive up Nasty Creek Road to get to the trail. Along the way the Scouts picked up trash. The Scouts hiked around Fall Creek for a few hours and then headed back to camp for lunch.

After lunch the Scouts went on a hike on the other side of creek from camp picking up trash along the way. They hiked to Ahtanum Campground and then took a hiking trail up Sedge Ridge to a place they could look down on their camp. The Scouts backtracked and then headed over to the ruins an old amphitheater. Once finding the ruins, the Scout picked up trash around the area and then hiked back to camp.

Back at camp the Cub Scouts cook their dinners on the camp stove. After dinner the Cub Scouts gathered around the propane campfire, made smores, sang songs, told camp stories, 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, sausage, and eggs made by the Scout Leaders and parents.

After breakfast most broke down there camps. A few took took another swim in the creek.

It was a very fun Cub Scout Camp Out.

There is another family camp-out and hiking trip next weekend off Chinook Pass.

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Address: 105B South 1st Street, Selah, WA 98942
Phone: Cubmaster Clay Graham 509 833-4472
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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Photos: 2015 Selah Beginner Triathlon

2015 Selah Beginner Triathlon
Report by Amanda Graham, photos by Clay Graham  / Selah Sweets – Selah Adventures

Saturday July 18th, 2015 was the 3rd Annual “Selah Beginner Triathlon” hosted this year by Selah Downtown Association. The Selah Sweets/Selah Adventures staff ran the event again with the help of Selah Cub Scout Pack 276.

The event started out at 8 AM at the Selah Pool in Wixson Park where athletes had to swim 11 times across the pool equaling a 1/4 mile swim.

Next was a bike ride from the Wixson Park to River Ridge Golf Course and back. This was a 3 mile route which most did twice to get the complete 6 miles in.

The last part was a 3 mile walk/run from Wixson Park up to North 4th Street off of West Goodlander Road and then back to Wixson Park.

Everyone who came out to enjoy this event has some fun. Some people were returning from the previous years and others were doing this for their first time. We hope that next year many more can come out and enjoy this event with us and others.

This event went great thanks to our sponsors and volunteers:
Selah Sweets supplied ice water for the athletes at River Ridge golf course and at Wixson Park. Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 and their families helped with the set up and check points.
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Here are some photos of the 2015 Selah Beginner Triathlon:

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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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