Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camp-out

Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camp-out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Friday May 4th, 2012 a lot of Eastern Washington Adventures members meet up at Beverly Dunes to camp for the weekend. The members did a few runs during the day and a night run. The wind made it a little cold.

On Saturday May 5th, 2012 volunteers met up at the Beverly Dunes parking area around 10 AM for the Beverly Dunes Clean-up hosted by Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association (a division of Eastern Washington Adventures) with cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources. Once everyone sign in they headed out to pick up trash across the ORV area.

The clean up only took a few hours and then everyone got to play. Some that came just for the day went out on the first group run of the day. There were a few more runs before dinner. For dinner Icesis & Barbie cooked us a great Mexican dinner in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

On Sunday May 6th, 2012 we woke up to a great day. It was warm and the wind was not blowing. We did a few runs before most people headed for home. A few stayed another night since the weather was so nice.

Thank you to everyone that came out to help with the clean up. Thank you Icesis and Barbie for the Cinco de Mayo dinner and Jeepscum for sharing his Sunday breakfast with us.

Here are some photos and videos I took of the weekend.

Friday

Pulling into Beverly Dunes.

After we set up camp we headed out to play.

Icesis

Mason

Josh the Tech Guy

Guido showing us TJs fly.

Doc riding at camp.

The kids worked on building a campfire.

Doc says, “I make fire!”

Saturday

The Beverly Dunes Clean-up Sign in Booth.

The volunteers out picking up trash.

My partner, “Doc”.

Looking back from the east end of the Beverly Dunes ORV Area.

Doc drove me around as we picked up trash.

Icesis and his crew picking up trash.

Odo finding some small trash.

TJ40 lost his doors. LOL

Jeepscum

The Middle Kid and Colemancooler past by as they were looking for trash.

Rangerat & Mike Williams found some alcohol. Note: Grant County has a ban on alcohol in their sand dune ORV areas.

Back at base camp.

Most of the trash picked up. There were a few more bags brought in later.

Mike waving bye as he heads on to check on other recreationalist.

Guido sitting on a rock. Ron the Part Guy just pulled in.

Jeepscum turned into a Conehead.

The first fun run of the day.

Barbie had dessert she shared.

The wind died down at the night was nice.

The moon over Saddle Mountain.

Sunday

I forgot my eggs so I cooked bacon and coffee to pitch in for Jeepscum’s breakfast he was sharing.

Odo wanting to ride the quad in his pajamas.

Odo got dressed so I let him ride.

Jeepscum finishing up cooking breakfast.

I called Odo on the CB to come back to camp for breakfast.

The first run of the day.

Hank gave Doc a ride and I took Odo.

A tight spot on the trail.

Jeff had to take a few runs to get up away from Crab Creek.

Taking a break at camp.

This little owl liked talking at night.

Us wondering if there were more in the nest.

We hit the dunes again and found a girl lost her quad in the brush.

They used Icesis’ RZR winch to pull the quad up the hill.

Taking a break a long Crab Creek.

Around 6 PM I headed for home. It was about an hour and 10 minute drive back home to Selah.

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About Clay Graham

Photojournalist at Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism - Our mission is to help communities on the east side of the Cascades in Washington State by promoting responsible outdoor recreation, promoting tourism, and community involvement. Our vision is to see Eastern Washington as a destination point to do bring more things to do.
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