On Saturday January 26th, 2013 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah Washington for the Wenas Wildlife Area 4×4 Snow Wheeling Run. We had five Jeeps on this run, TJ40 – TJ, Guido – TJ, Foxracer – TJ, Rangerat – YJ and Ceg – JK. TylerB rode with me. We convoyed to Sheep Company Road and aired down.
Once aired down, we headed on up Durr Road and then turned up Bel Tel Road. Near the top of Umtanum Ridge we climbed out of the fog. The weather was very nice on top of Umtanum Ridge. We took a break as we turned Northwest on Umtanum Ridge Road.
We ran Umtanum Ridge Road getting stuck here and they due to dry powder snow drifts. We passed a few other ORVs a long the way. About a 1/4 mile from Black Canyon Road the dry powder snow drifts got to deep to push on. We back tracked Umtanum Ridge passing more ORVs. At Durr Road we headed back down toward Sheep Company Road. Not far off the top of Umtanum Ridge we dropped back down into the fog.
Down at the Sheep Company entrance of Wenas Wildlife Area we aired up for the pavement. Guido and Rangerat headed home and the rest of us went back to the Club House for dinner.
This was a very fun day!
Below are the pictures of our Wenas Wildlife Area Snow Wheeling Adventure:
At the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah Washington getting ready to convoy to the Wenas Wildlife Area.
Airing down at the Sheep Company entrance of Wenas Wildlife Area.
Topping Umtanum Ridge.
Looking toward Selah.
The fog coming up the ridge.
Just past the Oasis.
Soft dry powder snow stopped me in my tracks.
Foxracer gave me a pull out.
Then I gave Foxracer a pull out of the same spot.
On up the ridge we took a break.
About a 1/4 mile from Black Canyon Road the dry powder snow drifts got to deep to push on. Of coarse I got stuck.
Guido gave me a pull.
We regrouped at a wide spot on the road and others tried to break trail.
Foxracer in the distance trying to push on.
Odo having fun in the sun.
Foxracer got stuck breaking trail so TJ40 pulled him out. We all turned around to back track Umtanum Ridge.
Here Guido gets stuck playing around. I give him a pull.
Looking Southeast down Umtanum Ridge we had a ways to go to get back to Durr Road.
This deep drift was a challenge to get up. I got stuck so Guido pulled me back.
I got stuck again. Foxracer made it around to give me a pull.
Guido waiting for his turn.
Foxracer pulled me on up. Guido works it.
Guido makes it and then Rangerat making it through.
TJ40 backed up to give me a pull.
Passing Bel Tel Road.
Passing the Towers.
Almost to Durr Road. Looking at the fog we have to drop into.
Back at the Sheep Company entrance of Wenas Wildlife Area airing up.
Odo airing up the Jeep tires.
Back at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House Foxracer flexes his new lift.
This was a very fun event.
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