Juniper Dunes Mother’s Day ORV Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Run call by Lisa Graham AKA “99”.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay, Lisa, & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Friday May 11th, 2007, Fatboy’s family and mine convoyed to Juniper Dunes near Pasco, Washington to camp for the weekend. We set up camp near the power lines off Smith Canyon Road. We drove the kids out to the tall dunes and let them do some sand sledding.
Saturday morning most of the others showed up at camp around 10 AM. More All Wheelers Off Road Club members, some Peak Putters Club members and some others from the Eastern Washington Off Road forum.
Commando14 was the Trail Boss on this run and lead us out to the big dunes below the Upper Parking Area. After awhile hill climbing that area we head on up the trail. We stopped for a break along the Juniper Dunes Wilderness boundary.
Moving on down the fence line we came up on a gas line. We stopped and waited for the others. Someone was having some problems on the trail behind us. It didn’t take to long and they were back on the trail. Toward the end of the ORV area we had lunch and some fun climbing dunes.
At this point the group split up. Most headed back out. Fatboy, Test Dummy and I wheeled to the end on the ORV area and followed the west fence line back to the big power lines. We ran the power lines close to the east fence and turned off toward camp.
Once back at camp we took a break before heading back out. Toyman2 came out to camp with us. He set up camp and so did Bobstar and Luna as Fatboy and I went back out to wheel. Colemancooler rode shot gun with me.
We were having a blast and climbing hills. Over on the back side of the main big dune area, I went for this one hill climb a few times without much of a run and did not make it all the way up. On what became my lat try, I almost topped the hill when I lost a freeze plug on the Tweety Jeep. Colemancooler some how found it. We could see that someone did not have it in straight. Fatboy was nice enough to tow the Tweety Jeep back to camp with his TJ. It did a great job pulling us up the sand dunes.
As I was being towed down Peterson road back to camp, Printthis came around us. He said he had been at our camp but had to get going back home so we didn’t get to visit.
Back at camp we found Hercules came to camp with us. Colemancooler headed home. The rest of us sat around the camp fire as much as we could, between the rain showers. We had a great time visiting.
Sunday most of us packed up and headed home. Bobstar and Luna stayed awhile to play.
I want to thank everyone that came out. We had a great time. I think we will be back again next Mother’s Day.
Here are some photos of the Juniper Dunes Mother’s Day ORV Camp Out: