Moses Lake Sand Dunes ORV Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham and Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
On Friday Saturday March 31st, 2006 we headed to Moses Lake Sand Dunes to camp for the weekend on have some ORV fun in the sand.
We pulled in just before dark. We were not sure where to camp so we pulled off of Sand Dune road at the first fire pit we saw. I stuck the motor home in the sand. We off loaded the XJ off of the trailer and pulled the motor home out. We parked there with backing up the 2 wheel drive pickup with trailer as far off the road as we could. We parked the Jeep on the other side making triangle around the campfire. Later that night we found we were in the middle of a Mad Max movie. Outside was trucks with open exhaust, loud quads and automatic weapon fire all going off at once for hours. The motor home was rocking from how close they were flying by.
The new morning other people from Eastern Washington Off Road showed up. One guy was lived in Moses Lake and said that 12:01 April 1st was the start of Hell Night and we were in it. A few of us hit the sand dune while others were waiting for friends to show. We made it out to the Yellow Zone boarder and worked our way back. Not very far from the Yellow Zone, I lost a rear u-joint on my XJ. We bungeed the rear drive-line up since we could not pull it without loosing transmission fluid. The quads went ahead looking for the easiest way back out. We only had a few hills that were challenging with only having from wheel drive and a drive-line beating up the bottom of the Jeep.
Back at camp it was raining hard. Some others showed up with dirt bikes and 4×4 rigs. I They all went out after the rain stopped.
Sunday morning my cousin Ginger and her family came out to see us with a new u-joint for the XJ. We had a good visit and then headed back home to Yakima through the Yakima River Canyon.
This was a fun time other than the Mad Max part.
Here are some photos of EWOR Moses Lake Sand Dunes Camp Out: