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Photos: Eastern Washington Adventures’ Umtanum Camp Out

Umtanum Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report and photos by Clay Graham & Kevin Elliott/ Selah Sweets

On Saturday March 18th, 2017, we headed up the Yakima River Canyon to meet up with others at the Umtanum Recreation Area to camp and do some hiking.

My boys started off by building a fire and starting dinner. TJ40 and Avalanche pulled in shortly after.

We decide to take shifts watching dinner. With the two-way radios, we our cooks and hikers could keep in touch.

The first hike we headed across the cable bridge over the Yakima River and then under the train tracks to get to the Umtanum Creek Trail. The beginning of the trail was under water from the Umtanum Creek over flowing. The creak was dumping mud into the Yakima River.

We headed back over the cable bridge and went up to a view point to see what was there. There was a sign to read which is posted in a photo in this report.

Next we followed a trail sign that took you into what looking like an old road with campsite on the river. We walked down the river to below the trailer parking lot and back to camp.

TJ40, Bubz and I stayed at camp, and Doc, Odo and Avalanche hiked to the top of the ridge and back down a steep trail to the bottom. We talked to them on the radio making sure they were ok.

After everyone was back at camp, we had the dinner the boys cooked over the fire. It was pretty good.

We stood around the campfire into the night until we were real cold from the wind. We sat in TJ40’s camper with the heater on for awhile, and my three sons watched a movie in the camper van. Then it was off to bed.

The next morning, Bubz made breakfast and TJ40 played with his drone.

We had a very fun time at the Umtanum Recreation Area.

Checkout time was 11 AM, so we headed out south through the Yakima River Canyon making another stop at the Selah Creek Trail for a hike. Those photos will be posted on the next report.

Here are some photos of the EWA Umtanum Camp Out:

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Photos: Ellensburg to Selah Drive

Ellensburg to Selah Drive
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Wednesday March 8th, 2017, I had a Department of Natural Resources meeting in Ellensburg that got over around noon. I headed back through the Yakima River Canyon to get home in Selah. I shot a few photos along the way.

Here are some photos of my road trip Ellensburg to Selah:

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A campsite at Umtanum Recreation Area

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A train leaving the Yakima River Canyon

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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: Winter in the Yakima River Canyon

Winter in the Yakima River Canyon
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Wednesday December 28th, 2016, my youngest two boys and I took a short road trip to see the Yakima River Canyon. It is always beautiful this time of year.

We made a lot of stops a long the way. The icebergs were very cool to see. The sunset behind Mount Adams on the way out of the canyon was awesome.

Here are some photos of our road trip in the Yakima River Canyon:

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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: Road Trip – Kent to Yakima

Road Trip: Kent to Yakima
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

The pictures start on SR18 just outside of Maple Valley, go east on I90, south on I82, through the Yakima River Canyon and to Yakima on I82.

Here are some photos I took on the way back from the 2008 4×4 swap meet in Puyallup:

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Photos: EWOR Slab ORV Area 4×4 Run

Slab ORV Area 4×4 Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road.
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay & Hank Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road

We meet up at the Slab around 11 am on Saturday December 8th, 2007. It was great to see so many Eastern Washington Off Road members come out.

We started off with a group photo but did not get everyone. A few more joined us during the day.

We headed on out and did not make it to far before Bobsracing broke his T-case in his K5 Blazer. He parked it and rode in another K5.

We first hit Flex Canyon. A few rigs in the group followed the Tweety Jeep through. BenW making Flex Canyon look easy. Lil sami came close to flopping over backwards climbing the wall. His hitch saved him.

Next we headed over to Power Pole Canyon. Two rigs didn’t make it that far. Blackdog’s Ranger broke a front hub and this Blazer (I can remember his name) got stuck. Fraidenburg winched Blackdog up the hill. Blackdog took his rig out to the parking area and then rode with BenW. Scumby winched the Blazer out.

Next we hit some of the climbs in the middle of the ORV area and then went on over to Roll Over Hill.

BenW wanted to climb the hard part of Roll Over Hill. I pointed where it was. BenW climbed the hill on a hard line but not the one I meant. I told him that was the wrong line. You should have seen the look on Blackdogs face. BenW then said show were it is because he wanted drive up it. The look on Blackdog’s face then was of someone getting the extra pucker factor. I drove over and show BenW where the line was. He climbed it and made it look easy until the top. His rig was searching for traction and did top the hill after a little hoping. I am not sure how Blackdog was doing.

No one else wanted to climb Roll Over Hill. We drove over to the next canyon and did those hill climbs. It got pretty cold quick so we headed on home.

This was a fun little run thanks to all that came out. I hope to see more of you come out for the Slab ORV Meet & Greet on February 16th, 2008.

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