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Photos: Christmas at Camp Fife

Christmas at Camp Fife
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism

On Saturday December 22nd, 2018 after the Yakima Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Graham Family (AKA “The Selah Sweets Staff”) headed up to Camp Fife in Goose Prairie to spend Christmas. It started snowing as we were unloading at the Curtis Gilbert Lodge. Since the lodge does not have power, we lit the propane lights and started at fire in the wood stove. It wasn’t long before we were warm and ready to enjoy our vacation.

Over night we got a lot of snow. Sunday morning you could see how much it snowed by the amount of snow on the vehicles we drove in. It snowed off and on throughout the day.

Monday it was a grey day with just a little blue in the sky here and there. Our oldest son Hank, his wife and two sons came up in the afternoon to have Christmas Eve dinner with us and open some gifts. It was a very fun evening having all our children and grandchildren with us. Hank and he family left later that night to go back home in Yakima.

Tuesday, Christmas morning it was clear and cold but very beautiful. No one was in a rush to leave even though they new they had presents under the tree back home in Selah. We slowing packed up the rigs and headed home.

The was a very good Christmas trip.

Here are some photos of Christmas at Camp Fife:

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Photos: EWA Halloween Camp Out at Camp Fife

Eastern Washington Adventures
Halloween Camp Out at Camp Fife
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism

On Friday, October 26th, 2018, Eastern Washington Adventures Club members met up at the Curtis Gilbert Lodge at Camp Fife for the annual Halloween 4×4 Run. We built a fire in the stove and then had a potluck dinner. We enjoyed the night talking about adventures. There were many elk right outside the front door making noise all night.

Saturday morning we had a potluck breakfast and then headed out for the 4×4 run with four Jeeps, a XJ, a YJ, a TJ, and a JK. Our first stop was at the end of the pavement of Bumping River Road to air down. Next we headed up the road to Granite Lake for a break. It was very peaceful at Granite Lake.

After awhile, we headed on up the mountain to Miners Ridge. The view was great on top. Mount Rainier was clear and standing out! With binoculars you could Sunrise Visitor Center at Mount Rainier National Park. We had lunch there and enjoyed the view.

After lunch we headed back down. Two rigs headed to the Copper City 4×4 Trail and two of us headed back to Camp Fife.

Back at camp Fife it started raining. So we sit around the fire staying warm. When the others got back, we had a potluck dinner. It rained all night.

Sunday morning we had a potluck breakfast and packed up for home. We aired up our tires and took a walk over to the Camp Fife Dining Hall. Two of our members help getting it built years ago.

We head home around noon. The fall colors were great along SR410.

This we a great time thanks to all who came.

Camp Fife is a Boy Scout camp and is located in the Cascades off of Chinook Pass near Bumping Lake in Goose Prairie, Washington.

Here are some photos of the EWA Halloween Camp Out at Camp Fife:

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Photos: 2016 Webelos Experience

2016 Webelos Experience
Report and Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On the afternoon of July 22nd, 2016 Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 headed up to Camp Fife for a weekend of fun, and learning. They stayed until Sunday morning July 24th, 2016.

Webelos Experience – Visit a Boy Scout camp and interact with Boy Scout Troops. Webelos see what it is like to be a Boy Scout.

Here are some photos of the 2016 Webelos Experience:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


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: Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Winter Camp

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Winter Camp at Camp Fife
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Community & Tourism

On Saturday January 16th, 2016 Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 met up at Selah Community & Tourism and then convoyed to Camp Fife.

Camp Fife is a Boy Scout camp and is located in the Cascades off of Chinook Pass near Bumping Lake in Goose Prairie, Washington.

The last part of the trip up was interesting. As soon as we turned off of SR-410 onto Bumping Lake road, the road became narrow and covered with snow. We met a grader trying to make the road wider. The snow banks on the sides of the road were very deep. Turning into Camp Fife was kind of scary with only a one lane path with tall snow banks on both sides. We did not see a place to park at the Care Takers place due to other vehicles in the entries. We kept going hoping we could find a parking area near the lodges. We past the first lodge and thought maybe you could get a few vehicles up the lane, but we knew Troop 275 was staying there. We pushed on toward the next lodge but the path got too narrow for the Yukon XL. We backed out and contacted Mark the Care Taker to find us a place to park.

Mark had some people move their vehicles and then used the tractor to clear some parking spaces. As he was doing that, a few took the long hike to the Curtis Gilbert Lodge to start the fife and light the propane lanterns.

Once everyone was parked, we loaded up a canoe with our camping gear and Mark pulled it up to the Curtis Gilbert Lodge with the tractor. It took two trips to get everything to the lodge.

Selah Boy Scout Troop 275 showed up as we were packing stuff in. Mark had them park in another parking lot that was earlier blocked by a truck and snowmobile trailer.

Later that night another Cub Scout family came up. As they were packing in their stuff, one of the Boy Scout parents got stuck. He asked the Cub Scout Dad to gave him a pull and then they both were stuck. They left both vehicles then until the morning.

Up at the lodges, the Scout were having fun.

The Cub Scout lodge (Curtis Gilbert) was very warm. The Scouts played cards and board games until bed time.

The next day was a lot of fun for both Scout groups. They did a lot sledding, some tried cross country skiing, some played in some igloos that were there, and some made snow caves. It was a long day of snow fun.

The last day it was very nice out. The Scouts did some sledding after breakfast as the parents packed stuff back to the vehicles.

Over all this was a very fun Scout Camp Out.

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Web: selahpack276.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SelahCubScoutPack276

Here are some photos of the Scout event:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


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: Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp-out at Camp Fife

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Camp Fife Summer Camp-out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures – Selah Community & Tourism.

On Saturday morning, August 15 2015, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 convoyed from Selah to Camp Fife to set up camp at Curtis Gilbert Boy Scout Lodge. Camp Fife is a Boy Scout camp and is located in the Cascades off of Chinook Pass near Bumping Lake in Goose Prairie, Washington.

Once camp was set up, the Cub Scouts carpooled with parents to Raven Roost. Raven Roost is over 6000 feet above sea level and has a great view of Mount Rainier. On this day the weather was cold and the mount view was lost in the clouds. We did not stay long. We headed back down the mountain to were it was warm.

It was still early enough to do another “Go see it” so we headed up the Little Naches River to the fish ladder. We stayed awhile and the Scouts had fun exploring the area.

Next it was time to head back to Camp Fife to cook dinner. The leader cooked dinner since the Scouts could not cook their own food in the campfire due to a burn band.

Sunday morning some of the Cub Scouts got up early helped set up the screen pop up so the bees would not attack the food being cooked. Once all Scouts were up, they raised the flag and did the Pledge of Allegiance. A short time later there was a pancake breakfast with bacon, hash browns, and eggs made by the Scout Leaders and parents.

After breakfast everyone helped to clean the lodge and surrounding area. Once everything was cleaned and the gear was packed up in the vehicles, the Scouts and families did a hike through Camp Fife to check everything out. The Cub Scouts got to see all the camp has to offer them as Boy Scouts.

Once back at the Curtis Gilbert Lodge we loaded up in the vehicles and convoyed to Boulder Cave. Once there we had lunch and then headed on a hike up the Boulder Cave Trail.

We have hiked this trail for many years and always had a great time. On this day we were very disappointed on what we saw. People had made many other trails off the normal path. There was a lot of people off the trail in many places. We watched other people throw their trash down as the walked.

One group was drinking beer on the Boulder Cave Trail and had left a beer bottle behind. As we came up to a group of people blocking the trail, they were swearing and drinking the brand of beer left behind. We watch one guy open a beer and throw the cap on the ground. We let them know they forgot a beer bottle and they told us it wasn’t theirs. They had a real bad attitude so we walked around them and kept going.

The Cub Scouts saw a lot of things people were doing against what the Boy Scouts are taught. This maybe our last Scout hike at Boulder Cave if the Forest Service does start enforcing the leave no trace rules.

Over all this was a very fun Cub Scout Camp Out.

We are planning our next camping trip at Camp Fife to be this coming winter.

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Address: 105B South 1st Street, Selah, WA 98942
Phone: Cubmaster Clay Graham 509 833-4472
Web: selahpack276.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SelahCubScoutPack276

Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp Fife Camp-out:

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