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Photos: 2018 Eastern Washington Adventures Top Member Challenge

2018 Eastern Washington Adventures Top Member Challenge
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Sunday March 4th, 2018, Eastern Washington Adventures members met up downtown Kittitas, Washington for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Top Member Challenge.

We convoyed to Colockum Road. We aired down and headed up Colockum Pass to find a good starting point. The snow was soft and deep.

We started the Eastern Washington Adventures Top Member Challenge on top of the ridge at the first power lines. The challenge was the first one to the Halfway Station Marker or the farthest ahead at 3 PM.

We lined up the challenge member rigs. Left to Right; AlwayswrenchN – YJ, James – YJ, and TJ40 – TJ. We had two Jeeps and a side-by-side follow along.

I rode with TJ40, so Guido flagged the start line this year. The challenge started following another groups tracks until Powerline Road. Even following the other groups track, a few of our rigs got stuck along the way. We also pulled out a guy from the other group that was stuck.

Once we had to break trail, it started being Winchfest 2018. The snow was very challenging. James was doing very well for awhile until he got into a real deep soft drift. TJ40 past him and got out front.

AlwayswrenchN was behind for awhile. He caught up and we think he may have taken James’s line. We were a ways ahead stuck when the time hit 3 PM. The Top Member Challenge was over and TJ40 won. He had to winch a few times to get turned around. AlwayswrenchN and Blind Pilot (in the side-by-side) came to help.

We all headed back down the ridge with a few stucks on the way. A the bottom we aired up and headed out. A few of us stopped at the The Tav for dinner.

This was a very fun day thanks to who all came.

Here are some pictures of our 2018 Eastern Washington Adventures Top Member Challenge:

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Colockum Road

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Naneum Ridge State Forest

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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: 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:

Yakima River Canyon
Looking at the Yakima River Canyon from Kittitas Valley

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Yakima River Canyon

Yakima River Canyon

Yakima River Canyon

Yakima River Canyon
Umtanum Recreation Area

Yakima River Canyon

Yakima River Canyon

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A train passing by Umtanum Recreation Area
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A campsite at Umtanum Recreation Area

Yakima River Canyon

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Left over from the Yakima River icebergs

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A train leaving the Yakima River Canyon

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: 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:

Yakima River Canyon

Yakima River Canyon
Icebergs in the Yakima River.

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Umtanum Recreation Area – Umtanum Creek Canyon Trail

Yakima River Canyon

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Baldy Mountain

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A big iceberg breaking off.

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Selah sunset from the Yakima River Canyon with Mount Adams.

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: Yakima River Canyon Marathon Volunteers

Yakima River Canyon Marathon Volunteers
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets – Selah Community & Tourism.

The 16th Annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon was the weekend of April 2nd, 2016. The race headquarters was at the Selah Civic Center in Downtown Selah with a dinner Friday night and awards on Saturday.

On Saturday morning, the Yakima River Canyon Marathon started in Ellensburg and ran through the Yakima River Canyon and ended near Sundown M Ranch.

There were many volunteers from the Selah Community and Yakima Area that help make this event happen.

We were there helping as Selah Boy Scout Troop 275. It was a great time!

For more info about the event click here!

Here are some photos of the Yakima River Canyon Marathon Volunteers:

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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.


Selah SweetsEastern Washington Adventures