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Photos: 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend!

7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism

On the weekend of August 24th-26th, 2018 Eastern Washington Adventures held the 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend at their location in Selah, Washington. This year the event was sponsored by Selah Sweets.

Friday people came and set up camp at Eastern Washington Adventures. In the evening we sat in the Biergarten making a new route plan since the area had a lot of smoke due to all the wildfires.

Saturday morning around 10 AM the group headed out for the run with five Jeeps. We convoyed through the Yakima River Canyon stopping at the Ellensburg side at Helen McCabe State Park for a break.

After the break we headed into Ellensburg to take Umtanum Road to the Wenas Wildlife area. At Durr Road we aired down and then continued up Wenas Pass. We turned off Wenas Pass onto Hanson Pond Road. At Hanson Pond we took a lunch break.

After lunch, we continued up Hanson Pond Road to the Manastash Ridge Observatory.

Next headed down Observatory Road back onto Wenas Pass. We ran down to North Wenas Road and then up Ridge Road. We ran Ridge Road on up on top of Umtanum Ridge. It started to rain a little, so we just ran the Umtanum Ridge to Durr Road stopping at the towers along the way.  We headed down Durr Road, out Sheep Company Road and back to the EWA Club House.

Back at the EWA Club House we had a potluck dinner and enjoyed sitting around the Biergarten.

Sunday morning everyone packed up and headed for home.

Thank you to all who came.

For more information about this event you can visit the Go Play Topless at GoPlayTopless.com or on Facebook.

Here are some photos of the 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend:

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Outdoor Recreation Info Site that holds many free events.

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Photos: 6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend!

6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Doc & Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On the weekend of August 25th-27th, 2017 Eastern Washington Adventures held the 6th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend at their location in Selah, Washington. This year the event was sponsored by Selah Sweets.

Friday people came and set up camp at Eastern Washington Adventures. They gathered in the Club House to visit.

Saturday morning around 10 AM the group headed out for the run with five Jeeps. We convoyed through the Yakima River Canyon stopping once a long the way. At the Ellensburg side we stopped at Helen McCabe State Park for a break.

After the break we headed into Ellensburg to take Umtanum Road to the Wenas Wildlife area. At Durr Road we aired down and then continued up Wenas Pass. We turned off Wenas Pass onto Hanson Pond Road and took it up to the Manastash Ridge Observatory for the view. where we stopped for lunch.

Next headed down Observatory Road, onto Mud Flat Road and found a place to eat lunch in the shade.

After lunch  we  headed on and out Audubon Road to North Wenas Road. We ran North Wenas Road just a little ways and turned up Ridge Road. We ran Ridge Road on up close to the top of Umtanum Ridge and took a break to look back across at the Manastash Ridge Observatory. From there we ran the top of the ridge across to Bel Tel Road with one loop down Black Canyon on the way. On Bel Tel Road we headed to the bottom and out Sheep Company Road and back to the EWA Club House.

Back at the EWA Club House we had a potluck dinner and enjoyed sitting around the Club House watching slide shows of past events.

Sunday morning everyone packed up and headed for home.

Thank you to all who came.

For more information about this event you can visit the Go Play Topless at GoPlayTopless.com or on Facebook.

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Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order snacks.
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: EWA Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up

Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures and the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets

Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets & Flint Buchman.

On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, my son Doc and I headed up to BBQ Flats at the Wenas Recreation Area to set up camp for the weekend camp out. It was a very nice day to be in the mountains. That evening it started to sprinkle but it was warn enough to be out in t-shirts. Doc did some Pine-cone Golfing as I took photos of the cool rainbow. We sat under the pop-up with the propane campfire going into the night. Doc slept in the campervan with me since the tarp was not big enough to keep rain out of his tent. Lucky he did, because around 1 AM we had a thunder and lightening storm. It lasted around 40 minutes and then there was a heavy downpour.

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, volunteers and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met up at our camp for the clean up. At 9:30 AM groups headed out. Two groups in ORVs headed out to replace Green Dot markers and pick up trash. Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 headed out to pick up trash from BBQ Flats to and through Cascade Camp.

Around 3:30 PM all the groups meet back up at BBQ Flats with the trash and tools for the DNR to take back to the Ahtanum Guard Station.

The campers had dinner and enjoyed the campfire. The wind made it a cold night.

Sunday was a very nice day. Everyone packed up and headed home.

This was a great time takes to all who came out.

Here are some photos of the Wenas Recreation Area Camp Out & Clean Up:

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Eastern Washington Adventures


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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: 3rd Annual “Go Play Topless” Weekend

3rd Annual “Go Play Topless” Weekend
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the weekend of September 12th-14th, 2014 Eastern Washington Adventures held the 3rd Annual Go Play Topless Weekend at their location in Selah, Washington. This year the event was sponsored by Pegasus Northwest and Selah Adventures.

Friday people came and set up camp at Eastern Washington Adventures. They gathered around the patio warming fire to visit.

Saturday morning the sun was shining bright. It was a nice day. Free coffee was severed in the EWA Club House.

Around 10 AM the group headed out for the run with four Jeeps. We convoyed over to I-82 for some supplies and then through the Yakima River Canyon. At the Ellensburg side we stopped at Helen McCabe State Park for a break. After the break we headed into Ellensburg to take Umtanum Road to the Wenas Wildlife area. At Durr Road we aired down and then continued up Wenas Pass. We turned off Wenas Pass onto Hanson Pond Road and took it up to the Manastash Ridge Observatory where we stopped for lunch.

After lunch we headed down Observatory Road, onto Mud Flat Road and out Audubon Road to North Wenas Road. We ran North Wenas Road just a little ways and turned up Ridge Road. We ran Ridge Road on up to the top of Umtanum Ridge and took a break to look back across at the Manastash Ridge Observatory. From there we ran the top of the ridge across to Bel Tel Road with one loop down Black Canyon on the way. On Bel Tel Road we headed to the bottom and out Sheep Company Road and back to the EWA Club House.

Back at the EWA Club House we had a potluck dinner and enjoyed sitting around the fire in the Biergarten.

Sunday morning there was a potluck breakfast. People then packed up and headed for home.

Thank you to all who came. Thank you to Pegasus Northwest for sponsoring this year’s “Go Play Topless” event.

For more information about this event you can visit the Go Play Topless at GoPlayTopless.com or on Facebook.

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Heading up Hanson Pond Road.
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Lunch at Manastash Ridge Observatory
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Heading up Umtanum Ridge.
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A break at the towers on the top of Umtanum Ridge.
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Photos: EWOR Manastash Summit Trail Run

Manastash Summit Trail Run
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay / Eastern Washington Off Road

UPDATE: I was told from the Department of Natural Resources that the Manastash Ridge Road is closed to the public. It is not a Green Dot Road.

On June 30th, 2007, around 10 AM we met up with 8 rigs at Many’s market in Naches, Washington. Fatboy lead us out of Naches, across the Wenas Valley onto North Wenas Road and through the Wenas Pass. We turned up the Observatory Road and followed it to the top of Manastash Ridge to the Manastash Observatory.

The views from the Observatory were great. We took a group photo and headed up the Manastash Ridge. 99 being new to wheeling wasn’t sure about going down a steep loose hill we came to. She was in the lead and had to be the first one down. She went on down and did fine. We stopped to watch the others come down and then moved on.

At FS1701, Jerry headed home. We took 4W694 to stay on top of the Manastash Ridge.

Down the trail Test Dummy’s rig started having a few problems. Test Dummy dropped down 4W670 to get his rig home. We head on with 6 rigs. We stopped for a view of Manastash Lake.

We stopped at Funny Rocks to watch some rigs play and then we went to Moon Rocks.

We headed back to 4W694 and turned down 4W686.

I got out to take pictures of the wash out on Milk Creek Road because a lot of people ask to see pictures of it. I think the guys that drove around us thought I was nuts for taken road wheeling pics.

We are aired up at the bottom of Milk Creek Road (FS1708) and headed home on SR410.

This was a real fun run. Great people, scenery and weather.

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