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Photos: 2018 Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out

Beverly Dunes Clean Up and Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report & photos by Clay Graham – Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Tourism

Around 5:30 PM Friday, November 2nd, 2018, my sons, Doc and Odo and I headed out from the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah toward Beverly Dunes to set up camp for the annual clean-up.

Once at Beverly Dunes we set up camp with TJ40. We used the trucks with campers as a wind block and put up a pop-up between them for shelter. We then had dinner around the propane campfire in the pop-up since it was breezy out.

Saturday morning more Eastern Washington Adventures Club members and volunteers from a few PNW4WDA Clubs showed up help. Stephanie from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) showed up around 9:30 AM so people could signed in and get some tools for the clean up.

Most of the main work was in the campground cleaned out the fire pits and picked up trash.

After the clean up some headed home and the rest of us went and played in the dunes for a few hours. The ORVs left were Foxracer’s Subaru Outback, TJ40’s Yamaha YXZ, and my Jeep JKU.

Sunday morning we woke up to a blue sky. About the time we decided to pack up, the wind started blowing hard.

Around noon we headed home. Reece followed me in his truck. Crossing the Columbia River on I90 was scary. The wind was blowing so hard, it felt like my truck with camper were going to blow over. We stopped in Vantage to top off the fuel tanks since I used a lot of fuel fighting the wind.

We headed up the the Old Vantage Highway toward Ellensburg with one stop along the way. It was slow going with the hill and wind blowing against us. The wind died down some by the time we got to the Yakima River Canyon.

This was a very fun weekend thanks to all that came.

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Wenas Wildlife Area Dirt bike/Quad Run – Sept 5 2011

Wenas Wildlife Area Dirt bike/Quad Run
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures & Doug Palmer.

On Labor Day morning (Monday September 5th, 2011) we met up at the the Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area for the Eastern Washington Adventures Dirt bike/Quad Run. DJ and Guido rode bikes and I rode my quad.

We ran Durr Road, then Bull Pasture Road, Bell Tel. Road up onto the top of the Umtanum Ridge. We stopped at the Oasis for a short break.

We headed on west up Umtanum Ridge Road. We stopped to get a few pictures a long the way. We dropped into Black Canyon on the west end and made a loop back up to the Umtanum Ridge Road where we took a break for lunch in the shade.

After lunch we took Umtanum Ridge Road back east. At Durr Road DJ headed back to his truck to go home. Guido and I traveled on to the east end of the Umtanum Ridge Green Dot road. We took a break then back tracked to Durr Road.

At Durr Road we headed north and stopped at the Umtanum Creek for a break in the shade. It was very nice to be down in the shade with the sound of running water.

We were feeling beat up from the riding, so after the break we took Durr Road all the way back to the tow rigs. Back at the parking area it was very hot. We loaded up fast and pulled out for home around 3:30 PM.

This was a great ride!

Here are some pictures of our trip:

Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area.

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We ran Durr Road, then Bull Pasture Road, Bell Tel. Road up onto the top of the Umtanum Ridge.

Here we just topped Umtanum Ridge and turned west on the ridge road.

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We stopped at the Oasis for a short break.

We headed on west up Umtanum Ridge Road.

We stopped to get a few pictures a long the way.

Ceg making a weird face as Guido is trying to take a picture with a smart phone.

Photo by Doug Palmer.

We dropped into Black Canyon on the west end and made a loop back up to the Umtanum Ridge Road where we took a break for lunch in the shade.

After lunch we took Umtanum Ridge Road back east.

At Durr Road DJ headed back to his truck to go home. Guido and I traveled on to the east on Umtanum Ridge.

Looking toward the Yakima Canyon.

Looking down at the Yakima River.

This crater looking area is in the Yakima Canyon.

Looking at Baldy Mountain.

Guido dropping down to the end of the Green Dot Road.

Looking at Baldy Mountain and the Yakima Canyon. There were a few floating the Yakima River on this hot day.

Guido took a short walk up the hiking trail see get a better view looking toward Selah.

It was hot standing around so we hit the trail. It was great weather for riding if you don’t stop. LOL

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At Durr Road we headed north.

We crossed Umtanum Creek to park in the shade for a break.

It was very nice to be down in the shade with the sound of running water.

We were feeling beat up from the riding, so after the break we took Durr Road toward our tow rigs.

Here is Guido riding near the shooting range.

Back at the parking area it was very hot. We loaded up fast and pulled out for home around 3:30 PM.

This was a great ride!

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Photos: 2010 Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camping Out

2010 Beverly Dunes Clean-up and Camping Out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Day 1

On April 30th, 2010 we headed to Beverly Dunes for our annual clean-up.

My family left Selah around 11:30 AM and convoyed to Beverly Dunes. It was 70 miles, a hour and 13 minute drive.

Once we set up camp we went and played in the sand.

Later that after noon we got a call from Havo on the CB saying to come fast, he was stuck off camber.

Here Havo is telling me to stop taking pictures and get him out of there. LOL

We used Guido’s TJ to anchor the XJ’s winch and was out with ease.

Later that night we took another run and Havo flopped his Toyota pickup.
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The next morning members helped pull the windshield so Havo could use the truck for the cleanup.

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Beverly Dunes Clean-up
Hosted by the All Wheelers Off Road Club & ORV Trail Watch with cooperation from the DNR.
Saturday May 1st, 2010

On Saturday May 1st, 2010 we meet up at Beverly Dunes for the annual clean-up. Here is our camp and sign in area.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office ORV Deputy came out to support the clean-up efforts.

Out on the dunes the wind was bad.

My little boy looking for trash.

Jeepscum family.

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Havo’s group.

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JKB family.

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HavoJr and JKB.

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White Trash & Zach ogle.

Zach ogle rolled his rig due to the wind blowing sand where he could not see.

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After the clean-up was over we took a break from the wind.

A little later we headed out to play. Most of these pics are through the windshield since the sand was blowing.

Dennis stuck his quad. His friend tried to help him. I had to laugh. See pics!

Icesis and Jag came over to see what these guys were doing.

On my XJ I broke the yoke tab and the u-joint caps fell out.

Leaving my quad friend to limp back to camp.

Back in camp everyone was trying to get out of the wind.

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We packed up our camping gear from the Clean-up camping trip and headed out for a last ride.

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Back at camp the boys found a little Owl.

Just about ready to head out.

Test Dummy had to stop as we hit the road for some reason.

I got back to Selah about 5:40 PM and was beat.

This was a great weekend thanks to all who came. Thanks for all the help.

On this trip we logged 293 volunteer hours with the DNR for Beverly Dunes. 46 volunteers signed in for the clean-up.



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Photos: EWOR Wenas Wildlife Area Quad/Bike Run

Wenas Wildlife Area Quad/Bike Run
Report by Clay Graham

On Sunday April 25th, 2010 members of the Eastern Washington Off Road forum met up at the Sheep Company entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a quad and dirt bike run. The group took a ride up on top of Umtanum Ridge and back down and around back to Sheep Company Road.

Here are some pictures of the day.

Jeepscum came and picked me up for the run.

We drove the few miles over to the LT and unloaded at Durr Road.

A few miles up Durr Road we took a break.

“1955 m38a1″ tried out Jeepscum’s quad.

After “1955 m38a1″ got back we headed up to the towers for the view.

Next stop was the Oasis where we saw signs of new illegal mudding.

How to hang on training or something.

We headed back toward the parking area. We turned down Bell Tel Road and Jeepscum stopped to stand up a Green Dot marker.

I hung back to get some pics.

Test Dummy was behind me and getting beat up by the rocks in the road as we camp down the hill.

I waved Test Dummy by so I could get more picks without holding him up.

Here “1955 m38a1″ had to re-tie his extra gas down.

We stopped for another break near the bottom.

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On Durr Road heading back.

It was very dusty on Durr Road.

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



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Photos: 2009 Beverly Dunes Clean-up

2009 Beverly Dunes Clean-up
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the weekend of May 1st – May 3rd, 2009 we had a camp-out at Beverly Dunes for our annual clean-up.

The ORV area had less trash to pick up this year. Beverly Dunes is now cleaner thanks to the 35 volunteers that helped.

They put in a total of 170 volunteer hours.

Here are some pictures of our weekend.

The DNR made a new entrance into the Beverly Dunes ORV area and are working on building a new parking lot.

Friday afternoon we started setting up camp. We first did a clean-up in camp.

Bubz worked hard picking up all these nails from an old burn pit.

After camp was set up we hit the dunes.

Kevin broke his quad and needed a tow back to camp.

After I got Kevin’s quad back to camp we headed back out.

Test Dummy playing ring around the tree.

Some people just need their butts kicked for giving quad riders a bad name!

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Saturday morning Mike Williams from the DNR came and so did the rest of the volunteers.
We started the clean-up at 10 AM. Most of the rigs started at the east end and worked their way back to camp.
The quad riders hit the tight trails along the creek.

ToyZuki and my family worked our way west just above the tight trails.

It wasn’t long before we ran into the quad group and then the rig group.

A few guys were still out fixing the fence.

The rest of us went back to camp to unload the trash.

The old dogs played as we unloaded our ORVs.

It started raining and people took cover.

Crawl Mama had the kids do a Scavenger Hunt as they picked up the trash. Here is Doc’s hunt bag.

Mike making room for the trash in the DNR truck.

After the trash was loaded we were off to play in the dunes again.

Kevin gave Bubz a ride. We were hoping Kevin didn’t break this quad too. LOL

Old man Havo showing these young bucks how to ride.

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Later that day “4wheelingplus.com” showed up and White-Trash gave him a ride.

Time to start the campfire. Doc getting crazy with a hatchet. LOL

Volunteers resting after a long day.

Sunday morning there was only a few of us left.

We broke down camp and hit the dunes.

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BlindPilot is there too!

To all the volunteers, thank you very much for your help. This was a great time and for a good cause.



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