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  1. Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp-out at Ahtanum State Forest - Aug 2014

    Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp-out
    at Ahtanum State Forest

    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures – A division of Eastern Washington Adventures.

    On Friday evening August 8th 2014, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 met up at Ahtanum Meadows in the Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, Washington for a weekend Scout Camp-out and DNR volunteer opportunity.

    Saturday the Cub Scouts started off with raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Breakfast was ...
  2. EWA Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean-up & Camp-out - July 2014

    Eastern Washington Adventures
    Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean-up & Camp-out
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On the Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 we met up at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead for the Annual Eastern Washington Adventures Ahtanum State Forest Trail Maintenance, Clean-up & Camp Out. The rain came and cooled things down. We set up camp and had a good time around the campfire.

    Wednesday morning ...
  3. EWA Father’s Day 4×4 Run & Camp-out at Naneum Ridge State Forest - June 2014

    Eastern Washington Adventures Father’s Day 4×4 Run & Camp Out
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures.

    On Friday June 13th, 2014 we met up at a campsite off of Dawson Cutoff Road for the Eastern Washington Adventures ORV Camp Out. On this run we only had three Jeeps which gave us the option to run pavement so we modified the Saturday’s run.

    Saturday morning we headed out with two JKs (Guido & myself) and a TJ (TJ40). We started off ...
  4. EWA New Years Quilomene 4×4 & Hiking Adventure - Jan 1 2014

    Eastern Washington Adventures
    New Years Quilomene 4×4 & Hiking Adventure
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On January 1st, 2014 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Curly’s II in Kittitas, Washington for the New Years Day Adventure. Kyle was our leader since he was the only one that had been through the whole route we were looking to do.

    Around 10 AM we headed out from Kittitas with six Jeeps and one Early Bronco. ...
  5. Nile Camp-out and 4×4 Adventure - Aug 2013

    Nile Camp-out and 4×4 Adventure
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Wednesday August 14th, 2013 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up on FS1600 (Cover Springs Rd.) near Saw Mill Flats to camp out and run the 4×4 trails in the area though the weekend. Our first run was that evening.

    We ran FS1601 up the mountain and turned on 4W696 (Mud Springs). We ran the ridge along the William O Douglas Wilderness Area all the way past ...
  6. 2nd Annual Go Play Topless Weekend – Sept 7 2013

    2nd Annual Go Play Topless Weekend
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On the weekend after Labor Day (September 6th-8th, 2013) Eastern Washington Adventures held the 2nd Annual Go Play Topless Weekend at their location in Selah, Washington. This year the event was sponsored by Pegasus Northwest.

    Friday people came and set up camp at Eastern Washington Adventures. Everyone gathered at the EWA Club House to get to know each other. ...
  7. EWA Sledding Snow Run – Dec 9 2012

    EWA Sledding Backroads Snow Run – Dec 9 2012
    Posted on December 10, 2012



    Sledding Backroads Snow Run
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Sunday December 9th, 2012 we met up at Highland Quick Stop in Cowiche Washington for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Sledding Run.

    We convoyed to the parking area at the end of the pavement on Cowiche Mill Road ...
  8. Rimrock Christmas Tree Backroads Run - Dec 1 2012

    Rimrock Christmas Tree Backroads Run
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    About 10 AM on Saturday December 1st, 2012 we met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Christmas Tree Backroads Run with Pacific Northwest Backroads Adventures.

    We convoyed west on US12, turned off on Tieton Road and then drove on FS1201 to the end.

    We spread out looking for the right Christmas Tree to cut down and ...
  9. Pick Up A Mountain - Sept 15 2012

    PNW4WDA Region 4's
    "Pick Up A Mountain"
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Every year on the third weekend of September, Region 4 of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association holds a big event at Jim Sprick Park to pick up trash in the surrounding mountains of the Naches Drainage.

    People started setting up camp Thursday afternoon and by Friday night the park was packed.

    Saturday September 15th, 2012 the day ...
  10. Go Play! "Topless": Yakima River Canyon/Wenas Wildlife Area - Sep 8 2012


    Yakima River Canyon/Wenas Wildlife Area
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Friday September 7th, 2012 we had an Eastern Washington Adventures club meeting. TJ40, Avalanche and Guido camped out for Saturday's event. AlwayswrenchN and family pulled into camp Saturday morning.

    Around 10 AM Saturday September 8th, 2012 we hit the road from the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House ...
  11. Darland Mountain Loop Drive - Sept 2 2012

    Darland Mountain Loop Drive
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Sunday September 2nd, 2012 we took our friends for a drive to the Ahtanum State Forest to do the Darland Mountain loop. They had never been to the Ahtanum State Forest so we showed them some of the different places we like to go.

    We first took a drive though the Ahtanum Campground and then made an outhouse stop at the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Trailhead.

    Next ...
  12. Jumpoff Lookout Backroads Run - Aug 26 2012

    Jumpoff Lookout Backroads Run
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On August 26th, 2012 after removing the abandoned truck off 4W613, members of Eastern Washington Adventures and Yakima Ridgerunners headed onto Jumpoff Lookout to enjoy the rest of the day in the mountains.

    Here are a few photos of the backroads run.

    Heading down Cowiche Ridge from the Strobach Mountain 4x4 Trail.
    ...
  13. Little Bald Mountain Backroads Trip - Aug 19 2012

    Little Bald Mountain Backroads Trip
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Sunday August 19th, 2012 I took the family for a backroads run up to Little Bald Mountain to get out of the valley heat.

    We headed east on SR-410. In Nile Valley we took FS1600 and headed up to Little Bald Mountain.

    At Little Bald Mountain we took in the views. It was kind of hazy but was able to see Mount Rainier.

    We signed in at the shelter ...
  14. Leavenworth Backroads Adventure - Aug 16 2012

    Leavenworth Backroads Adventure
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I headed out from the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run parting from Toy Man near Wenatchee to continue our Eastern Washington adventure around the Leavenworth area.

    We stopped in the town Leavenworth around 5:30 PM. We parked at the Northeast side of town and walked through the Bavarian village to the München Haus for ...
  15. Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run - Aug 15 2012

    Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run
    Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Around 10 AM on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 Foxracer and I from Eastern Washington Adventures and Toy Man from Pacific Northwest Backroad Adventures met up at the Shell Station in Kittitas for the Naneum Ridge State Forest Backroads Run.

    Foxracer lead the way to the Naneum Ridge State Forest and we headed in on Coleman Road. We went up Dawson Canyon, turned up ...
  16. 2012 Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out & Clean-up - July 2012

    2012 Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out & Clean-up
    Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures
    Photos by Clay Graham , Charlie Graham, Doc Graham & Amanda Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Tuesday July 24th, 2012 members of Eastern Washington Adventures started showing up for the annual Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out and Clean-up. The event is hosted by the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association (the Non-profit division of Eastern Washington Adventures). ...
  17. A list to help you vote to lose public land/water access!!

    A list to help you vote to lose public land/water access!!
    Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    The Sierra Club is for saving the environment. Sound good right? Wrong if you like to use public lands or waters. The Sierra Club wants to save the earth by keeping you on the pavement.

    The Sierra Club pushes for stronger trail standards in the name of "environmental impact" which cost the land management agencies more money to keep the trails open. ...
  18. Checking out Camp Spots in Naches Ranger District - May 31 2012

    Checking out Camp Spots in Naches Ranger District
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    On Thursday May 31st, 2012 we took a family trip up to check out some camp spots for future events.

    Fist we went up to the Nile to see if road FS1601 was open to get to one of the camp spots we had a two years ago. The road is closed due to the May 2011 washout.

    Next we took at drive around checking out other areas to camp near Saw Mill ...
  19. Wenas Wildlife Area: End of Year Run - Dec 31 2011

    Wenas Wildlife Area: End of Year Run
    Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    Around 10 AM Saturday December 31st, 2011 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at the Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area for the End of year run. I rode with BlindPilot in his TJ. This was more of a backroads sightseeing run this year since there was not much snow.

    First we explored Rosa Creek Road to the end. Next we ran the Umtanum Ridge Road to ...
  20. Rimrock Christmas Tree Backroads Run - Dec 3 2011

    Rimrock Christmas Tree Backroads Run
    Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

    About 10 AM on Saturday December 3rd, 2011 we met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware for the annual Eastern Washington Adventures Christmas Tree Backroads Run with Pacific Northwest Backroads Adventures. On this day we had five Fords (Demontang, Demontang's Dad, Havo, Jerry & Ceg) and one Jeep (Alan).

    We convoyed west on US12 past Rimrock Lake. We turned off on Tieton ...

    Updated 12-04-2011 at 07:58 PM by Ceg

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