Eastern Washington Expeditions
Monday Drive – Wenas Mammoth to Oak Creek Elk Feeding Station By Clay Graham / CegPics.com / CegPics.com
On Monday January 18th, 2021, The Eastern Washington Expeditions staff took a drive since it was a nice day. We went through the Wenas Valley, down to Naches, and over to Oak Creek Wildlife Area Elk Feeding Station. I took a few pictures on the way and then more at the feeding station.
Eastern Washington Expeditions New Year’s Day Wenas Wildlife Area 4×4 Trip By Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Friday January 1st, 2021, The Eastern Washington Expeditions group met up at Graham Family Farm in Selah. Around 10:30 AM we convoyed to close to the end of the pavement of Wenas Road and turned off to run the Ridge Road.
We aired down and headed up the trail. On McCabe Road we saw many Bald Eagles in the trees and flying around.
The trail got slick as soon as we turned up Ridge Road. We took a break once on top. The view was the same as the bottom of the hill. Just foggy.
We then ran Umtanum Ridge up past the top of Black Canyon to the next steep hill climb. At this point only four out of the seven rigs made it to the top due to the trail was icy.
We decided to go back down to the pavement. Once we got back down, we had a meeting to see what everyone wanted to do. Two rigs headed for home and the rest headed across Wenas Pass. Once on the Ellensburg side we aired up. We ran the Yakima River Canyon back to Selah.
This was a fun trip thanks to all who came.
Here are some photos of the EWE New Year’s Day Wenas Wildlife Area 4×4 Trip :
Eastern Washington Expeditions Sledding Trip at Rimrock By Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Saturday December 12th, 2020, The Eastern Washington Expeditions group met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware in Naches. On the way we stopped to get a photo of the clouds over the Wenas Wild Life Area near our house.
Around 10:10 AM we convoyed from the hardware store to Rimrock. We ran up FS1201 to close to the end. We turned up FS1201-653 and ran it close to Long Lake. Two of the rigs decided to stay back at the intersection since the snow covered trail was iced up on a hill climb. The three rigs close to the lake parked and walk down the hill to the lake. We took a few photos and when back to the intersection where there was a nice hill to sled down.
As the kids played in the snow, we kept warm around the propane fire and had hot chocolate from the EWE Chuckwagon. We hung out for awhile until the little ones got cold.
As we were leaving, Charlie got he ZJ stuck turning around. He got a pull from TJ40 and we were on our way. We did stop to get a photo of Mount Rainier, and Kloochman Rock where the Grinch lives.
Here are some photos of the EWE Sledding Trip at Rimrock:
Eastern Washington Expeditions Wenas Wildlife Area Trip By Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Monday December 7th, 2020, Eastern Washington Expeditions staff took a drive out at the Wenas Wildlife Area near Selah to test Charlie’s ZJ’s power running a way taller tire.
We aired down at the Sheep Company entrance and then headed up. We ran Durr Road and turned off to see the new shooting range on the way. Looks a lot safer than the old range. I just hope people take care of it this time.
Next we turned up Bull Pasture Road. Up on the hill they had a tractor doing some work. I believe they were seeding the burnt areas from the Evan Canyon Fire with native grasses to prevent weeds from taking over for the wildlife.
We worked our we to and up Bell Tel Road to the top of Umtanum Ridge. We drove over to the towers hoping for a view of Ellensburg. At the towers you could not see very far. We did see a little blue in the sky for a few minutes.
We headed down Durr Road and then cut back over the Bull Pasture Road to do the hill climbs. We worked our way back out to Sheep Company Road and aired up for home.
This was a fun little trip. Looks like Charlie just might be looking to buy some 33s.
Here are some photos of the EWE Wenas Wildlife Trip: