Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out

Eastern Washington Adventures
Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the afternoon of Friday November 7th, 2014, Eastern Washington Adventures Members met up at Beverly Dunes and set up camp for the annual clean up.

The night was very cold. We woke up to frost but it still was a very nice morning.

The DNR staff showed up early to greet the volunteers for the Beverly Dunes Clean Up as they signed in. There were individuals and volunteers from groups. Some of the groups that help were: Eastern Washington Adventures, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 and the biggest group was the Wenatchee Mountain Masters.

We worked on a plan and all headed out around 10 AM. Volunteers cleaned campfire pits, picked up trash within the campgrounds and picked up trash in the sand dune ORV riding area. By the early evening the area looked a lot better than when the volunteers started.

There was a potluck dinner around the campfire for volunteers in the evening.

Sunday most left early for home. Two Jeeps headed down the Columbia River to Saddle Mountains to play in the big sand dunes.

While there they thought they would take the trails up to the top of the ridge. The trails through the canyon had a lot of big rocks and was a lot of fun.

The two Jeeps took the mostly traveled route up to get on top of the ridge and found a very off camber section at the top of a steep loose hill climb. That is when the fun came to an end. There were no trees to stop the Jeeps from rolling over and over down the mountain. The two Jeeps had to turn around on the off camber section to go back down. Backing down the steep loose section could have lead to death.

The two Jeeps one at a time got turned around by backing up hill with multiple point turns and then headed back down. The lesson that was learned was, “The best looking travel road doesn’t always mean it is the right one to take”.

Over all this weekend event was a fun, thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the 2014 EWA Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out:

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Sunday at Saddle Mountains

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Photo by Amanda Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

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Photo by Amanda Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

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Thank you to this year’s sponsors!

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Photojournalist at Selah Sausage / Eastern Washington Tourism - Our mission is to help communities on the east side of the Cascades in Washington State by promoting responsible outdoor recreation, promoting tourism, and community involvement.
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