Report: Go Play! "Topless", Yakima River Canyon/Wenas Wildlife Area - 9/8/2012 - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 10-17-2012, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
Ceg
Registered User
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Selah
Posts: 191
Report: Go Play! "Topless", Yakima River Canyon/Wenas Wildlife Area - 9/8/2012


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


Wenas Wildlife Area. - Photo 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 for the Go Play! "Topless"
Backroads run through the Yakima River Canyon and across the Wenas Wildlife Area.

We convoyed to the Yakima River Canyon from Selah and headed north toward Ellensburg.

We stopped at an historic marker for the first break. As we were there we watched paragliders jumping off Baldy Mountain.

Moving on up the road we stopped at the Ellensburg end of the Yakima River Canyon for a short break.

Next we stopped in Ellensburg to top off our fuel and get some snacks.

We regrouped and headed up Umtanum Road toward the Wenas Wildlife Area.

We turned up Durr road and aired down. Next we headed south on Durr Road.

We stopped at the Umtanum Creek Crossing for a short break in the shade.

Up at the top of Umtanum Ridge we headed southeast toward the Yakima River to check out the view. At the end of the Green Dot we took a break and watched the paragliders jumping off Baldy Mountain.

Next we back tracked, cross Durr Road and took a break at the towers.

From the towers we headed down toward the Wenas Valley by the way of Bell Tel road and out Bull Pasture road.

About the time we hit Durr Road, it started raining. We got in a little rush to get back to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House. We did not get to wet.

We had a potluck dinner in the Club House and visited late into the night.

Sunday morning we had a potluck breakfast in the Club House.

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


See full report with 100 photos at: Go Play! "Topless": Yakima River Canyon/Wenas Wildlife Area - Sep 8 2012




Clay Graham
EasternWashingtonAdventures.com / PNW4WDA Region 4 Public Relations

1951 CJ3A (project), 1975 CJ5, 1989 XJ, 2007 JKU
Ceg is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome