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Ceg
09-15-2009, 10:17 AM
Wenas Wildlife Area Exploring Run - Part II
September 13th, 2009

On September 13th, 2009 after the Jeeping Nomads 4x4 Swap meet in Yakima I came home to a hot house. I talked the wife into going for a drive in the 99 XJ that has air conditioning.
We headed out toward the end of the North Wenas Rd. to find the Green Dot road I missed the day before.

We found the entrance near the end of the pavement.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-01.jpg

There was no big yellow sign like the other area.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-02.jpg

On up around the bend there was a gate.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-03.jpg

Working our way up the ridge we found this sign facing the way we just came from.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-04.jpg

Up on top of the Umtanum Ridge we could see the Manastash Ridge Observatory.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-05.jpg

Zoom in view.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-06.jpg

Looking at the road ahead.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-07.jpg

The view to the right, Cleman Mountain.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-08.jpg

On up the road we found the top of Black Canyon. To bad the road did not still go through.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-09.jpg

http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-10.jpg

Up near Kelley Hollow Rd. we came up to the back side of a "No unauthorized vehicles" sign.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-11.jpg

We were on the Green Dot road so the sign must have been for an old road across the brush.
http://www.aworc.com/event-reports/2009/09/Wenas-Wildlife-Area/13-12.jpg

We headed on. We dropped down Durr Rd. to the Sheep Company entrance and then headed home.

This was a fun trip. I would like to see this area with snow on it. It would be very challenging.

A special thanks to JayW and SuperGlock for the info on the road I could not find on the first day out.

Craigen
09-15-2009, 10:31 AM
Is that the one that you were not sure about the first day and we turned around? :dontknow:

Ceg
09-15-2009, 10:47 AM
Is that the one that you were not sure about the first day and we turned around? :dontknow:No. I missed that road thinking it was another driveway. The Green Dot was hard to see from the way we came.