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Ceg
09-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Wenas Wildlife Area Dirt bike/Quad Run
Report by Clay Graham (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/member.php/2-Ceg) / Eastern Washington Adventures (http://easternwashingtonadventures.com/)
Photos by Clay Graham (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/member.php/2-Ceg) / Eastern Washington Adventures (http://easternwashingtonadventures.com/) & Doug Palmer (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/member.php/712-Guido).

On Labor Day morning (Monday September 5th, 2011) we met up at the the Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/forumdisplay.php/45-L.-T.-Murray-amp-Wenas-Wildlife-Area) for the Eastern Washington Adventures (http://easternwashingtonadventures.com/) Dirt bike/Quad Run. DJ and Guido rode bikes and I rode my quad.

We ran Durr Road, then Bull Pasture Road, Bell Tel. Road up onto the top of the Umtanum Ridge. We stopped at the Oasis for a short break.

We headed on west up Umtanum Ridge Road. We stopped to get a few pictures a long the way. We dropped into Black Canyon on the west end and made a loop back up to the Umtanum Ridge Road where we took a break for lunch in the shade.

After lunch we took Umtanum Ridge Road back east. At Durr Road DJ headed back to his truck to go home. Guido and I traveled on to the east end of the Umtanum Ridge Green Dot road. We took a break then back tracked to Durr Road.

At Durr Road we headed north and stopped at the Umtanum Creek for a break in the shade. It was very nice to be down in the shade with the sound of running water.

We were feeling beat up from the riding, so after the break we took Durr Road all the way back to the tow rigs. Back at the parking area it was very hot. We loaded up fast and pulled out for home around 3:30 PM.

This was a great ride!

Here are some pictures of our trip:

Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/forumdisplay.php/45-L.-T.-Murray-amp-Wenas-Wildlife-Area).
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DJ
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We ran Durr Road, then Bull Pasture Road, Bell Tel. Road up onto the top of the Umtanum Ridge.
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Here we just topped Umtanum Ridge and turned west on the ridge road.
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Guido
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We stopped at the Oasis for a short break.
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We headed on west up Umtanum Ridge Road.
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We stopped to get a few pictures a long the way.
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Ceg making a weird face as Guido is trying to take a picture with a smart phone.
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Photo by Doug Palmer (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/member.php/712-Guido).


We dropped into Black Canyon on the west end and made a loop back up to the Umtanum Ridge Road where we took a break for lunch in the shade.
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After lunch we took Umtanum Ridge Road back east.
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At Durr Road DJ headed back to his truck to go home. Guido and I traveled on to the east on Umtanum Ridge.
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Looking toward the Yakima Canyon.
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Looking down at the Yakima River.
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This crater looking area is in the Yakima Canyon.
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Looking at Baldy Mountain.
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Guido dropping down to the end of the Green Dot Road.
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Looking at Baldy Mountain and the Yakima Canyon. There were a few floating the Yakima River on this hot day.
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Guido took a short walk up the hiking trail see get a better view looking toward Selah.
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It was hot standing around so we hit the trail. It was great weather for riding if you don't stop. LOL
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Back at Durr Road.
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At Durr Road we headed north.
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We crossed Umtanum Creek to park in the shade for a break.
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It was very nice to be down in the shade with the sound of running water.
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We were feeling beat up from the riding, so after the break we took Durr Road toward our tow rigs.

Here is Guido riding near the shooting range.
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Back at the parking area it was very hot. We loaded up fast and pulled out for home around 3:30 PM.

This was a great ride!

mdmead
09-06-2011, 04:21 PM
Looks fun... Sort of... Those roads take their toll on the old bod for sure. I haven't been to Black Canyon; will have to do that one day.

Ceg
09-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Looks fun... Sort of... Those roads take their toll on the old bod for sure. I haven't been to Black Canyon; will have to do that one day.yeah I am in a lot of pain. It was worth it.

IMO the top of Black Canyon is the nicest part of the whole Wenas Wildlife Area that you can drive through. To bad the middle part of the road is closed to vehicles.

waycrazy
09-07-2011, 09:19 AM
Looks like you all had a ton of fun. Sorry I had to miss it. Hopefully someone will make another run.