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Default Forest Watch Wenas Wildlife Area Run - Mar 5 2011

Forest Watch Wenas Wildlife Area Run
Report and photos by Clay Graham

On Saturday March 5th, 2011 around 10 AM we met up at the Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area for a Forest Watch run hosted by Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch. We had Forest Watch Volunteers come from as far as Tri-Cities for this run.

We ran Durr Road, then Bull Pasture Road, Bell Tel. Road up onto the top of the Umtanum Ridge. From there we ran Umtanum Ridge Road northwest and dropped down on to North Wenas Road. We took the pavement to near Wenas Lake and headed back up on top of Umtanum Ridge. Once on top we run Umtanum Ridge Road to the towers and dropped down Durr Road back out Sheep Company Road.

The roads down lower were real muddy and the upper roads were covered by a few inches of snow. The snow was a little deeper in a few areas but not a problem for our group other than the off camber part of the Umtanum Ridge Road west of the Oasis. We did see one rig up there wheeling alone having problems until he put on chains. There were two groups of quads up there that seem to get around fine.

This was another fun time thanks to all that came.

Click here for full report and pictures!
Clay Graham

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