Wenas Wildlife Area Exploring Run (Part II) – Sept 13 2009

Wenas Wildlife Area Exploring Run – Part II
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On September 13th, 2009 after the Jeeping Nomads 4×4 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.
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There was no big yellow sign like the other area.
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On up around the bend there was a gate.
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Working our way up the ridge we found this sign facing the way we just came from.
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Up on top of the Umtanum Ridge we could see the Manastash Ridge Observatory.
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Zoom in view.
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Looking at the road ahead.
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The view to the right, Cleman Mountain.
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On up the road we found the top of Black Canyon. To bad the road did not still go through.
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Up near Kelley Hollow Rd. we came up to the back side of a “No unauthorized vehicles” sign.
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We were on the Green Dot road so the sign must have been for an old road across the brush.
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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.

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