Photos: Halloween Backroads Run at Wenas Wildlife Area

Halloween Backroads Run at Wenas Wildlife Area
By Clay Graham /

On October 24th, 2009 the All Wheelers Off Road Club had the annual Halloween Run and Costume Party. This year the run was at the Wenas Wildlife Area just north of Selah Washington.

We met up at the Sheep Company Road entrance of the Wenas Wildlife Area around 10 AM and aired down.

We headed up Durr Road. We saw many hunters a long the road. They looked at me as I was a freak. Could it be my Halloween hair? LOL

We stopped at Umtanum Creek we stopped for a break.

After a short break we headed on. At the end of Durr Road we turned up the Ellensburg Pass. A few miles down the gravel road we turned off onto Hanson Pond Road. We drove on up to the Manastash Ridge Observatory.

After a few pictures we headed down Observatory road. Here we are turning on Mud Flat Road. We ran Mud Flats Road, turned on Audubon road and out to the North Fork Wenas Road. Not far down the pavement we turn up Ridge Road.  At the beginning of Ridge Road, we stopped for a snake to cross. Near the top of Umtanum Ridge, we stopped at the last trees so the ladies had a place to go in private.

Moving across the top of Umtanum Ridge the views were great. We past the towers and followed the Umtanum Ridge. We stopped at the end of the Green Dot for a break and to take a look at the view of the Yakima River Canyon below and Baldy Mountain across.

We back tracked to Durr Road and turned south. We went back to the Sheep Company road entrance.

Once we got back down and aired up, some left for home and the others headed to the Club House for the Costume Party.

This easy site seeing run was a lot of fun thanks to all who came. The party was also a good time.

Here are some photos of the Halloween Backroads Run at Wenas Wildlife Area:

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