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report by Clay Graham / CegPics.com
On Friday September 24th, 2021 we convoyed to the Moses Lake with the F350 pulling the trailer with my YJ (Santa’s Sleigh), Doc’s drove his YJ, and Dan was in his JK. We stopped and topped off fuel in Mose Lake and then headed for the dunes to set up camp in the gravel pit. We set up camp and TJ40 showed up. The Chuckwagon cook was Odo and he cooked up some tinfoil dinners. We had a good time relaxing around the propane fire. It was after 1 AM when we headed to bed.
Saturday morning the weather was perfect. The Chuckwagon breakfast was eggs, corn beef hash, and coffee. James showed up to wheel with us.
We headed out around 10:00 AM or so and hit some dunes. We stopped at the South Pole for a photo and then worked our way out to the Potholes Reservoir. We played along the Potholes Reservoir and then up Crab Creek.
We headed back up in the sand dunes. We stopped for lunch on one of the tallest dunes we could find. After lunch we played on all the big dunes we could find. There was also a fun sand track out there.
We made our way back down to Crab Creek and ran the beach. We had to stop and remove my YJ’s front drive line since I lost a u-joint cap.
We ran on up to Potholes Reservoir and then back up into the sand dunes. I got stuck once since I missed a turn and could not back up in 2 wheel drive. TJ40 gave me a tug and we were back on our way. Up in the sand dunes we played as we worked our way toward Moses Lake. At Moses Lake we stopped for a break.
It was getting about dinner time so we headed back to camp. James and Dan both headed for home. The Chuckwagon dinner was fish and potatoes.
Sunday morning we headed out after breakfast. We ran across the dunes to go play on the beach of the Potholes Reservoir. TJ40 and Doc tried to find a shallow path to an island. They never made it there. We then ran the beach. I had to head back because Doc got stuck. TJ40 gave him a pull and we were back on our way. We ran along Crab Creek and then went back into the sand dunes. I round noon we headed back to camp and loaded up for home.
Here are some photos of EWE Moses Lake Sand Dunes Base Camp ORV Trip: