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EVENTS IN MAY


MAY 6-8 2022

EWE Wenas Base Camp Backroads Trip

Wenas

Wenas Base Camp Backroads Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Friday May 6 – Sunday Map 8, 2022

(A Discover Pass is required)

Eastern Washington Expeditions is hosting a Base Camp Trip at the Wenas Recreation Area May 6-8 with a 4×4 run and potluck dinner on Saturday.

This event is free but there are a limited number of rig spots available. So it is on a first-sign up basis after Club Members. We have a few openings for this event.

The 4×4 Trip is 10 AM Saturday: This will be backroads type of trip for all size vehicles. A Discover Pass is required. You must have a working Street licensed 4 wheel drive with some clearance. Please have a full tank of fuel, recovery gear, and cold weather gear. Bring a sack type lunch since we may not stop very long at places along the way. Be prepared for mud and snow. Know your recovery points and have recovery gear.
NOTE: By signing up you are expected to follow the rules of the land and Tread Lightly. The roads/Trails can get soft this time of year. Spinning your tires intentionally on wet surfaces causes damage and is illegal. These actions have caused closures.

CAMPING
We are camping Friday to Sunday afternoon. RVs are welcome since we are doing a Base Camp event. You must have a Discover Pass for each street licensed vehicle you bring. There are outhouses in the area you can use. You should be able to have a real campfire this time of year. We most likely will have a propane campfire at the base camp and everyone is welcome.

THE MAIN 4×4 TRIP (SATURDAY)
Driver Meeting 10 AM Saturday at Base Camp. You must have a working Street licensed 4 wheel drive to do this trip. Please have a full tank of fuel, recovery gear, and cold weather gear. Bring a sack type lunch since we may not stop very long at places along the way. Be prepared for mud and snow. Be prepared to get stuck if there is snow. Know your recovery points and have recovery gear.
NOTE: Follow the rules of the land and stay on the beaten path. The roads/Trails can get soft. Spinning your tires intentionally causes damage and is illegal. These actions have caused closures in the Yakima area.

POTLUCK (SATURDAY EVENING)
We are having a Potluck Mexican Dinner & Cinco de Mayo Party after the 4×4 trip. Please let us know if you plan to attend, how many in your family, and what dish you can bring.

OTHER MEALS
There is no food service in miles. Bring your food and drinks up. Our Chuckwagon does cook extra if you don’t want to cook, but please let us know how many meals you need before the Thursday if the event so we can pack extra. Donations appreciated.

COMMS
Cell phones don’t always work in this area. We are on CB #7. We will be monitoring the CB Friday at camp.

MAP
You can get the area map on line at https://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/amp … 012019.pdf

THE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
Anytime:
Set up camp.

SATURDAY
10:00 AM:
– Driver Meeting and then hit the trails.
5:00 PM or so: Head back to camp for a Potluck Dinner.
7:00 (or so):
– Propane Campfire fun

SUNDAY
– 10:00 AM: Breakfast – Donations are welcome.
– 11:00 AM: Play some for those who want to and then head home.

SIGN UP
Contact us if you would like to camp or just to Saturday’s 4×4 trip. We will contact you where to meet once we find to camp. Please do not just show up out of the blue. If you would like to attend please use the Contact Us page to let us know. Space is limited.

Photo from the last trip: Photos: EWE Wenas Base Camp 4×4 Trip

Sharable link: https://easternwashingtonexpeditions.com/news/upcoming-events/ewe-wenas-base-camp-backroads-trip/

 


MAY 16-17 2022

EWE Banks Lake/Douglas Creek Overland Trip

Douglas Creek

Banks Lake/Douglas Creek Overland Trip
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Monday May 16 – Tuesday May 17, 2022

Eastern Washington Expeditions is hosting a Full Size 4×4 Friendly Overland Trip around Banks Lake and then Douglas Creek on Monday May 23 2022 with overland camping that night. This event is free but there are a limited number of rig spots available. So it is on a first-sign up basis after Club Members.

We will be covering some ground exploring places around Banks Lake and return though Douglas Creek. We will camp along the way and may camp on the way back to I-90.

  • Soap Lake
  • Dry Falls Vista
  • Steamboat Rock State Park & around
  • Grand Coulee Dam
  • Crown Point Vista

(A Discover Pass is required.)

FEES:
This a Free to attend event. You will need to bring your own rig, gear, and food. You will need money for fuel and maybe cash for campsites fees. A Discover Pass is required at some stops.

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a working Street licensed 4 wheel drive to do this trip. Please have a full tank of fuel, recovery gear, and cold weather gear. Bring plenty of water and things you need to be safe from the sun. Bring a sack type lunch since we may not stop very long at places along the way. (A Discover Pass is required.)
NOTE: By signing up you are expected to follow the rules of the land and Tread Lightly. The roads/Trails can get soft this time of year. Spinning your tires intentionally on wet surfaces causes damage and is illegal. These actions have caused closures.

COMMS: CB #7

FUEL: Please have a full tank of fuel to start with. We will refuel as needed along the way.

CAMPING: Bring what you would need to camp in the desert. It could be very hot in the day and cold at night. Bring small bill cash in case campsites have fees.

 WHAT TO EXPECT:
Some of this trip is new to us. Here are some photos from the last trip through Douglas Creek: https://easternwashingtonexpeditions.com/recreation/photos-ewe-around-the-columbia-river-overland-trip-douglas-creek/

SIGN UP
Contact us if you would like to attend. Please do not just show up out of the blue. If you would like to attend please use the Contact Us page. Space is limited.

PLANNED ROUTE:
This is the planned route but could change if we find other things to do along the way.

Banks Lake Overland Route

Banks Lake Overland Route

Banks Lake Overland Route

Banks Lake Overland Route

Banks Lake Overland Route


MAY 21 2022

8th Annual EWE Go Play Topless

Yakima River Canyon

Go Play Topless
Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Saturday May 21 2022

At Eastern Washington Expeditions Club House
3250 Selah Loop Rd., Selah, Washington

Eastern Washington Expeditions is hosting a Backroads Trip for topless 4×4 rigs from Selah through the Yakima River Canyon to Ellensburg and back on backroads through the Wenas area. This event is free but there are a limited number of rig spots available.

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
This is a FREE to attend event, open to all makes of street licensed road worthy 4×4 rigs with removable TOPS OFF. Jeeps, Blazers, Broncos, Scouts, FJ40s, Trackers, Samurais, chop off top rigs, etc. “GO PLAY TOPLESS!”

MEETING LOCATION: Eastern Washington Expeditions Club House * 3250 Selah Loop Rd. Selah, WA 98942.

DATE: Saturday May 21 2022

TIME: Come around 9:30 AM or earlier if you want to take your top off behind the Club House. The topless convoy leaves about 10 AM.

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a working Street licensed Topless 4 wheel drive to do this trip. Please have a full tank of fuel, recovery gear, and cold weather gear. Bring plenty of water and things you need to be safe from the sun. Bring a sack type lunch since we may not stop very long at places along the way. (A Discover Pass is required.)
NOTE: By signing up you are expected to follow the rules of the land and Tread Lightly. The roads/Trails can get soft this time of year. Spinning your tires intentionally on wet surfaces causes damage and is illegal. These actions have caused closures.

COMMS: CB #7

THE MAIN RUN:
We will leave the Eastern Washington Expeditions Club House on Saturday at 10 AM with our rig tops off. We will convoy through the Yakima River Canyon. Once in Ellensburg we will head back toward the Club House by the way of dirt roads in the Wenas Wildlife Area with a few stops along the way.

We will be putting on a lot of road miles so please do not bring a rig that will get you pulled over or one that might break down. You must follow the rules and the laws of the land to run with us. A Discover Pass is required for all vehicles on the trip.

THERE WILL NO STOPS FOR FUEL OR SUPPLIES. Have a full tank of fuel, your lunch and all the supplies you need before the trip.

POTLUCK: After the trip we are having a potluck at Eastern Washington Expeditions Club House in Selah.

CAMPING: Free dry camping at the EWE Club House. Please let us know if you need a spot.

THE SCHEDULE:

Friday
3 PM – Gate opens to any one wanting to camp. Dry camping is free. Campfires only allowed is in the biergarten fire pit if there is not a burn ban.

Saturday
9:30 AM – Line up rigs for run
10 AM – Start the road trip with Topless rigs
6 PM or sooner – Potluck Dinner at the Club House.
Evening Campfire.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Photo from the last trip: Photos: 7th Annual Go Play Topless Weekend!

SIGN UP
Contact us if you would like to camp or just to Saturday’s 4×4 trip. Please do not just show up out of the blue. If you would like to attend please use the Contact Us page or sign up on the Overland Bound Rally Point. page to let us know. Space is limited.

SHARABLE INFO LINK
Direct Info Shareable link: https://easternwashingtonexpeditions.com/news/upcoming-events/8th-annual-ewe-go-play-topless/