We spent three days exploring the Whiskey Dick Mountain area, driving the "Green Dot" roads of the Quilomene Wildlife Area.
Pumphouse Road. Two miles in, the stock Toyota RAV4 gets a flat tire — a sidewall puncture. We attempted a patch (hey, why not!?), and not surprisingly, it didn't work.
While waiting for the RAV4 to go back to Ellensburg for a replacement tire, we checked out the first couple miles of Whiskey Dick Corral Road, which leads right up to the Wild Horse Wind Farm. The grazing deer gave a good perspective for the windmills' size. We also spotted a horned toad lizard
The RAV4 is back with a replacement spare tire — ready to go!
Camping under the windmills
Whiskey Dick Creek Road
Fooling around in a big mud hole, the Sportmobile gets a bent nerf bar.
And now what's that dripping out? Gasoline! Something (perhaps the evaporative fuel canister) is leaking fuel! Disconnecting it, and plugging the hose with a donated lipstick cap solves the problem. Time for lunch!
Working our way north — ridge, valley, ridge, valley...
In a canyon — time for the corgi to play in the cool water!
Up out of our last valley, onto Quilomene Ridge
A windy night camping on the ridge between Hunt Creek and Quilomene Creek
Wildflowers on Beacon Ridge Road
Lunch, Coleman Creek Road
Map of the area: