Whiskey Dick

We spent three days exploring the Whiskey Dick Mountain area, driving the "Green Dot" roads of the Quilomene Wildlife Area.

Friday

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.

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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

Wild Horse Wind Farm - Windmill - DeerHorned Toad Lizard

The RAV4 is back with a replacement spare tire — ready to go!

Toyota RAV4 returns with a new spare tire!Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral RoadWhiskey Dick Corral RoadWhiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Corral RoadWhiskey Dick Corral Road - Toyota RAV4

Camping under the windmills

Whiskey Dick Corral RoadBudweiser and ClamatoCampsite - Toyota RAV4 & SportsmobileCorgi with Ball on the Run

Saturday

Whiskey Dick Creek Road

Whiskey Dick Creek RoadWhiskey Dick Creek Road - Rattlesnake Slithering Across the RoadWhiskey Dick Creek Road - Toyota RAV4Whiskey Dick Creek Road - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4ButterflyQuilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4 Demonstrates Its ArticulationQuilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4

Fooling around in a big mud hole, the Sportmobile gets a bent nerf bar.

Big Mud HoleBig Mud HoleQuilomene - Sportsmobile with 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!

Sportsmobile - Fuel Leak Fixed with Lipstick CoverQuilomene - Lunch Break - SportsmobileColumbia River

Working our way north — ridge, valley, ridge, valley...

Quilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4RockCorgiQuilomeneQuilomeneBuilding Ruin - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4 - SportsmobileCanyonQuilomene - Toyota RAV4Rocks

In a canyon — time for the corgi to play in the cool water!

CorgiBurnt MotorcycleBurnt Motorcycle

Up out of our last valley, onto Quilomene Ridge

Quilomene - SportsmobileQuilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - Toyota RAV4Quilomene - SportsmobileCactusLooking East to the Gorge at George AmpitheaterQuilomeneQuilomeneQuilomeneQuilomene

A windy night camping on the ridge between Hunt Creek and Quilomene Creek

Campsite - Toyota RAV4 & SportsmobileCampsite - No Rinse Hair WashSunset - Wind Farm - WindmillsSunsetSunsetSunsetNight Inside the Sportsmobile

Sunday

CampsiteCampsiteCorgiLooking EastLooking EastBarrelsBarrelsBarrels

Wildflowers on Beacon Ridge Road

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Lunch, Coleman Creek Road

Lunch Stop, Coleman Creek RoadLunchCorgi - Lunch

Map of the area:

Whiskey Dick Area Map - (Green Dot Roads Highlighted in Green)