ACNW Tour de Sunrise
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Tour de Sunrise: Saturday August 3, 2013
The Tour de Sunrise, scheduled for Saturday August 3, 2013, will consist of a fun driving day with lunch at Sunrise, inside Mt. Rainier National Park. This is a family social event and a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest, with the highlight being Mt. Rainier itself.
The drive will begin and end in Enumclaw. The drive to the park follows state highway 410, and the road inside the park to Sunrise is fun and full of twists and turns with eyefuls of scenery. This time of year is actually spring bloom at the high altitude of this area. Exceptional views of Mt. Rainier will of course be provided for those attending this event.
You do not need to own an Audi to participate in this event. First time tour drivers are encouraged, to meet with and enjoy fellow Audi enthusiasts, and to learn more about Audi Club Northwest and its activities.
The group drive will meet Saturday August 3rd at 8:00am at the Safeway parking lot in Enumclaw. Safeway is located at 152 Roosevelt Ave East (Hwy 410) Enumclaw, 98022. Safeway can be found at the intersection of highways 410 and 164 in Enumclaw. Look for event leader Mark Yonker in the yellow Hyundai Tiburon.
There will be a mandatory driver's meeting at 8:10am. Please be on time for this meeting, drivers who miss the driver's meeting will not be allowed to participate in the tour. Be sure you have a full tank of gas before leaving Enumclaw. Please arrive early at Safeway if you need gas or wish to buy lunch there.
ENTRY FEE INTO MT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK IS $15.00 PER VEHICLE, please bring $15.00 cash to be collected upon check in at the morning driver's meeting, or your National Parks Pass if you have one.
The entry fees will be collected so the lead car can prepay for the entire group. This will facilitate a quicker entry into Mt. Rainier National Park. Each prepaid car will receive a window sticker at the morning driver's meeting.
Departing Enumclaw by 8:40am, and following highway 410 from Enumclaw, the drive continues into Mt. Rainier National Park along the twisty road to Sunrise. This road follows a ridge line in some places, and has many great viewpoints along the route. Upon arrival at our destination, at 6400 feet, the highest point you can drive in the park, there will be a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) lunch.
Please be sure to bring your lunch with you. There is a short walk from the parking to the picnic area, so pack your food and drinks accordingly. Sunrise has full facilities, including rest rooms. The group will have about one hour free time after lunch for walks and photography on what I hope is a beautiful sunny day.
After lunch, upon returning to Hwy 410, the tour will take a short 13 mile drive to Tipsoo Lake at Chinook Pass. Drivers will have another one hour of free time to walk about enjoying the many photographic opportunities that will abound in this area. A short walk from the parking area will take those who so desire, to a wonderful viewpoint just across Chinook Pass, that looks down along the Rainier Fork of the American River to the east.
Departing Tipsoo Lake, the tour will return via Hwy 410 to the Safeway in Enumclaw, arriving at approximately 5:30pm. Upon arrival back in Enumclaw, the tour officially ends.
There will be an optional dinner near Enumclaw at Krains Corner about 6:00pm, for those interested.
For further questions please email event leader Mark Yonker at email@example.com or call 253-670-8575.
ACNA membership is required for this event. If you are not a club member at this time, you may purchase membership on the following registration page, or you may attend this event as a guest and take this opportunity to meet other club members and see if you would like to join. If you are already a member but your membership is not current, you may renew it on the following registration page.
Audi Club Northwest is supporting Children's Hospital!
For several years, Pete and Sue Dieckerhoff have raised contributions to The SOVREN Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital as part of the annual Audi Car Corral held at the Pacific Northwest Historic Races on the July 4th weekend. Their effort has been successful and wonderfully satisfying for everyone involved. In 2011 the ACNW Board raised our visibility with an annual commitment of $1,000 or more to help uncompensated care to the kids at Seattle Children's Hospital. The amount from us for 2011 was $1,105, and for 2012 was $2,440.
Your registration fee for this tour will be donated to Children's Hospital. Everyone has the opportunity to select an additional small donation as part of your event registration. Each donation produces a tax-deductible receipt as part of your registration that you can use with your tax return. These funds are consolidated and donated once per year to The SOVREN Guild. All of us will be recognized in the Children's Checkered Flag Club as "Audi Club Northwest", inside the front cover of the Pacific Northwest Historics program.
The club is also part of a drawing to have one of our attendees start the "Checkered Flag Race" from the starter's stand on the front straight and to also ride in the official Pacific Northwest Historics Pace Car for the following race. A mind blowing experience!
There will other developments associated with attending the Audi Car Corral and being involved with Children's Checkered Flag Club, so stay tuned.
Thank you all, for the Kids!