July 8th, 2023 – Drive Around Mount Hood

July 8th, 2023 – Drive Around Mount Hood

Please join us in a drive to circumnavigate Mt Hood in Oregon on Saturday, July 8th.

  This is a joint drive for the Seattle Jaguar Club and Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon (JOCO).  Mt Hood is a little over 11,000 feet and the highest point in Oregon.  The drive around Mt Hood will start in Gresham, OR.   We will all meet at Walmart, 2444 E Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR at 10:00am (Saturday July 8th) and depart at 10:30am.  The drive will proceed east on Hwy 26.

We will have a short stop at Sandy Historical Museum 39345 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055   Sandy Historical Society (sandyhistory.com)

The drive will continue up to Timberline Lodge.  We can spend some time there enjoying the view and grab some pizza or a snack.

We drive back down the mountain and proceed around Mt Hood to Hood River, OR.  There will be a stop in Hood River.  Maybe have an ice cream or refreshments. Then take the bridge across to the WA side and drive west on  Washington Hwy 14 (SR 14).  This is a great drive along the Columbia River.   There will be a short rest stop along Hwy 14.

Next stop will be dinner!

Dinner will be at 5:00pm at the Black Bear Diner, 1505 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683.  After dinner you can head home or to the hotel if you made a reservation for Saturday night.

Here are some options for SJC members or those JOCO members wanting an overnight stay:

You can book a room for Friday and/or Saturday nights.

A block of rooms is reserved at Best Western Pony Soldier Inn, 9901 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220.   The rate is $139 plus tax per night.   Please use this link to book your room  (It defaults to 2 nights so if you only want Fri or Sat be sure to click on EDIT option on top right and change check-in/check-out dates.)  https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.38113.html?groupId=A63YJ0I1 You can book it for Fri or Sat or both nights.  You must book your room by June 8th.  This is their busy time.

For those that want to join us on Friday we will visit the Vista House and Multnomah Falls.

Meet at TBD time on Friday, July 7th at the Walmart, 2444 E Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR  and drive to the Vista House (25 minute drive). Proceed from there to Multnomah Falls (another 20 minute drive).  The Multnomah Falls is said to be Oregon’s most-visited site.  There is a ¼ mile round trip walk to the bridge.   The Benson Footbridge, built in 1914, is probably one of the most photographed pieces of architecture in Oregon.  When everyone is ready, we will drive to a TBD location for dinner.   We can check into the hotel before or after dinner.

On Sunday there is a breakfast included at the hotel.

For anyone in the Seattle club that wants to caravan back north with the Cases, we will avoid I-5.  We will head home right after breakfast, heading to Kent, WA.  Probably one rest stop along the way.  People can peel away that live south of us or continue on if you live further north.  It will be about 4-1/2 hours’ drive time for us.

Click on link to register for this drive to circumnavigate Mt Hood:

Joint SJC and JOCO Drive to Circumnavigate Mt Hood | Seattle Jaguar Club (seattlejagclub.org)

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