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PICNIC AT THE PEAK

It is time to plan your perfect picnic for the peak;  Mary’s Peak that is.

This is the highest point in the Coast Range.  On a clear day (here’s hoping) you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Range across the Willamette Valley.  We plan to use the day use area for a picnic and then a short hike up to the View Point.  This is part of the Siuslaw National Forest so there is a $5.00 per car fee or a Forest Service Pass.  See the US Forest Service website for further information about Mary's Peak and a day use pass or annual pass you can purchase online.

We will meet at the Sherwood Safeway on SW Roy Rogers Road; to leave around 9:30am and follow 99 south to Kings Valley Highway, and down to Alsea Highway and the Peak.

After lunch, we plan to continue west on Alsea Highway to the coast at Waldport approximately 45miles and up US101 until we get to an east/west route to return to the Portland area.

If you need to get right back to town; Corvallis and I5 are about 25 miles east on OR34.

Book a place to stay overnight at the beach if that appeals to you.
UPDATE:
Proofed the Route Sheet on 4/16 - found two miles of gravel road (Google Maps does not tell you everything - unless I just don't know how to do it).  Changed the route slightly to avoid and appear to have the same total mileage - not certain so we will run it again sometime between now and the 22nd.  Rest stop has a Porta-Potty and the Day Use Area at the Peak has well maintained chemical (no running water) bathrooms.  Some snow still on the road up to the Peak but it should be gone by late May.  Make sure you have a light jacket or sweater in the trunk - it was a bright sunny day in the upper 70's but when we got out of the Miata at the top it was windy and quite cool.  I guess when you get that far up in the air (4000 feet or so) there is usually a prevailing wind; but the view from the day use area is well worth it and would assume from the viewpoint at the top, even better.

Oh, before it is forgotten, Yes Covid Rules are still in effect when out of the Miata.


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When:
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:00 AM
Where:
Sherwood Safeway parking lot
20685 SW Roy Rogers Road
Sherwood, OR  97140
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Bob Rosentreter
Category:
Club Run
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Capacity:
100
Available Slots:
80
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