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    Thread: Cruise to Mt. Saint Helens National Monument - 08.11.12

    1. 07-24-2012 07:23 PM #1
      Cruise to Mount Saint Helens National Park

      Aug. 11, 2012

      Meet at Double J Motorwerks and we will roll out at 8:00am.
      Stop at Gee Creek Rest area to meet up with Washingtonians (8:30)

      We will take the Woodland Exit and probably round up and then onto Cougar WA. (1.25 hours from Portland)

      From there we will drive up to Mt. St. Helens stopping at the various rest areas.
      The route will be Highway 503 to Cougar.
      Highway 90 along Swift Reservoir.
      Highway 25N to Highway 99 to the top of Windy Ridge.
      We hope to reach the Ridge by 1:00.



      This will be a fun day. There are some amazing places to take pictures. Hope you can make it!




      https://www.facebook.com/events/345980335482823/

      Let us know if you plan on coming.
      Last edited by djm_lady; 07-24-2012 at 07:26 PM.

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      07-24-2012 08:03 PM #2
      Sounds fun. Might have to do this.

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      07-24-2012 11:52 PM #3
      I'm going

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      07-25-2012 12:29 AM #4
      If I don't have any cars to detail that weekend I'll come fro sure.
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      07-25-2012 09:05 AM #6

      Corrado Cruise to Windy Ridge in October 2006

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      07-25-2012 12:39 PM #7
      wish it was on sunday. id be in for sure. Damn new job wont let me have saturday off

    8. 07-25-2012 12:41 PM #8
      I forgot to mention there is a Pass required for the park.

      Monument Pass

      A Monument Pass is a per person pass, good for one day at the following recreational fee sites:

      Coldwater Lake Recreation Area
      Johnston Ridge Observatory


      16 and older $8 Adult Pass
      15 and under Free
      Interagency Annual, Senior and Access Passes (Golden Age/Access Passes) and Annual Northwest Forest Passes* are also accepted at Monument Pass sites

      We can pick them up in Cougar.

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      07-26-2012 04:50 PM #9
      north bound rest area??

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      07-26-2012 05:22 PM #10
      I want in, but driving 3 hours to Protlund then back to Helen's fart and home, is a bit much.

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      07-26-2012 08:58 PM #11
      There is no special pass required for this drive. But you do need a parking pass. These are usually no more then five dollars. You will need to stop by any of the two Ranger Stations on the way up. The first station is on FR-90 witch I think we should all stop at and pick one up. Lots of room to pull over and get one and get the latest volcano news paper. Also maybe if you would like to donate any funds to the national parks and rec. That would be supper awesome. There is a donation box inside the RS. This ranger station is located just before FR-90 splits to FR-25 or you or we all could stop and get a parking pass (yes day pass) at the RS just located a half mile before windy ridge on that same rd. Just trying to help us out. I was up there last year and this is all that's required. 5$ Let's have some fun.

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      07-26-2012 09:16 PM #12
      ^^ he's a regular to the area

      I'm hitchin a ride with someone, can't wait, haven't been up there since i was 4 years old!!

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    14. 08-07-2012 06:56 PM #14
      I called the park and there is a $5 fee per vehicle. Please bring cash and it won't take very long to fill out the envelope and get the pass for the car. We can stop at the information station once we get in the park.

      The weather is going to be perfect for this cruise. I don't think we could ask for a better day.

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      08-07-2012 09:19 PM #15
      pretty sure we are coming

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      08-07-2012 09:37 PM #16
      If I don't get asked to work, I'll be there. I'm 50/50 on if I'll pass on more overtime if they do ask.
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      Pick me up at Gee creek please. So I can fallow. Ha stoked.

    18. 08-08-2012 12:35 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by skidplate View Post
      If I don't get asked to work, I'll be there. I'm 50/50 on if I'll pass on more overtime if they do ask.
      You know they're gonna ask...hudy!
      Common, screw work, it'll probably be a late night Friday getting things back together but I think I'm gonna go. Be good to put some miles on and run some fresh petrol through booger.

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      08-08-2012 12:48 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by rallymk1 View Post
      You know they're gonna ask...hudy!
      Common, screw work, it'll probably be a late night Friday getting things back together but I think I'm gonna go. Be good to put some miles on and run some fresh petrol through booger.
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    20. 08-08-2012 08:04 PM #20
      The cabbyQ might also be making an appearance. We will be heading up to the top around lunch time. Bring stuff to grill and chairs to hang out a bit.

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      08-08-2012 08:20 PM #21
      How Long is the drive from Double J? Im down in Salem and would love to take the R32
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    22. 08-08-2012 08:50 PM #22
      The drive to the top without stopping is probably 2.5 hours from DJM.

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      08-08-2012 11:24 PM #23
      Im in

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      08-10-2012 11:22 AM #26
      We might make this. I'll probably catch the group in Woodland since I live in Kelso. I've got my 20 year reunion tomorrow too at 6 in Castle Rock. I'll post here tonight to confirm so you guys can look out for us. What time do you guys plan on coming through woodland?
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      I'm so bummed this isn't sunday, I've never really been up there
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      08-10-2012 01:48 PM #28
      I'm coming from Longview and plan to be at the Safeway by 09:00 - Pretty sure they'll be coming through Woodland about 09:00 - 09:15 with a lunch stop at the top at Windy Ridge parking area.

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      08-10-2012 04:34 PM #29
      Tom. I sent you a PM. maybe we could meet up here in town.
      Ben gone from Vortex for nearly ten years... I must be getting old, cause this style of putting Corvette wheels or what not and stretching tires is a style I do not understand.

    30. 08-10-2012 06:17 PM #30
      Here is a list of times and stops. The times are somewhat tentative. We most likely won't be early.

      Meet Up:
      DJM (8:00)
      Gee Creek Rest Area (8:30)
      Woodland Exit Safeway Parking Lot (9:00)

      Route:
      I-5 to Woodland Exit
      Highway 503 East to 25 North to 99 West


      Stops along the way:
      Cougar
      Pine Creek Information Center (10:00)
      Bear Meadow Interpretive Site
      Miners Car Interpretive Site
      Meta Lake Interpretive Site
      Cascade Peaks Interpretive Site
      Harmony Falls Viewpoint
      Smith Creek Viewpoint
      Windy Ridge Interpretive Site

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      Mostly I was using my camera to shoot video and timelapses. Sorry I didn't get many photographs.

      You can see more on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twelviz...7631027053458/

      And some other stuff on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/lentscreative

      Had a great time!

      Last edited by Twelvizm; 08-12-2012 at 02:19 AM.
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      08-12-2012 02:42 AM #32
      Here's some of that timelapse footage

      This is what sarcasm and snarkiness looks like, with a smidge of displaced smugness, and justified jadedness

    33. 08-12-2012 11:55 AM #33
      The cruise was a lot of fun. I couldn't believe close to 50 cars showed up. The park rangers were very friendly and seemed glad to see us. The guy at the Pine Creek Info Station was walking around with a number counter, trying to count all the people. Thanks for the pics Adam!

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      08-12-2012 01:04 PM #34
      Was a great day. Was a really good thing we stopped at Pine Creek. That ranger station has been closed the last few years due to budget cuts. Hopefully we helped a little bit for their statistics to keep funding it's operation.
      Ben gone from Vortex for nearly ten years... I must be getting old, cause this style of putting Corvette wheels or what not and stretching tires is a style I do not understand.

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