The Vernonia Run will begin at 9:30 at Peterkort Square (11070 SW Barnes Road, Portland – it’s near Providence-St. Vincent Hospital). We’ll head to Vernonia via NW Skyline Blvd., Hwy 30 and the made-for-Miatas Scapoose-Vernonia Road. The drive will be about 50 miles long, and will end with lunch at Vernonia’s Black Iron Grill. We’ll part company after lunch –
However, there are some great drives that start in Vernonia if your spirit moves – including,
· North from Vernonia on HWY 47 leads you to Clatskanie via some fabulous twisties
· South from V-Town to Timber and HWY 6 there are tons more great curves
· North and west toward Jewell and Astoria via HWY’s 47 and 202 is a world-class road that takes you past the Jewell Elk-viewing area and ultimately to Astoria.
By way of warning – as as near as I can tell there’s no source of coffee or gasoline at the start, so plan ahead to address any such needs --
FRS Channel 7
Run Leaders: Fred Keast and
Distance Since Last Turn (Miles) Total Distance (Miles) Turn Instruction
0 0 Peterkort Towne Square - 11070 SW Barnes Rd (set odometer to 0.0)
0.1 0.1 L upon exiting parking lot onto SW Barnes Rd heading west
0.1 0.2 R at traffic light onto SW Cedar Hills Blvd
0.7 0.9 R at traffic light onto NW Cornell Rd
1.9 2.8 L at Skyline Restaurant onto NW Skyline Blvd WATCH FOR BICYCLES!
3.7 STRAIGHT Cross Thompson, go straight. WATCH FOR BICYCLES!
7.5 STRAIGHT Cross Germantown Road, go straight. WATCH FOR BICYCLES!
10.3 R Turn right on McNamee
14.8 L at HWY 30 and continue to Scappoose.
21.4 L In Scappoose into Fred Meyer parking lot. We'll park near the Fred Meyer Service Station - We'll regroup, recoffee, refresh for 20 minutes or so.
21.4 L onto HWY 30 from the Fred Meyer parking lot.
22.9 L onto Scappoose-Vernonia Road at the west end of Scappoose.
42.8 L onto HWY 47 (toward Vernonia) at the end of Scappoose-Vernonia Road.
48.1 R Black Iron Grill, Vernonia, for lunch
Start: 11070 SW Barnes Road, Peterkort Square parking lot. THERE'S NO COFFEE AND NO GAS HERE!
BE SURE TO SHOW UP WITH GAS AND REQUIRED STIMULANTS!
Starting Time: 9:30