Painted Hills & John Day Fossil Beds Run - Overnight

  • 08/10/2018
  • 08/12/2018
  • Prineville, Oregon

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Painted Hills & John Day Fossil Beds Run

Saturday and Sunday details subject to change as plans are firmed up!

WE WILL SEND OUT AN EMAIL QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE THE EVENT FOR SELECTION OF OPTIONS FOR DRIVING TO PRINEVILLE, AND CONFIRMING DINING OPTIONS.


FRIDAY:

Optional run to hotel on Friday.  Meet at  9:30 AM at the Clackamas Fred Meyer - 16301 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas.  (Hwy 212 exit off 205)  We will proceed to Estacada, then on the West Cascade Scenic Byway to Detroit.  Lunch is in Detroit.   From there we will cross the Cascades via McKenzie Pass and on to Prineville.  This is a long, (about 220 miles)  very scenic run, and will take most of the day.  There will be breaks about every hour and for lunch.  We will also stop in Sisters for ice cream mid afternoon.  Jack will lead the run.

Check in to the hotel, dinner on your own.


SATURDAY:
We will leave the hotel Saturday morning after breakfast for the Painted Hills viewpoint.  After  lunch in Mitchell, we will drive to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center [part of the John Day Fossil Beds area].  It's an active Paleontology center with a museum.

Later in the day and the closer to sunset the better as the changing light and color bands of the hills make for breathtaking photo - however Keith and Tiersa did a test run and while it was beautiful at 4 in the afternoon, none of us will be waiting until closer to sunset - it is summer after all! - so we've decided to beat the heat and hit the Painted Hills earlier in the day.  This is located off Highway 26, just a little ways from Mitchell.

For Saturday dinner we have reserved table[s] at Club Pioneer.   It will be the standard dining setup - they will seat us as a group, and everyone can pay their own bill.

SUNDAY:
OPTION 1: Head home on your own route and schedule.

OPTION 2: Team up with others heading back to Portland after breakfast

OPTION 3: Stay another night and spend Sunday visiting Kam Wah Chung in John Day.  Jack will be leading additional days runs.  More information on Kam Wah Chung can be found here.  Please be sure to book the extra night when making your hotel reservations.

Due to the mileage involved, we will be returning to Prineville Sunday night (August 12) and coming back to Portland Monday, which is still a long day. ( about 250 miles)  The run back will go through Fossil, Antelope, Shaniko and back to Portland.  I am looking into other things to visit Sunday and make a full day's run.  If you have any ideas, let me know at activities@mthoodmiata.org  I called the Prineville Best Western, they still have rooms available at the regular rate if you want to extend over Sunday night.

HOTEL ROOMS: a block of 7 rooms is being held until June 1, 2018.  After that date they will still honor the block price if they have rooms available. BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW!  UPDATE: THE ROOM BLOCK RESERVE IS NOW UP - IF THEY HAVE ROOMS YOU CAN STILL CALL AND SEE IF THEY WILL HONOR THAT RATE.  THERE IS ALSO SEVERAL OTHER HOTELS IN PRINEVILLE.  COUNTRY INN IS ABOUT A BLOCK OR 2 AWAY FROM BEST WESTERN.

Best Western Prineville
1475 NE 3rd St., Prineville, OR 97754
Fri August 10, 2018 - Sun August 12, 2018

Must book rooms by: 06/03/2018  

To confirm your rooms, you must call Reservations at 1-541-447-8080 and say you want to confirm with the Mt Hood Miata Club group.
  You may also register online for the Senior Discount price which is similar.  Other discounts such as AAA may also be available.  In that case you do not need to register by phone, as long as rooms are available.

Price Room Type Tax
$135.00 USD  1 King or Queen Bed + 10.30%
$135.00 USD  2 Double Beds + 10.30%

Places of interest along the route & other food options:

RSVPs are a must for ALL events.  Please register here on the event page - we need a car count and a person count if we stop for a meal.


Address: PO Box 396, Portland, Oregon 97207

Email: zoomzoom [at] mthoodmiata.org

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