More Topless Sun Run - After

  • 05/26/2019
  • 05/31/2019
  • Kelowna, BC

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More Topless Sun Run

ORGANIZER: Daniel & Diane VanGundy

WHERE: Kelowna BC - host hotel for Topless Sun Run

WHEN: TBD

DETAILS:  This is the return from Kelowna after Topless Sun Run. The Okanagan MC has departure runs North and South and VanGundys may change the route after reviewing their plans.  This is preliminary!  BASIC info to give people an idea of what we are going to do.  More info may follow later from run organizer.

Day 1 - Sunday, May 26 - Depart Kelowna on Hwy 97 towards Vernon. Take  BC Hwy 6 to Shuswap Falls (photo op-rest stop) via Lavington and Lumby. Continue on to Fauquir where we take a short FREE ferry ride across lake and continue on BC hwy 6 to Nelson.  The day 1 drive will be approx 270-290 miles and 6-7 hours.  

Spend the night in Nelson.  Run organizer has reservations at the Hume Hotel Hume Hotel & Spa  Choose a hotel and make reservations on your own. Lunches and dinners will be planned on the fly.

Day 2 - Monday, May 27 - Leave Nelson and drive BC hwy 3a to Balfour Terminal and take FREE ferry across lake to Kootenay Bay. This is part of the International Selkirk Loop. Continue South on 3a towards Wynndel and then West on Hwy 3 to Hwy 6 and South to Nelway. Cross border (becomes hwy 31) heading South to Metaline Falls. Hwy 31 becomes hwy 20 somewhere in here and  continue on to Newport Wa. Take Hwy 41 South towards Rathdrum and continue on  to Spokane Valley.  Approx 250 miles.  

Spend the night in Spokane Valley. Run organizer has reservations at the La Quinta Inn La Quinta Inn Spokane Valley .  Choose a hotel and make reservations on your own. Lunches and dinners will be planned on the fly.

Day 3 - Tuesday - May 28 - Trip home from Spokane is on your own.  I would recommend Palouse Falls SP. The last couple of miles is hard pack gravel and sort of washboardy but the falls are quite spectacular.

Taking the long way home with Craig & Janine - You are welcome to join or leave the caravan at any place along their route.

From Spokane Craig & Janine Evans are taking a scenic route home and you are welcome to join them. They will be heading south on Hwy 195 thru Lewiston, ID to Hwy 3 and the famous twistie Rattlesnake Canyon ending in Joseph, OR. They will be staying at the Eagle Cap Chalets on beautiful Wallowa Lake. Eagle Cap Chalets. Approx 200 miles.

Day 4 – Wednesday – May 29 – From Wallowa Lake and Joseph they head south thru La Grande and Baker City with a stop at the Sumpter Valley Dredge Sumpter Valley Dredge. They will end up at the scenic western town of Prairie City.and stay at the haunted Hotel Prairie Hotel Prairie. (This is a partial recreation of the Wild West Tour of 2016). Approx 186 miles.

Day 5 – Thursday – May 30 – From Prairie City they head west along scenic Hwy 26  with possible stops at Cam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day, the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and the Painted Hills. From there they head north to the small farming and ranch town of Condon. They will be staying at the historic Hotel Condon built in 1920 Hotel Condon . Approx 167 miles.

Day 6 – Friday – May 31 – From Condon they head home along scenic Hwy 97 thru the high desert towns of Antelope and Madras and over the Mt Hood Hwy 26 towards Portland, OR.  Approx 190 miles.

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