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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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Boxsterfest Driving B.C. Canada to Tahoe

Hi Everyone...I'm considering coming down to Boxsterfest...seems like a pretty good excuse for a road trip! Probably just myself, and maybe a buddy, cause my wife can't get away...I know probably no cause for concern weather wise(snow?), in Oct, but does any one know the quality of roads, on U.S. 97 from Wenatchee Wa to Yakima, then down to Bend and Klamath Falls,, then the U.S. 139 to Alturna, and U.S. 395 to Lake Tahoe...any high Mountain passes to be concerned about? It's rare for Oct, but we can get snow in the higher passes here...I've got summer tires...thanks for any input.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Canada WCBF attendees

This is great news to hear that you are considering driving all the way from Canada. Looks like we would have a real West Coast representation for the WCBF.
Thank-you!

If you haven't already, call Cal Neva to make your hotel reservations asap B4 the 18th to assure a good room. Cal • Neva Resort Spa & Casino
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I am sure there are many others that will tell you about the roads you mentioned here on Babblers. I use to live in Bellevue, Wa and the main roads (via I-5) are good all the way down and also over to Tahoe. If you have AAA check with them for roads and maps for additional information.

Ok, Oblio and Westcoaster, here is your chance to caravan down together.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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Route through Oregon

Hwy. 97 between Bend and Klamath falls is really straight and BORING! There is also a pass that could get snow in October. An alternate might be Bend to LaPine on 97 then take 31 toward Lakeview. This is high desert and might be a nice contrast to the rest of your trip.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #4
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Really glad to hear your giving even more thought to this. Unfortunately I don't have the info on the roads. A couple of ways to get the info. First contact AAA in the area. Second, contact the Washington State Patrol. While we normally try to avoid the boys in blue they can be a valuable source of info. My final suggestion is to check over at Porsche Pete's Boxster Board. There are a number of Washington and Oregon Boxster owners on that board. You might try sending a few emails direct to them. Most of the people on these boards are really good about sharing info. Hope to see you in October.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 10:05 AM   #5
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Oh, I have been thinking about it!

In fact I just mentioned it to my wife at breakfast this again morning... She had this puzzled look though, something about driving all that was just to drink beer!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #6
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Oh, I have been thinking about it!

In fact I just mentioned it to my wife at breakfast this again morning... She had this puzzled look though, something about driving all that was just to drink beer!
The first round is on me if you come, along with a promise to play "O Canada" at the Saturday banquet if any Canadians do come down. As a little extra enticement to make the drive it's tradition to give a gift to the person who drives, sorry Pedro, the furthest to the event. So the two of you could duel for that honor. Some of the possible prizes are gift certificates from either Pelican Parts or BumperPlugs, Boxster replica's, or maybe even one of the special gifts being donated by Pedro. If I haven't mentioned it we've been getting some really good swag from our sponsors. And of course there is the other reason to come, beer. I'm even bringing some of my lesser known personal favorites.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #7
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As a little extra enticement to make the drive it's tradition to give a gift to the person who drives, sorry Pedro, the furthest to the event.
To win that prize, I'm tempted to drive the route



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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #8
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About the weather/snow conditions:

I got married at the end of September at the CalNeva a few years ago and the weather was absolutely marvelous. For our one-year wedding anniversary my wife and I went there again a year later and it was SNOWING.

You never know about weather in Lake Tahoe in late Sep / early Oct...
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #9
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You should win the prize irregardless of the route you take...thats a long way to go for a beer!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #10
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You should win the prize irregardless of the route you take...thats a long way to go for a beer!
The prize is certainly yours... you'd be driving in from another country!
The barley juice is for my wife, she's the beer lover; I enjoy the grape juices
Looking forward to meeting you and all others there in one month!
The countdown has begun.... just 30 days, and counting.
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