Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:31 pm

September might work well. I start to get worried about the weather as we get later in the year... I have no top other than the bikini! Totally open... keep asking around, especially those who are not on 311s. Thanks!
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Linda » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:09 pm

On the fun runs that used to happen, everyone got a free raffle ticket and then there was a drawing for a nice pro photo of your car
( rockstorephotos.com) and also some goofy prizes like a Harbor Freight micrometer etc. It was all in fun, but the pro photo was really cool, I think. So "prizes" don't have to be out of the question in that kind of format. Basically everybody won something, but the photo was the top "prize".
You also might think about any local 510 or Z clubs to have a casual combined meet with.
They might already be doing some planned meets.
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by AC77 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:22 pm

I decided to check this out and drove to Crystal Mountain. Very cool drive. If something can be put together, I am totally in!
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by stevec » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:45 am

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That is a beautiful area, and a great drive to get there from any direction. Perfect spot for a meet up!

Crystal Mtn. is only an hour or so from my house, so it's a good day trip for me. If you are thinking about this year, it's probably too late to get much going in August, but September (after the kids are back in school) would be good, and September is one of my favorite months up here. Maybe Saturday the 12th or 19th?

I'm not much for shows and awards, so I like the idea of keeping it simple. Just get together, maybe bring a picnic lunch if you don't want to eat the food there, some tire kicking and then a scenic drive. See who actually shows up the first year, then decide where you want to take it.
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Gregs672000 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:56 pm

Glad that this is starting to generate some interest! I was thinking "next year" but maybe a casual pre-show meet up in September would be a good way to introduce locals to the area a bit and see what people think. I've never been successful posting to DROPS for some reason (I get the posts, but it won't accept my replies), so if you any of you are active, mention the idea and encourage them to make their voices heard on 311s. Thanks all!
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by stevec » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:14 pm

I also lurk on the DROPS list, but haven't posted much. Someone on that list posted a link to this thread; that's how I found out about it.
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Gregs672000 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm

stevec wrote:I also lurk on the DROPS list, but haven't posted much. Someone on that list posted a link to this thread; that's how I found out about it.
Oh Good! I mentioned it to Ted so perhaps he posted...
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Linda » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:51 pm

Get Ted involved. He is like the Roadster PT Barnum :)
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by jfunkdelicious » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:25 pm

Whether it's a fun run up to Crystal or a full blown event, I'm totally interested. I've also made the trip up to Artist Point at Baker a couple of times just for the fun of it. I say pick a date and let's see how many people we can get to go. And then do it again next year and so on and so forth and see if it grows organically. I'm out for all events this calendar year as my roadster is in the construction phase but there's a good chance I'll make it next year! :)
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by dynaguy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:39 am

I'm interested in a trip to the west side. Pat

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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by stevec » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:09 pm

Crystal Mountain is closed due to the Norse Creek fire, and probably won't reopen until the snow starts falling.

Maybe next year?
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Linda » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:41 pm

Next year for Crystal, but what about a Plan B for the area? Must be some fun run to do. What about a ferry ride across to one of the islands then buzzing around those roads?
My favorite is Whidbey Island. Lots of fun in the summer.
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Gregs672000 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:32 pm

My wife and I just got back from doing the North cascades loop about 60 minutes ago... all of hell must be on Fire! Never seen such smoke. Car was covered in ash this morning, couldn't even see the mountains. No idea what my lungs are like, but our eyes and throats were burning. So sad to see this!
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Re: Crystal Mountain, WA meet?

Post by Toptech360 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:10 pm

A Mt Baker drive is being planned for sept 17 or possibly the 16th depending on what majority rules. Hopefully smoke will have cleared by then.
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