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This is from the NWbombers. This is for all you Northwest guys!!! Hopefully it will turn into a food drive like last year. There was a ton of food donated. Hopefully we can do better this year.



The annual All-Diesel, All Clubs trip to Mt St Helens. Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2010 in Washington.

Pics from previous years:
2009: Smoke on the Mountain 2009
2008: Smoke on the Mountain V
2007: Smoke on the Mountain IV - 2007
2006: Smoke on the Mountain - III


The rough game plans for the trip is as follows:

1. Meet at Exit 68 and I-5. Spiffy's Restaurant. If you wish to eat breakfast, get there about 8:30
2. Leave Spiffy's about 9:15 or so. If you decided to skip the breakfast meet and greet, you should be showing up now.
3. Head east on Highway 12 to Mary's Corner. Make the right turn onto Jackson Highway and follow it into the town of Toledo.
4. Continue thru Toledo on Highway 505 until it comes to highway 504 - Spirit Lake Highway. Turn Left.
5. Continue on 504 into Kid Valley. Pull into the Parking lot of the giant Sasquatch statue. Get out, take pics, stretch legs.
6. Continue on 504 to the Bridge Viewpoint. Pull into viewpoint. Take pics, setup for the big "Bridge Photo" where everyone lines up on the bridge and we try to get pics/vids before we completely screw up traffic.
7. Continue to the end of the road. Johnstons Ridge Observatory. Line up the trucks in the back of the parking lot. Walk up to visitor center. Take pics. We get to the top at roughly noon.

The visitor center does charge to enter, and to walk on the scenic trails. Last year we had one of the younger park employees tell me that EVERYONE had to pay even if they didnt use the visitor center. Bob V is looking into that for this year.

Also, a couple of ppl brought some small gas BBQ's to make lunch with at the top. There was some minor eyebrow raising about that also, but let it fly. No Charcoal tho they said.

Once we reach the top, its kind of the end of the trip, and everyone leaves for home based on their own schedules. Some literally turn around at the top and head home. Others stay for a while, then catch an early dinner somewhere on I-5.

I still wish we could do some form of teddy bear drive or poker run out of this event, just in case the weather completely sucks. That way people dont feel like it was a bum trip that they didnt get to see the mountain.
As always. If you eat at spiffy's, get the buffet for time reasons. Ordering off the menu takes forever. Also, if you dont have a CB radio. Get one, even if its just plugged into a cigarette lighter and a mag mount. Roughly pg to pg-13 conversations, but very entertaining none the less.








 

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I thought they were talking about a different route this year. They did a food drive last year and are planning on doing it again this year.

I'm planning on going. I'll be the one not rolling coal on the bridge. Damn stock truck.
 

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Yeah I think I heard that too... I just posted up what Daryl wrote up last year... I better hit up nwbombers and find out.. LOL
 

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sounds like a good idea. maybe i will load mine up. lol just kidding. sounds fun to me . i will have to see if i can make it up there. anyone know when and were the next dyno/tuning day is around here somewhere in oregon/washington/nor cali.
 

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Sounds interesting and fun i going to try to make this time.
 

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Looks sweet, Wish i was getting to Washington sooner.
 

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Where in Washington are you moving to?
 

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Update: The route will be the normal route up to Johnston Ridge. The banquet hall at Spiffy's (I-5 exit 68) is reserved from 8:30 to 10:30. The food drive will also benefit the Toledo food bank.
 

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I will be going! Im excited to meet some new people and see some sweet rigs! Im new to the "diesel world" so it should be fun!
 
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