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Summer BBQ Run - Members Only Event

Gold Country / Columbia Run
















DATE:

Saturday June 9, 2018

MEETING PLACE and TIME:

7:45am @ Starbucks
1502 N Vasco Rd, Livermore, CA 94551
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Drivers meeting: 8:15am
Departing:           8:30am

ROUTE:


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Come join your NorCal Minis comrades for a nice drive up into the Mother Lode! We’ll pass through farmlands on our way up into the Sierra Foothills, stop at a historic hotel for lunch, then take a short but twisty drive to Columbia, where you can visit a wild west town.


We’ll drive up Vasco Roads to Highway 4, then dash east into Stockton. After making our way through town, we’ll head up Highway 26 through farmlands and rolling hills. This is a road many of us probably haven’t taken before; it’s gorgeous.


Bathroom Stop:
Starbucks
200 CA-12, Valley Springs, CA 95252

Once we hit Highway 49 at Mokelumne Hill, we drive down to Angels Camp, then up Highway 4 to Murphys. Parking in Murphys (http://visitmurphys.com/about-murphys/map-of-murphys/):

* Directly behind the hotel is a dirt lot
* A large parking area at 198-598 S Algiers St, Murphys, CA 95247


We’ve got reservations for lunch at 11:30 at the Murphys Historic Hotel (http://murphyshotel.com/). We have a fixed menu (to be posted soon) at $20/person plus tax and tip. We’ll be taking orders at the drivers meeting to speed things up. If you’d prefer not to eat at the hotel, there are other options in town.


We’ll meet up at 1 PM for a drawing, then depart for a short drive down to Columbia State Historic Park (http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/). You’re free to explore the gold rush era buildings, enjoy ice cream or drinks, or just soak in the scenery.


The group drive ends in Columbia; you’re free to head home at your leisure, either individually or in groups you set up yourself.


The suggested return route takes you through Jamestown, Oakley, and then on to Manteca. We end the directions once you get to I-5; we assume you can find your way home from there.




IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT NORCAL MINIS MEMBERS:

For those who are not paid members of NorCal MINIs who wish to join in on this run, a $5 day pass will be charged for participating. 


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