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Dunsmuir Railroad Resort - November 5th to November 7th, 2021

Your Hosts For The Event:

Christine & Michael Toibin
Simon & Nikki Tildesley

Come join us for an amazing weekend up in the mountains. We have two runs planned for Saturday that will include beautiful sights and plenty of twisties! Details of each run below.


Friday - November 5, 2021

Drive from Bay Area
Simon will be leading the group from the Bay up to Dunsmuir.

Meet Up Location: This location is right off of Highway 680 - Bernal Ave exit
Safeway parking lot
6790 Bernal Ave.
Pleasanton 94566

Meet Up Time/Departure Time

Friday Evening Details:
NOTE: We are having a POT LUCK at the park. Between Cabooses 26 and 27. The Toibin and 
Tildesley cabooses. All attendees have received an email with details. DINNER AT 7
Dinner on your own: The restaurant at the park has a great menu otherwise plenty of choices
in Dunsmuir and Shasta nearby.

Friday Night After Dinner:
Bring your own drinks, snacks, chairs, blankets, etc. and join us outdoors by the Tildesley and Toibin cabooses #26 & #27.

Saturday - November 6, 2021


Breakfast and coffee - You are on your own.


There will be two (2) runs today.

One is an early AM run that is more of a hike than a drive. We'll go to Hedge Creek Falls along back roads through Dunsmuir. You can take the trail behind the falls and watch the waterfall from behind, great photo op. TIME: Count on 1-1.5 hours for the hike and return to Railroad Park.

The other run will be a drive up to Panther Meadows high up on Mt. Shasta. The climb up is amazing. A smooth paved road with plenty of twisties. The drive is 25 miles long and takes about an hour, perhaps less in a MINI. We peak at 7800 feet. Large parking lot for all and plenty of photo opportunities. TIME: It will take approximately 3-3.5 hours round trip, but maybe more due to stopping and exploring along the way.


Meet up time/departure time:
Meet at front of resort

Morning Route:


Lunch on your own.

Mt Shasta has plenty of restaurants to pick from based on your preferences. Fast Food, Thai, Mexican, Pizza, Black Bear Diner, etc. Check times and it's up to you to be back to the resort on time for the afternoon run.

Mount Shasta Super Market (112 E Alma St) has a great deli counter where you can purchase sandwiches, and even BBQ they cook outside.


Meet up time/departure time
Meet at front of resort

Afternoon Route:


We will attempt to have a group dinner in the dining car on Saturday night. It's important as part of your RSVP to let us know if you're interested in this option. Some may choose to do dinner on their own or get take out from the dining car.

Saturday Night After dinner:
Return to cabooses #26 & #27 again. Be sure to bring your own drinks, snacks, chairs, blankets, etc.

Sunday - November 7, 2021

Meet in the courtyard for a group photo before everyone heads home.  Be there at 9am.

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

About Dunsmuir Railroad Park

Dunsmuir Railroad Park is a very unique place where you can sleep in a caboose. If you'd like more information on the Dunsmuir, check out their website: https://rrpark.com//

Reservation Details:
You're reservation can be made online. If you want to, they also have camping options. Your credit card won't be charged until you arrive. It is Pet Friendly.

As of the initial writing of this post there are 18 cabooses & 4 cabins available. 5 Cabooses have already been reserved.

To Reserve your caboose, cabin or camping spot:
  • Click on the "Check Availability" button at: https://rrpark.com//
  • Set the dates for arrival Friday, November 5th to Sunday, November 7th
  • Click "Search" this will then set the results to show you what's still available
If you decide not to come up on Friday, you will most likely miss out on the morning Saturday event. But in plenty of time for the afternoon run and evening get together.

MUST cancel 48 HOURS prior to arrival or you credit card will be charged for 1 night.

· Base rates include 2 people, each additinal person is $10 plus tax.
· NO SMOKING Smoking in lodging units will incur a $250 cleaning fee added to credit card.


· Base Rates Include 2 people and 1 vehicle per site
· Each additional person is $3.00 plus tax
· Extra vehicles may park in overflow parking area for a $5.00 fee
· Max of 2 Tents per Tent site
· Maximum of 6 people may occupy an RV or Tent site

By registering with Dunsmuir Railroad Park you, agree to the rules and polices .

Remember there are plenty of other places to stay in the area. Make your plans now for either TWO nights or ONE night. 

A few other notes:
  • Wear sensible shoes for hiking during the day. 
  • Bring your own food, drinks, snack etc.if you wish for Friday & Saturday or check out the local dining choices
  • Bring a chair to sit by the campfire at night.
  • Radios - Channel 7/21
  • Blankets - it will be cold - it's November.


The following guidelines are our best attempt to secure your safety given what is known at this time. They are by no means comprehensive, and we cannot predict every circumstance. Therefore, we are counting on you to exercise your best judgment throughout the event. Please have an awareness and understanding of the following COVID-19 safety protocols:
• NorCal MINIS asks that anyone who is at higher risk for severe illness, feeling unwell, or who has been in contact with anyone that is sick in the last two weeks to STAY HOME
• In line with State guidelines – people who are fully vaccinated may attend without a face mask. If you are not fully vaccinated – we kindly request that you maintain a face covering.
• NorCal MINIs will encourage everyone to maintain personal hygiene in regards to washing hands
• Club loaner radios will be available at the run. These will be sanitized prior to be handed and out will be sanitized again upon return.
• Any PPE you wish to use must be supplied by yourself. This includes any face coverings or hand sanitizing products
• Participants will be required to Sign Waivers Electronically
• Please be courteous with people who wish to maintain PPE and social distancing. It is their choice to do this and we cannot question their vaccine status
Anyone who continually or willfully violates these guidelines will be asked to leave by a club officer or director.
• Any participant that falls ill within 2 weeks after the event MUST contact NorCal MINIs and share a description of their symptoms, related test results and movements during the event
• NorCal MINIs will make every effort to alert affected participants privately of the situation
Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you and make a responsible decision on whether or not to participate. You assume all risks and agree the Club holds no liability if you or anyone in your party should develop any Covid-19 symptoms afterwards by attending a NorCal MINIs event. Participants are required to follow these guidelines; any participant may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance.

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