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June 22-24

Feather River Canyon


The Feather River Canyon, located along Highway 70 between Oroville and Quincy, is one of the most popular scenic driving routes in the state. Hwy 65 N now bypasses Starbuck’s at the Town Center in Lincoln. Take the Lincoln Blvd exit off Hwy 65 N for about 1 1/2 miles to the Town Center at 59 Lincoln Blvd. Our club will leave Starbucks’s in the Lincoln Town Center, located at 405 Highway 65 in Lincoln, at 9:30 on Wednesday June 22nd. After leaving Lincoln, there will be 'Bonnie Stop' in Oroville and a last chance for gas, as there are no gas stations in the canyon.

The Canyon is an awesome gorge carved by the Feather River running through granite boulders,  and into pine forests and high mountain meadows.

Few California highways have such natural beauty and diversity in terrain, landscape and elevation. We will view the historic Pulga and Tobin bridges, a highway and railroad bridge, that cross each other. Also three tunnels blasted through solid granite, named Arch Rock, Elephant Butte and Grizzly Dome, are among the most photographed sites in the canyon. Seven hydroelectric powerhouses make up the “Stairway of Power” along the river, where we will see the power generating process in action. There will be stops along the way to view and photograph these wonders.

Lunch will be at Caribou Crossroads, which is situated on the Pacific Crest hiking trail at Belden. This tiny diner offers hamburgers, sandwiches and some other specialties for our group. The restaurant owners are so excited to serve us, that they are inviting all the locals to see our beautiful cars. It should be great fun. Should this not meet your dietary needs, feel free to bring your own lunch

After lunch, we will leisurely drive toward Quincy, enjoying the fabulous scenery and arrive in the afternoon at the Chalet View Lodge, which is located near Graeagle. The Lodge has something for everyone. In the complex, there is the craft Eureka Peak Brewing Company, a Starbucks and the award winning, The Grille restaurant. Additionally, there is bocce ball, horseshoes, swimming, hot tub, 9-hole golf, a catch and release pond, and for the young at heart, zip lining. We have a rate of about $98.00/night, depending on your chosen accommodations. The rooms set aside are all "Classic king" rooms in the main lodge with all the amenities. If you would like a cabin or chalet room, please work that out with Carrie Hickman. The Chalet View Lodge is offering a buffet breakfast for $12.50 with reservations or $15.00 without. Reservations can be made at check-in. A list of alternate breakfast options will also be available.

After breakfast on Thursday, we will be exploring the surrounding Plumas National Forest area. The morning run will be the Gold Lake Loop, a breathtaking scenic drive, which will take us by several other lakes. We will stop at the Vista Point (6700 feet) for a photo and viewing opportunity. The drive will be about an hour and a half.

After lunch, an additional run is planned to either the Plumas-Eureka State Park, located at the foot of Eureka Peak, or a drive around Lake Davis. Some club members may wish to visit the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola or simply relax on the beautiful grounds surrounding the lodge.

We will be leaving on June 24th. After breakfast, we will discuss the several possible routes home.

We hope you will join us for this memorable MG event.

If you plan to attend, it is imperative that you make your reservations early as the hotel is sold out the day we leave.

Contact Carrie Hickman
Identify yourself as a member of the Sacramento Valley MG Car Club in order to get the discounted rate.

Chalet View Lodge

For questions about the event, please contact:

Paul & Bonnie D'Andrea 916-391-4496 bonnieandpaul@comcast.net
Cathy & Keith Yarbrough 916-684-2700