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Tour: Mt. Baker
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017
Meet-up: Smokey Point rest stop at MP 207 Northbound on I-5.
Smokey Point Rest Area Northbound MP 207
Arlington, WA 98223
This tour will be conducted in accordance with the PCA minimum driving tour standards and the local PNWR rules for driving tours.
Please join us for this biennial Summer tour to the highest driving location in the North Cascades, Artist Point at 5,229 ft, which overlooks the glaciers of Mt. Baker to the west and Mt. Shuksan to the east. We’ll begin our tour through the lush countrysides and back roads of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties before beginning our winding assent along SR542 to the end of the road. Porsche Bellingham will have a special Porsche Reveal and/or Porsche Display upon of arrival at Artist Point. After parking, enjoy your fellow member’s company while visiting among the new Porsche displays in this most picturesque of settings while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the North Cascades Mountains. Make sure you bring your camera or Iphone to take plenty of photos of people, Porsches and the landscapes! After mingling and photo taking, make your way 25 miles back down SR542 to Glacier for lunch at Milano’s Restaurant and Deli. Owner and chef Sam Hassan has created a special ‘Porsche themed’ lunch menu for our club that we'll order from. Choose from seafood, steak, chicken and salad entrees entitled ‘The Carrera’, ‘The Spyder’ or ‘The Cayman’ plus two others including ‘The Panamera’ dessert. You'll have plenty to choose from including local wines and beers while dining inside or on their deck area which has been reserved for us. The tour concludes after lunch, so you're free to take your own open road back home whether it includes stops at Porsche Bellingham, a leisurely drive along the seaside cliffs of Chuckanut Drive, retracing your steps along the farmlands of SR9 or if you're short on time an easy cruise along I-5 south.
I hope you can join us for this very popular, Summer-time tour. Make sure you register early as this tour fills up quickly! Don’t wait and be disappointed.