2019 June NW Passage

2019 June NW Passage

Summary:

This is an epic four day drive! On Day 1, we start at the foot of Mt Hood in Welshes and enjoy the twists and turns mostly on backroads to Walla Walla. Day 2 brings us into the heart of the Palouse, along the Snake River and on to Coeur D’Alene for lunch and then Spokane. Day 3 we follow the Spokane River towards the Columbia River and then head north along the Columbia River to Kettle Falls where we turn south on the other side of the Columbia to Inchelium for lunch and then from there through the Colville Reservation towards Winthrop and up the hill to the Sun Mountain Lodge. Day 4 is the drive back to Portland with a lunch stop in Leavenworth.

We had a total of 60 cars attending this drive. 8 cars participated in beta testing the Scenic app for navigation in parallel to using the written directions. The beta test went very well, not a single one of the cars using the app got lost! Details about Scenic can be found here.

Tour Document:

Original Date:

6/13-16/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Tour Distance:

~846 Miles (332 Miles +  228 Miles + 286 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Welshes and return from Sun Mountain Lodge

Driving Time:

~18 hours (7 hours + 5 hours + 6 hours)

Day 1

Day 1 – Tour Distance:

332 Miles (59 Miles + 101 Miles + 55 Miles + 116 Miles)

Day 1 – Driving Time:

~7 hours 

Starting Point:

The Resort at the Mountain
68010 E Fairway Ave, Welches, OR 97067

Day 1 – 1st Leg:

Tour Book: Page 9
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 1 – 1st Leg

1st Rest Stop

Maupin City Park
206 Bakeoven Rd, Maupin, OR 97037

Day 1 – 2nd Leg:

Tour Book: Page 9
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 1 – 2nd Leg

2nd Rest Stop / Lunch:

Spray Grange Hall
807 Winlock St, Spray, OR 97874

Day 1 – 3rd Leg:

Tour Book: Page 11
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 1 – 3rd Leg

3rd Rest Stop / Gas:

Mobil Gas Station
329 N Main St, Heppner, OR 97836

Day 1 – 4th Leg:

Tour Book: Page 11
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 1 – 4th Leg

Destination:

Marcus Whitman Hotel
6 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362


Walla Walla, E Main Street (Wine Tasting) 


Alternative: a few of us stayed outside of town at the
Eritage Resort,1319 Bergevin Springs Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Day 2

Day 2 – Tour Distance:

~228 Miles (47 Miles + 74 Miles + 74 Miles + 33 Miles)

Day 2 – Driving Time:

~5 hours 

Starting Point:

Marcus Whitman Hotel
6 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Day 2 – 1st Leg:

Tour Book: Page 13
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 2 – 1st Leg

1st Rest Stop:

Lyons Ferry State Park
620 Marmes Road, Washtucna, WA 99371

Day 2 – 2nd Leg:

Tour Book: Page 13
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 2 – 2nd Leg

2nd Rest Stop:

S Jennings Ave, St John, WA 99171

Day 2 – 3rd Leg:

Tour Book: Page 14
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 2 – 3rd Leg

3rd Rest Stop / Lunch:

Cedars Floating Restaurant
1514 S Marina Dr, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Day 2 – 4th Leg:

Tour Book: Page 16
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 2 – 4th Leg

Destination:

The Davenport Grand
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

Day 3

Day 2 – Tour Distance:

~286 Miles (116 Miles + 27 Miles + 143 Miles)

Day 2 – Driving Time:

~6 hours 

Starting Point:

The Davenport Grand
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

Day 3 – 1st Leg:

Tour Book: Page 18
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 3 – 1st Leg

1st Rest Stop:

Exon Gas Station
34291 WA-20, Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Day 3 – 2nd Leg:

Tour Book: Page 19
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 3 – 2nd Leg

2nd Rest Stop / Lunch:

Inchelium Community Center
14 Community Center Loop Rd, Inchelium, WA 99138

Day 3 – 3rd Leg:

Tour Book: Page 21
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 3 – 3rd Leg

Destination:

Sun Mountain Lodge
604 Patterson Lake Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862

The 2019 NW Passage Group:

The 2019 NW Passage officially ended at the Sun Mountain Lodge. 

We added another rest day at the Lodge and then took the “Day 4” route home to Portland.

Day 4

Day 2 – Tour Distance:

~404 Miles (120 Miles + 284 Miles) 

Day 2 – Driving Time:

~8 hours 

Starting Point:

Sun Mountain Lodge
604 Patterson Lake Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862

Day 4 – 1st Leg:

Tour Book: N/A
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 4 – 1st Leg

1st Rest Stop:

Andreas Keller Restaurant
829 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Day 4 – 2nd Leg:

Tour Book: N/A
Scenic: NW Passage 2019 – Day 4 – 2nd Leg

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