2014 Sierra Buttes Tour & Poker Run
NOTE: Club Events are for Sierra Chapter Members Only
An electronic invitation will be sent out to all chapter members for all events,
PLEASE RSVP by accepting the invitation or email us
WHEN: Saturday, July 26th, 2014 @ 8:44am, Meet @ Starbucks/Raleys Parking Lot on (Mt. Rose Hwy/Wedge Pkwy)
Approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Reno, the majestic Sierra Buttes located in Northern California on the spine of the sierras are sure to to amaze you! The drive takes you through beautiful valleys and through craggy peaks of the Buttes. During our drive we make approx., 5 beautiful scenic stops for photos and to draw cards for our Poker Run. The last card drawn ends our drive at Longboards Bar & Grill located on the beautiful Plumas PInes Golf Course where we meet for a leisurely and very enjoyable lunch and the winner of the poker run will be given a prize (to be determined).
9:00am – Starbucks/Raleys Parking Lot, 1st poker card draw (A) Head-up Mt Rose Hwy (NV-431) over the summit, right on NV/CA-28 past Kings Beach . Turn right on CA-267 (N Shore Road) (C) towards Truckee, CA for approx 10.3 miles. Turn Left on Brockway Road through roundabouts for approx. 1.0 mile to Truckee River Regional Park for potty break and 2nd poker card draw.
10:00am – Leave TRR Park turning right on Brockway road, turns to Bridge St. Right on Donner Pass Road until roundabout on CA-89. Travel approx. 23 miles to Sierraville and then left on CA-49, stop at highway turnout immediately after Sierraville (F) for pictures and 3rd poker card. Continue 4.7 miles past Sattley. Continue, this is the fun part! – 12.6 miles of dangerous curves, to Bassets (gas station/small store and highway maintenance station). Will draw the 4th poker card at Bassets parking lot.
11:00am – Leave Bassets turning onto Gold Lake Hwy (CR-S620), travel approx. 7.6 miles to Gold Lake (I) for pictures then continue for 15.4 miles to CA-89, entering Graeagle. Turn left on CA-89 for approx. 1.7 miles to Graeagle-Johnsville Road. Travel approx. 1.6 miles to Poplar Valley Road, turn right and travel straight to Plumas Pines Golf Course/ Longboards Bar and Grill (K) for lunch! …and final poker card draw and prize award!). Lunch will be at The Bluff lunch on the deck overlooking golf course.
NOTE: Longboards can not do individual checks. We were able to make lunch choices to include tax, tip, drink for a flat fee so please pay in cash. They have a full bar with a wide selection of micro-brews available which you can purchase drinks individually.
1:30pm – Leave Longboards and return back to CA-89 heading north through Graeagle for approx. 1 mile to CA-70. Head east on CA-70 towards Portola, CA, approx. 9 miles. Leave Portola heading east on CA-70 towards US-395, South on US-395 to Reno, 49 miles. Estimated arrival time in Reno 2:30pm (Click here for the mapped Route)
The craggy peaks, waterfalls, and rivers of the Sierra Buttes are a spectacular site, especially in the winter and spring when adorned with a tapestry of snow. Glacially formed lakes add to the unique beauty of the landscape and offer recreation in its most luxuriously primitive form.
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