If you didn’t get to join us Saturday, July 27th on the Sierra Buttes Poker Run you can still share our experience (then you may want to join us on our next drive!).
WHEN: Saturday, July 27th, 2013 @ 8:40am, Meet @ Starbucks/Raleys Parking Lot on (Mt. Rose Hwy/Wedge Pkwy) Days Events: 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 (B) 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 (D) 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 (E) 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 (G). 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 (H). 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 (J). 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 The Bluff with glorious views and delicious food.
The menu choices for the $17.00 choices to include tax, tip & iced tea or coffee:
Grilled Chicken Sandwich on house-made ciabatta roll, served with Caesar salad or house-cut French fries
Longburger , 1/2 pound burger on house-made roll, topped with Swiss or blue cheese, choice of Caesar salad or house-cut French fries
Ceasar Salad with grilled shrimp or chicken w/shrimp or chicken
And the $20.00 choice to include tax, tip & iced tea or coffee:
BBQ Baby Back Ribs with honey chipotle BBQ sauce, coleslaw and house-cut French fries
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 (L), approx. 9 miles. Leave Portola heading east on CA-70 towards US-395, South on US-395 to Reno, 49 miles (M). Estimated arrival time in Reno 2:30pm (Click here for the mapped Route) View Larger Map 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. Click here to read more about Sierra Buttes.