The Tour de Sunrise, scheduled for Saturday August 3, 2013, will consist of a fun driving day with lunch at Sunrise, inside Mt. Rainier National Park. This is a family social event and a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest, with the highlight being Mt. Rainier itself.
The drive will begin and end in Enumclaw. The drive to the park follows state highway 410, and the road inside the park to Sunrise is fun and full of twists and turns with eyefuls of scenery. This time of year is actually spring bloom at the high altitude of this area. Exceptional views of Mt. Rainier will of course be provided for those attending this event.
You do not need to own an Audi to participate in this event. First time tour drivers are encouraged, to meet with and enjoy fellow Audi enthusiasts, and to learn more about Audi Club Northwest and its activities.
The group drive will meet Saturday August 3rd at 8:00am at the Safeway parking lot in Enumclaw. Safeway is located at 152 Roosevelt Ave East (Hwy 410) Enumclaw, 98022. The tour will return to and officially end at the same Safeway at approximately 5:00pm.
ENTRY FEE INTO MT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK IS $15.00 PER VEHICLE, please bring $15.00 cash to be collected upon check in at the morning driver's meeting, or your National Parks Pass if you have one. The tour leader will pay for the entire group to facilitate a quicker entry into Mt. Rainier National Park.
Following highway 410 from Enumclaw, the drive continues into Mt. Rainier National Park along the twisty road to Sunrise. Upon arrival at our destination, at 6400 feet, the highest point you can drive in the park, there will be a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) lunch.
Please be sure to bring your lunch with you. There is a short walk from the parking to the picnic area, so pack your food and drinks accordingly. Sunrise has full facilities, including rest rooms. After lunch the tour will take a short 13 mile drive to Tipsoo Lake at Chinook Pass for more excellent views of the surrounding area.
Upon returning to Enumclaw there will be an optional dinner near Enumclaw at Krains Corner about 6:00pm, for who are those interested.