2023 Northwest Adventure

2023 Northwest Adventure

May 8, 2023 to September 6, 2023

BRYCE CANYON THROUGH UTAH, IDAHO ACROSS WASHINGTON AND OREGON

This exciting circuit will start in Bryce Canyon, Utah, at Ruby’s Inn, and travel up through Utah. Then we work our way through Idaho and Wyoming, across to Oregon/Washington and down the West Coast. Some places may have limited parking, and you may need to be an Elk and a Moose and, of course, some places will need reservations. It is strongly recommended that you are an Elk prior to this circuit. Moose can be easily joined when we are parking at a Moose. Many of the Elks and Moose today are only open to members and will not let us sign anyone in to park there.

As with our other adventures, everyone will need to participate, whether you are hosting a stop, collecting money, acting as a parking director, leading a hike, bike ride or kayak trip, everyone will be helping out. Let the Adventures begin.

We need one or two circuit leaders for this circuit. They both will receive a free membership after they complete the circuit.

If there is no circuit leader, this circuit will be cancelled.

If you are interested in leading this circuit, please contact Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


BRYCE CANYON, UT

May 8, 2023 to May 17, 2023
Activity Ideas

Hiking, biking, 4-wheeling. Leave your car in the public parking area across from Ruby’s Inn and ride the free shuttle into the park. They stop at a number of locations about every hour or so; so you can get off and hike a trail and then get back on the shuttle and go to another location. There are too many hiking opportunities to list, as well as a 6.2 mile shared use trail that accommodates bicycles, pedestrians, dogs, etc. There are also a number of hiking trails in the nearby and beautiful Red Canyon. Four- wheeling opportunities abound in this area, as well as scenic drives. Go horseback riding. Visit to Kodachrome is a must.

Parking Location

Ruby’s Inn Campground, Highway 63, Bryce, Utah 84764. Laundry, dump, water, restrooms, showers, outdoor heated pool. $10 a night dry camping. 300 Main Street. Please note this is a special price for the WINs during the above dates only. The Host/co/host may go in a day early. We are here for 10 nights, Each person will pay $100 if they stay for one night or 10 nights. Sorry, you cannot come early or extend your stay.

Directions and Other Information

89 north, right turn onto Utah-12, Right turn Utah-63, right turn into Ruby’s. Look for WIN Signs, Group area 9.

GPS Coordinates

N37.6684,W112.1585Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


FISHLAKE, UT

May 17, 2023 to May 22, 2023
Activity Ideas

Biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, prospecting and watch for large animals such as Moose, Elk, Bears, Mountain Lions, etc. Day trip into Torrey.

Parking Location

Mackinaw Campground, Loa Ranger District, Loa, UT. Fishlake National Forest, $20, half off with senior pass. There are also some dispersed areas if the host or someone wants to scout out the area ahead of time. Need Reservations, Recreation.gov.

Directions and Other Information

50 sites, Need Reservations, Recreation.gov. Half of the campground if FCFS but that may change. Booking window starts November 15th. Dump, water, flush toilets, showers. 41.7 miles east of Richfield. Highway 12 towards 89, Rt onto UT62, Rt onto Browns Lane, Rt onto Ut 24. Lt onto UT 25 N, Lt onto Mackinaw Campground Rd.

GPS Coordinates

N38.556000,W111.717000Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


MOAB / ARCHES NATIONAL PARK / CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, UT

May 22, 2023 to May 30, 2023
Activity Ideas

There are many hiking and mountain biking opportunities in this area. Take a scenic drive; catch the amazing colors of the Southwestern sunrises and sunsets. Go 4-wheeling. Kayak or tube the Colorado River. Visit Arches, Canyonlands, The Needles, and Moab. Check out the White Rim Trail. We are here over Memorial Day weekend so plan a pot luck or Burn your own

Parking Location

Fallen Office Peace trail. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW!! We will be a tight fit in this space, please follow the directions of the parking directors so that we can all fit. Please be courteous if you have to run a generator. There is an overflow area adjacent or across the road. There is a deep dip at the first entrance. It would be best to park between the wooden posts perpendicular to the cable.

Directions and Other Information

UT-24 E to I-70 East, Take exit 182 (191) toward Moab. Keep left and follow the signs toward Moab. Turn left onto Fallen Peace Officers Trail and follow the WIN signs and red ribbons. (There is no left turn lane so use signals and put them on early) The left turn is just south of the mile marker 142 which is approximately 15 miles south off I-70. There is a large Brown sign for Fallen Peace Officer Trail as you approach the turn. There are several places in Moab for dump and water.

GPS Coordinates

N38.7319316,W109.7248904Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


GRAND JUNCTION, CO

May 30, 2023 to June 4, 2023
Activity Ideas

Lots of scenic hikes in Colorado National Monument, rock climbing, canyoneering, and adventure hiking are found in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Unaweep Canyon and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Jet boat the Colorado (either mild and scenic or wet and wild). Cable board on a 30 acre lake near Fruita. Explore Dinosaur Museum, trails and digs as well. The Little Rock Wild Horse Range by either horse or 4-wheel drive. Visit one of the many farms and orchards where you pick your own and see the alpacas. Bike ride one of the most scenic roads – 23 miles along Rim Rock Drive. There are rivers to kayak or float on and finish off a day with wine tasting (30 to choose from) and/or explore the many breweries, distilleries and restaurants in and around town. Play golf, visit the Museum of the West. Explore the art murals on the river front trail, hike the Grand Mesa, drive racing at the Speedway, fishing in over 300 lakes and some unique shopping downtown.

Parking Location

Moose Center 270, 567 251/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505. Dump and Water on the premises. Need a parking Director and someone to collect the money and sign everyone in. Checks and cash OK.

Directions and Other Information

US-191 North to I-70 East to Follow I-70 E, Right on Pinyon Ave, Left onto 25 1/2 RD.
Electricity- 110 at $20 a night, dry camping $10 as long as we collect from everyone. Dancing to a live band one night a week, Karaoke, bingo, special dinners, drinks and great hospitality. If you are not a Moose yet, this would be a great one to join.

GPS Coordinates

N39.08688,W108.58129Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


FLAMING GORGE, UT

June 4, 2023 to June 11, 2023
Activity Ideas

Visit the Flaming Gorge Dam and take the dam tour. Hike or kayak down the Green River (Little Hole) where along the way you could see a Bald Eagle, herons and lots of fish as the water is crystal clear. Kayak the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and rafting.

Parking Location

Lodgepole Campground, Vernal Ranger district, Vernal, Utah 84078 Need Reservations, available November 27, 2022, Recreation.Gov. Dump, drinking water, paved parking.

Directions and Other Information

$20/night, Senior half price. I-70 Towards Utah, to US-50 East, CO-64 West, US-40 West, US-191 North, Rt on Lodgepole Campground Road.

GPS Coordinates

N40.81200,W109.46600Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


KEMMERER, WY

June 11, 2023 to June 14, 2023
Activity Ideas

Visit the Fossil Butte National Monument for hiking and ranger led geology talks, take the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop drive, visit the Natural History Museum or the City of Rock Springs Museum, take a drive to see the White Mountain Petroglyphs and on your way you will see the Boars Tusk, and visit Adobe Town to see strange rock formations. Plan a pot luck or Burn own.

Parking Location

Fontenelle Creek Recreation Area, $7 a night, $3.50 with senior pass, water, dump station, garbage. The lower loop has larger spaces than the upper loop. Covered tables and fire pits.

Directions and Other Information

There is a public swimming pool at the Rock Springs Family Recreation Center.

GPS Coordinates

N42.077686,W110.154307Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


GRAND TETONS, WY

June 14, 2023 to June 20, 2023
Activity Ideas

Lots of hiking, great bike trails, kayaking pristine lakes, wild life all over. Visit Jackson Hole, ride the gondolas.

Parking Location

Gros Ventre (pronounced Gro Vant) Forest Service Campground, 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011, $42 night, 1/2 off with senior pass. Tables, bear boxes, restrooms, dump. (307) 739-3300. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS. recreation.gov.

Directions and Other Information

From Moran, take US Hwy 26W, go 23 miles, at the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Gros Ventre Rd, go 4.6 miles and turn right onto Gros Ventre CG Rd. Try for last loop to left. Dump and water available. $29 or $14.50 with Senior Pass per night for dry camping.
Alternate parking location for those that did not get into Gros Ventre, Shadow Mountain, Kelly WY. OFF 191 FIRST COME FIRST SERVED N43.705438,W110.619368

GPS Coordinates

N43.6155,W110.6656Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEST ENTRANCE, ID

June 20, 2023 to June 27, 2023
Activity Ideas

Explore and enjoy all the wonders that Yellowstone has to offer; there are too many to name. Visit Earthquake Lake, kayak in Hebgen Lake and on the Madison River, and lots of hiking near the campground as well.

Parking Location

Red Rock Rd, ID. Free. About 1/2 hour to Entrance of Yellowstone, good cell.

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy. 20 turn West on Red Rock Road. Drive 1.9 miles to the coordinates on the left. When coming off Red Rock Road to destination, make sure that you go in at an angle so you don’t scrape. Follow the WIN signs

GPS Coordinates

N44.58661,W111.36942Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


KETCHUM, ID

June 27, 2023 to July 5, 2023
Activity Ideas

(THIS IS A MAYBE)
We are here over the the July 4th holiday so plan a pot luck or a burn your own.

Parking Location

Lake Creek Rd. Dispersed, Ketchum, ID 83340

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N43.737245,W114.300623Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


LEWISTON, ID

July 12, 2023 to July 19, 2023
Activity Ideas

Nez Perce Visitors Center, hike Hells Gate State Park, tour the Discovery Center, hike the pathways along the Snake River, take a walking tour of the amazing artwork in downtown Lewiston, and along the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, kayak the Clearwater River, take a Hells Canyon jet boat ride – reservations required. Check the entertainment schedule in the Elks Lodge.

Parking Location

Lewiston Elks Lodge #896, 3444 Country Club Dr. Lewiston, ID 83501, (208) 743-5591.

Directions and Other Information

US-12 W, take Dike Bypass and Snake River Ave to Country Club Dr. The RV parking overlooks the beautiful Snake River. There are 10 parking spaces available with water and electricity only. Register at the office. Circuit leader call for pricing. Free dump at Hells Gate State Park; and free dump at Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. Possible to stay at Fairgrounds, $28 per night.

GPS Coordinates

N46.382104,W117.041910Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


BURBANK, WA

July 19, 2023 to July 26, 2023
Activity Ideas

Visit Sacajawea State Park; visit the Franklin County Historical Museum or one of the several other museums; kayak the Columbia and Snake Rivers; attend a wine tasting at the Bartholomew Winery; and visit the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Visitor Center. There is hiking, swimming, kayaking, and fishing at Hood Park, as well as the McNary National Wildlife Refuge that is adjacent to the park.

Parking Location

Hood Park Campground (COE), (509) 547-2048, 2339 Ice Harbor Road, Burbank, WA 99323

Directions and Other Information

This campground is 100% reservable, so reservations are recommended, and can be made up to 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Each site has a fire pit/grill and picnic table, sites 3-18 have 30 amp, and sites 2 and 19-69 have 50 amp. There are showers, trash dumpsters, potable water and a dump station. Alcohol is prohibited, and pets must be leashed. $30 – $35/night, half off with senior pass.

GPS Coordinates

N46.211350,W119.011241Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


MT. RAINIER/MOUNT ST. HELENS – RANDLE, WA

July 26, 2023 to August 2, 2023
Activity Ideas

Ranger led hikes, talks and fireside programs. Explore Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens.

Parking Location

Cascade Peak RV Park, 11519 US Hwy 12, Randle, WA . Host to call to verify price.

Directions and Other Information

Dry Camping. Circuit leader call for pricing. Laundry is available.

GPS Coordinates

N46.53601,W121.77963Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


PUYALLUP, WA

August 2, 2023 to August 9, 2023
Activity Ideas

Take on the Escape Room in Tacoma, visit the petting zoo at Old McDebbies Farm, ride the gondola at Gig Harbor, catch a performance at the Lakewood Playhouse, visit the Mandarin Stained Glass Gallery or wander through the Lakewold Gardens. Visit the large farmers market at the South Hill Mall. Take the train into Seattle WA, visit the space needle, Chihuly Glass Garden, the fish market.

Parking Location

Puyallup Elks Lodge, 314 27th St NE, Puyallup, WA (253) 845-9515. $20 nite for 30 amp, $10 nite dry camping. Pool and showers ($6 for 7 people a day).

Directions and Other Information

Please check in with camp host before parking. Water and dump on east side of property. Pets up to 20 pounds. Restrooms and showers are open during normal business hours.

GPS Coordinates

N47.19441,W122.25911Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


SEQUIM, WA

August 9, 2023 to August 17, 2023
Activity Ideas

Explore Olympic National Park; visit the Lavender Gardens, Port Angeles, Salt Creek Recreation Area, tidal pools and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Take a day trip on ferry to Victoria, BC. The ferries also have packaged 2 – 4 day trips to Victoria. There is a lot to see and do in this area.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Rd., Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-2763. 30 amp hook ups – $20. Large grassy area for dry camping.

Directions and Other Information

101 West to Sequim or 101 north then east into Sequim.
The host needs to contact the lodge two weeks in advance with numbers. (In 2019 we paid $6 for dry camping but we collected all the money and kept an accounting for the lodge) Host or Circuit Leader can negotiate price if large group. No dump at lodge but there is one at the Chevron Station on the corner of Bownie and Washington Streets on the East side of town.

GPS Coordinates

N48.095206,W123.098883Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


FORKS, WA

August 17, 2023 to August 24, 2023
Activity Ideas

Take a day trip to Cape Flattery, the most northwestern point in the contiguous US, or the Hoh Rain Forest. The beaches near La Push are great for walking. Waterfall trail, kayak, biking, museum, Rialto beach, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #2524, Clyde Hampton Memorial RV Park, 941 Merchant Rd, Forks, WA 98331 (360) 374-2524

Directions and Other Information

From the north on Hwy 101, turn left on Calawah Blvd. Turn left on Merchant Rd. Boondock in the large grassy field next to the Lodge. $10 dry camp, $20 with hookups. The host will need to contact Dean at the Elks Lodge a couple of weeks prior to our stay to let him know approximately how many RVs there will be. The Clyde Hampton Memorial RV Park features 6 hook-ups that serve 12 “back-in” spaces. Each has water/power and there is a sewer dump on site. They do not take reservations; sites are “first-come first-serve” with self-registration near the front door.

GPS Coordinates

N47.961838,W124.372775Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


ASTORIA, OR

August 24, 2023 to August 29, 2023
Activity Ideas

Fort Clatsop National Park offers guided kayak trips on the river, call (503) 861-4425 to make reservations and for more information. There are also interpretative events at the Fort; movies; a guided river walk; visitors center; and, surrounding area to learn how The Corps of Discovery lived in 1805-6. Fort Stevens: wreck of the Peter Iredale, beach walks, wild life viewing, WWII military installation, views of the mouth of the Columbia. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has the only items from The Corps of Discovery in this area; view of the mouth of the Columbia from the Washington side; north of Cape Disappointment is North Head Lighthouse open to public for tours; ship wreck. Seaside and Return of the Salt Makers: first person reenactment of the production of salt for The Corps of Discovery return trip. Astoria: farmers market on Sunday; Astoria Column; Columbia River Maritime Museum; Liberty Theater; Flavel House. A must see is the play Shanghaied in Astoria

Parking Location

Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR. This must be verified by the host or circuit leader prior to going there.

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS. Enter Gate 6, which is the 1st gate on the right of the road as you come in. You will see an admissions building for the Fair. The entire parking lot (minus the few demo derby cars) will be available for use! $20 for dry camping per nite. The fee needs to be collected by a WIN volunteer. Dump and water are available.

GPS Coordinates

N46.149856,W123.79232Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com


TILLAMOOK, OR

August 29, 2023 to September 6, 2023
Activity Ideas

Tillamook Cheese Factory, Blue Heron Cheese Factory, train ride to Bay City, scenic tour of lighthouses, Air Museum, kayak Nestucca River, farmers market in town, dancing and food at local bars, textile museum, Munsen Creek Water Falls, Forest Vendor, Labor Day Pot luck, hiking. There are many day trips that can be made up and down the coast, beautiful beaches, crabbing, hidden beaches, kayaking, hiking and biking.

Parking Location

Elks RV Park, 9105 Hwy. 101, Tillamook, OR. 1/8th mile south of milepost 71, 5 miles south of Tillamook. dry camping. ($12-$15 dry camping per night) Dump $10.

Directions and Other Information

It is recommended that you make reservations as soon as possible if you want hookups. Call Park Hosts, Bob and Pat Burke for reservations at 503-842-4200, $35 a night. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED FOR DRY CAMPING
Hwy 101, 5 miles South of Tillamook. 3/10 mile south of milepost 71 or 7/10 mile north of milepost 72, on east side of Hwy, Directional sign on west side of highway. Lots of dry camping on the grass areas. Host to call with approximate numbers as early as possible. This is a holiday weekend.

GPS Coordinates

N45.39034,W123.80297Click on link to see Google Map

Contact

Maynard Magee, 303-522-7661, winrvsingles@gmail.com