Let's motor to the mountains! It's time for the 15th Annual PhillyMINI in the Mountains Rally!
Fifteen years... And we are doing the Classic Route again!
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Meet: 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: Our meetup point is just off the Bear Creek / Wilkes-Barre exit ramp, exit #105 of PA 476 North or "the Northeast Extension". [MAP
This run takes place in five stages. Keep reading...
Stage One (45 miles):
Tackle the humbling Giant's Despair Hill Climb, over Laurel Mountain, across the Susquehanna River, up the very twisty Bunker Hill Road, and through the Back Mountain to a rest stop at the Tunkhannock Burger King.
Stage Two (45 miles):
Motor up winding Sugar Hollow Road to the sweeping Route 87 and stop for lunch at World's End State Park. Relax and eat lunch on the rocks of a mountain stream.
Stage Three and Four (40 miles):
Enjoy a leisurely optional lap around Eaglesmere Lake, view the Victorian lake houses, stop to visit the Eaglesmere Air & Car Museums and then proceed to Rickett's Glen State Park to explore Adams Falls, the 37-foot-high waterfall at the base of Rickett's Glen, or have a late afternoon snack streamside!
Motor down mountain roads towards Wilkes-Barre where a few more twisties will finish off the run with a resounding "WooHoo".
The Final Stage:
Because of restaurant failure last year, we will NOT have any of our dinners at Cafe 315 again. Instead, the Friday night GtG is confirmed at Keely's Alehouse and Grill in Kingston. The Saturday Buffet Dinner is at the VFW in Dupont.
What to bring:
A FULL tank of petrol. The total run is about 185 miles long and there are NO scheduled petrol purchase stops along the route.
Packed lunch, late afternoon snacks and drinks for the day. There are NO scheduled food purchase stops along the route.
Your camera equipment. There will be abundant scenery to photograph.
Swimming gear if you plan to take a chilly dip. Keep in mind that it will be Autumn, so you may want to bring your nerve.
Proper footwear is recommended. You can easily take the short hike at the bottom of Ricketts Glen to see the 36 foot high Adams Falls, but it is much better with that "right pair of shoes".
Two Way Radio
A respect for Mother Nature, the local residents, and the changing roadways.
$2 for a button
$5 for a cling
$10 entrance fee (non-members only)
Cash for lunch, dinner and incidentals
NOTE: This rally is free for PhillyMINI members who show their Membercard/lanyard at the rally check in. Non-members pay a $10 rally fee..
If you wish to attend all events for the weekend, you must RSVP in four places. You are RSVPing for each rally and each dining event.