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Ice Age Floods EV Tour II

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by JackA, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. JackA

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    Plug-In North Central Washington welcomes EV drivers to tour the fantastic geologic imprints left by the Ice Age Floods. Imagine a raging flood so powerful that towering waves studded with glacial icebergs toss giant boulders downstream like pebbles, and the landscape is irreversibly altered as eroded soil is carried more than 500 miles to the ocean.

    It might sound like a scene from a Hollywood movie – but it’s real. And it happened in the Wenatchee Valley between 13,000 and 18,000 years ago, as water from glacial Lake Missoula raged across the landscape at 65 miles-per-hour when the ice dam blocking its path gave way to pressure, releasing the violent deluge. To learn more: About the Ice Age Floods - Ice Age Floods Institute

    This is not a replay of the 2013 tour and the route while different and longer will highlight some fantastic geologic features. Save the Weekend of July 22 - 24 this EVenture will include real geologist as guides, beautiful scenic vistas and prizes. What more could you do with a couple of days than that? Within the next several weeks hotel and other details will be posted here. We intend to use Eventbrite for registrations.
     
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    Jack, we love that area, keep us posted, and count us in. By the way, have you considered making it to the "Sound of Silence" road rally in Custer SD this year?? We are leaving on May 17th to head that way, would be great to have y'all join us.
    P&B
     
  3. JackA

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    Can't this year as we have forestry work to do... Next year we are planning to make Formula E Long Beach and perhaps the Spund of Silence!
     
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    Drove the proposed route with our tour guide yesterday. Plenty of interesting geological sites plus some fantastic views of the Columbia River valley that can only be seen from private property. Route will be about 75 miles total with adequate potty and rest stops. Dinner at an award winning winery will be in the package. More details after the Plug-In NCW board meeting on Thursday the 21st of April. Rooms at the Marriott Springhill Suites in Wenatchee will be available for Saturday night. The Springhill has L2 charging and there are several L2, haL2 and L3 opportunities in Wenatchee. Plug-In NCW will have a Tesla CHAdeMO adapter to lend attendees.
     
  5. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    I am booked, so I will have to miss it. But my family has toured the flood sites in the past and found it interesting. I really like the Springhill Suites in Wenatchee (though note their EVSE does not work with Roadsters). And Plug-In NCW has certainly put on some fine events in the past. To anybody thinking about doing this - go for it!
     
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    #6 JackA, Jun 13, 2016
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    The Ice Age Floods EV Tour (Pledge for Power) is on!

    Plug-In North Central Washington welcomes EV drivers to tour the fantastic geologic imprints left by the Ice Age Floods. Imagine a raging flood so powerful that towering waves studded with glacial icebergs toss giant boulders downstream like pebbles, and the landscape is irreversibly altered as eroded soil is carried more than 500 miles to the ocean.

    It might sound like a scene from a Hollywood movie – but it’s real. And it happened in the Wenatchee Valley between 13,000 and 18,000 years ago, as water from glacial Lake Missoula raged across the landscape at 65 miles-per-hour when the ice dam blocking its path gave way to pressure, releasing the violent deluge.

    About the Ice Age Floods - Ice Age Floods Institute for more of what this tour will explore.

    Plug-In North Central Washington is hosting this tour as a fund raising EVent. Our goal is to underwrite the cost of electrical power dispensed from the Chelan PUD operated haL2 chargers that they are planning to install around Chelan County. We have pledged to underwrite up to $5,000 for this. Tax qualified receipts will be issued for donations. Ken Lacey will be our tour guide he is very knowledgeable of the geologic events and local agriculture. He is also full of interesting stories about the people and history of the area. We will conclude the tour with dinner, wine tasting and dancing at White Heron Cellars.

    The Marriott Springhill Suites has blocked rooms for tour attendees; reservations must be made directly with the hotel. [email protected] is ready to talk with you about lodging via e-mail or, call and ask for Miguel (509) 667-2775. We have 20 rooms blocked for this EVent.

    Driver and EV registration includes some L3 charging for your EV in Wenatchee and L2 near Cresent Bar. Wine tasting fees at White Heron Cellars and entry to the Mushroom Festival are also included.. Full details of tour will be sent when registration is received. If you have questions please contact me; Jack Anderson [email protected]

    Hope to see you here!
     
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    Love me some geologic history!

    Won't make it this year though, that weekend's already booked up. Hope you have it again next year!
     
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    Ice Age Floods Tour will have a Geologic Bingo game, First Prize is a Larry McWhirter piece. Check Eventbrite for tickets and details. Twenty-five geologic terms to be used during the tour will form the Bingo grid. You may win your personal SC!
     

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    Marriott Springhill Suites room block is expiring this week! The rooms that were reserved for this tour will be released on Thursday the 30th of June! Please make your decision to join us soon!
     
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    Hope you do this next year - count me in for 2017.
     
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