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Flying Dutchman
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  • Hawk's Nest - Sparrow Bush, NY, Pre-run

When -                   Friday, November 6   

                                  Arrive:                         9:00 a.m.   

                                  Drivers' Meeting:          9:15 a.m. 

                                  Depart:                        9:30 a.m. 

Where -                 Wawa 3820 Nazareth Rd (Easton Nazareth Road), Easton, PA

                                (At the intersection of PA Routes 248 and 33)

Event Leader-         Walter Cramer

Length-                    About 6 hours

This drive is a pre-run for a Club event being planned for a future date.

Hawk's Nest is a small section of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. It is famous for many things. First and foremost is in the beauty of its vistas. On one side of the highway you have the Catskill Mountains and on the other, well below the road elevation, is the Delaware River.  In addition to its beauty, Hawks Nest is a draw for roadster and motorcycle enthusiasts as the roads are known to be curvy and twisty.

Below is a link to some history and photos of Hawk's Nest. In the third of fourth paragraph you will find the words “Porsche Commercial”. Be sure to click on them to check out the commercial. There is also a link to a GoPro video of a drive along that length of the road. Once viewed, there is no doubt in my mind someone is this Club will attempt to replicate, albeit with a Miata.

  https://exploringupstate.com/route-97-iconic-hawks-nest-roadway/

The drive to Hawk's Nest will be all back roads and consists of three legs of travel. The first is one hour in length from WAWA to a Dunkin Donuts in Portland, PA. The second leg is approximately two hours in length and the rest area is a Dunkin Donuts in Port Jervis, NY. The final leg to Hawk's Nest is twenty minutes of travel.

The drive home will be more direct and is approximately two and a half hours. Those interested in joining me on this pre-run should plan on bringing snacks, a picnic lunch and camping chairs.

This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety.  We will require that all participants maintain six-foot social distancing, and we will require masks to be worn when not in our cars.  To avoid common handling of materials, we will email the directions to participants, for home printing, and we will eliminate the usual paper sign-in sheet.  Since the sign-in confirms your agreement with LVMOC’s standard Waiver and Release, we will now consider your post to this event thread, indicating that you intend to participate, to be your “electronic” signature, indicating your agreement with said Waiver and Release (copy available on request).

This drive will be limited to 15 cars, including the leader, with priority given to paid LVMOC members.  If the 15 car limit is not met, we will open the drive to non-members.

We will use FRS radios for communications.  Be sure to arrive at the departure point with a full gas tank and an empty bladder .

Attending:

  1. Walter
  2. Gail & Bill
  3. Alison
  4. Arnold

Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)


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Htdgldy
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Count Gail and Bill in this adventure!


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Alisunshine
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Add Alison.

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Alisunshine
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Crossing the Portland Bridge into New Jersey is a toll bridge. I do not know the extent of the toll.

There is no toll going into NJ at Portland. There is a $1 toll (EZ Pass) paid as a privilege to return to PA. 😋 

 

 

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Flying Dutchman
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@alisunshine

Thanks for confirming what said to Walter, by email, earlier today, Alison.  I told him I thought that was the situation at the Portland bridge, but that I wasn't positive.  It's nice to know that I remembered something correctly, for a change 😋.

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StormND2Club
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Posted by: @alisunshine

Crossing the Portland Bridge into New Jersey is a toll bridge. I do not know the extent of the toll.

There is no toll going into NJ at Portland. There is a $1 toll (EZ Pass) paid as a privilege to return to PA. 😋 

 

 

Yep. Just like the Delaware River toll in Easton leading to Phillipsburg. Free to enter NJ, you have to pay to leave. 

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Triviawayne
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Posted by: @flying-dutchman

@alisunshine

Thanks for confirming what said to Walter, by email, earlier today, Alison.  I told him I thought that was the situation at the Portland bridge, but that I wasn't positive.  It's nice to know that I remembered something correctly, for a change 😋.

While I haven’t been to every location, I believe there is no place in New Jersey that charges you to enter the state, but almost every exit point charges you to leave. 


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dotachin10
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Wow! I took my Fiata to Hawk Nest in October 2018 before leaves changing colors (because I had a 3-week trip to Taiwan right after that). Love to see this added to future drive. It’s a bit too far for me to make a day trip. My wife came with me and we had a great time.


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dotachin10
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Nobu and Angie, October 2018 Hawks Nest trip.


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livetodrive
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@dotachin10

Great picture! 


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rhetlaw
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Alison and Nobu loved the photo shoots of your vehicles.

After Friday, we should have a few more to post.


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dudester7
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Unfortunately I work on fridays, (and saturdays) But would be interested in future preruns....


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Alwang0185
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I have some PTO to take, please add Arnold to this day trip.


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rhetlaw
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@dudester7

Sorry to hear that, Warren. I will definitely be leading this ride in the Spring/Summer for the Club. Hopefully we will you and Celia then.

Walter


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rhetlaw
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@alwang0185

Arnold, this is great news. Looking forward to having you on board.

Walter


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