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Catawissa Leaf Rambler - Oct 23

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A ride so nice it just wouldn't be right not to do it again in the fall! 


When -                   Saturday , October 23rd, 2021

                                  Arrive:                     9:00 a.m.

                                  Drivers' Meeting:   9:30 a.m.

                                  Depart:                    9:45 a.m. 

Where -                  Meet at Sheetz, Sugarloaf Township

                                  551 PA-93, Sugarloaf, PA 18249   LOCATION

Presidential note: This is drive number 39 for the year!


Event Leader:  Brian Wowak

Join me for 124 miles of exquisite central Pennsylvania mountain and valley roads!  The first segment departs from Sheetz and rolls through gentle farm land before circling around and climbing over Nescopeck Mountain,  leading into a breezy run down the Scotch Valley before looping around the foot of the mountain at the other end to our rest stop at Loves Travel Stop in Mifflinville. 

From there we'll travel east along the Susquehanna river to Nescopeck where we'll turn south and head back into the hills before looping back to West where we'll cross a covered bridge over Catawissa Creek before settling back into the rolling farmlands along the Susquehanna river as we approach Danville.  Time-permitting we may stop at a predetermined location for a group photo of our Miatas and drivers.  Near Danville we'll stop for lunch at the Cherokee Taphouse and Grille.  (They serve an entirely different menu on Saturday so we all get to try something new!) 

After lunch we'll head back into the rolling hills and valley roads east of Numedia,  where we'll pass the Roaring Creek Friends Meeting House,  a Quaker house of worship build of log construction in 1795-96. From there we'll continue southeast over the Little Mountain where we'll skirt the edges of Ringtown before heading north on Rt 339/Catawissa Creek Rd.  We'll explore a few more country roads before ending back in Sugarloaf Township at the Milkhouse Creamery for homemade ice cream. 

Total drive time is approximately 4 hours plus roughly 1 hour stop for lunch,  so roughly 5 hours from start to ice cream. 

This run will be limited to 15 cars.

This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety. 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).

We will use FRS radios for communications. Be sure to arrive by 9:00 a.m. with a full gas tank and an empty bladder.

Turn by turn instructions and a GPX file will be made available to anyone who attends.



  1. Brian and Kara
  2. Ralph and Becky
  3. Louie and Corrina
  4. Jim
  5. Doug
  6. Neil and Angel
  7. Tony B
  8. Dawn & Tom
  9. Alison 
  10. Joe & Tina
  11. Ken & Evan
  12. Jeff
  13. Johnny Le (Guest)
  14. Michael W. (Guest) and maybe Ida Mary



- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"

Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 164
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Has anyone not recieved an email with the GPX and turn by turn instructions?  


Also,  is everyone clear that they need to bring cash for lunch because we will be on one bill? 

- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"

Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 72


Thanks for a fantastic ride today!

2020 Polymetal Gray Club ST

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Jim Turner
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 122

Brian – what a great drive! Thanks for putting this together and for the excellent execution! Can’t wait to do it again.

'02 SE ti/br (retired)
'21 RF-GT 6MT mg/wh

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Great drive today. And even with rain, the roads and scenery were great. Our detour, early in the drive, had a fantastic view. I would include that next time you drive it.  And the food was outstanding as well. 

2014 Club 2.5L "Punisher Edition", 2017 RF GT

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Thank you again Brian for taking the time to put this together!  Not only some great roads but nice stretches inbetween stop signs and only one traffic light!

2016 ST Ceramic Metallic GT aka Ghost

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