Green Bastard Posted September 15, 2008 Report Share Posted September 15, 2008 Sat. September 20th! Back by popular demand! Fort Hoskins/ Mary's Peak end of summer fun run and BBQ. For those that missed it last year, don't. For those that were there, it's happening again. Saturday, September 20th. DNW will be grillin ribs burgers and dogs, and watering ya'll. Suggested donation is $5 to be given to a charity. Folks with names beginning in A-L, please bring a side dish, and M-Z can bring dessert Bring you choice of drink (please no alcohol). The club will supply bottled water. We ask that you RSVP to President Dave we want to make sure we have more than enough food for all! Fort Hoskins offers educational interpretive displays and self-guided trails that allow users to appreciate the park's varied history, vegetation and views. The Fort Hoskins covered shelter, constructed in 2002, is where we will be. In addition to ten picnic tables and serving counter, there are two electrical outlets, a sink and electric cook top, spigot, drinking fountain and barbeques. The park and the accessible restroom are available for use from dawn to dusk. From Fort Hoskins Park it's a fun run up to Mary's Peak. Mary's Peak is the highest point in the coast range and provides a great panoramic view of the Willamette Valley. On a clear day from the very top you can see the coast. The lower portion of the Mary's Peak road is the site of several exciting years of the old Mary's Peak hill climb. Cruise up to Mary's Peak, and then join us Back at Fort Hoskins as we fire up the grill. Mark the calendar now, RSVP to Dave, and don't miss it! Meet up at Safeway in west salem 1455 Edgewater St. N.W. Salem, OR 97304 We will be departing for the Fort from Safeway at 9:30 AM If you cant make it there, just meet us at Fort Hoskins for the BBQ. Getting to Fort Hoskins: From the north on I-5: Take the Keizer-Salem Parkway exit to Hwy 99E. Follow signs to Hwy 22 Dallas-Ocean Beaches west. Take Hwy 22 to Rickreall. Turn left onto Hwy 223 and follow it thru Dallas to Kings Valley Hwy (still 223)to Hoskins road. Turn west and watch for signs to Fort Hoskins Park. From the south on I-5: Take Exit 228 to Corvallis. Turn left on 4th Street in downtown Corvallis. Follow Hwy 20/34 signs to Philomath and Newport. After Philomath turn right on Hwy 223 to Kings Valley. Fort Hoskins Signs will now direct you to the park. Quote Link to comment
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