Host: Bill Bell
Join Bill Bell for this drive that starts outside Enumclaw and, as is often the case, ends with food. The drive begins at the Mud Mountain Dam Parking Lot. Arrive by 9:30 and spend 30-45 minutes taking some short nature walks or checking out the overlook for the Dam. This is an interesting park with a lot to see and do, so we'll begin here and at 10:15 or so, we'll have a drivers' meeting and head out for the Mt. Rainier Overlook.
Don't expect to see much snow in the higher elevations, but bring a jacket because it may be a little cooler on top of the overlook than down below. You'll have some nice photo ops and some winding roads to enjoy on this drive.
Once we reach the summit, we'll make a U-Turn and head back to Enumclaw for lunch at Kelly's Restaurant in downtown Enumclaw.
Directions to Mud Mountain Dam:
From Hwy. 405, take the Hwy. 169 Exit (To Maple Valley/Enumclaw) and stay on it until you get to the Hwy. 410 Turnoff. Turn left and follow this road for about 7 miles and you'll see the turnoff to Mud Mountain Dam. We'll meet in the parking lot, so look for your Miata friends there.