Disclaimer:
This is not a Chasing Sunrise event.
There is no help or guidance provided by Chasing Sunrise Inc. on this trip.
All information displayed below is for your convenience. You accept all responsibility for any trip you undertake and are totally comfortable and capable getting to and from the destination on your own.

road trip

/'rōd/ /'trip/
noun

an extended trip in a motor vehicle.

We admit it, that sounds boring as hell. Looks like it's on us to make this thing something we never forget.

 

 

CHASING LAVA CAVES N’ PACIFIC WAVES

There’s nothing better than letting the wind fly through your hair as you descend into a valley you’ve never seen before. On May long, we're gonna pack our cars with rad humans and set south into Washington and Oregon on our way to explore the Redwood Forest in Northern California.

We’ve got a hand-picked selection of places to stop and check out, including three campsites nestled beside rivers, lakes, and the Pacific Ocean. From Snoqualmie Falls to Iron Creek, Crater Lake to lost Creek Lake, and of course, breweries in Bend, we got this trip dialed.

This weekend will have us exploring rivers, caves, volcanoes, and the Pacific Ocean. You can depart with the pack or meet us somewhere along the roadside – a little taste of what Cascadia has to offer.

40 new friends, 20 new places discovered.

This will be on hell of a Road Trip.

 

PS. This isn't an official Chasing Sunrise event.
There is no help or guidance provided by Chasing Sunrise at any point throughout this trip.

It is an open roadtrip with a whole bunch of people all committing (loosely) to the same game plan.
We've detailed our plan below, but you will be required to determine your own plan and navigate your own route.

There will be no guidance or leadership from Chasing Sunrise.
Feel free to follow closely to it or that stop by for a little bit.

 

Take a read through our schedule and then if you're planning on driving down
sign up so we can keep you up to date.

 
 

DETAILS

What: Road trip through Washington and Oregon to chase waterfalls, lava river caves, Redwood Trees, sunsets, and campfires.
When: Friday, May 18th ~6AM to Monday, May 21st ~10PM.
Friday AM Meet-Up Time: 10AM at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State.
Friday PM Meet-Up Time: 7:45PM at Eagle Cliff Store and Campground.
Saturday AM Meet-Up Time: 11:30AM at DeSchutes Brewery

SCHEDULE

Our schedule (and any research we've completed) is below.

These are all of our planned stops. You may add or delete stops as you wish. Choose your own adventure or follow the leader! Feel free to tag along for any/all of it, copy part of it, or meet us down somewhere along the way.  

Map: we've put our rough map here. Note that it is not final and all way points are approximations.

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FRIDAY, MAY 18TH

6AM: Take-Off – Leaving from Vancouver

Approx. drive time: 3 hours

10AM: Snowqualmie Falls Stop-Over and Group Meet
Snoqualmie Falls Upper Observation Deck, Snoqualmie, WA
37451 SE Fish Hatchery Rd, Fall City, WA 98024, USA

30 Minute stopover to see the falls and get everyone sorted.

10:30 AM: Snoqualmie Shopping Trip
5 minute drive time

Head to Safeway in Snoqualmie and get snacks on snacks for the weekend.
34828 SE Douglas St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, USA

1 hour stopover time to get groceries and run giggling through the aisles.

11:45 AM: Hike at Twin Falls
20 minute drive time

Meeting at the Twin Falls trailhead

2 hour stopover time to see another waterfall

2 PM: Mashel Falls
2 hour drive time

Stopping at Little Mashel Falls
44419 Alder Cutoff Rd E, Eatonville, WA 98328

1.5 hour stopover time to explore more waterfalls.

5:30 PM: Iron Creek Falls
1 hour 15 minute drive time

Meeting up at Iron Creek Falls

1 hour stopover time to see yet another waterfall.

7:45 PM: Head to our First Campsite (45 minute drive time)
Eagle Cliff Store and Campground

NF-90, Cougar, WA 98616, USA
10 hour stopover time to stargaze and sleep and eat breakfast.

**If you cannot get Friday off of work, meet us here Friday night!!

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SATURDAY, MAY 19TH

7:00AM: Head to Bend for Beer and Eats

4 hours 15 minute drive time

11:30AM: Bendy Beers and Eats at DeSchutes Brewery
DeSchutes Brewery, 1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703, USA

2 hour stopover time to eat lunch and buy brews.

1:45 PM: Get to the Lava River Cave
20 minute drive time

Lava River Cave
DeSchutes National Forest, Bend, Oregon, USA

2 hour stopover time to explore a cave made by molten magma.

4:15 PM: Get to Crater Lake for Sunset
2 hour 15 minute drive time

Mt. Scott Trailhead
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, Oregon, USA

3 hour stopover time to watch the sunset together on top of a mountain.

9:45 PM: Get roadies to our Second Campsite
1 hour 30 minute drive time

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
Group Campsite 25A

7.5 hour stopover time to sleep and wake up for another day on the road!

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SUNDAY, MAY 20TH

8:30 AM: Redwoods along the River Bank
2 hour 40 minute drive time

Jedediah Smith State Park, Smith River
Walker Road, Crescent City, California, USA

3 hour stopover time to walk amongst the Redwoods and float down the river.

2:45 PM: Get to Devil’s Punchbowl for Sunset
5 hour straight drive time, get to the Arch by 8PM for group sunset.
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Otter Rock, OR 97369, USA

1 Hour stopover time to watch the sunset together on the Oregon Coast.

9:00 PM: Get to Beverly Beach State Park and get camp set up
5 minute drive time

Beverly Beach State Park
Sites CAMP 1 and CAMP 2

Stopover to sleep and camp together one last time.

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MONDAY, MAY 21ST

5 AM: Beach Sunrise and Shine
All Day Long

Drive the coast, explore, and make our back to Canada.

The end.

SOME IMPORTANT THINGS

1. TRAVELLING TO THE UNITED STATES

Make sure you are able to travel to and from the United States before deciding to go.

2. INSURANCE

Anyone wanting to meet up with us will be required to have International Travel Medical insurance. If you don't have it, you can get it here. It's $15CAD. Don't be silly and travel without it. 

3. ORGANIZING RIDES

Once you're signed up, you can drop yourself into a group chat so you can organize your rides. If you are renting, the sooner the better as prices go up closer to the dates requested.

PLEASE NOTE: each vehicle must purchase an America the Beautiful park pass BEFORE we leave for our trip. This will give us access to each and every National Forest, State Park, and Federal site that we are visiting along our journey. We will not have time to stop and purchase a pass once we leave so please purchase one ahead of time. They are available here and are $80 USD. Prices can be split amongst the occupants of a vehicle and are required for entry into the parks and surrounding areas. 

4. CAMPING COSTS

Our campsites for the entire trip have been booked. The total cost is $35 CAD for all three nights. The price is the same for one, two, or three nights. Your responsibilities outside of this payment include food, gas, beer, the Park Pass mentioned above, and anything else you purchase on the trip.

Disclaimer:
This is not a Chasing Sunrise event.
There is no help or guidance provided by Chasing Sunrise Inc. on this trip.
All information displayed below is for your convenience. You accept all responsibility for any trip you undertake and are totally comfortable and capable getting to and from the destination on your own.


SIGN UP & WAIVER

VOLUNTARY ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
MAY 18 to 21, 2018
WASHINGTON/OREGON/CALIFRONIA, USA
I've read the waiver and agree.
Take me to sign-up.

PARTICIPANTS: READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS DOCUMENT HAS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES AND WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND WILL LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO BRING FUTURE LEGAL ACTIONS.

NOTE TO MINORS: IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU MAY ONLY ATTEND THE CHASING SUNRISE EVENT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN HAS REVIEWED, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE TERMS BELOW.

NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF MINORS: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE TERMS BELOW (SUCH TERMS BEING INTERPRETED AS IF THEY APPLIED TO BOTH YOU AND YOUR MINOR CHILD/WARD) AND HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF YOUR MINOR CHILD/WARD.

1. Released Parties include CHASING SUNRISE INC. and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, insurers, spectators, co-participants, equipment suppliers, and volunteers; all CHASING SUNRISE INC. event sponsors, organizers, promoters, directors, officials, property owners, and advertisers; governmental bodies and/or municipal agencies whose property and/or personnel are used; and any or all parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies, licensees, officers, directors, partners, board members, supervisors, insurers, agents, equipment suppliers, and representatives of any of the foregoing (together, the “Released Parties”)

2. Releasing Parties include: the participant (and/or my participating minor child/ward) as well as participant’s (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs, next of kin, and any legal or personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, or anyone else who might claim or sue on participant’s (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) behalf.

3. Voluntary Assumption of Inherent Risks: The Chasing Sunrise Event (hereafter referred to as the “CS Event”) is meant to be a fun personal test of strength, stamina, and mental grit that takes place in one place in one day. The objective is to hike a mountain for sunrise. The hike will not be guided and Chasing Sunrise Inc. acts only to bring a group of like minded individuals together. In summation, the CS Event is a group hike that presents a physical and mental challenge to participants.

I acknowledge that the CS Event is a test of my (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) physical and mental abilities that carries with it inherent risks of physical injury. Inherent risks are risks that cannot be eliminated completely, regardless of the care and precautions taken by Chasing Sunrise Inc. (hereafter used when referring to the corporate entity and Released Parties).

I understand and acknowledge that the inherent risks include, but are not limited to: 1) contact or collision with persons or objects, contact with natural obstacles, and unexpected encounters with wildlife; 2) weather-related hazards (e.g., extreme heat, extreme cold, humidity, ice, rain, fog, snow, hail, wind); 3) inadequate first aid and/or emergency measures; and 4) judgment- and/or behavior related problems (e.g., erratic or inappropriate co-participant behavior, erratic or inappropriate behaviour by the participant, errors in judgment by personnel working the CS Event.)

I further understand and acknowledge that any of these risks and others, not specifically named, may cause injury or injuries that may be categorized as minor, serious, or catastrophic. Minor injuries may include, but are not limited to: scrapes, bruises, sprains, strains, muscle soreness, nausea, cuts, sunburn, abrasions, and contusions. Serious injuries are less common, but do sometimes occur. They include, butare not limited to broken bones, fractures, torn or strained ligaments and tendons, concussions, dehydration, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses, mental stress or exhaustion, infection, vomiting, dislocations, hyperthermia, hypothermia, anemia, electrolyte imbalance, loss of consciousness, dizziness and fainting. Catastrophic injuries are rare; however, we feel that participants should be aware of the possibility. I also understand that it is my responsibility to consult with my personal physician prior to participating in the CS Event to ensure that such participation will not pose any unusual risks to my health and well-being.

I UNDERSTAND FULLY the inherent risks involved in the CS Event and assert that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are willingly and voluntarily participating in the CS Event. I have read the preceding paragraphs and acknowledge that 1) I know the nature of the CS Event; 2) I understand the demands of this activity relative to my (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) physical condition; and 3) I appreciate the potential impact of the types of injuries that may result from the CS Event. I hereby assert that I knowingly and willingly assume all of the inherent risks of the activity on my behalf and/or on behalf of my minor child/ward and take full responsibility for any and all damages, liabilities, losses, or expenses that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) may incur as a result of participating in the CS Event.

I understand that it is my responsibility to know the areas to be hiked, and if I believe or become aware that any are unsafe or pose unreasonable risks, I agree to immediately notify appropriate personnel. I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) accept full and sole responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my/our equipment and assert we have the knowledge to operate the equipment in a safe manner. I understand that the hike is not guided and I am fully responsible for navigating the hike on my own.

4. Waiver of Liability for Ordinary Negligence: In consideration of being permitted to participate in the CS Event, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I (on behalf of the Releasing Parties) hereby forever waive, release, covenant not to sue, and discharge Chasing Sunrise Inc. from any and all claims resulting from the INHERENT RISKS of the CS Event or the ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of the Released Parties that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) may have arising out of my/our participation in the CS Event.

5. Waiver of Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty: In consideration of being permitted to participate in the CS Event, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged, I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) (on behalf of the Releasing Parties) hereby forever waive, release, agree not to sue, and discharge the Released Parties from any and all claims arising from any statutory duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the Occupier’s Liability Act, [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 337 on the part of the Releasees, and further including the failure on the part of the Releasees to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect me/us from the risks, dangers, and hazards of participating in the CS Event.

This agreement applies to 1) personal injury (including death) from incidents or illnesses arising from the CS Event participation, which includes injury during the event, medical treatment, and while on the premises (including, but not limited to sidewalks, parking areas, restrooms, and dressing facilities); and 2) any and all claims resulting from damage to, loss of, or theft of property.

6. Indemnification Agreement
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the CS Event and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I hereby agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Released Parties from and against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers, and others arising from my conduct in the course of my (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) participation in the CS Event. For the purposes hereof, “claims” includes all actions and causes of action, claims, losses, costs, expenses and damages, including legal fees and related expenses. This indemnity shall survive the expiration or sooner termination of the CS Event.

7. Personal Information: Collection, Use and Disclosure
By providing us your personal information in order to participate in one of our events you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Chasing Sunrise Inc. in accordance with applicable legislation and the Chasing Sunrise Privacy Policy, which is available at www.chasingsunri.se and which may be changed from time to time by Chasing Sunrise in its discretion without any notice or liability to you or any other person by making an amended Privacy Policy accessible through www.chasingsunri.se.

Other Agreements
8. Severability: I understand and agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the Province in which the CS Event is held and that if any provision shall be found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be severed from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

9. Agreements for the Protection of Participants: I represent and warrant that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are in good health and in proper physical condition to safely participate in the CS Event. I certify that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) have no known or knowable physical or mental conditions that would affect my/our ability to safely participate in the CS Event, or that would result in my/our participation creating a risk of danger to myself or to others.

I represent and warrant that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are in full command of my/our faculties and am/are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and agree not to participate in a CS Event while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. I assert that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) have not been advised or cautioned against participating by a medical practitioner.

I understand that it is my responsibility to continuously monitor my own (and/or my participating minor child/ward’s) physical and mental condition during the Event, and I agree to withdraw immediately and to notify appropriate personnel if at any point my/our continued participation would create a risk of danger to myself or to others. In the event of an injury to me (and/or to my participating minor child/ward) that renders me/us unconscious or incapable of making a medical decision, I authorize appropriate Chasing Sunrise Inc. personnel and emergency medical personnel at the event to make emergency medical decisions on my/our behalf (including, but not limited to CPR and AED). I authorize Chasing Sunrise Inc. to secure emergency medical care or transportation (i.e., EMS) when deemed necessary by Chasing Sunrise Inc.

10. Photography: I understand that any and all photographs, motion pictures, recordings, and/or likenesses of me (and/or my participating minor child/ward) captured during the CS Event by Chasing Sunrise Inc., its affiliated entities or contractors, and/or local media (television camera crews, radio stations, and online bloggers) become the sole property of Chasing Sunrise Inc. I grant the right, permission and authority to Chasing Sunrise Inc. and its designees to use my name (or any fictional name), picture, likeness, portrait, motion pictures, recordings, and/or likenesses (collectively “Images”) in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes or alterations for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the Images including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. I further understand that Chasing Sunrise Inc. and its designees have the full right to sell and/or profit from the commercial use of such Images. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless Chasing Sunrise Inc., its assigns, licensees, successors in interest, legal representatives and heirs from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the recording of the Images, or in any processing tending toward the completion of the finished product. I agree that Chasing Sunrise Inc. owns the copyright in these Images and I hereby waive any claims I may have based on usage of the Images or works derived therefrom, including but not limited to claims for either invasion of privacy, personality rights or libel.

11. Majority Age: I represent and warrant that I have reached majority age.

12. Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its terms. I understand that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are giving up substantial rights, including my/our right to sue. I further acknowledge that I (and/or my participating minor child/ward) am/are freely and voluntarily signing the agreement and participating in the CS Event, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability due to ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of the Released Parties or the INHERENT RISKS of the activity, to the greatest extent allowed by law in the Province in which the CS Event is held.

IF I AM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE AGE OF MAJORITY WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN THE CS EVENT (“MINOR CHILD/WARD”), I HEREBY GIVE MY APPROVAL FOR MINOR CHILD/WARD’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CS Event, REPRESENT THAT THE MINOR CHILD/WARD IS IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE REVIEWED UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO THE TERMS HEREIN AND HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR CHILD/WARD.

General Terms. Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed exclusively by the laws of the province of British Columbia. Severability. If any provisions of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions in the Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties and replaces any prior agreements. Headings. The headings used in this Agreement are for stylistic purposes only and none of the content in the headings are intended to be legally binding.

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You know this isn't an organized trip right? *
This isn't an official Chasing Sunrise event and there is no help or guidance provided by Chasing Sunrise Inc. on this trip. You're totally cool with getting to and from all destinations on your own and have the appropriate skill snad knowledge to do so.
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I hereby waive any and all claims that I have or may have in the future against Chasing Sunrise Inc. and to release Chasing Sunrise Inc. from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury, including death that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer, as a result of my participation, due to any cause whatsoever.