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Re: [Debian-portland-soc] DC14 Day Trip Ideas

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 08:14:09PM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> On 10/29/2013 12:23 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 02:44:10PM -0700, Patty Langasek wrote:
> >> I have requested information from Timberline to get a quote on what a dinner
> >> for our group size could be (estimating 350ish), and have kinda glanced for
> >> tour groups for the gorge, and tried not to cry when I saw the prices per
> >> person. I don't think we'd need a *tour*, but I guess we'd also have to look
> >> up what we'd have to be responsible for if we just arranged a bunch of buses
> >> to wander around the Scenic Highway.
> > 
> > I think a guided tour is clearly not the thing to do here; providing
> > transportation on a bus is probably a lot cheaper than what we can secure
> > with an organized tour, yet give us everything we actually care about.  I
> > can't imagine what value a guided tour actually provides in the gorge over
> > just renting busses.
> > 
> > But certainly, +1 from me for the general idea of a trip up the gorge, if
> > the budget allows.  As Brian says, this does rate fairly low down the
> > priority list for a successful conference - there's a lot of other stuff we
> > can do as a day trip far more cheaply in town.  But by all means, I think
> > this is a good target for us to have, though we should consider fallbacks in
> > town.
> I'm +1 for something involving the Gorge as well.  There are some great
> hikes right around Multnomah Falls for those interested a more strenuous
> hike - e.g. Angels Rest is nice.

I think if we're going to bus people, we'll probably need to choose a
single destination? I'm in favor of a Gorge visit/hike.

> I like Timberline, but I'm not sure about the value proposition.  It
> takes a while to get up there, and I always seem to walk around for a
> few minutes and that's it.  For me, honestly, the view *of* Hood from
> somewhere like Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon (hint, hint, wink,
> wink) is better than the view *from* Hood.

Yeah, I'd agree about Timberline. I don't think it'd be worth the trip to

We also have destinations on the coast to consider. Tillamook Cheese
Factory, a beach, etc.


Kees Cook                                            @debian.org

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