The Zone 6 Grande Tour

 

Zone 6 of the Porsche Club of America is huge.  There are 15 regions which occupy the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and northern Wyoming; and also the enormous western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and maybe the Northwest Territories since we now have two Polar Region members who own a Boxster and live at the southern end of the Ice Road in the frontier town of Yellowknife.  We have the longest saltwater coastline of any PCA region, and virtually all of the glaciers of any size outside of Alaska.  There are thousand of square miles of sagebrush, lava beds, and rain forests . . . and about 4600 members spread all over the place.  

 

We can't visit them all . . . or can we?   If we tried, how would we do it, what routes would we take, how long a trip would it be?  Below is the my first stab at laying out a possible pathway.   It passes through some of the best spots in all 15 regions, encircles the vast majority of our members and most of the grizzly bears in the northwest, uses 4576 miles of paved highways, and would take you about two weeks, 42 meals, 200 gallons of fuel, and several memory chips for your digital camera.   You could start anywhere, finish anywhere, do it all at once, or make it happen over several years of exploring.

If you like the idea, give it a try.  If you don't like the pathway, try a different one.   If you have some suggestions or want to report on your journeys, drop me a line.   If you don't do it now, you'll be older when you do!

Dave Cooley, PCA Zone 6 Rep, mtcarrera2@gmail.com

Click here for the route.