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7/8/2006 - Walk
Event Number : 74335 10km rated moderate 2
Start : Penrose Point State Park, Lakebay.
Event City: Lakebay
Start 8 am - 1 pm.
Host Club : Key Peninsula Volkssport
Write for more information to:
1604 Von Geldern Cove Rd KPN
Lakebay, WA 98349
Contact : Hugh McMillan, (253) 884 - 3319
Club Website: www.keypen.com
July 8 & 9, 2006 Capitol Volkssport Club - Olympia, WA
Two "Water Walks" are being offered in Washington's beautiful capitol on
8 and 9 July. The Capitol to Sound trail, rated 1+, takes you around
the Capitol, around Capitol Lake, around the waterfront, by the Farmers
Market and through a festival, and through downtown Olympia. The 5K
option goes along the waterfront and through downtown Olympia and around
the Capitol grounds.
The Olympia Town and Garden Walk, also rated 1+, goes along the
waterfront, through the Farmers Market and a festival, through downtown
Olympia, through the Japanese Garden, and around the Capitol grounds.
When you finish the two events from the Capitol start, then there are
two YRE's offered in town. In addition, there are a couple others
nearby. Check the club website at
for directions to start points.
WA Challenge: Thurston County, Festivals, Downtown, Lakes, Bridges,
Start Location: Capitol Building, Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA
Sat. Start and Finish Times: 8-1 start; finish by 4
Sun. Start and Finish Times: 9-12 start; finish by 3
Misc: Pets are welcome, but not in buildings. Owners are responsible
for obeying leash and cleanup laws.
Point of Contact: Susan Berry at (360) 491-7266 or lsberry@...
Driving Directions: From I-5 North or Southbound, take exit 105.
Follow "State Capitol" signs to the Capitol Campus. The start is at the
North Entrance of the State Capitol Building. Ample free parking on
campus, at the visitors' center and on city streets.
City and State: Mill Creek WA
Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5 Km, 10 Km 1+
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Greater Mill Creek Senior
Center, 600 128th St, S.E., Everett, WA 98208 From I 405 North or South
take Exit 26 (SR 527-Bothell/Mill Creek) Northbound turn right at
stoplight; Southbound turn left - onto Bothell-Everett Hwy. Follow signs
to Mill Creek (about 6 miles). Turn left on Dumas Road at stoplight.
Turn left on Park Road. Left at Senior Center Sign. Parking is on right
just before Senior Center at the McCollum Park Park and Ride.
Event Description: 5Km Rating 1; 10Km Rating 1+. 5Km walk is on paved
trails including North Creek Trail through woods and wetlands as well as
sidewalks to the city center site of the Mill Creek Festival. 10-Km also
includes walking through residential neighborhoods, over Mill Creek,
past the Mill Creek Sports Park and through the city center including
the many shops and eateries in the ever expanding Mill Creek Town
Center, site of Mill Creek Festival. Trail is rated a + due to one long
gradual hill up Mill Creek Blvd. Restrooms are available at
Start/Finish, Central Market in Town Center and at the Festival.
Start Times: 9 AM - 1PM
Contact: Sue Black , (425 ) 747 - 3484
Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/interlaken
E-Mail Contact: scblack@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
Our WalkWashington Sponsors (More Events Continued Below)
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Walking Adventures International...History, Culture, Scenery, AND
Walking...more than just a walking tour! According to Rudyard Kipling,
"East is east and West is west and never the twain shall meet." The
ancient land of China is quickly changing, however, embracing new market
ideologies and technologies, and in many ways, reaching out to "meet"
the West. Now is the time to experience this venerable land! Our duo of
Mini-Adventures this fall offers travelers the opportunity to discovery
two distinct and powerfully significant areas of China: Beijing & the
Great Wall (4 IVV walks) and Xi'an & the Yangtze River (2 IVV walks).
Experience these regions of China separately or combine them into one,
unforgettable 13-day Asian Adventure! October 13 - 25, 2006. Call
1.800.779.0353 for more details or visit our web site at
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Women’s Convertible Walking Socks
Hydropel Blister Prevention Cream
Daffodil Valley Walkin' Wednesdays
Daffodil Valley Volkssport Association will be hosting group walks 9 am
on Wednesday mornings during July and August. We will walk Year-Round
Events and then have lunch. If you are interested in joining us, you
are more than welcome. Questions? Call Carolyn at (253) 845-6592 or
e-mail her at jcwarhol@...
WALK, WALK, TALK, WALK, WALK, EAT
Meeting time: 9 a.m.
Meeting place: At the actual start of the walk.
July 5-Dupont (Sign in at Dupont Store/76 Station)
July 12-Tacoma, Ruston Way Walk (Sign in at Spar Coffee Bar and Café)
July 19-Puyallup (Sign in at Safeway on Main St.)
July 26-Enumclaw (Sign in at Best Western Park Center Hotel)
August 2-Greenwater (Sign in at Wapiti Woolies-drive to start)
August 9-University Place (Sign in at Forza Coffee Co.)
August 16-Buckley (Sign in at Arrow Lumber-drive to start)
August 23-Yelm (Sign in Safeway Store)
August 30-Tacoma, Point Defiance Park (Sign in at Boathouse Marina &
7/15/2006 - Walk
Event Number : 73130 10k, 5k
Start : Sontag Park
Event City: Spokane
Host Club : Lilac City Volkssport Assn.
Write for more information to:
3324 E. 15th
Spokane, WA 99223
Contact : Larry Charneski, (509) 535 - 2364
Northwest Regional Conference, July 20-23, 2006 Seaside, Oregon
Events: Open July 20-23, 2006
NW06-73818 Ecola Park to Tillamook Head and Return
This walk starts at Ecola Park. There is a $3.00 day use fee. It starts
at Ecola Park and visits the overlook and you can see what Clark and
Sacajawea saw when they went to Cannon Beach to see the whale. You will
go first to Indian Beach. There are many roots on the trail as well as
much short up and down. Rated 3+. From Indian Beach you will go up onto
Tillamook Head to see a hiker camp. This gives you the best view of any
of the Lighthouse on Tillamook Rock. Ascend the Head on a service road
but descend on a natural trail. The trail takes you back to Indian Beach
and return over the same trail to Ecola Park. As you return to Ecola
Park, you will get an idea what Clark and party saw.
NW06-73817 Seaside to Tillamook Head and Return
Drive past the Seaside Cove up to the trail head. Rated 3. This is
natural trail that zigzags to the top of Tillamook Head. Route turns
around at the Elmer Feldenheimer Forest Preserve. All natural trail. The
hair pin turns take you through deep forest. Although Clark and party
started to Cannon Beach via the beach, they had to scale Tillamook Head
(presumably because of the tide). Walk will go to Clark’s lookout point,
where they reputedly finished their ascent of Tillamook Head.
NW06-73822 Fort to Sea Trail
This is the approximate route that the Clark party took to go to Seaside
where they set up camp to boil water for salt. This walk is a one-way
walk. You MUST car pool. There are two ways to accomplish this. You can
drive to the Fred Meyer store in Warrenton and then car pool to Ft
Clatsop. At the end of the walk at Sunset Beach, you can catch a county
bus back to Fred Meyer store and thus car pool back to Ft Clatsop. OR
you can car pool by parking one car at Sunset Beach and another car at
Ft Clatsop. When you finish the walk, ride back to Ft Clatsop. The route
goes across a wetland on a boardwalk and into the woods to cross Clatsop
Ridge. The route goes under Hwy 101 and then on to a sand dune trail to
Sunset Beach. While at Ft Clatsop, visit the Interpretive Center for a
look at the reconstructed fort and at the waterfront on the Lewis and
Clark River where you can see canoes like the ones used by the Corps of
NW06-73819 Bike Event
This route is flat. It starts on Fort Stevens and goes out along the
Columbia River’s south jetty. Although this is technically not “in the
footsteps” of Lewis and Clark, it is a good opportunity to ride along
where it is cool and where you can see the mouth of the Columbia and the
NW06-73815 Ilwaco (Port of Ilwaco to North Head Lighthouse and return)
The walk starts at the Pavilion at the Port of Ilwaco and goes along the
scenic walkway with the Ilwaco fishing fleet on one side and many shops
and restaurants on the other. The route then goes to the start of the
Discovery Trail, a gravel trail through woods to Beard’s Hollow. From
Beard’s Hollow the route goes to the West Wind Trail through a beautiful
forest where you can hear the ocean roaring to the North Head
Lighthouse. From the lighthouse, you get magnificent views of the coast
line where the Lewis and Clark expedition first saw the Pacific. The
return route go by the Lighthouse Keepers houses and returns to Ilwaco
on the West Wind and Discovery Trails. You will pass the Ilwaco museum
where a Lewis and Clark display is on exhibit and then back to the
start/finish. Trail is rated 3+ and is 12km.
NW06-73939 Swim Event
This event will be held at the beach on July 21. Drive to the start
point and wade in the surf for 300 meters (150 meters each way). Good
way to cool off on a hot summer day.
NW06-73940 Swim Event
This event will be held at the beach on July 22. Drive to the start
point and wade in the Surf for 300 meters (150 meters each way). Good
way to cool off on a hot summer day.
NW06-73941 Roller Skate Event
This event will be held at the world famous Prom(enade) in Seaside.
Drive to the start point and skate two full lengths of the Prom and
back. Great way to see the sights and the people in Seaside.
Ice Cream Social (Thursday evening, July 20) : Please pick your top
three favorite flavors of the list below. We will have the top five
favorite flavors on hand at the Ice Cream Social. The event will be held
at the Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside.
( ) Butter Pecan ( ) Chocolate Peanut Butter ( ) Just Plain Chocolate
( ) Marionberry ( ) Mint Chocolate Chip ( ) Oreo Cookie
( ) Strawberry ( ) Very Vanilla ( ) Black Walnut
( ) Coffee ( ) Maple Walnut ( ) Peach
Barbecue (Friday evening, July 21) : The barbecue will be either at the
Community Center or at the American Legion, only a short block from the
Community Center (Well within walking distance). There will be hot dogs,
hamburgers, and ribs.
Sit Down Dinner (Saturday evening, July 22) - The dinner will be held at
the American Legion. The menu consists of Prime Rib, Salmon, or a
vegetarian dinner. Please make your choice of the above menu when you
1. The Terminus of the Lewis and Clark routes : to be presented by Al Le
Page of the Pacific Coast Trails.
2. Volkssport Leadership : To be presented in a two to three hour
seminar style workshop.
Please indicate your interest in either of these two workshops.
Northwest Regional Conference July 20-23, 2006
Contact – OTSVA, c/o Mossback Volkssport Club, 765 North “A” Street,
Springfield, OR 97477. All registrants will receive an award with the
Conference. Prices: $74 per person. Make checks payable to OTSVA. You
may register for all or any part of the events below. Questions about
registration may be referred to Sally Ross at 541-726-7169. Registration
must be received by July 7, 2006.
This includes the following:
a. ( ) Fort to Sea Walk $3.00
b. ( ) Ilwaco $3.00
c. ( ) Seaside to Tillamook Head $3.00
d. ( ) Ecola Park to Tillamook Head $3.00
e. ( ) Bike Event $3.00
f. ( ) Roller Skate Event $3.00
g. ( ) Swim Event (Jul 21) $3.00
h. ( ) Swim Event (Jul 22) $3.00
i. ( ) Ice Cream Social (Jul 20) $7.50
j. ( ) Barbecue (Jul 21) $12.50
k. ( ) Dinner (Jul 22) $30.00
In addition, you may purchase a T-shirt with the Northwest Regional
Conference 2006 logo for $10. Shirts come in two colors – stonewashed
blue and stonewashed green. Some t-shirts will be available for sale at
the conference. Indicate size and color:
Color: Green( ) Blue ( )
Size: M( ) L( ) XL( ) XXL( )
Ice Cream choices (Select 3)
( )Butter Pecan ( )Chocolate Peanut Butter ( )Just Plain Chocolate
( )Marionberry ( )Mint Chocolate Chip ( )Oreo Cookie
( )Strawberry ( )Very Vanilla ( )Black Walnut
( )Coffee ( )Maple Walnut ( )Peach
Barbecue choices: ( )Ribs ( )Wurst ( )Hamburger ( )Vegetarian
Dinner choices: ( )Prime rib ( )Salmon ( )Vegetarian
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