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NW Trek - Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival

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  • Wendy Bumgardner
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    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2005
      Wear Red on Friday Feb. 4
      Wear red on Friday, Feb. 4 to draw attention to the leading killer of
      women in the USA - heart disease.

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      plus walks in the following National Parks: Saguaro, Mesa Verde, Arches,
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      (14 days); 9 AVA-sanctioned walks included.
      Details available on our web site at:
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      February 5, 2005 (Saturday Only) Walk The Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival
      Two 11 km (6.8 mile) walks with 5 km alternatives in and around
      Concrete. Get a jump start on Festivals for the Washington State Challenge!
      Concrete High School
      7830 S. Superior Ave.
      Concrete WA
      Start Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      Finish Time: 4:00 p.m.
      Sanction numbers:NW05-70711, NW05-70663
      Downtown Route. Rated 3+ (3C) WA State Challenge: Mountains/Trails.
      Downtowns/Festivals County: Skagit. Walk through historic Concrete and
      on narrow, unimproved trails through woods and country roads to a
      viewpoint where you can see the Lower Baker Dam and probably some Bald
      Eagles. A few sections are steep and may be slippery/muddy. Not suitable
      for wheelchairs and strollers.
      Skagit Valley Trail Route. Rated 2. (1B). WA State Challenge:
      Mountains/Trails, Festivals. County: Skagit. Walk along the Skagit
      Valley Trail. Easy route but rated 2 due to gravel trail and hill to get
      back to start/finish. Suitable for wide wheeled strollers.
      AWARD: Credit only is $3.00. Free walkers are welcome, but must
      register, carry, and return a start card. Free “B” patches to all
      registered children under 12 years old and all 1st time walkers.
      GROUP WALK: Want to walk with others? Be registered and ready to walk
      at 9:30 am. Group will meet just outside the front door of the school.
      REGISTRATION: Takes place just inside the entrance of Concrete High School.
      START TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      FINISH: 4:00 p.m.
      DOOR PRIZE: New Balance Shoes will be given away to a registered walker.
      MORE INFORMATION: John or Gail Boggs, 360-853-8347, Email:
      DIRECTIONS: I-5 to Exit 230; take Rt. 20 east to Concrete. Just inside
      the city limits of Concrete, turn right (south) at the Chevron gas
      station onto Superior Avenue. Continue on Superior under the school,
      and park as directed. The High School is immediately to the right of
      Superior. Map on Back.
      FESTIVAL INFORMATION: The Bald Eagle Festival is spread out through
      several towns and spots in the Upper Skagit Valley. There will be
      information displays, speakers and kids activities at the High School.
      The prime eagle viewing spots are only a few miles up the road. We
      encourage you to visit all of the festival locations. Remember: If it
      is a sunny day, you will have a beautiful day for a walk. If it is
      cloudy, you are more likely to see lots of eagles as they are more
      likely to be perched in trees rather than soaring.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms are available at start/finish and
      along the route. Pets are not permitted in buildings. There will be
      food/refreshments available at checkpoints and festival locations.
      A special Thanks to: Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival Organizers,Puget
      Sound Energy and Annie’s Pizza Station for providing a warm Start/Finish
      and Checkpoints! More Thanks to Puget Sound Energy for having warm
      drinks and cinnamon rolls at the checkpoints!

      2/5/2005 to 2/6/2005 Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
      City and State: Eatonville WA
      Host Club: Evergreen State Volkssport Assn.
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5 and 10 km 2+
      Start Point Address: 11610 Trek Dr. E, Eatonville, Washington,
      Event Description: TRAIL: (2) Walk on asphalt trails and woodland paths
      throughout the park. View native Northwest wildlife creatures in a
      natural setting. Strollers will have difficulty. The shorter trail is
      suitable for wheelchairs.
      Start Times: 8:00 am - 1:00pm
      Contact: JoAnn McAllister , (360 ) 681 - 2560
      Event Website: www.esva.org
      E-Mail Contact: jomac@...
      Awards and Fees:
      A 100% embroidered triangular patch designed by Dorman Batson, is
      $7.50. 50 AVAILABLE. NO REORDERS
      DIRECTIONS: I5: Exit 127 (SR512) east to SR161 (South
      Hill/Eatonville). RIGHT (south) on SR161 and follow Northwest Trek signs
      to the Park. SR167: South to SR 512 (Puyallup/Olympia) to sr161 exit.
      LEFT on SR161. Continue as above
      Strollers: Hard Wheelchairs: None Pets: No Restrooms: Yes

      2/12/2005 to 2/13/2005
      City and State: Olympia WA
      Host Club: Capitol Volkssport Club
      Start Point Address: Providence St. Peter Hospital Fitness Center
      Event Description:
      70831 Walk Distance and Trail Rating: 5 and 10Km 1+
      70833 Walk Distance and Trail Rating: 10Km 1+
      70834 Bike Distance and Trail Rating: 25Km 1
      Start Times: 8:00AM to 1:00PM
      Contact: Lloyd Berry , (360 ) 491 - 7266
      Event Website: www.geocities.com/buddbayy
      E-Mail Contact: leberry@...
      Awards and Fees:
      IVV credit is $3.00. Free walkers and bikers are welcome but must
      register, carry and return a start card.
      I-5: Exit #109 (Martin Way). Northbound turn left/Southbound turn
      right on Martin Way. Continue on Martin Way to Lilly Road and turn
      right. Go past the hospital and turn left into parking lot. The Fitness
      Center is downstairs at the back of the main building.

      2/12/2005 to 2/13/2005
      City and State: Littlerock WA
      Host Club: Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10K 3
      Start Point Address: Evergreen Sportsman’s Club 12736 Marksman Road
      Directions: From I-5 take exit 95 (south of Olympia) towards
      Littlerock/Maytown. From the exit go Left (if exiting I5 Northbound) or
      Right (if exiting I5 Southbound) towards Littlerock. Proceed 3.1 miles
      to Littlerock. Continue straight for 0.7 miles to Waddell Creek Road. At
      Waddell Creek Road turn Left for 1.2 miles to Bourdeaux Rd. At Bourdeaux
      Rd turn Right for 1.0 miles to Marksman St. At Marksman St turn Right to
      start point.
      Event Description: A nice winter hike through the woods of Capitol
      State Forest (maintained by the Washington State Department of Natural
      Resources) on the Mima Falls trail. The trail is well kept and a fairly
      easy hike with a few minor elevation gains (approx 300’ total gain).
      This walk is suitable for all ages. There are a few spots that tend to
      be muddy in the wet months. After the walk, visit the nearby mysterious
      Mima Mounds that have been written up in many geological and unexplained
      publications. Gophers or ancient artifacts? Earthquakes or aliens? You
      Start Times: 8am-1pm Sat & Sun
      Contact: Donald Swab , (253 ) 531 - 2796
      Event Website: www.walkhappy.com/fourplusclub/
      E-Mail Contact: swabdl98@...
      Awards and Fees: "A" award patch designed by Dorman Batson is $7.00.
      Credit only is $3.00.
      Comments: Indoor start location. Restroom (pit) at trailhead. Water at
      the start/finish. Carry your own water on the trail. Pets are allowed
      but owners must obey leash and scoop laws. Not suitable for wheelchairs
      or regular strollers.

      February 19, 2005 Presidents’ Weekend Walk
      START/FINISH: McMenamins East Vancouver No. B-107 1900 NE 162nd Ave.,
      Vancouver, WA
      HOURS: Start 9:30 A.M. to 1:00 p.m.
      Finish by 4:00 p.m.
      TRAIL: Rated 1+. Choose 5K, 10K or 15K. Three 5K options which can be
      combined to make a 5K, 10K or 15K walk. Routes take you through
      established and new residential areas on quiet, tree-lined streets. OK
      for strollers and wheelchairs.
      Pets are permitted but NOT in McMenamins. Owners are responsible for
      leash and clean-up laws.
      REGISTRATION: This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport
      Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular
      Sports (IVV) and counts toward acquisition of IVV Achievement Awards.
      Registration is on the day of event. Everyone is welcome. There will
      be no fee for non-credit walkers. IVV credit is $3.00. All walkers
      must register, sign the liability waiver and carry a start card.
      We will hold this event regardless of the weather. Fee refunds will not
      be offered. Please use good judgment if the weather turns severe.
      DISCLAIMER: We make every effort to provide a safe and enjoyable event,
      but the sponsors are not liable for injuries, accidents, thefts and/or
      material damages. Children under 12 must be with an adult.
      STIPULATIONS: When you register, you agree to abide by the guidelines
      for AVA volkssport events and to observe the principles of good
      PARKING: There is ample parking; however, please park away from the
      building to keep those spaces open for McMenamins customers.
      ITEMS TO BRING: We proudly support the Seafarers Center in Vancouver
      and they have indicated that they need the following items: coffee
      mugs, men’s clean clothing, books and magazines (news and general
      interest), puzzles, shoes (boots and sneakers), playing cards and useful
      personal items. Please bring whatever you can to the walk and we will
      see that all items get to the Center. Thanks very much.
      INFO: George and Nancy – 360-546-3243
      Email: nancy.v@...
      DIRECTIONS: From I-205 in Vancouver, southbound or northbound take Exit
      27 (Vancouver/West, Camas/East, Hwy. 14). Drive East on Hwy. 14. Use
      Exit 8 (SE 164th Ave.). Go north (left) on SE 164th Ave (which becomes
      NE 162nd Ave.) approximately 3 miles. Turn left on NE 18th St.
      Immediately turn right into the 162nd Place Shopping Center where
      McMenamins is located.
      Or, if traffic signals don’t bother you, from I-205 in Vancouver,
      southbound or northbound, take Exit 28 (Mill Plain Rd.) and follow Mill
      Plain East to 164th Ave. Turn north (left) on SE 164th Ave. (which
      becomes NE 162nd Ave.). Go approximately 1.4 miles. Turn left on NE
      18th St. Immediately turn right into the 162nd Place Shopping Center
      where McMenamins is located.
      MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about volkssporting and to meet our
      club members, we invite you to come to our monthly meetings. We meet on
      the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Hazel Dell Sewer
      District meeting room, 8000 NE 52nd Court. Please contact Dick at
      360-573-6048 for additional information.
      A very special thanks to McMenamins for supporting volkssporting and the
      Vancouver USA Volkssporters.

      This will be the first in a series of Ghost Walks Noreen Kirk would like
      to put on for you.
      DATE: Sunday, Feb. 27
      TIMES: 2:00PM / 3:30 / 5:00 / 6:30 / 8:00PM
      COST: $20.00 (includes, eats, tip for opening restaurant early, walk
      credit, and entrance into tunnels).
      Entrance to the Shanghai Tunnels: Hobo's Restaurant at 120 NW 3rd
      between Couch & Davis
      This will be Noreen's first attempt setting up an event of this nature
      so please read this very carefully and email Noreen at
      nncaptkirk@... if you have any questions.
      For those of you who want Volkswalk credit you may want to pick the
      earlier start time so you can start at Good Sam., walk from start to
      Hobo's, go through tunnel which will take approx. 1 1/2hrs. and walk
      back to your car at Good Sam. Hospital.
      Other ways to arrive at Hobo's is public transportation. Park somewhere
      around Lloyd Center and take Max downtown (free) to the Old China Town
      Max stop and walk from there to Hobo's. There are parking structures in
      the area and on Sundays there is free parking on the street. EVERYONE
      will need to pre register. First come first served as only 35 people may
      enter the tunnel at a time, only 175 people total for the evening.
      So email NOREEN at nncaptkirk@... (2nd WARNING: DO NOT REPLY TO
      nncaptkirk@...) your first and second choice of time and send in
      the registration fee to Noreen Kirk, 6025 N. Villard, Portland, OR 97217.
      NOREEN will notify you by either email or phone as soon as SHE receives
      your payment. If she receive more than 175 requests she will attempt to
      set up another date for you.




      TIMES: (1)________________________ (2)_________________________


      Noreen Kirk: 503-285-2915
      email nncaptkirk@...

      Saturday and Sunday Feb. 26-27: Workers' Walks for the Discovery Walk
      Festival, Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, start 8-10 am. Must be signed up
      as a volunteer for the Discovery Walk, April 22-24, 2005 to participate.
      See: http://www.discoverywalk.org/iml/page8.html for volunteer form.
      email: romapaynter@... toll free 1-877-269-2009

      Register by March 1 for the discount registration for this April 22-24,
      2005 9th annual walking festival, Vancouver, WA.
      6K, 10K, 21K, 32K, 42K walks, Bikes: 25K and 50K. Two 300-meter swims

      3/5/2005 - 3/6/2005 - Ocean Shores Walks and Bike
      Walk Event Number : 70960 5/11KM
      Walk Event Number : 70959 5/10KM
      Bike Event Number : 70961 15/27KM
      Start : Lions Club 832 Ocean Shores Blvd.
      Event City: Ocean Shores
      Host Club : Hopkins Telephone Pioneers
      Write for more information to:
      19905 SE 300th Street
      Kent, Wa 98042
      Contact : Ruth Kalies, (253) 630 - 2728

      Saturday and Sunday March 5-6: Workers' Walks for the Discovery Walk
      Festival, Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, start 8-10 am. Must be signed up
      as a volunteer for the Discovery Walk, April 22-24, 2005 to participate.
      See: http://www.discoverywalk.org/iml/page8.html for volunteer form.
      email: romapaynter@... toll free 1-877-269-2009
      Volunteer training Sunday, March 6, 12:30 pm, VA Medical Center NSCU
      Bldg. D8, room A104, 1601 Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA light lunch

      3/12/2005 - Walk
      Event Number : 70836 10 KM and 5 KM
      Start : Milton Activity Center
      Event City: Milton
      Host Club : Sea-Tac Volkssports Club
      Write for more information to:
      802 11th Avenue
      Milton, WA 98354
      Contact : Victor Kring, (253) 922 - 9147
      E-Mail: hvkring@...

      Saturday, March 19, 2005 DuPont Walk and Bike
      SANCTION NO: Walk #1 68281; Bike 68280; Walk #2 68282
      The City of DuPont and Quadrant Homes
      LOCATION: DuPont City Hall, DuPont, WA.
      START TIME: 8:AM - 1:00PM
      DISTANCE: 10K (6.2 Miles) Walk, 05K (3.1 Miles) Walk, 15K (9
      miles) Bike, 25K (15.5 miles) Bike
      TRAILS: The City Walk 682813 will take you through the city and
      surrounding woods. This event is suitable for strollers and the shorter
      5km trail would be suitable for wheelchairs.
      The Country Walk 682824 is on sidewalks and groomed trails surrounding
      the city. It is suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs. Water
      and restrooms will be at the start/finish and the checkpoints. Pets are
      permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for complying
      with leash and clean-up laws.
      Miscellaneous: Distance: Both the City Walk and the Country Walk are
      10km. The City Walk has a 5km shorter route available. Both routes are
      rated 1 (5 point scale with 5 being the most difficult).
      The 5k trail is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
      AWARD: None
      IVV (Volkssport) Credit: Cost for IVV incentive award credit is $3.00.
      Free bikers are welcome but are asked to register, carry and return a
      "start" (registration) card for club liability insurance purposes.
      MORE INFO: William Stewart 253-383-9011
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Take I-5 exit 119 and go to DuPont City Hall (0.3 miles
      from I-5)
      This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, part of
      the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), and counts toward
      the acquisition of IVV achievement awards.
      GUESTHOUSE INN & SUITES (corporate rate for walkers!)
      1608 McNeil Street, DuPont, WA
      Telephone 253-912-8900 Fax 253-912-8901

      March 26 Annual Easter Walk in the Park
      Sponsors: Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport Club (AVA 318)
      University of Washington, New Balance, GNC
      Sanction Nr. 70444
      Start/Finish Location University of Washington E-5 Parking Lot Parking
      is $2.00, quarters only until
      12:00 p.m. Parking is free after noon.
      Hours The Start Table will be open at 9:00am to 1:00pm. Finish Table
      will be open until 4:00pm. All participants must be off the trails not
      later than 4:00 p.m.
      Route 10k and 5k
      Walk on sidewalks and gravel trails through city streets, the University
      of Washington perimeter, Burke-Gilman Trail, the Washington Park
      Arboretum, Marsh and Foster Islands. Not suitable for wheelchairs or
      small strollers although "jog buggies" may be able to handle the paths.
      Some steps involved.
      Award A 100% embroidered full color patch depicting the U of W
      Arboretum Park Lookout designed by Dorman Batson. $8.00. 50 available
      no reorders.
      Credit only is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must register,
      carry and return a start card.
      Hatpin Seasonal pin for this walk $3.00. Pins from earlier walks are
      also available.
      Pre-Registration Please make checks payable to ECW
      Deadline is March 20 c/o Nancy Treibel, 357 NE 149th St., Shoreline,
      WA 98155
      Miscellaneous Water and Restrooms are available and along the route and
      at the Visitor Center at the Arboretum. Pets are permitted, but except
      in wetlands or building(s). An alternative route is available for pets.
      Pet owners are responsible for compliance with leash and cleanup laws.
      Water will be available at start/finish and control points.
      Metro Take bus 25, 74 or any one of the other METRO buses that stop on
      NE 45th St and Mary Gates Blvd.
      More Info Dave Madsen @ (206) 789-1960 E-mail: dmadsen@...
      Weather We won't try predicting the weather for your walk. However, if
      you would like information on current conditions and a five-day
      forecast, visit The Weather Channel.
      New Walker Packets Those new to volkssports should inquire about the
      AVA’s special awards program discount.
      I-5 Northbound and Southbound. Take the SR 520/Bellevue exit, take the
      Montlake Blvd. exit, turn left onto Montlake Blvd., staying right on
      Montlake Blvd. About one mile to Mary Gates Blvd. Turn right and follow
      signs to parking lot.
      From West SR 520: Stay in right lane and take the Montlake Blvd/UofW
      exit. Turn RIGHT on Montlake Blvd. staying right and continue about one
      mile to Mary Gates Blvd., turn right and follow signs to parking lot.

      April 3, 2005 Kirkland Marina Park Gazebo - Downtown Kirkland, WA
      5km and 10km walks
      Event Number: 69524
      Start Point Address: Near Corner of Market Street and Central Way
      Directions: I-405 Exit 18 to Kirkland. Head downhill (West) on NE 85th
      St. (Becomes Central Way). Continue on Central Way to Market St. Left to
      Marina Park and start Point. Parking available at Marina Park and along
      Event Description: Historical buildings, sites and history. Six parks,
      landscaped flower beds, marinas, shops and restaurants. Walk on
      sidewalks along Lake Washington passing civic buildings through downtown
      Kirkland area and with views of Seattle, Lake Washington and the Olympic
      Mountains. 5 km suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. 10 km NOT
      suitabel for wheelchairs.
      Start Times: Start from 09:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Finish by 3:00
      Awards and Fees: Credit $3.00. Free Centennial pins. Some older awards.
      Walkers may walk free.
      Comments: This is the Kirkland 100 Year Centennial. Walk will highlight
      historical places and provide historical data.
      Write for more information to: 6333 Lk. Wash. Blvd. NE - Apt 408,
      Kirkland, WA 98033
      Contact: Stan & Beth Wolf, (425) 827-7018 or seagullsb@...

      Saturday and Sunday April 9-10: Workers' Walks for the Discovery Walk
      Festival, Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, start 8-10 am. Must be signed up
      as a volunteer for the Discovery Walk, April 22-24, 2005 to participate.
      See: http://www.discoverywalk.org/iml/page8.html for volunteer form.
      email: romapaynter@... toll free 1-877-269-2009
      Volunteer training Sunday, April 10, 12:30 pm, VA Medical Center
      Columbia Room "New Theater" 3rd floor Bldg. D7, 1601 Fourth Plain Blvd.,
      Vancouver, WA light lunch served.

      April 15-17, 2005: Victoria International Walking Festival, Victoria,
      BC, Canada
      http://www.walkvictoria.ca email viwf@... Toll free 1-877-488-9255

      April 22-24, 2005: 9th Annual Discovery Walk Festival, Vancouver, WA
      Friday April 22 5K/10K Mayor's Walk start 4 pm - 6pm
      Saturday April 23 6K/10K/21K/32K/42K Walk, Bike 25K/50K, 2 300-meter swims
      Sunday April 24 6K/11K/21K/31K/42K Walk
      All walkers receive the award.
      Discount registration available until March 1, 2005
      Toll free 1-877-269-2009
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