Cle Elum Coal Miners Trail
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Year-Round Walk Changes
Padden Parkway Year-Round Walk Closure
Due to ongoing theft and vandalism from our start box at the Padden
Parkway YRE (2005/Y1998) we are forced to close the walk effective
4/26/2005. Start point was Fred Meyers, 7411 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver,
WA. Sorry about the inconvience, but it became necessary. Thank you
for visiting our other YREs. Jesse Miller, President
The start box for the YRE 635 and YRE 1996 walks that start in
Steilacoom, Washington at the Chevron gas station is now located under
the counter under the soda machine. Please ask the clerk to locate the
Federal Way, WA: Do to a closure of business, our Year Round start point
The COFFEE GROUNDS ( Y0374 ) for Federal Way, Washington State; is
closed and has been moved to a new location two doors down to MOSQUITO
BAY, Hair & Tanning. 4614 SW 320th St. Federal Way, Wa.98023.
Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to
6pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm, closed New Years, Memorial Day, Easter, July
4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Directions to the start Point remain the same.
5/7/2005 Coal Miners Trail Walk, Cle Elum
City and State: Cle Elum WA
Host Club: Evergreen Wanderers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10/12 km 2
Start Point Address: Flagpole Park. 1st St. W. and So Cle Elum
Event Description: Coal Miners Trail Walk. Walk on original trail
between Cle Elum and Roslyn that the coal miners took to the mines. The
10 km is rated a 2, with a 2 km extension rated a 3. The extension takes
you through town and up to Roslyn's 29 ethnical miner's cemeteries.
Roslyn began in 1886, with the arrival of the Northern Pacific railroad.
Large wheeled strollers are OK. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Start Times: Start 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Finish 4:00p.m.
Contact: Chuck Repik , (253 ) 582 - 7474
Event Website: www.evergreenwanderers.homestead.com
E-Mail Contact: crepik@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit only is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must
register, carry, and return a start ca
I-90 Eastbound: Exit #84 (Cle Elum/S Cle Elum). Exit ramp crosses
over I-90 and becomes 1st St. W. At bottom of hill across from
Information Center (corner of 1st St W. and S. Cle Elum Way is the Park.
I-90 Westbound: Exit #84 (Cle Elum/S Cle Elum). Exit RIGHT onto Oakes
Ave. LEFT on 1st W and continue to Information Center as above.
Water and restroom at start/finish and checkpoint. Pets are
permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for leash and
clean up laws. WA CHALLENGE: COUNTY: Kittitas NATURE: Mountain, Trails,
Strollers: Medium Wheelchairs: None Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
May 14 & 15, 2005
Capitol Volkssport Club - Castle Rock, WA
Where were you when the mountain blew? Everyone who was in the Northwest
at the time has a story to tell. Can you believe that it's already been
25 years? You are invited to celebrate the silver anniversary of the
eruption of Mt. St. Helens with the townsfolk of Castle Rock and the
Capitol Volkssport Club! The CVC has planned two special trails, which
will qualify as festival walks for those who are interested in the
Washington Challenge. The Town Walk is rated as 1+ and is 10 K or has a
5 K option. For the WA Challenge it fits these categories: Festival,
Agriculture, Town, Trails, or Cowlitz County. We will walk along a new
river-front trail, go through town, and travel rural roads.
The Seaquest State Park Walk is rated 2+. For the WA Challenge this
walk fits Festival, Trails, Mountains, or Cowlitz County. We'll drive
from the start point at Lion's Pride Park and walk at Sequest State
Park. This deeply forested trail is mostly level, but has some moderate
hills. It can be slippery and muddy when wet, so boots are recommended.
We will walk a paved trail around Silver Lake, looping through meadows
and along the shoreline, passing wetlands, and visiting the Silver Lake
LOCATION: Registration for both walks is at Lion's Pride Park, Castle
Rock, WA. For the state park walk, drive to Seaquest State Park and pay
$5.00 parking fee. Carpooling is recommended.
TIMES: Start from 9:00-1:00; finish by 4:00.
FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES: Art exhibit, music, crafts, survivor stores, and more
HATPINS will be for sale.
CREDIT for $3.00 for each walk. Free participants welcome, but must
register, carry and return start card.
LEASHED PETS welcome on trails, but not in buildings.
DIRECTIONS: I-5 to Exit 48. Northbound, take left under freeway at end
of exit ramp. Southbound, take a right at exit. Head into town on
Huntington Ave. Lion's Pride Park will be on your left.
MORE INFO: Peggy Wilson peggw1@... or Val Lance (360) 491-9544
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OTHER ACTIVITIES, PLEASE CHECK ON THIS
LINK TO THE CITY OF CASTLE ROCK WEBSITE: http://www.ci.castle-rock.wa.us/
Don't miss this very special weekend! It promises to be one of the best
of the season.
MAIFEST Walk May 14-15, 2005
Peshastin Elementary School, Peshastin, WA
SANCTON NO. NW70816
Rating: Rating 2: (5k & 10K) Rated 2. This route is beautiful, taking
you through the small town of Peshastin, and on a rural road by
orchards. The orchards are usually in bloom at this time of year and you
will have a magnificent view of the Cascade Mountains and Wenatchee
Valley. 5K walk available
Rating: 15K Walk Rating 4: This additional 5k will take you up a
mountain path, past wildflowers and scenic views of the valley below.
Also see great views of the mountains up by Lake Wenatchee. Be sure and
bring your camera.
START POINT and START TIME
Start: Peshastin Elementary Parking lot
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m: Finish 4 p.m.
From Seattle: Traveling East on Hwy #2 from Stevens Pass, go through
Leavenworth 4 miles to Peshastin, turn left onto Main Street at the
traffic light. Cross bridge, turn right on School Street, school is on
From East: Traveling West from 1-90 or Hwy 97, on Hwy 2, turn right at
traffic light at Peshastin. Cross bridge, turn right on School Street,
school is on the right.
Credit only $3.00, free walkers are welcome but must register, carry and
return a start card. 'B' awards for $3.00 & $5.50 (Grant, Douglas &
Okanogan county patches) and 'B' hatpins available.
There's water and restrooms available at start/finish and water at
checkpoint. Pets are permitted, but owners are responsible for leash
laws. Not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Enjoy our walk, and
visit Leavenworth's Maifest Festival in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth.
WASHINGTON STATE CHALLENGES
County: Chelan T&C: Downtown, Ag. Nature: Trail, Mts. & Flowers
Pat Russell, 509 548 4084 or email duane.pat@...
Bob/Judy Underland 509-548-8118 email unneland@...
Mike/Judy Merz 509-548-5376 email merzpeshastin@...
MAY 21-22, 2005 GRASS VALLEY VIEWS
START/FINISH: Lacamas Swim & Sport Club, 2950 NW 38th Avenue; Camas,
TIMES: Start any time between 9am - 1pm; Finish by 4pm. Please note
start time is one hour later than usual.
DISTANCE and RATING: 10km (6.8 miles), Rated 1+. Shorter distance is
GRASS VALLEY FLATS; 10km, Rated 1+; NW05/70782
Walk through west-side Camas neighborhoods, Grass Valley Park, and along
Dryer Creek greenway. See mountain views and an overview of Lacamas Lake
and the forested hills beyond. Route includes sidewalks and paved paths
with one set of steps. One short modification at the school makes this
route suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. A 5km distance is available.
GRASS VALLEY HILLS; 10km, Rated 3; NW05/70783
Walk up to Prune Hill, a fast-growing and vibrant residential area. From
the mostly level neighborhoods on top, see expansive valley, river, and
mountain views. Includes city sidewalks, several paved trails, paths in
Grass Valley Park, and Dryer Creek greenway. Strollers may have
difficulty on steep grades. Not suitable for wheelchairs. A 6km distance
FEES: AVA Credit Only is $3. No refunds. Non-credit walkers are welcome
to participate at no charge. All must register, carry, and return a
COMFORT: Water at registration and checkpoint. Restrooms at
registration only. Pets are permitted except in buildings. Owners are
responsible for leash and clean-up laws.
DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 (Exit #1A) or Interstate 205 (Exit #27),
take Highway 14 East (Camas) to Exit #10, SE 192nd Avenue. At end of
off-ramp, turn left (north) across overpass, then right on Brady Road.
Proceed to top of hill. Continue straight across NW 16th Avenue. Brady
Road becomes NW Parker Street at Pacific Rim Blvd. Go straight on Parker
to NW 38th Avenue. Right on NW 38th to Lacamas Swim & Sport on right.
Park in gravel lot on far west side.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Jan Breneman, 360/835-9686; or Joe Titone,
5/21/2005 Spokane Lilac Festival Walk
City and State: Spokane WA
Host Club: Lilac City Volkssport Assn.
Distance and Trail Rating: 10km,5km (1+)
Start Point Address: Mission Park, East Mission and Superior
Event Description: (1+) Walk the Centennial Trail, Spokane downtown
streets, through Gonzaga University and WSU/EWU Spokane Campus. Trail
suitable fo strollers.
Start Times: 8:00am to 12 noon
Contact: Geri Odell , (509 ) 534 - 7056
E-Mail Contact: dicklodell@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit $3.00. B awards
I-90 Eastbound: Exit 282 (Trent Hamilton). I-90 Wesr Bound: Exit
282A (Trent Hamilton). Proceed on Hamilton across Trent (first light) to
Sharp (second light). Turn right on Sharp to Start/Finish.
Meets WA State Challenge's, Festival,Trails, University, Counties.
Strollers: Medium Wheelchairs: None Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
5/21/2005 Armed Forces Day Walk
City and State: Fort Lewis WA
Host Club: Sea-Tac Volkssports Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5km, 10km Trail Rating 2
Start Point Address: Fort Lewis, WA Cowan Field, Liggett Avenue, Fort Lewis
Event Description: Armed Forces Day will include displays of military
equipment, food and game booths, and family activities.
Start Times: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Ruth Kalies , (253 ) 630 - 2728
Event Website: none
E-Mail Contact: hvkring@...
Awards and Fees:
Embroidered Patch, $ 7.00 preregistered, $ 7.50 day of the event.
Hatpins, $ 3.00
I-5: Exit # 119(Steilacoom/Dupont). Enter Fort Lewis security gate
for directions to parking area. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BUSED TO
START/FINISH AREA. For vehicles with Military Decal: I-5: Exit # 120
(Fort Lewis). Enter a main gate. Stay on 41st Division and follow signs
to parking area across from Cowan Stadium on Liggett Avenue.
Trail (2) Walk on sidewalks, dirt and gravel roads with a few
short hills on the historic Fort Lewis grounds. Some of the trail is in
the wooded area. Strollers will have some difficulty. Not suitable for
wheelchairs Water and restrooms at start/finish. Water only at
checkpoints. Pets are NOT allowed on buses.
Strollers: Hard Wheelchairs: None Pets: No Restrooms: No
May 21-22, 2005 Anacortes Waterfront Festival Walks
Three 10 km (6.2 mile) walks plus a 5 km alternative.
All walks qualify for Festivals in the WA Challenge!
Come and help Anacortes celebrate its maritime heritage.
Join Mayor Dean Maxwell for the Mayor’s walk on Saturday.
24th Street, Anacortes WA
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MAYOR’S WALK 9:30 am Saturday
Finish Time: 4:00 p.m.
Sanction numbers: NW-70673, 70674, 7067
Downtown Festival Route. Rated 2. Canadian Rating:1B . This route takes
you through residential neighborhoods along the waterfront overlooking
Guemes Channel. Continue through historic Anacortes and along side or
through the festival – your choice. Pets are not allowed in the
festival. This walk does have some small hills. WA State Challenge:
Mountains/Downtowns/Festivals County: Skagit.
Tommy Thompson Trail Route Rated 1+. Canadian Rating : 1B. Walk through
Storvik Park and out the new Tommy Thompson Trail to the trestle. The
5km option turns back before the trestle. This walk is relatively flat.
Ok for Strollers. WA State Challenge: Parks/Mountains/Trails/Festivals
Heart Lake Forest Route. Rated: 3. Canadian Rating: 2C Walk on the
trails in the pristine, beautiful Anacortes Forest Lands around Heart
Lake. Rating is due maily to roots and potential mud rather than
elevation gain. No toilets on this route. WA State Challenge:
Trails/Festivals County: Skagit.
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. You
don’t have to belong to walk!
MAYOR’S WALK: Join Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell and other walkers for
the Downtown Festival Route. Be registered for and ready to walk at 9:30
REGISTRATION: Front of the main entrance to hospital.
START TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days
FINISH: 4:00 p.m.
DOOR PRIZE: New Balance Shoes will be given away to a registered walker.
MORE INFORMATION: Fred and Sharon Fisher, email: sfisher@... or
DIRECTIONS: From I-5, Exit 230, Highway 20 west. Follow signs for
Anacortes (Route 20 turns left to Whidbey Island, you stay straight on
Route 20 Spur). At Anacortes, follow road as it turns right on
Commercial; turn left on 24th St. Hospital on left. Map and hotel
information on reverse.
FESTIVAL INFORMATION: Boat show, open class car show, corvette car
show, marine-related booths, arts and crafts booths, educational
exhibits, childrens activities, marine swap meet, radio-controlled
boats and more. All set in historic Anacortes surrounded by forested
hills, water and mountain views.
MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms are available at start/finish and
along the route. Pets are not permitted in buildings. Food/refreshments
available at checkpoints and festival locations.
We have several year-round events in the 5 counties in the area – all
within 1 hour of Anacortes. Why not make a weekend of it!
The Trekkers dedicate this walking weekend to the memory of Larry
Nelson. A charter member of the NW Tulip Trekkers, over the years
Larry was Secretary, Vice President and President. He was instrumental
in keeping the club alive during the slim times. Now we have a club of
over 120 people and are pleased to put on walking events which Larry
5/28/2005 - FolkLife Festival and/or Folk Art Walk
Event Number : 71179 5/11/13 KM
Start : Seattle Pacific University, 107 Bertona, Seattle
Start 8 am - 1 pm
5K/11K/13K walk rated moderate 2. Longer routes visit the Folklife
festival, shorter views folk art in the Fremont neighborhood. Hill on
Host Club : FS Family Wanderers
Write for more information to:
7735 Jones Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98117
Contact : Linda Ellingboe, (206) 789 - 4796
Club Website: http://www.ava.org/clubs/FSFamilyWanderers
TROLL STROLL Saturday May 28, 2005
Starting Point: Gardiner Community Center, Gardiner, Washington
Directions: From Olympia take US 101 (Exit 104 from I5) and proceed
through Shelton and up the Hood Canal to Port Angeles. Gardiner is on
US 101 about 10 miles east of Sequim. Turn half right just past mile
post 276, onto Old Gardiner Road. Proceed less than ¼ mile to the
Gardiner Community Center. Seattle/Tacoma area proceed by your choice
of ferry or bridge to the Hood Canal Bridge. Continue on US 104 till it
merges with US 101 and follow directions as above.
INVITATION: The Evergreen State Volkssport Association and the Olympic
Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club welcomes everyone wishing to join
us in a 10 or 5 km walk.
SANCTION NUMBER: NW05/71125
LOCATION: Gardiner, WA
Starting at the Gardiner Community Center,
980 Old Gardiner Road
COUNTY: Jefferson County (The walk also in Clallam County.)
WA STATE CHALLENGE: Mountains
START TIME: 8:00am - 1:00 pm
FINISH TIME: 4:00 pm
TRAIL: (2+) Walk in a rural area, mostly on paved roads featuring the
elaborately carved Troll Haven trolls and Castle. Strollers okay,
wheelchairs not recommended.
AWARD: Credit plus a 2 1/2 inch multi-colored ?Troll Stroll? patch is
$6.00, These awards were available at the 2002 Troll Stroll and have
not been available since then. They will only be available at a troll
walk. A limited number of patches are available on a first come basis,
there will be no reorders. Credit only is $3.00. ?B? awards and pins
are available. Free walkers are welcome but must register, carry, and
return a start card.
VOLKSSPORT: Sport of the People, is an adventure in health, recreation,
fellowship and fun. It provides recreation and fitness opportunities to
people of all ages and abilities. This event enables you to earn
recognition while participating in a non-competitive sport. Our marked
course is a great family activity and even the family dog can go along.
The volkssporting philosophy recognizes that every participant in this
event is a winner and eligible for our Troll Stroll award.
PROCEDURES: Look for the large IVV banner when arriving at the
Community Center. Participants must register, carry a start card, (one
for each participant including infants) during this event and show it at
checkpoint(s) along the route for verification. Participants missing
checkpoint(s) may be refused the award or credit (according to IVV
rules). All cards are the property of the sponsors and must be returned
at the completion of this event.
NEW WALKER PACKETS: The American Volkssport Association offers new
participants and/or volkssporters not active in IVV's award program, a
packet with an event and distance book and three coupons for credit at
AVA sanctioned events. This $19.00 value costs only $5.00 and will be
available at the registration desk. Packets are a one time purchase,
and not available to Volkssporters active in the IVV awards program.
FREE PARTICIPANTS: Participation in most IVV/AVA Sanctioned
Volkssporting Events is free to all participants. However, everyone,
including children, must register, carry and return a start card upon
completion of the event.
MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms are available at the Start/Finish
Hall. There is often a ?porta-potty? at the boat launch parking lot on
Discovery Bay. Pets are permitted but not in the building(s). Owners
are responsible for leash and clean-up laws. This walk is through the
countryside where other animals may be running free.
WAIVER: The sponsors are not liable for accidents, thefts, and/or
material damage. Every effort will be made to make this event safe,
enjoyable, and memorable. PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAIVER FORM FOR THIS
EVENT. A RESPONSIBLE ADULT MUST SIGN FOR ALL MINORS.
ADDITIONAL INFO: JoAnn McAllister (360) 681-2560 or Janet Lenfant (360)
681-5405 or write the Olympic Peninsula Explorers, PO Box 1706, Sequim,
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