Eagle Festival - Northwest Trek
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Join us for a close-up, walker’s introduction to the historic, cultural,
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AVA walks on each section of the tour along with many fun and
educational excursions! All 3 parts combined: March 21 - April 8, 2006
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February 4-5, 2006 Eagle Festival Weekend
Registration: Concrete High School, 7830 S. Superior Ave., Concrete WA
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sat.
9:00 am-Noon Sun.
Finish Time: 4:00 p.m, Sat.; 3:00 pm Sun.
Sanctions: 71829, 71830, 71831 Everyone is welcome!
NW Tulip Trekkers - Bald Eagle Festival Weekend.
Come for a weekend of Fun, Fitness, Friendship & Food
Festival Fun: There are many interesting speakers at the High School
throughout the festival as well as kids activities. Take a guided bus
tour with a Eagle specialist on board to interpret ($5 donation
suggested; Reservation suggested.)
The Bald Eagle Festival is spread out through several towns and spots in
the Upper Skagit Valley. The prime eagle viewing spots are only a few
miles up the road (location of our Eagles in Rockport walk). 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 will probably see lots of eagles as they are
more likely to be perched in trees rather than soaring. For more Eagle
Festival Information visit www.skagiteagle.org
Winery Walk, Saturday Only. Rated 2. (1B), 10/5 km. WA State Challenge:
Mountain, Trail, Festival, River.
Walk along the Skagit Valley Trail to the Challenger Ridge Winery. Wine
tasting available when open. Easy route, rated 2 due to gravel trail and
hill to get back to start/finish. Look for eagles across the Skagit
River while you walk. Suitable for wide wheeled strollers.
Eagles in Rockport, Sunday Only.. Rated 3 (1C), 10/5 km. WA State
Challenge: Mountain, Trail, Festival, River.
Drive up valley to prime eagle watching area in Rockport. Visit the Bald
Eagle Interpretive Center. Walk on wooded trails and roads. Flat trail
rated 3 due to unimproved, possibly muddy trails. Alternate path in
inclement weather. Dogs not allowed on part of walk.
Historic Downtown, Both Days. Rated 3+ (3C), 11/5 km. WA State
Challenge: Mountain, Trail, Downtown, Festival, Bridge, River.
Walk through Concrete with historic information in hand, on narrow,
unimproved trails through woods and country roads to a viewpoint to see
Lower Baker Dam and probably some Bald Eagles. Last year the record seen
by walkers was 11 eagles! A few sections are steep and may be
slippery/muddy. Not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
Salmon Dinner: Saturday, at Concrete High School, 3 pm - 8 pm. Sponsored
by the Class of 2006. Salmon, cole slaw, baked potato, roll, desert,
coffee/tea and juice. $10, $8 Seniors and Students. Join the Trekkers
there at 4:30 pm for a good dinner and conversation.
Pancake Breakfast: Sunday 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. $5
Group Walk: Want to walk with others? Be registered and ready to walk at
9:30 am on Saturday to walk Historic Concrete.
Registration: Concrete High School.
Start Time: Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, Sunday - 9:00 a.m to Noon
Finish: Saturday - 4:00 p.m., Sunday - 3:00 pm.
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.
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 on left or as directed.
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 fabulous, now-famous cinnamon rolls at the Dam checkpoint!
2/4/2006 - 2/5/2006 - Northwest Trek Walk
Event Number : 71766 5 and 10 KM
Start Point Address: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive
East, Eatonville I-5 Exit #127(SR512) east to SR161 (So
Hill/Eatonville). Right (south) on SR161. Follow NW Trek signs to park.
SR167: South to SR512 (Puyallup, Olympia) to SR161 exit. Left on SR161.
Continue as above.
Event Description: Walk on asphalt trails and woodland paths throughout
the park. View native Northwest wildlife creatures in natural setting.
Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm Finish by 4 pm
Contact: Diane Wagner , (253 ) 875 - 3064
Event Website: www.esva.org
E-Mail Contact: dianeswagner@...
Awards and Fees: A Award
Comments: Water, restrooms and food at start/finish. Water at
checkpoint(s) Pets NOT permitted. Park admission is free to walkers.
Proof of participation is needed to obtain half-price tram ride.
Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: No Restrooms: Yes
Host Club : Evergreen State Volkssport Assn.
Event Website: http://www.esva.org
Write for more information to:
102 Louella Ridge Dr.
Sequim , WA 98382
Contact : JoAnn McAllister, (360) 681 - 2560
2/11/2006 - Walk
Event Number : 71496 10k, 5k
Start : Redmond Farmer's Market, Redomond Town Center, Leary Way and
Bear Creek Parkway.
Event City: Redmond
Start time: 9 am - 12 pm
Rated easy 1+, through town and along the Sammamish River Trail.
Host Club : Northwest Striders
Event Website: http://gowalkingwithnws.org
Write for more information to:
1837 138th Pl SE
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Contact : Dick O'Connor, (425) 746 - 9641
2/11 and 2/12: Discovery Walk Festival Workers Walks, Vancouver Hilton
Hotel 6th and Columbia, start from 8 am - 10 am. Volunteers for the
Discovery Walk Festival may walk the events in advance of the event.
Must register as a volunteer to participate. Toll free: 877-269-2009 or
Further worker walk dates: March 11-12, April 8-9. Volunteer training
sessions available on March 12 and April 9 only.
2/18/2006 to 2/19/2006 Vancouver Two Walks
City and State: Vancouver WA
Host Club: Vancouver USA Volkssporters
Start Point Address: Jim Parsley Center 2901 Falk Road Vancouver, WA
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km 2 The trail is along the
Discovery Trail in wooded areas including several km's of brand new
trail and some residentila areas.
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km 2 Walk is along the Discovery
and Ellen Davis Trails in wooded areas with short sections on city
streets in residential areas
Start Times: 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Contact: Dick Baker , (360 ) 573 - 6048
E-Mail Contact: dickbkr@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
2/18/2006 - 2/19/2006 - Discovery Park Walks, Seattle
Event Number : 73984 10k
Event City: Seattle
Host Club : Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks
Event Website: www.walkhappy.com/fourplusclub/
Start Location: Discovery Park, 3801 W Government Way, Seattle, (206)
386 - 4236
Start time: Sat 8am-noon
Finish by: Sat 4pm; Sun 3pm
Walk #1: Lighthouse Walk 5k rated 3 or 10K rated 4 The Trail: This
route is entirely inside Discovery Park and consists of dirt trails
through woods, a bluff trail overlooking Puget Sound and a beach trail
that walks along the shore for a while and passes the West Point Light
Station. The route is level in many places with some good ups and
downs. There are stairs in several places and it can be slick in the
rain. The bluff area is one of the prettiest in the Puget Sound area.
See our photo gallery for more great pictures from Discovery Park. The
5K follows the loop trail in the park.
Extreme: EXTREME TERRAIN (10K only) This is a Lighthouse walk.
Washington State Challenge: King County; Nature: Parks/Trails; Water:
Walk #2: Locks Walk 10K, rated 2 The Trail: The walk is through the
park on trails and sidewalks, into the surrounding neighborhood to the
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the public gardens, with views of the
Salmon Bay waterway. The walk will pass by the Ft. Lawton officer's
quarters, which are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the
This is a National Heritage walk Washington State Challenge: King
County; Nature: Parks/Trails; Water: Oceanfront/Lake
Contact: Margaret Stewart (425) 347-6982
Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered multicolored patch in our traditional
club diamond shape will be available at the walk for $7.00. Credit only
is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must register and return a
start card. Only 50 patches are available and there will be no
reorders. To pre-register for patch, use this form.
Miscellaneous: Restrooms at the start/finish and along the trail.
Carry your own water on the trail. Pets are allowed but owners must
obey leash laws. Walk #1 is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Walk #2 could be done with a stroller.
Directions: From I-5 take the Mercer St exit. Right at first light onto
Fairview. At next light go left onto Valley St. Stay in far right lane
and merge onto Westlake. Westlake becomes Nickerson. Go straight on
Nickerson past Fremont Bridge. Stay in left lane. Follow the sign to
the Ballard Bridge/Emerson St. At 3 way stop take a left onto a ½
circle viaduct and follow Emerson until you come to a 4 way flashing
stop. Take a right onto W. Gilman. W. Gilman becomes W. Government
Way. Follow W. Government until you come to the east entrance of the
Park. (about 1/2 mile). Follow signs to North Parking Lot.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2006 Firstenburg Community Center Open House
Sanction No. NW06-74127
START/FINISH: Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Avenue,
TIMES: Start any time between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Finish by 4 p.m.
DISTANCE and RATING: 10km (6.2 miles), Rated 1.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: A combination of old and new neighborhoods and
several parks in East Vancouver. Includes streets and paths through the
Fircrest and Hearthwood residential areas. Mostly paved, some soft
trails. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Some curbs not cut.
FEES: Everyone is welcome to walk for FREE. Optional AVA Credit Only is
$3. No refunds. All must register, carry, and return a start card. "B"
medals and hatpins from prior events are available. Donations are
appreciated and help support future events.
COMFORT: Water and restrooms available at registration area and
mid-route. Pets are permitted except in buildings. Owners are
responsible for leash and clean-up laws.
DIRECTIONS: From I-205 North or South, take Exit 28 (Mill Plain Blvd).
At end of ramp, go east (Northbound right, southbound left) onto Mill
Plain to SE 136th Avenue. Left on SE 136th to Firstenburg Community
Center. Left into parking lot. Volkswalk signs will be posted.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Jan Breneman; phone 360/835-9686.
3/11/2006 - Milton Interurban Walk
Event Number : 74137 5KM, 10KM
Start : Milton City Hall Complex 1000 Laurel Street Milton, WA
Event City: Milton
Start: 8a - 1p
Rated moderate 2+
Host Club : Sea-Tac Volkssports Club
Write for more information to:
17526 151st Avenue SE, 4-10
Renton, WA 98058
Contact : Fran Carson, (425) 271 - 3136
2006 Multi-Events Coming Up:
Floribama Presidents Day Weekend 2006! February 17, 18, 19, 20, 2006
Florida Events: http://www.angelfire.com/trek/pensacolafl/PresDay.html
Alabama Events: http://georgiawalkers.homestead.com/Presidents2006.html
Discovery Walk Festival, Vancouver, WA April 28-29-30, 2006!
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