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Northwest Hiking Weekend, Glacier, WA Aug 4-5-6

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      Aug. 4-6 Northwest Hiking Weekend, Glacier, WA
      Start Location: Glacier Public Service Center, Highway 542, Glacier, WA
      (360) 599-2714
      Start time: Fri thru Sat 8am-1pm; Sun 8-noon
      Finish by: Fri & Sat 4pm; Sun 3pm
      Distance: 4 Walks from 5K-13K. See individual walk descriptions.
      Contact: Jane Holmes (206) 324-1601 or email
      Weekend Info
      A great weekend of hiking in the Mt Baker Wilderness, North Cascades.
      Three days. Four AVA sanctioned hikes.
      The Area: Glacier, Washington is a small mountain town on Highway 542 in
      Mt. Baker National Recreation Area. It is 33 miles east from
      Bellingham, WA, 1.5 hours from Vancouver B.C and 2.5 hours from Seattle.
      See our website for lodging and links: www.walkhappy.com/fourplusclub
      Driving & Parking: After registering at the start location, you will
      drive 15 to 25 miles to the trailheads which are all in wilderness
      areas. You will need a Northwest Forest Pass to park at the
      trailheads. You can buy one at the start location.
      The correct exit number from I5 should be #255. Please let everyone you
      know who is planning to attend these events know the correct exit number.
      Lodging: Come stay the weekend and take in several or all of these
      great walks. Some recommended lodging in or near Glacier includes:
      Glacier Creek Lodge — cabins and motel room
      The Inn at Mt Baker — B&B
      Mt. Baker Cabins — cabin rentals
      Mt. Baker Lodging — condo & cabin rentals
      Mt. Baker Bed & Breakfasts — a service to find B&Bs in the area
      If you have difficulties finding lodging in Glacier, Bellingham is 30
      miles away.
      Saturday Night Social: There will be a catered social dinner Saturday
      night. Price and menu to be announced. You will need to sign up in
      advanced. Watch this space!
      Map Walks: AVA trail markings will be minimal due to wilderness
      regulations. However, all of these walks are on well-marked park trails
      and written directions with maps will be provided.
      Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered patch in a diamond shape will be
      available for $8.00. 50 only—no reorders. AVA/IVV credit without the
      award is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must register and
      return a start card. We will also have a “Take a Hike” souvenir 3” pin
      available for sale with the design shown above. To pre-register for
      patch, use this form.
      Social Dinner on Saturday Night: Join fellow walkers for a good meal
      at Milanos restaurant in Glacier at 5pm on Saturday night. You will
      have your choice of lasagna, chicken parmagiana, linguine with sausage
      or cheese ravioli, Dinner will include a salad, bread, a light desert
      and coffee. Other beverages and tip not included. Cost is $16.00 per
      person. 50 people maximum. We will have a sign-up sheet at the event,
      but if you want to make sure you get a spot email me and I will put your
      name on the list. You will pay at the meal itself. Email:
      Misc: These are strenuous hikes—be prepared with sturdy hiking shoes
      and dress appropriately. Carry water, insect repellant, sunscreen and a
      snack or lunch on the trail. There are restrooms at the start location
      and most of the trailheads. Dogs are allowed on leash. Not suitable
      for strollers or wheelchairs.
      Directions: Take I5 to Bellingham, WA. From I5 take exit 255, Sunset Dr
      / Mt Baker Hwy. Go RIGHT (if you were northbound on I5) or LEFT (if
      southbound), following signs for Mt. Baker. Sunset Drive becomes Hwy
      542. Follow Hwy 542 all the way into Glacier, 33 miles. The Glacier
      Public Service Center is on the right before you leave town. CLICK HERE
      FOR MAP
      Walk #1: Skyline Divide 10K, 1700’ gain, rated 4+ The Trail: This
      hike is a short 10K, but tough! For the first two miles you will climb
      a trail through the woods that is sometimes moderate, often steep.
      Towards the top the trail breaks in and out of meadows that will have
      you wading in flowers. Your uphill work-out will be rewarded when you
      crest onto a ridgeline at 5500’. Enjoy spectacular 180° views of Mt.
      Shuksan, Mt. Baker and the Nooksack Valley. On a clear day you can see
      to the British Columbia coastal range. A short stroll along the
      ridgeline and up an smaller knoll (to 6215’ elevation) will allow you
      time to savor the views before heading down on this out-and-back hike.
      Walk #2: Yellow Aster Butte 13K, 2200’ gain, rated 5 The Trail: This
      trail is about half exposed and half in the woods. It involves a tough
      climb, gaining 1400’ in 1.4 miles. But if you like views, you’ll be
      well rewarded on this trail. You can see across the Nooksack valley to
      Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan, over Tomyhoi Creek to the Border Peaks, down
      to mile-long Tomyhoi Lake and out the valley to farms along the Fraser
      River. You’ll pass through and above meadows and snowy-cold lakes and
      ponds set in pockets left by the glaciers. Enjoy lunch at the
      turn-around viewpoint before heading back.
      Walk #3: Excelsior Pass 10K, 1300’ gain, rated 3+ The Trail: This is
      the easiest walk of the weekend. This trail climbs at a moderate pace
      in and out of woods, visiting Damfino Lakes. At nearly two miles you
      break into the open for good and the rest of the way you’ll enjoy views,
      views, views. Reach Excelsior Pass (elevation 5300’) and take a brief
      tour along the ridgeline. Enjoy views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, Mt.
      Larabee and the Canadian coastal range. Have a snack and savor the
      sights before turning around on this out-and-back trail.
      Walk #4: Chain Lakes 5K/12K, 1600’ gain, rated 4+ The Trail: This is
      the premier walk of the weekend. This spectacular loop hike is “all
      views, all the time.” From the Heather Meadows Visitor Center, head
      down into a picture-perfect basin and Bagley Lakes before beginning a
      long, steady climb to Herman Saddle. From the trail’s high point at
      Herman Saddle, descend into another basin with pretty Chain Lakes. The
      largest, Iceberg Lake, often has floating ice from Mt. Shuksan’s
      glacier. A second, easier, climb will take you to another ridgeline
      with views of Mt. Baker and Ptarmigan Ridge. A long, level traverse on
      a wide-open hillside leads to Artist’s Point. From Artist’s Point the
      trail descends back down to your car. The 5K route visits Artist’s Point
      and the open hillside traverse of the 12K.


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      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@...
      Meeting time: 9 a.m.
      Meeting place: At the actual start of the walk.
      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 &
      Tackle Shop)

      August 13, 2006: Tenino Walk and Bike
      Calling all cyclists and walkers! Olympia's Capitol Volkssport Club and
      Capital Bicycling Club are partnering to present an AVA "Piggyback" event.
      The TRYBR, the annual Tenino-Rainier-Yelm-Bucoda Rally, is known as a
      "century" ride or a 100-mile event. Volkssporters will have the option
      of five different distances: 32, 48, 80, 128, or 160 K.
      A volkswalk will be held in conjunction with all this bicycling activity.
      Note: No free bicyclists. All participants must register for the TRYBR
      bike rally separately from the Volkssport event. TRYBR registration is
      $18.00 day of ride or $15.00 if pre-registered. No AVA start cards
      issued unless the participant presents a ride number.
      Yes, walkers may walk for free or for the usual $3.00 credit.
      Note: Extended start and finish times.
      Bike: 7am-noon start; finish by 5
      Walk: 8-2 start; finish by 5
      If you like the idea of trying something different, give this bike ride
      a try. Or why not do the walk and the bike? Our club is exploring new
      ideas for customer service, and we're interested in your response.
      For additional info, check out the club website at
      Driving directions to the Start: From southbound I-5, exit 101, east on
      Tumwater Blvd, south on Old Highway 99 to Tenino. From northbound I-5,
      exit 88, north on Old Highway 99 to Tenino. Follow signs to parking and
      Point of contact: David Olszyk, 360-456-2896; olszyk@...

      Saturday, August 26, 2006 ROEGNER PARK WALK
      START TIME: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
      FINISH TIME: 4:00 PM
      DISTANCE: 10KS (6.2 Miles) 5KS (3.1 Miles)
      TRAILS: (Rated 1) Walk on gravel and paved trails through Roegner Park
      and Mill Pont while listening to the sound of rushing water in the
      river. Trail is designed as an out and back with some loops in it,
      you’ll have a chance to meet old friends on the trail.
      The 5k trail is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
      AWARD: This is a credit only walk.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start and finish and check point.
      Pets are permitted , but not in the buildings, and owners are
      responsible for leash and cleanup law.
      MORE INFO: Bob and Betty Hellers. (253) 939-4798 rnhellers@...
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: From I-5 Exit #142A (SR18 to Auburn) go to Exit “C St
      SW” approx 4.4 miles… Turn right on C St SW, and go to Ellingson Road
      approx 2 miles…Turn left at Ellingson Road to A St SE approx 1 block….
      Turn Right at A St SE to Lakeland Hills Way approx 1.1 miles…. and then
      turn left on Lakeland Hills Way and turn left on Oravetz approx 1 block,
      and then left into Riverside High School parking lot. From SR167 North
      or South. Take Pacific /Algona Exit on Ellingson St. go to A St SE
      approx 1.3 miles and follow the above direction from A St SE.
      This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, part of
      the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), and counts towards
      the acquisition of IVV achievement awards.

      8/26/2006: DATE CHANGE Issaquah Public Market
      City and State: Issaquah WA
      Host Club: Northwest Striders
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10k
      Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Issaquah Public Market at
      Pickering Farm 1730 10th Ave NW Issaquah, WA
      Contact: Dick O'Connor , (425 ) 746 - 9641
      Event Website: gowalkingwithnws.org
      Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

      Labor Day—September 2 & 3
      Walk 1 (Sat. Sept. 2): 10 km and 5km; Rating 2 (NW06/74472)
      Walk 2 (Sun. Sept. 3): 10 km; Rating 2 (NW06/74473)
      Snoqualmie at the Gazebo on Railroad Ave.
      9:00am to 1:00pm. Finish Table will be open no later than 4:00pm.
      Walk 1 (74472): Sidewalks, trails and country roads, ending with a
      stroll through downtown Old Snoqualmie. The 10K trail is extremely
      difficult for strollers and wheelchairs. The 5K trail is rated “1+”, and
      should be okay for strollers and wheelchairs.
      Walk 2 (74473): Walk to the spectacular Snoqualmie Falls, and through
      the scenic Snoqualmie Valley countryside on trails and roads. Stairs and
      rough trail sections make this walk very difficult for strollers. It
      should not be attempted by wheelchair participants.
      These walks feature great river, forest and mountain views, photo
      opportunities, and trainwatching and birdwatching opportunities. Bring
      your camera and fieldglasses. After the walks, enjoy the restaurants and
      shops of Old Snoqualmie. Visit the Northwest Railway Museum. Take a
      train ride, or just check out the many engines and the large collection
      of rolling stock.
      Note that this event does not take place on Labor Day itself. Also
      please note the 9:00 start time. Water will be available at start/finish
      and at checkpoints, but walkers are also encouraged to carry water.
      Restrooms at start/finish, and on the trail. Dogs permitted – owners
      must comply with leash and clean-up laws and rules.
      More Info:
      Mike Nagan (206) 935-3225
      From I-90, take Exit #25 (Snoqualmie Parkway/SR18). Turn north on
      Parkway, and go 3.7 miles to intersection with Railroad Ave. S.E. Turn
      right and go into downtown Snoqualmie. The start/finish should be at the
      gazebo at the corner of Railroad Avenue and King Street, across from the
      Northwest Railway Museum. Parking is on the street or in the public lot
      on the left as you enter town.

      Walking Whidbey VolksFest
      September 8-10, 2006
      Five walk routes plus four Year-round events and at least one 5 km
      Sanction Numbers: NW06-70712, NW06-70713, NW06-70714, NW06-70715, NW06-70716
      Accommodations for the Walking Whidbey VolksFest: For more information
      and links to individual web pages, visit the Central Whidbey Chamber of
      Commerce website at www.cometocoupeville.com
      A Multi-event, three-day festival of walks. A potluck Friday, a pasta
      dinner Saturday evening a salmon BBQ and a free concert Sunday
      afternoon. Five walk routes plus four Year-round events available for
      those who want even more walking, Visit beautiful Whidbey Island for a
      Volkswalking Extravaganza! See Washington's second oldest town with its
      Victorian homes and small town stores. Walk across farm fields and to
      the beach. See Jenne Farm, Admiralty Head Lighthouse and Fort Casey's
      Artillery Bunkers. Fabulous Puget Sound and Mountain views on all walks.
      And we haven't forgotten the fourth F in Volkswalking - Food!
      The Trekkers are hosting a potluck dinner on Friday night, providing
      lemonade, plates etc. Bring a dish to share and BYOB. On Saturday
      evening Small Miracles is hosting a pasta dinner for $10. Small Miracles
      provides assistance to people in the Coupeville area in need of medicine
      and other medical care. All proceeds from the dinner go to Small
      Miracles. On Sunday afternoon, The Town of Coupeville invites you to a
      Salmon BBQ for $10 and a free concert in the park. Seating is limited
      for the Pasta Dinner and the Salmon BBQ. Pre-registration is recommended.
      Farm Heritage, 11 km rated 2, Canadian Rating: 2C. New Route. Walk along
      country roads and across Sherman Farms in the Ebey's Landing Historical
      Reserve to visit our agricultural culture past and present. See historic
      Jenne Farm and pause for views across farmland to the Puget Sound,
      Cascades and Olympics. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      Special Programs: National Heritage Walk; US A-Z - "C", WA Challenges:
      Island Co.; Flowers. NW06.
      Whidbey Coast to Coast, 11/21 km rated 2, Canadian Rating: 2B. Walk on
      paved and dirt paths and along country roads, across Ebey's Landing
      Historical Reserve to Ebey's Landing beach. Watch for eagles, whales,
      otters. Views overlooking Puget Sound to Port Townsend and the Olympic
      Mountains. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Special Programs:
      National Heritage Walk; US A-Z - "C", Washington Challenges: Island
      County; Mountains, Trails, Parks, Oceans. NW06.
      Historic Town of Coupeville 5/10 km rated 2+, Canadian Rating: 2B . New
      Walk around Coupeville seeing many Victorian homes and along main street
      to the much photo'd Penn Cove Dock. Views of Mount Baker and the Cascade
      Mountains. Join Mayor Conard on Friday evening for a special walk on
      this route. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Special Programs:
      National Heritage Walk; US A-Z - "C" Washington Challenges: Island
      County; Mountains, Trails, Parks, Flowers, Downtowns. NW06.
      Fort Casey 5/10 km rated 2+, Canadian Rating: 2B (drive to start after
      registering). Walk is entirely on roads and paths through Fort Casey
      State Park and Seattle Pacific University land. Much of the walk is
      through woods or along the cliffs overlooking the Puget Sound. View the
      Fort Casey Artillery Bunkers and Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Not suitable
      for strollers or wheelchairs. Special Programs: Lighthouse USA, National
      Heritage Walk, US A-Z - "C" Washington Challenges: Island County;
      Mountains, Trails, Parks, Oceans. NW06.
      Penn Cove One-Way Walk 5/10 km rated 1+, Canadian Rating: 1B (SUNDAY
      ONLY). This is a special walk with special times. Jump on the bus at the
      Coupeville Recreation Hall and ride it 6.2 miles to the start of this
      walk which will take you all along Penn Cove. Fabulous water and
      mountain views the entire walk. Look for wildlife and Penn Cove Mussel
      beds. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Special Programs:
      National Heritage Walk; US A-Z - Washington Challenges: Island County;
      Oceans, Mountains. NW06.
      AWARD: This award stands alone or you can build onto it at every Whidbey
      VolksFest. The first year award is cast metal with a 6" red, white and
      blue ribbon. $3 pre-registered until Sept. 1. $4 purchased on-site. The
      second year (and future years) is a cast metal foot with "2" or "3"
      engraved and can be attached to the ribbon from the first year. $3 if
      ordered by Sept. 1. $4 at event. How many feet will you get? If you have
      been before and didn't buy the first year medal, you can buy both medals
      this year (previous year registration verified on-site.
      Shirts: T-shirts (100% cotton) and sweatshirts (50/50) are available in
      island green and sea blue. With an outline of Whidbey Island and Walking
      Whidbey VolksFest silk-screened on the front and our famous footprints
      on the back. These shirts are sure to be a great reminder of a fun
      weekend. $15 for a t-shirt, $20 for a sweatshirt. $1 discount if ordered
      when you pre-register. Sizes M-XL, Quantities limited.
      Door Prizes: Door prizes awarded throughout the weekend. All registered
      walkers are eligible. PRE-Registered walkers are eligible for special
      door prizes (Largest Group and Farthest Traveled) as well as several
      specially selected, randomly drawn prizes.
      Silent Auction: Take advantage of the silent auction during the weekend.
      Many wonderful items are up for grabs and all proceeds go to local
      charities. Donations of auction items happily accepted. Contact:
      Volks-Ware for Sale all day: - http://volks-ware.com
      Friday, September 8
      Farm Heritage Walk. Start: 10 am - 1 pm. Finish: 4 pm.
      Fort Casey Walk, Drive 5 miles to start after registering. Start: 10 am
      - 1 pm. Finish: 4 pm.
      Whidbey Coast to Coast Walk, Registration/Start: 10 am - 1 pm (10 am -
      11 am for 21 km). Finish: 4 pm.
      Coupville Mayor's Walk, Registration: 3-4 pm, Start: 4 pm, Finish: 7 pm.
      Trekkers Potluck Dinner, 6 pm. Bring a dish to share and get together
      with old friends or meet new ones! Lemonade, plates, utensils etc. provided.
      Saturday, September 9
      Farm Heritage Walk, Start: 8 am - 2 pm. Finish: 5 pm.
      Whidbey Coast to Coast Walk, Start: 8 am - 2 pm (8 am - Noon for 21 km).
      Finish: 5 pm.
      Coupeville Town Walk, (10 km or 5 km alternative ). Start: 8 am - 2 pm.
      Finish: 5 pm.
      Fort Casey Walk, Drive 5 miles to start after registering.
      Registration/Start: 8 am - 2 pm. Finish: 5 pm.
      "Small Miracles" Benefit Pasta Dinner, 6 pm. Seating Limited.
      Pre-registration recommended.
      Sunday, September 10
      Penn Cove Walk, Special Event! Start: 8-10 am. Finish: 1 pm.
      Farm Heritage Walk, Start: 8 am - Noon. Finish: 3 pm.
      Fort Casey Walk, Start: 8 am - Noon. Finish: 3 pm.
      Whidbey Coast to Coast Walk, Start: 8 am - Noon (8 am - 10 am for 21
      km). Finish: 3 pm.
      Coupeville Town Walk, Start: 8 am - 12 noon. Finish: 3 pm
      Salmon BBQ in the Park, Presented By the Town of Coupeville. Begins at
      1:30 pm. $10.00
      Free Concert in the Park! Start: - 2 pm


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