Vancouver July 4-5
- 7/4/2008 to 7/5/2008 2 Walks Vancouver WA
Host Club: Vancouver USA Volkssporters
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Esther Short Park. On Columbia
Street between 6th & 8th Streets. Northbound on I-5 and westbound on
SR-14, Exit # 1-B (City Center). Left on 6th St. then west 3 blocks to
Columbia St. Southbound on I-5, Exit # 1-C (Mill Plain West) and proceed
west 5 blocks on 15th St. Left (south) on Columbia St. to 8th St. and
turn right. Parking is along streets in the vicinity of Esther Short
Park, or in the Park & Go Lot at 6th & Columbia for a small charge.
80793 Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km 1+ Event Description:
Vancouver Historic Uptown & Neighborhoods. Both the long and short
routes are on city sidewalks. . The routes meander through historic
uptown and old Vancouver neighborhoods and parks. The longer route goes
by the historic military cemetery for Fort Vancouver.
80485 Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km 1+ Event Description:
THE PEOPLE'S WALK - A Stroll thru History. Both the 10 & 5 km routes are
on city sidewalks. The routes go past historic sites including the
rebuilt Ft. Vancouver & Officer’s Row, & through the July 4th Celebrate
Freedom Festival. The longer route goes past the historic City Cemetery.
Start Times: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Contact: Burt Paynter , (360 ) 891 - 9411
Event Website: www.home.earthlink.net/~vuvwalkers/
E-Mail Contact: walkeriii@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Water, restrooms, and refreshments at the Start/Finish area.
Pets are permitted on the routes provided owners obey leash and cleanup
laws. An out-reach is being made to introduce low income families to
walking. Bring a picnic and a blanket so your family can enjoy the 4th
of July festivities and fireworks in Vancouver. Also, bring a can of
food to donate to a local food bank.
Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
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7/12/2008 Olympia WA
Host Club: Capitol Volkssport Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 10 Km / 5 Km option 1+
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: State Capitol Building 416
14th Ave SW, Olympia, WA. From I-5, Exit 105, follow State Capitol signs
to Capitol Campus. Free parking at Visitor's Center, on Campus, and on
Event Description: This 1+ rated trail starts at the Capitol Building
on the Capitol Campus in Olympia and goes around the campus, downtown,
by the waterfrount, and around Capitol Lake.
Start Times: 8:00am to noon Finish by 4:00pm
Contact: Susan Berry , (360 ) 491 - 7266
Event Website: www.geocities.com/buddbayy/index
E-Mail Contact: lsberry@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: This is our 25th Anniversary walk. Friendship walk @ 10:00
with ESVA President. Hat pin: 25th Anniversary pin is $3.00.
Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Restrooms: Yes
7/12/2008 - Walk
Event Number : 80775 10 K
Start : http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Penrose+Point
Event City: Key Peninsula
Host Club : Key Peninsula Volkssport
Event Website: keypeninsulawa.lionwap.org/
More Details: Click here for directions, ratings, etc.
Write for more information to:
10110 137TH ST N W
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
Contact : Neal Van Der Voorn, (273) 857 - 3655
July 18-20 Northwest Hiking Weekend - Crystal Mountain, WA
Walk #1: Henskin Lake / Chinook Pass 12K rated 4 or 33K rated 4+
Extreme Challenge: EXTREME TERRAIN, EXTREME DISTANCE (33K only)
Washington State Challenge: Chelan County
The Trail: For the 12k walk on alpine trails among the wildflowers to
beautiful Hen Skin Lake. The elevation gain is about 1,350 feet. For
the 33K continue on alpine trails, including portions of the Pacific
Crest Trail, to Chinook Pass and then return. Along the way, you will
see several lakes and views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. The elevation
gain is about 2,275 feet and the high point is 6,530 feet. This
spectacular hike is the highlight of the weekend. Remember — it’s
downhill on the way back!
Walk #2: Mt Rainier Overlook / Crystal Mountain Summit 6K rated 1, 10K
rated 4+ or 22K rated 4+
Extreme Challenge: EXTREME TERRAIN, EXTREME DISTANCE (22K only)
Washington State Challenge: Chelan County
The Trail: For the 6K “Sand Flats” walk you’ll walk on paved roads in
an Alpine setting. The 10K “Mt. Rainier Overlook” walk is on an alpine
trail through meadows. Enjoy the wildflowers, views of Mt. Rainier and
the White River valley. The elevation gain is about 2,200 feet and the
high point is 6,200 feet. The 22K “Crystal Mountain Summit” walk
continues on and includes several alpine lakes. It’s total gain is
2,350 feet and the high point is 6,600 feet.
Walk #3: Bullion Basin / Pickhandle Point / Norse Peak 13/15/20K, rated 4+
Extreme Challenge: EXTREME TERRAIN, EXTREME DISTANCE (20K) Washington
State Challenge: Chelan County; Water: Lakes
The Trail: 10K rated 4, 16K rated 4+ or 21K rated 5. This is another
trail where you can chose your turn-around point. For the 10K you’ll
walk to Bullion Basin on trails with plenty of wildfowers. The
elevation gain is about 1,000 feet and the high point is 5,200 feet.
Continue on to Pickhandle Point to do a 16K. You’ll walk on a portion
of the Pacific Crest Trail and enjoy views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams.
The total elevation gain is about 2,100 feet and the high point is
6,360 feet. For those with the ambition, you can walk 21K and reach
the top of Norse Peak which will include several alpine lakes. Total
elevation gain on the 21K is about 2,600 feet and the high point is
Our start location will be at the Crystal Mountain Resort. This popular
ski resort in the Mt. Rainier area is a broad basin surrounded by peaks
and has spectacular hiking trails. Each of our 3 routes includes
various distances, depending on how far you want to walk. But all of
the trails feature great mountain views and (hopefully!) some of the
state’s best wildflowers. For those wanting lodging, the ski resort has
accommodations or the area is within easy distance from Enumclaw.
Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered multicolored patch in a diamond shape
will be available for $7.50. All patches this year have a gold border
for the club’s 20th anniversary. 50 only—no reorders. Credit only is
$3.00. Free participants are welcome but must register and return a
start card. Pre-registration due by 7-11-08. To pre-register for
patch, use this form.
Social Dinner on Saturday Night: There will be a bar-b-q dinner on
Saturday night on the resort lawn. The price is $25 per person and the
meal includes tossed salad, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, mixed
fruit, hot dogs (or brats), hamburgers, grilled chicken, cookies, canned
soda and water. This price includes service fee and tax. If you plan to
attend, mail your check to Marcia Stein, PO Box 3267, Kirkland, WA
98083. Checks must be received by Jul 15th.
Hotel: Stay for the weekend and enjoy a mountain getaway. We have a
group discount at the Crystal Mountain Hotels. You can choose your
accommodations at www.crystalhotels.com. But to get the discount you’ll
have to make your reservations by phone. Reservations: 888-754-6400,
360-663-2262. Request the “VOLKS” or “Volksport Four Plus Foolhardy
Misc: These are strenuous hikes—wear sturdy hiking shoes and carry
water, insect repellant, sunscreen and a snack on the trail. There are
restrooms at the start/finish only. Unfortunately, dogs are not
permitted in the Crystal Mountain area. Not suitable for strollers or
Directions: Northbound I-5: Take exit #127 (SR512) to SR410 East past
Enumclaw for 33 miles. Just before the Rainier National Park entrance
sign, turn left on Crystal Mountain Blvd. 6 miles to the resort.
Southbound I-5: Take exit 142 (SR18) to Auburn. From Auburn, follow
SR164 to Enumclaw. From Enumclaw, follow SR410 East for 33 miles and
continue as above. There is plenty of parking at the Crystal Mountain
Resort and all walks leave from the start location.
July 26-27, 2008 (Saturday and Sunday) RENTON RIVER DAYS
2 Walks (1) 5K/10K/20K (2) 6K/11K/20K 1 Bike
Sponsors: IKEA Renton River Days, Southlake Clinic
8:00AM-12:PM start time (finish by 3:00pm)
Start Point: Renton Community Center/Carco Theater 1715 Maple Valley Hwy
From the North: Take I-405 southbound to Exit #4 (Renton-Enumclaw). Go
through the first stoplight, then turn left on Maple Valley Highway
(South 169). Pass under I-405 and turn right at the second light.
Follow the entrance driveway to the large parking lot. The Renton
Community Center, Henry Moses Aquatic Center and Carco Theatre share the
same parking lot.
From the South: Take I-405 northbound to Exit #4 (Maple
Valley-Enumclaw). This exit will divide. Take the first exit to Maple
Valley-Enumclaw (South 169). At the stop sign at the end of the off
ramp, turn right. At the second stoplight turn right. Follow the
entrance driveway to the large parking lot. The Renton Community Center,
Henry Moses Aquatic Center and Carco Theatre share the same parking lot.
Information: 2 Walks (1) 5K/10K/20K Walk on sidewalks, paved paths
and park trails. Explore the history of Renton through Downtown, parks
and along the Cedar River Trail. (2) 6K/11K/20K Walk along river and
through new Landing Shopping area to Coulon Park and return through IKEA
Renton River Days Festival. 20K extension explores the new Seahawk
Training Facility. 20K Walkers need to start before 10:30AM.
Bike - 2 Distances (tbd), Ride on the Cedar River Trail paved path from
Renton Community Center to end of trail. Ride passes parks and golf
course. Helmets are required. Paved path is rating (1)
Walk Distance and Trail: 2 Walks #1 5K,10K, 20K Trail rating 1
#2 Trail rating 1 for 6K, 11K and Trail rating 2+ for 20K
Miscellaneous: Restrooms and water are available at the start point.
They will also be found at parks or checkpoint(s) along the route. Walk
(1) is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Fido is not allowed in
Coulon Park. Alternate directions will be supplied.
Award: IVV credit only is only $3.00. Free walkers are welcome but must
register, carry a start card and return it. You may walk twice the same
day on the same start card. Insert cards will be available. All
participants must sign the insurance waiver form.
Point of Contact: Sharon Moats, (425) 235-0528, atthepond3@...
7/27/2008 Camas Lake Run, Camas WA
Host Club: All Weather Walkers
Distance and Trail Rating: 21KM & 6KM 3
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Camas High School 26900 SE
15th Street, Camas, WA 98607 From I-5 and I-205 exit on Highway 14
eastbound. Take Highway 14 east to exit 12. Follow NW 6th Ave into
downtown Camas. Take a left on Garfield and head North. Take a left onto
14th street, followed by a right onto Everett Street. Proceed North on
Everett/SR-500 to SE 15th Street and turn Right. At the top of the hill
the new Camas High School will be on your left. Follow signs and parking
volunteer’s directions. Note: You will pass the old Camas High School on
the way to the new one. Please continue past the old high school,
following signs to the event. From Highway 14 Westbound: Take Highway 14
west to exit 12. Follow NW 6th Ave into downtown Camas. Take a left on
Garfield and head North. Take a left onto 14th street, followed by a
right onto Everett Street. Proceed North on Everett/SR-500 to SE 15th
Street and turn Right. At the top of the hill the new Camas High School
will be on your left. Follow signs and parking volunteer’s directions.
Note: You will pass the old Camas High School on the way to the new one.
Please continue past the old high school, following signs to the event.
Start Times: 21KM Walk 7:00AM, 6KM Walk 8:30AM
Contact: Liz Connors , (360 ) 798 - 6956
Event Website: www.lacamaslakerunwalk.com
E-Mail Contact: takeahike68@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Entry Fees: ½ Marathon Walk & Run o Early Registration:
$35.00/person through July 1st July 2nd – July 20th: $40.00/person July
21st – July 26th: $50.00/person *registration price does not include
t-shirt 4 mile Walk/Run o Early Registration: $30.00/person through July
1st July 2nd – July 20th: $35.00/person July 21st – July 26th:
$40.00/person *registration price does not include t-shirt
Amenities: Strollers: NO Wheelchairs: NO Pets: No Restrooms: Yes
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