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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3, 2008
      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
      streets.
      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
      E-Mail: nealvandervoorn@...

      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
      6,856 feet.
      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
      Folks” discount.
      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
      wheelchairs.
      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.
      http://www.walkhappy.com/fourplusclub/upcomingwalks/upcoming_index_files/Page401.htm

      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
      Directions
      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
      (long hill)
      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.
      Pre-Registration: None.
      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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