City / State: Monroe, WA
Event Name: Monroe Parks, River, Lake and Historic City
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 93103
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K (3mi), 11K(7mi), 14K(8 - 1A
Description: Explore Monroe Parks and green belts, Skykomish river,
Historic city Main street and Lake Tye.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, Honoring Law Enforcement,
Hooray for Hollywood, Main Street, Murals, WPA Works Projects Administration
Start Times: 8am - 11am
Location: East County Senior Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 276 Sky River Pkwy, Monroe, WA. From
Seattle take 522 to Monroe Main St. RT on Main, RT on Village Way, RT on
Sky River. From Everett take hwy 2 to Monroe. RT on 179th AVE, LT on
Main, RT on Village Way, RT on Sky River. Park around parks away from
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Enjoy $5 Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs, Ham, Juice, coffee,
milk Breakfast from 8am-10:30 at Senior Center
Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
Contact: Bob Kunzmann (425) 788-2182
E-Mail Contact: bobkunzmann@...
Grand Coulee Dam Seasonal Y1921 has to be closed due to construction.
The original closing date was November 30, 2012. Construction won't be
complete until after the closure date. This is the Grand Coulee Dam, WA
YR0013 in Arlington, WA. Closed immediately.
Port Gamble, Washington, walk (YRE 1685) is closed until further notice
due to fire danger.
CVC's Scatter Creek walk - register Rochester) will close Sept. 22nd for
hunting. this is instead of Sept. 30th.
Washougal year-round walk trail changes:
The Gibbons Creek trail at Steigerwald Lake NWR is closed at this time,
affecting the subject YRE 5/10km routes (remote starts only). A large
wildfire burned 140 acres last Friday. It started on the east side of
the trailhead; winds pushed the fire across the wooden boardwalk near
the trailhead entrance, and then spread rapidly to the west. Repairs are
currently being assessed and the refuge and trailhead are closed until
further notice. The manager "hopes to have a plan for reopening in place
by late next week," which is around October 20th. Be aware that is just
a plan; it could be weeks or months to finish the reconstruction.
In the meantime, walkers can do the 5k or an 11/13km route beginning
directly from Papa's Ice Cream. An 11km route is possible by simply
accessing the Columbia River dike trail and walking its length to the
fish ladder (Mile Post 2) and back, without taking the turn through the
wildlife refuge area.
Notes will be in the walk box and I have already updated the walk
details on the AVA website explaining these temporary changes. Will you
please inform the walking community?
Washougal YR1968 (AVA 90507)
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City / State: Woodland, WA
Event Name: Cedar Creek Grist Mill
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 89533
SATURDAY ONLY -- OCTOBER 27, 2012
START/FINISH: Green Mountain School, 13105 NE Grinnell Road, Woodland, WA.
TIMES: Start any time between 10am - 1pm; Finish by 4pm.
DISTANCE and RATING: 12km (7.4 miles), Rated 2B.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Walk on rural asphalt roads with gentle rise and
fall, curving through pastoral and forested areas along Cedar Creek.
Midpoint is a short out and back on a steep hill to the historic Cedar
Creek Grist Mill and charming covered wooden bridge. Enjoy colorful
autumn foliage along the route.
The Friends of Cedar Creek will be at the mill from 1-4 today. See
working demonstrations, hear historical anecdotes, and learn about the
wheat and corn milled on-site using only the power from Cedar Creek.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is the only grain grinding mill in Washington
state that has maintained its original structural integrity. The mill
uses large, heavy stones for grinding and is powered by water. The mill
grinds a variety of whole-grain flours and cornmeal, and has been known
to grind about 8,000 pounds of apples at its annual Apple Press,
scenting the air with cider.
The mill was built in 1876 by George Woodham and his two sons. In the
1950's, the State Fisheries Department bought the property and built a
fish ladder. In 1961 the Fort Vancouver Historical Society leased the
mill and placed it on the National Register of Historic Places. A group
of local residents formed "The Friends of Cedar Creek Grist Mill" in
1980 and authentically restored the mill in 1989 as a project to
celebrate the Washington State Centennial.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is now a working museum, where tours are
given to show the inside workings of the mill during its heyday. The
adjacent covered wooden bridge was constructed in 1995. This charming
rural setting draws visitors from all over the United States.
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
start card. "B" award is available from a previous event -- a detailed
3" medal depicting the historic mill.
COMFORT: Water and restrooms at start/finish and checkpoint. Pets are
permitted except in buildings. Owners are responsible for leash and
DIRECTIONS: From I-5: Exit #21 ( Woodland ).
Northbound – turn RIGHT onto Lewis River Drive (unmarked). At next
light, turn RIGHT onto NW Hayes Road . Continue from *** below.
Southbound – turn LEFT onto Lewis River Drive (unmarked). Go under I-5
to second light and turn RIGHT onto NW Hayes Road . Continue from *** below.
***Immediately cross the Lewis River and bear LEFT with NE Hayes Road ,
which will become NE Cedar Creek Road . Continue for about 12.5 miles.
Turn LEFT on NE Pup Creek Road . Go two miles and turn RIGHT (you’ll see
a DEAD END sign) onto NE Grinnell Road to Green Mountain School .
CONTACT INFORMATION: email Liz Connors, 360/798-6956 (cell).
ELIGIBILITY: This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport
Association, part of the International Federation of Popular Sports
(IVV), and counts toward the acquisition of IVV achievement awards.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Children under 12 years of age must
be accompanied by an adult.
NEW WALKERS: This event is part of the AVA Achievement Awards Program.
Participants can earn event and/or distance credits, then redeem
completed books for a certificate, patch, and hatpin after certain
milestones are achieved. Special New Walker Packets, including discount
coupons at a bargain price, will be available at the registration table.
DISCLAIMER: Although every effort will be made to make this a safe and
enjoyable event, the sponsors are not liable for accidents, injuries,
thefts and other material damages. By registering for this event, each
participant agrees to accept the guidelines for Volkssport events
published by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and to observe
the principles of good sportsmanship. This event will be held regardless
of weather; adverse weather may increase the rating.
Host Club: All Weather Walkers
Contact: Liz Connors (360) 798-6956
E-Mail Contact: takeahike68@...
City / State: Carnation, WA
Event Name: Halloween on the Farm
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 90434
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10/13K - 1A
Description: Water and restrooms at start/finish and at checkpoint on
the 10K route. Pets permitted but NOT in buildings. Owners responsible
for leash and clean up laws. Come in costume and be eligible for a
prize. Watch for ghouls with goodies. Award is AVA National Volkssport
Month Patch @ $7.00; 30 only and no reorders. Credit only is $3. Free
walkers welcome but all must register, carry, & return a start card. The
route is along the SVRT trail and through Carnation.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Rainbow Color-Named Places
Start Times: 9-1, finish by 4
Location: Remlinger Farms, Carnation, WA
Start Point / Driving Directions: Remlinger Farms 32610 NE 32nd
I-5/I-405 (TOLL REQ'D) : Exit onto SR520 east to Redmond. Exit at
Redmond Way to SR 202. RIGHT on SR202 for 71/2 miles. LEFT on Tolt Hill
Rd. Cross SR203 to NE 32nd. Follow signs to parking area adjacent to
I-90 (NO TOLL): Exit #22 (Preston-Fall City Rd). In 4 miles cross bridge
and turn LEFT onto SR203 (5miles) to NE 32nd and turn RIGHT. Continue as
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: Remlinger's Farm Store, Restaurant, and Harvest Festival will
Host Club: Emerald City Wanderers
Contact: Fran Carson (206) 788-7969
E-Mail Contact: francarson@...
City / State: Vancouver, WA
Event Name: Veterans Day Walk
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 92925
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 & 10 km - 1A
Description: Walk route is 2 loops on sidewalks, road shoulders & paved
trails. Loop A goes through the historic Post Cemetery & by the
memorials & museum on the VA campus. Loop B follows the Veterans Day
Parade route past historic Ft. Vancouver & Officers' Row.
Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, Forts of the United States,
Murals, Rainbow Color-Named Places
Start Times: 9:00 am to Noon. Finish by 3 pm.
Location: Vancouver Administration Medical Center, Building 11
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
I-5 NORTHBOUND: Exit #1C & follow signs to Fourth Plain Blvd. RIGHT on
Fourth Plain Blvd. to 1st traffic signal. RIGHT into VA Medical Center.
Follow signs to Bldg. 11.
I-5 SOUTHBOUND: Exit #1D to Foutth Plain Blvd. & turn LEFT. Continue as
SR14 WESTBOUND: At intersection with I-5 take exit heading north &
follow directions for I-5 Northbound.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Host Club: Vancouver USA Volkssporters
Contact: Burt Paynter (360) 891-9411
E-Mail Contact: walkeriii@...
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