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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    Cast Your Votes - Walking Readers Choice Awards 2013 http://walking.about.com/od/gear/tp/2013-Readers-Choice-Awards-Walking.htm including top Year-Round Walk
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2013
      Cast Your Votes - Walking Readers' Choice Awards 2013
      including top Year-Round Walk - see the top 10 and vote on the final order!

      Washougal Year-Round Walk Re-opens, new starting point. RE: YR 1968; AVA
      Event 94516. Pendleton Factory Outlet Store has agreed to take our walk box.

      City / State: Woodinville, WA
      Event Name: Woodinville & ESVA 1st Quarter Board Meeting
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 93207
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k,10k, 15k - 1A
      Description: TRAIL: (1A) Walk on sidewalks, road shoulders, and trail
      passing along the Sammamish River, artwork, and other points of
      interest. The 10 km route follows the Sammamish River trail, with an
      additional 5 km option. STROLLERS & WHEELCHAIRS: 5 km suitable for
      strollers and wheelchairs. 10 km has one small patch that may be
      challenging. MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish and
      checkpoint(s). Pets permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners responsible
      for leash and clean up laws. ESVA MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 PM IN MEETING ROOM
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Honoring Law Enforcement, Murals, Rainbow Color-Named
      Places, Walking America's Trails
      Start Times: START TIME: 9:00 am - NOON; FINISH by 3:00 PM
      Location: Woodinville Firehouse #31
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Woodinville Fire & Rescue
      17718 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA
      DIRECTIONS: I-405: Exit #23 (SR522E/ Monroe/ Wenatchee). Take first exit
      (SR202) east to Woodinville. LEFT onto NE 175th St., next LEFT onto
      132nd Ave NE (just past cemetery). Continue past Firestation and turn
      RIGHT onto NE 178th Pl. Turn RIGHT into strip mall, parking within the
      Barnes & Noble/Top Foods Complex. There is a path to the Station between
      B&N and Sleep Country. Explorer Scouts will be available for directing
      walk traffic for the first couple of hours. Afterwards, look for signs.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: There will be a Blood Pressure station set-up at the
      Firehouse, which is the start point.
      Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
      Contact: Diane Hildebrand (253) 813-1776
      Website: www.interlakentrailblazers.org/woodinville-march-2-2013.html
      E-Mail Contact: walkin-crazydi@...

      3/2/2013 - 3/3/2013 Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
      City / State: Eatonville, WA
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95344
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K, 10K -
      Location: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville, WA
      Saturday Start time: 9am-1:00 pm
      Finish by: 4:00 pm
      Sunday Start time: 9am-12:00 NOON
      Finish by: 3:00 pm
      Distance/Rating: 10 km (6.2 miles), rated 1B
      5 km (3.1 miles), rated 1A
      Contact: Don Swab (253) 531-2796 or email
      Challenges: Pierce County; All Clubs; Forests, Parks (State), America’s
      Trails, Over the Rainbow (Evergreen State), Art (Statues)
      The Trails: Walk on asphalt trails, woodland paths, and road shoulders
      throughout the park while viewing native northwest wildlife in its
      natural setting. Strollers will have difficulty on the 10 Km trail. The
      5 km trail is suitable for both baby strollers and wheelchairs.
      Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered traditional Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks
      style patch of a lynx designed by Dorman Batson, is $9.00. Only 75
      patches are available and there will be no reorders. Credit only is
      $3.00. Free participants are welcome, but MUST register, carry, and
      return a start card.
      Hatpin: “B” hatpins available.
      Miscellaneous: Water, restrooms, and food at start/finish. Water at
      checkpoint. Pets are NOT permitted in the park! Service animals must be
      approved by park personnel.
      Directions I-5: exit #127 (SR512) east to SR161 (South Hill/Eatonville).
      RIGHT (south) on SR161: Follow Northwest Trek signs to park (22 miles
      from I-5).
      From SR167: South to SR512 (Puyallup/Olympia) to SR161 exit. Left on
      SR161 and continue as above.
      Host Club: Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks
      Contact: Don Swab (253) 531-2796
      Website: www.fourplushikers.org
      E-Mail Contact: swabdl98@...
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      City / State: Federal Way, WA
      Event Name: Easter
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 93273
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10K - 1B
      Description: Walk on gravel paths through the 500 acre park surrounding
      Weterhaeuser Headquarters. Includes the Rhododendron Garden and Pacific
      Rim Bonsai collection.
      Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Rainbow Color-Named Places
      Start Times: 9 until 1; finish by 4
      Location: Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 33663 South Weyerhaeuser Way Federal
      Way, WA 98003
      Awards & Fees: A Award
      Comments: NOTE WELL: We have moved the walk this year from the
      UW/Arboretum. A multi-colored patch of Weyerhaeuser's HQ Bldg is
      available; 30 only and no reorders. Pre-orders for the patch (includes
      credit) are $XXX @ and must be post-marked no later than March 25th.
      Make checks payable to ECW and mail to ECW, c/o David Madsen, 1112 NW
      61st St, Seattle, WA 98107. Pets permitted but not in Rhododendrom or
      Bonsai Gardesn; an alternate route will be available
      Host Club: Emerald City Wanderers
      Contact: Preston Johnson (253) 839-1892
      Website: www.walkingwithecw.org
      E-Mail Contact: eldercounselor@...

      City / State: Bellevue, WA
      Event Name: Explore the Trails and Treasures in South Bellevue
      Event Type: Guided Walk
      Event ID: 95578
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K - 2B
      Description: Beautiful walk on trails through the Mercer Slough, Enatai
      Beach Park, Beaux Arts Village and Bellevue Neighborhoods
      Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 9:00am, Finish by 12:00pm
      Location: South Bellevue Park and Ride
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 2700 Bellevue Way SE Bellevue, WAFrom
      I-90 - Exit Bellevue Way SE from Eastbound or Westbound. Continue to P
      and R on your right. Look for us in the southeast corner.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: This is a Guided Walk. Please arrive, sign in and be ready to
      walk by 9:00am. We are walking in sensative wetlands with some
      boardwalks and trails.
      Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
      Contact: Sharon Moats (425) 235-0528
      Website: www.interlakentrailblazers.org
      E-Mail Contact: atthepond3@...
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