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Please arrive early enough to register and be ready to start at designated start time.

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Sept. 16: Deception Pass;
10 am

Register by 1:45 pm; walk at 2pm
Start Location: Seabolt's at Deception Pass, 40928 State Route 20

Whidbey Island: 6/10 km. Rated 3C, Number Y1681.
Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, You'll Never Walk Alone

Walk the south side of Deception Pass State Park. Views of Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains and Deception Pass Bridge. Walk through old growth forest, sand dune environment and view marshland habitat. Photo opportunities at every turn. Beach combing and picnic opportunities abound. WA State Park Discovery Pass required, $10/day or $30/ year.

Directions to Start: From I-5, Exit #230. Follow Route 20 for 11 miles toward Anacortes. Turn LEFT and continue on Route 20 West at the Oak Harbor/Pt. Townsend Ferry sign and drive an additional 6 miles to Deception Pass Bridge. After you cross Deception Pass Bridge, look for Seabolt's Smokehouse (Deli, Mini-market, gas) on the left (approx .75 miles after your cross the bridge).If you use GPS it may direct you to the Seabolts in downtown Oak harbor

Host: Joy Hill. E-mail: ride6945@yahoo.com, 253-8912703.

 


September . 18: Whatcom Falls/Bloedel Donovan Park - Whatcom Falls
Register by 9:45 Walk at 10:00 a.m.
Route: 5/10 km., Rated 2B, Number Y1268.
Start Location: Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Barkley Village, 2900 Woburn Street
MODIFIED Walk through residential neighborhoods to wooded Bloedel Donovan Park and trails around Whatcom Falls. The trails are prepared and maintained on a gravel base. Ideal for walkers using poles. Toilets at start and finish.
Directions to Start: Haggen Food and Pharmacy - Barkley Village, 2900 Woburn St, Bellingham. From South or North, take: I-5 Exit 255 for Rt542/Sunset Drive. After exit, northbound turn right; southbound turn left onto Sunset Drive. Proceed 4-5 blocks. At Woburn Avenue, turn right and go a few blocks to Hagen.

Hosts: Tom Stabile and Margaret Quick. E-mail: tandmwa@frontier.com. Phone: 360-966-2346.

Club meeting at Haggens food court after the walk at approx 12:30 pm


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Sept. 23: N. Lake Whatcom;
10 am
Register by 9:45 Walk at 10:00 a.m.
Start Location: Lake Whatcom

Route: 5/10 km. Rated 1B. Y1119.County Park . Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Lakes and Reservoirs, Points of Reference, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone
Also known as the Hertz Trail, thisis a former railroad bed located in a completely wooded area with great views along the north shore of Lake Whatcom. Parking lots for general public and special needs people at trailhead. The trail is prepared and maintained on a gravel base. Ideal for walkers using walking poles.


Directions to Start:

Hosts: Tom Stabile and Margaret Quick. E-mail: tandmwa@frontier.com. Phone: 360-966-2346.

 

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Oct. 5: Northridge;
Register by 9:45 Walk at 10:00 a.m.
Start Location: Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Barkley Village, 2900 Woburn Street
Route: 10 km. Rated 2C. Y1404.

Honoring Our Flag, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street**, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking America’s Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Walk on Klipson trail to forested Northridge Park and Big Rock Garden (sculpture) and back on the Railroad trail with views from the Alabama St. Bridge. Restroom at start and in Big Rock Garden.
Directions to Start: Haggen Food and Pharmacy - Barkley Village, 2900 Woburn St, Bellingham. From South or North, take: I-5 Exit 255 for Rt542/Sunset Drive. After exit, northbound turn right; southbound turn left onto Sunset Drive. Proceed 4-5 blocks. At Woburn Avenue, turn right and go a few blocks to Hagen.

Hosts: Tom Stabile and Margaret Quick. E-mail: tandmwa@frontier.com. Phone: 360-966-2346.

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October 7: Friday Harbor; We will walk on the 9:30am ferry. Register and stamp on the ferry.

Start Location: Anacortes Ferry Landing

Trail: Number YR0987, 5/11 km, Rated 1A.
Animal Safari, Food For Thought, Fraternal Organization, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlor, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Trekking With the Trees, Volcanoes, You'll Never Walk Alone/Walking USA Street by Street*/Restaurants/Womb to Tomb.

Register for this walk in Anacortes and then drive to the ferry. Driving directions are on the walk directions. You need not take your car as the walk begins and ends from the ferry landing in Friday Harbor. There is a parking fee. Walk along country roads with fabulous water views. The walk finishes through downtown Friday Harbor. The 5 km stays in Friday Harbor business and residential districts. Toilets available at ferry landing but not on the walk routes. Take water as there is none on the route.

Directions to Start:

Walk starts at Ferry Dock in Friday Harbor. Ferry Schedule: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/

Hosts: Fred and Sharon Fisher. E-mail: sfisher@fidalgo.net. Phone: 360-293-7985

 

 

 

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Oct. 14: Mt. Vernon;
Register by 9:45 Walk at 10:00 a.m.
Start Box Location: Red Apple Market, 820 Cleveland St.

Start Time:

Trail: 5/10/20 km. Rated 2A. Y1957. Animal Safari/Food for Thought/Mural/Rainbow Colored Names/Volcanoes/You’ll Never Walk Alone/Walking USA Street by Street*Restaurants/Womb to Tomb.

Walk through residential areas with beautiful views of the Skagit River and Skagit Valley. Finish the walk through downtown Mount Vernon with its many unique shops, brewery and college. Picnic spots and restaurants along route.

Directions to Start: I-5 Exit 226. Southbound turn right on Kincaid and proceed two blocks to Red Apple market on the left. Northbound turn left under the bridge on Kincaid. Proceed two blocks to Red Apple market on the left. Start box location is espresso area to right after entering store.

Host: Marie Weltz. E-mail: rlmweltz@gmail.com. Phone: 360-424-7490.

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Oct. 21: Coupeville;
Register by 9:45 Walk at 10:00 a.m.

Start Box Location: Coupeville Library, 788 Alexander St. register in the parking lot

Trail #1–Historic Town & Country– 5/6/11 km. Rated 2A. Y1548. Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Fraternal Organization, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlor, National Parks Centennial Challenge, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Volcanoes, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk AloneWalking USA Street by Street*/Boardwalks/City and County Parks/Womb to Tomb.


Explore the historic town of Coupeville and walk along country roads in Ebeys Landing Historical Reserve with views of Puget Sound and farm fields. Views of Penn Cove, Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and on clear days Mt. Baker & Mt. Rainier. Part of walk is on rural roads.

Directions to Start: From I-5 take exit 230 toward Anacortes. Left on SR 20 to Whidbey Island, follow SR 20 to traffic light in Coupeville. Left on Main Street, Left on Coveland, Left on Alexander, Right into Library parking lot.

Host: Sue & Bob Payton, wishome@yahoo.com, 360-914-4268

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Oct. 28: Bayview ; 10 am


Start Location: Farm House Restaurant, 13724 LaConner-Whitney Rd.

Directions to Start: From I-5 northbound, exit 230 to Hwy 20 West. Follow signs toward Anacortes. Left at stop light toward LaConner. Immediate right into Farm House Restaurant parking lot. Start box is just inside entry.

Register and drive to start. Porta potty in parking lot at start of walk.

Trail: 5/10 km, Y1801, Rated 1B.
Points of Reference, Walking the Path of Inventions/Walking USA Street by Street*/ Womb to Tomb

The walk will take you through the Bayview State Park, walking to the beach and then back to Padilla Bay Shore Trail. The trail is along the Puget Sound with beautiful views. You may see eagles, herons, seals, etc. Walk 3.4 k to the end of this trail. There is a porta potty here. You then reverse directions and return to your car.

Hosts: Fred & Sharon Fisher, E-mail: sfisher@fidalgo.net. Phone: 360-293-7985.

 

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November 4: Interurban Trail; 10 am

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Nov. 11: Burlington; 10 am

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Nov. 18: Cornwall Park; 10 am

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Nov. 24: Ferndale ; 10 am

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December 2: Cordata; 10 am

Dec. 11: Club Christmas gathering at Bobs Burgers & Brew, Burlington, 5 p.m.

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Stevenson - Northwest Hiking Weekend--Gillette Lake/Greenleaf Overlook 7/28/2017

Fife - Walking Fife 8/5/2017

Stevens Pass 8/26/2017

Washougal 8/26/2017

Seattle 9/2/2017

Blaine 9/8/2017

Point Roberts 9/8/2017

Seattle 9/16/2017

Goldbar - Wallace Falls State Park Walk 9/23/2017

Winthrop - Rainy Pass/Lake Ann/Rainy Lake/Maple Pass Loop 9/28/2017-10/2/2017
Winthrop - Blue Lake/Cutthroat Lake 9/28/2017- 10/2/2017
Winthrop - Patterson Mountain Loop 9/29/2017- 10/1/2017
Winthrop - Town Walk-Southern Loop 9/29/2017- 10/1/2017
Winthrop - Town Walk - Northern Loop 9/29/2017- 10/1/2017
Winthrop - Bike in the Methow Valley 9/29/2017- 10/1/2017
Tumwater - Where the Salmon Run 10/5/2017

Camas 10/7/2017

Carnation 10/28/2017

Seattle - New Year's Eve in W Seattle 12/31/2017

Seattle - New Year's Day in W Seattle 1/1/2018

Schedule subject to change.

Be sure to check Trekker Trakks each month for an updated schedule. Event are open to the public.

 

 

AVA TRAIL/ROUTE RATING SYSTEM
Part 1 – INCLINE/ELEVATION Part 2 - TERRAIN
1 Very small hills or very little stair climbing. A Almost entirely on pavement.
2 Some moderate hills or stair climbing. B A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
3 Some significant hill or stair climbing. C A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths or soft sand.)
4 Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. D A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
5 Many steep hills. E The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.




For more information about these walks or others visit:
www.ava.org
www.esva.org

For British Columbia walks visit:
www.volkssportingbc.ca