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Pace Yourself
Measured in miles per hour

Half Speed: 1-2 MPH

Casual: 2 -3 MPH

Moderate: 3 MPH

Moderate plus: 3 1/2 MPH

Brisk: 4 MPH

Very Brisk: Over 4 MPH

 

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Potential new Weekly Walk

Carol B. would like to lead walks in North County on Wednesday mornings around 8 am beginning in September. She is looking to see how many people would be interested in joining her. The walk would be at a moderate pace for approximately 3 miles either in Rancho Bernardo, Poway or Escondido.

If you are interested please call the Walkabout office at (619) 231-7463 and put your name, phone number, and preference of walking area on the list.

 

Walkabout International August 2014

WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS

Mondays

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes as a guest leader takes the group on a moderate to moderate-plus flat walk for about 2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont St., turn left on Lamont St., then right on Crown Point Dr. to meet at the west end of the parking lot by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transport, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10, get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

Tuesdays

9:00 am

SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK TRAIL. Join us in Mission Valley for a moderate walk by the river along the north trail from the mall to Camino Del Este and returning via portions of the south and north trail for about 4 miles round-trip. All walk surfaces are paved and mostly flat with some inclines. Green trolley line and multiple bus routes stop at the Fashion Valley Transit Center or park at the transit center. Meet at north entrance of the footbridge (across from transit center) that crosses the river to a hotel. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.

6:30 pm

Mission Bay Sunsets. Walk leaves promptly at 6:30. Rain (not mist) cancels. Enjoy the cooler evening air and beautiful views of Mission Bay! Join us for a flat but fairly fast-paced moderate to moderate-plus walk along the shores of Mission Bay. Take the I-5 and go west on Clairemont Dr. to meet at the former Visitors Information Center. Teri E. (858) 483-0512 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231.

wednesdays

6:15 pm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKOUT. Meet at Costa Verde Shopping Center in front of Bookstar, west of the UTC Mall between La Jolla Village Dr. and Nobel Dr. We will walk for about 1½ hours at a moderate-plus pace, heading in a different direction each week, exploring canyon trails and hills. Rain cancels. Come and have some fun! Barbara N. (619) 226-3024.

Thursdays

10:00 am

MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this moderate-plus or moderate flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off Mission Blvd. To use public transport, ride the trolley to Old Town, take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

10:00 am

SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK BUNCH. Sandra, Sally and Friends will do a casual+ walk from the Bali Hai Restaurant to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.2 miles round trip, about 60-70 minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to wildlife. You may stop at one of the many benches and rejoin us on the return leg. Meet at east end of the island to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. If you're late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai where there is ample free parking. Optional eats afterward. Rain cancels. Join us - just for the health of it! Sally R. (619) 222-3800.

10:15 am

MORNING STROLL IN BALBOA PARK. Meet at the Senior Lounge across from the Museum of Photographic Arts to walk at a casual pace through beautiful Balboa Park for about 45 minutes. Terrain is flat and mostly paved. Stay after for optional coffee. For public transport, use the #7 bus. Rain cancels. Mary T. (619) 291-1349.

Fridays

6:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Come see the great views and picturesque homes and gardens of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. Meet at the coffee shop at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Wear white at night. Pat P. (619) 291-6162.

SATURdays

9:00 am

SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK TRAIL. Join us in Mission Valley for a moderate walk by the river along the north trail from the mall to Camino Del Este and returning via portions of the south and north trail for about 4 miles round-trip. All walk surfaces are paved and mostly flat with some inclines. Green trolley line and multiple bus routes stop at the Fashion Valley Transit Center or park at the transit center. Meet at north entrance of the footbridge (across from transit center) that crosses the river to a hotel. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.

6:15 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IN THE PARK. Come join us for a walk through Balboa Park for 90 minutes at a moderate pace. Meet at the northeast corner of President's Way and Park Blvd. Rain cancels. Carol W. (619) 303-7942 or Donna & Jerry (619) 559-5650.

SUNDAYS

8:15 am

MERRY GO-ROUND. Start from the carousel in Balboa Park and join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. Our moderate-plus pace encompasses the harbor, downtown, Bankers Hill and bridges depending on size of group and mood. Allow 3 hours, which includes a coffee break. To use public transport, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At 3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48. Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet Rick at the carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Pl. (858) 565-7212.

Hike wednesdays & saturdays

Time: TBA

WILDERNESS HIKE. Details e-mailed a day or two before. IMPORTANT HIKE INFO: Park on the street in front of the Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South (west of Texas St.). Be prepared to drive yourself if there are no other carpoolers. Bring lunch, 2-3 quarts of water, sun and rain protection, and lug-soled shoes. “First timers" must call the leader. All participants must be in top condition, well prepared for trail conditions and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion. Hikers must be able to keep pace with the group. Check http://www.walkabouthikes.org as weather or unusual conditions may cause the hike to be moved or canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant hike leader as noted below.

Date

Contact Information

Aug 2

Candy: (619) 435-2894 or ccbeckwith146@yahoo.com

Aug 6

Stan H: (619) 448-1668 before 6:00 pm or shunt92071@yahoo.com

Aug 9

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

Aug 13

Candy: (619) 435-2894 or ccbeckwith146@yahoo.com

Aug 16

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

Aug 20

Don: dpiller@cox.net or (760) 796-4007

Aug 23

Don: dpiller@cox.net or (760) 796-4007

Aug 27

Stan H: (619) 448-1668 before 6:00 pm or shunt92071@yahoo.com

Aug 30

Candy: (619) 435-2894 or ccbeckwith146@yahoo.com

 

 

MORE GREAT WALKS this month

Sunday, August 3

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL DOWNTOWN. Let's explore the harbor north or south with a flat, moderate, 1-hour walk to see what changes are going on downtown and along the harbor. We will start from Ruocco Park at the intersection of Harbor Dr. and Pacific Hwy. (across from former police station). Meters are free on Sundays. All trolleys go to Amtrak station and then a 15-minute walk 1 block west to Pacific Hwy. And 4 blocks south to Harbor Dr. gets you there. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, August 4

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Betty (858) 248-3782.

WEDNESDAY, August 6

10:00 am

CORONADO BEACHING. Join Robert and Friends for approximately 1-hour on a beautiful, architecturally diverse casual stroll past dream homes. Refuel at a Coronado eatery afterward if you like. Meet at the corner of Ocean Blvd. and Marina Ave. To use public transport, take #901 bus ("Iris Trolley") from the 12th & Imperial Transit Center at 8:32. Exit at Orange Ave. and Park Pl.; walk .7 mile west to Ocean Blvd. and Marina Ave. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.

Thursday, August 7

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Riverwalk. We’ll meet at the restaurant on the corner of Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. to walk along the river and hope that the landscape has been cut back and cleaned up since our last walk as we try to make it to Mission Valley. Terrain is flat and walk will be at a moderate pace for 1 hour. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.

Saturday, August 9

7:15 am

LATE BIRDS. For those of us who can't get up in time for the Sunrise Series, Anna T. will lead a flat 1-hour walk at your own pace around Pacific Beach, followed by an optional breakfast. Take the #30 bus at 6:45 from Old Town, exit at Mission Blvd. Meet in front of Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Rain cancels. (619) 231-7463.

 

Walkabout Int'l is participating in "THE MOVE TO IMPROVE CHALLENGE 2014"

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma at the Lighthouse (see www.nps.gov/cabr)

This event is a dynamic celebration to promote the individual and collective health and wellness within our communities in San Diego. This year's festival will feature an exhibitor fair, presentations, demonstrations, and entertainment. It will be fun for all ages. There will be a walk presented at the fair. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Sunday, August 10

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful any time of the year with many paths to explore on this flat walk at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward (Greek?) is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, August 11

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: SDSU. Here’s our chance to get educated on what is happening at San Diego State University as we take a mostly flat walk for about 1 hour at a moderate pace exploring the old and the new. Afterward, we’ll have an optional breakfast at a nearby restaurant. Meet in the church parking lot on Montezuma Rd. between College Ave., and Campanile Dr. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Tuesday, August 12

3:00 pm

La Playa Paths. Join us for one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. As we pad along the path on the west side of Shelter Island Yacht Basin. We will see elegant homes of all styles, beautiful gardens, a picturesque boat harbor, and probably some boats out for a sail. This is why we live in San Diego! Meet at the corner of Talbot and Evergreen Sts., behind Cabrillo Elementary School, for a moderate, 1½ hour walk along beaches, paths, secret walkways, and some hills. Bus #28 stops at Rosecrans St. and Shelter Island Dr. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.

Wednesday, August 13

9:00 am

MOUTH OF SAN DIEGO RIVER. Join us for a moderate walk by the mouth of the river. We will start at the jetty separating the mouths of the San Diego River and Mission Bay and then walk along the river path for approximately 1 hour/3 mile round trip. Park just past the traffic circle at Hospitality Point Park at the end of Quivira Way (Thomas Guide pg. 1268). We will meet near the restrooms. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.

Sunday, August 17

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG EAST MISSION BAY. Let’s take a flat walk at your own speed to see the birds, boats, and views. Optional breakfast and chatting follow. Meet on Mission Bay Dr. by the restrooms just south of Clairemont Dr. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, August 18

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. John & Marilyn Bintz (619) 840-5544

6:15 pm

SILENT MOVIES AT THE ORGAN PAVILION. Join us on our casual walk around Balboa park before the annual silent movie starring Buster Keaton, my favorite comic star. We meet at the North-East entrance to the Organ Pavilion (by the Japanese Garden snack shop). We will use our blankets or cushions to claim our seats before a casual, flat walk along some little-known paths and then return for the 7:30 pm concert. Bring a snack or buy one there. Concert runs about 2-3 hours. Rain cancels. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

9:00 am

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO. Join us for a moderate but challenging walk that includes the hills and staircases on the campus of the University of San Diego. We will start at the Moreno/Linda Vista Trolley Station and walk to the USD campus where we will enjoy the varied terrain and views. After a walk around (and up and down) the campus we will return to the trolley station, approximately 5 miles round-trip. Green line to Moreno/Linda Vista Trolley Station or #44 bus route. Parking is available at trolley station off of Friars Rd. Meet on north side of trolley platform. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.

7:00 pm

DELECTABLE LA JOLLA ICE CREAM SOCIAL AMBLE. Time to dip into one of Walkabout's most delicious walks as we wander past -- and optionally into -- every single ice cream and frozen yogurt parlor in the lovely village of La Jolla! With the warm days of August upon us, enjoy a cool and comfortable 1.5-ish hour --depending upon the number of licks we get in-- casual promenade over flat terrain. Look for Larry and Joel (who sacrificed MANY hours to "research" this walk) in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art at 700 Prospect St. by the corner of Draper Ave. with free street parking. Warning: BYOAppetite as most establishments are offering mouth-watering discounts tonight only for Walkabout! Larry@walkabout-int.org or (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).

Thursday, August 21

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll discover what’s new in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhood on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Meet at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. Connie (619) 477-8628.

Saturday, August 23

7:15 am

LATE BIRDS. For those of us who can't get up in time for the Sunrise Series, Fusa and Friends will lead a flat 1-hour walk at your own pace around Shelter Island, followed by an optional breakfast. Meet in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Cañon St. Rain cancels. (619) 223-6947.

7:45 am

DONUT DAY AT DEL MAR. Join us on our annual trek to the race track for a quick tour of the stands followed by free donuts, coffee and O.J. Then we'll watch the horses practice going though the starting gate and linger afterwards to watch the workouts and/or listen to the speakers about horse racing. FREE admission and parking. Meet at the parking lot entrance to the race track off of Jimmy Durante Blvd. Pat K.'s cell for that day is (619) 548-7232. Otherwise at home (619) 469-6223. Rain cancels.

9:15 am

BEACHY KEEN -- FROM SOLANA BEACH TO TORREY PINES STATE BEACH. If the heat's got you beat, then here's a cool treat: let's cool off by the ocean's edge from Solana Beach through Del Mar to Torrey Pines State Beach and back on a 3-hour, moderate-plus paced prance over mostly flat terrain as the waves caress the shore in an area that we adore. Want some more? Look for Larry in Solana Beach at the far western end of Via De La Valle by South Sierra Ave. (where free street parking abounds). Larry@walkabout-int.org or (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).

Sunday, August 24

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll walk along the ocean admiring the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the west end of Garnet Ave. by Crystal Pier. From Old Town Transit Center, take the #8 bus at 6:30. Rain cancels or postpones. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, August 25

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: BY THE BAY. Today we’ll hope for sunny skies, lots of birds and that any clouds are the fluffy kind for a more beautiful sunrise. Meet at the former Visitor Information Center just west of the I-5 at the Clairemont Dr. exit. We usually have two groups, moderate and casual, on this 1 hour flat walk. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward at one of our favorite places. Verna (619) 276-3055.

Wednesday, August 27

9:00 am

LET'S CLIMB THE HILL. Join us for a moderate but challenging walk that includes the "Bachman Hill". We will start at the Fashion Valley Transit Center and walk to (and up) Bachman Pl. After a walk around part of the Hillcrest neighborhood we will return down Bachman Hill to the transit center, approximately 4 miles round-trip. Green trolley line and multiple bus routes stop at the Fashion Valley Transit Center or park at the transit center. Meet at north entrance of the footbridge (across from transit center) that crosses the river to a hotel. Rain cancels. John N. (619) 772-8855.

10:00 am

BALBOA PARK NUTTY SQUIRREL WALK. Join Robert and Friends for a 1-hour, half city, half park, casual stroll. All you bring is a smile, some cash if you eat afterward and maybe a few peanuts for you and the squirrels. Optional eating afterward. Meet at 6th Ave. and Nutmeg St. There is free parking on Balboa Dr., which you enter at 6th Ave. and Upas St. Note: Do not park on the park side of 6th Ave. as no parking is allowed there on Wednesdays before 10:00 am. To use public transport, take the #3 bus north on 5th Ave. or south on 4th Ave., exit at Nutmeg St. at approximately 9:15, walk east to 6th & Nutmeg. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.

Thursday, August 28

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: HARBOR ISLAND. We’ll have a quiet walk for 1 hour at a moderate pace on flat terrain around this beautiful area so close to downtown. . Take Harbor Dr. to Harbor Island Dr., turn west to the end and turn left to the parking next to Island Prime Restaurant. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward.. Gloria (619) 482-7677.

Tall ships & BYO picnic lunch

Thursday, August 28 10:00 am

The Shelter Island Walkabout group will be having a BYO picnic lunch following the regular walk on August 28th. At 12:30 pm, the Tall Ships begin coming into San Diego Bay to prepare for the annual Festival of Sail which runs over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the beautiful and delicious air, escape the heat, meet Walkabouters, and catch a sneak preview of the flotilla of tall ships arriving from ports beyond. For more information about the Festival of Sail or to volunteer for the event, visit www.sdmaritime.org/festival-of-sail.

 

Sunday, August 31

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG ADAMS AVE. Interesting homes and views along the edge of Mission Valley will greet us on this flat, moderate walk. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or postpones. Meet at 30th St. and Adams Ave. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.