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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 September 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

Sep 3

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

Sep 6

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

Sep10

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

Sep 13

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

Sep 17

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

Sep 20

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

Sep 24

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

Sep 27

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

 

more great walks THIS MONTH

 

Monday, September 1

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

Wednesday, September 3

10:00 am

CORONADO TIDELANDS STROLL. Join Robert and Friends for a 1-hour, flat, paved, casual stroll in Coronado's Tidelands Park. Optional brunch afterward. Drive over the beautiful blue bridge to Coronado, turn right after the former tollbooth onto Glorietta Blvd, then turn right again on Mullinix Dr. into Tidelands Park. To use public transport, take the #901 bus (Iris Trolley) from the 12th & Imperial Transit Center at 8:35; after crossing the bridge, get off at stop on Mullinex Dr. at Glorietta Pl. at approx. 9:41, turn right on Glorietta Pl., bear right on 3rd St. onto Mullinex Dr. and into the park. Meet at the restroom. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.

Thursday, September 4

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY BACKWARDS. Let’s start on the path near Sea World Dr. to enjoy the playground and the sights we’ve missed on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat, mostly paved terrain. Take Sea World Dr. exit west off I-5, turn right at the first light, pass the entrance to Fiesta Island, cross the bridge and park at the second small parking area on your left. Optional breakfast afterward. Edie (619) 222-4396.

Sunday, September 7

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, september 8

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: DOWNTOWN. Let’s walk through downtown checking on progress at any new construction. Meet at the parking lot next to the merry-go-round at the south end of Pacific Hwy. for this flat, moderate, 1-hour walk followed by an optional breakfast. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Wednesday, September 10

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.

Thursday, September 11

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION/SPANISH LANDING. Meet in the parking lot at Womble and Truxtun Rds. on Liberty Station. We will walk for 1 hour on flat/paved terrain, pace will be casual to moderate with faster walkers going at their own pace. We’ll head through Liberty Station and over to Spanish Landing to check out the sites. If you haven’t taken this walk before, it is delightful and yes, the airplanes do depart San Diego’s Lindbergh Field at exactly 6:30 am! Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Connie (619) 477-8628.

Friday, September 12

1:00 pm

Midtown Meander. Join us for a casual walk with some slight hills for about an hour beginning at one of one of San Diego's hidden treasures! We’ll start near a private garden of meticulously sculpted and whimsically trimmed bushes and trees. Then we’ll pass through a pleasant neighborhood close to the airport and downtown. Meet at the corner of Union and Vine Sts. (just up the hill from India Street). Marty L. (858) 337-6160.

Saturday, September 13

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.

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 14

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.

9:15 am

DEL MAR’S NIFTY NORTHERN NOOKS. Let’s wander through the nifty “northern” reaches and beaches of Del Mar around delightful nooks and crannies including cozy canyons, secluded estuaries, and the celebrated seacoast. Time to head ‘em up, move ‘em out, rawhide! Look for Larry at the northwest corner of Del Mar Heights Rd. and Durango Dr. -- 6 blocks west of I-5's Del Mar Heights exit -- for a moderate-plus, 3-hour spirited September sashay over mixed-up and down terrain. (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends).

Monday, September 15

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Little Italy. We’ll walk for 1 hour at a moderate pace on flat paved terrain. We hope to see many changes. Take Harbor Dr. south a couple blocks past Broadway, turn right and park at the “Kissing” statue near the Midway Museum. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Gloria (619) 482-7677.

Tuesday, September 16

3:00 pm

Pt. Loma Promenade and Home Tour. Nestled among the beautiful homes ranging in style from Colonial to Mediterranean to Art Deco is an incredible geodesic dome house called “The Greenest Home in San Diego”, and the owner/designer will treat us to a tour. Meet at the corner of Tennyson and Capistrano Sts., one block east of Chatsworth, for a moderate, 1-½ hour walk which will include some hills. Bus #923 stops at Chatsworth Blvd. and Tennyson St. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.

Wednesday, September 17

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.

Thursday, September 18

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. Meet at the South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on Mission Bay. Hopefully we’ll see some rabbits and the great sea birds there. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. and go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area. Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

Sunday, September 21

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, September 22

6:00 am

Sunrise Series: MARINA VILLAGE. This is a very flat 1 hour walk at a moderate pace with beautiful views where many sport fishing boats are moored. Take the I-8 to the west end, left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd., right at the light (W. Point Loma Blvd.), then right at Bacon St. (stop sign) to the parking lot by the restrooms at Robb Field. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Fusa (619) 223-6947.

Wednesday, September 24

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

A BOATLESS RIVER EXCURSION. Join Robert and Friends for a 1-hour, paved, casual walk overlooking the San Diego River. Water wings not required. Optional restaurant stop afterward. Meet in the parking lot of Mimi's on Mission Center Rd. at Camino de la Reina. To use public transport, take the Green Line Trolley marked “Green Santee,” exit at Mission Valley Station, walk southwest to 5180 Mission Center Rd. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.

Thursday, September 25

6:00 am

SUNRISE SERIES: NORTH PARK. Meet Frances at the restaurant at 3949 Ohio St. just north of University Ave., where there is plenty of parking, for this casual to moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. This neighborhood is a walker’s paradise, where daily errands do not require a car. From I-805, exit at University Ave. and head west to Ohio St. Optional breakfast afterward. (619) 479-3962.

Friday, September 26

10:00 am

EXPLORE UTC AREA. Let's walk at a moderate pace for 1-1/2 hours in the beautiful Golden Triangle area of San Diego. We will meet at the south entrance to Macy's in Westfield Shopping Town UTC (on the southwest corner of the mall, near the corner of Genesee Ave. and Nobel Dr.) Optional lunch afterward. Beverly D. (858) 229-0741.

1:00 pm

Pacific Beach Vistas. Let’s take a casual walk for about an hour. We will enjoy city and ocean views from Kate Sessions Memorial Park, and then walk through the park into a quiet residential area. No beach crowds here! This area of homes has large lots and magnificent views of the city. Meet in the parking lot at Kate Sessions Park. Marty L. (858) 337-6160.

Saturday, September 27

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.

Sunday, September 28

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, September 29

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.