Sunday, April 10 - Waterways 6/10K walk. We will be meeting at 1:45 PM in the lobby by the piano in Bldg A (Admissions/ER) of Salem Hospital. You can park for free in the parking garage. This is a pretty time of the year to do this walk with the flowering shrubs, trees, and plants. Sunday Strolls are open to everyone so bring friends as we walk in the Riverfront Park, over the RR bridge to West Salem. The 10K returns to downtown Salem and goes to the veterans monuments north of the Capitol before going to the Capitol & Willamette Univ. After returning over the bridge, the 6K route returns to the hospital.
Thank you to the 180+ walkers who joined us for another beautiful Iris Festival Walk at Schreiner's Iris Garden today. We were also joined by Vickie Hardin Woods, of Half Baked Retirement known for gifting her delicious pies to the unsuspecting. Today's lucky recipients were Wanderers Beth and Margaret. See more photos here.
Silverton Sunday Stroll...Tomorrow!
In connection with the World Walking Day, the Willamette Wanderers Club is hosting both a 5K and 10K Sunday, May 11, at 5 PM in Silverton. The Club invites you to join them on one of these routes developed by the Silverton Walk Abouts, of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). The walk will begin at Safeway, 301 Westfield Street, Silverton at 5PM. Registration begins at 4:45 PM. These non-competitive walks are open to all ages, including children in strollers, at no charge. Leashed dogs are also welcome. AVA credit is $3. A limited number of international certificates will be available at the finish.
Walking with Friends in Northern California. Consider Walking on Your Travels too!
This writer recently enjoyed several wonderful walk opportunities while visiting out of state. During the CAA Convention, hosted by the Sundial Strollers in Redding, California, I joined several others from Oregon and Washington for three new walks developed just for Convention participants. This was a special treat for me, because I grew up in the area, but moved away nearly 30 years ago. Since then a tremendous emphasis has been placed on creating walking and biking path along the various waterways in the area. I enjoyed walking the Clear Creek Trail along the area where I swam as a child and the Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail near Shasta Dam, where my father once worked. I especially enjoyed the new addition to the Riverwalk, along the Sacramento River in the heart of Redding. The Sundial Strollers have done a great job of continuing to incorporate new walking opportunities as they are developed throughout the area. Redding YREs.
It was a perfect fall day for this new walk starting at Keizer Rapids boat ramp. Thanks everyone who joined us!
It was a beautiful fall day, and perfect for this walk along the Willamette River and through the walnut and filbert groves of this beautiful state park, rich with history. Especially enjoyable were the fall colors and falling leaves and panoramic views of the surrounding farmlands.