March 31 Easter Walk in Flaming Geyser State Park (Guided Walk)

City / State: Auburn, WA
Event Name: Easter Walk in the Park
Event Type: Guided Walk
Event ID: 108476
Distance – Trail Ratings: 5/10K – 2D
Description: Groomed and forest trails and park road shoulders in this fairly new state park. Trails follow Green River through open fields of a former farm and up a heavily wooded ridge overlooking the valley. 10K rated 2D; 5 K rated 1C. The 5K is suitable for strollers.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn’t have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Flaming Geyser State Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: 23700 S.E. Flaming Geyser Road
Auburn, WA 98092
SR 18: Auburn/Black Diamond Road Exit. RIGHT (south) a short distance to Y intersection at the historic Neely Mansion. RIGHT on SE Green Valley Road for 8 1/2 miles to SE Flaming Geyser Road. RIGHT and cross bridge into park. Follow signs to start location.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: This is a group walk, so allow time to park, use restrooms and register before heading out at 10 a.m. Because this is a state park, a Discover Pass (annual or day) is required. $10 day passes are available at the ranger station.
Host Club: Emerald City Wanderers
Contact: Dorman Batson (206) 470-9768
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March 24, 2018 Vancouver Frenchman’s Bar

City / State: Vancouver, WA
Event Name: Frenchman’s Bar – Vancouver Lake Parks
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 108949
Distance – Trail Ratings: 6 and 11 km – 1A
Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn’t have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: 9612 NW Lower River Road. I-5: Exit #1C-WEST/Mill Plain Blvd. (northbound LEFT, southbound RIGHT). Continue WEST on Mill Plain Blvd. thru downtown and on bridge above railroad yard. LEFT on Fourth Plain Blvd. (shortly becomes NW Lower River Rd.), following SR-501 as it changes to rural countryside. At the Y in road, follow sharp curve to the LEFT. Main entrance to Frenchmans Bar Park is on LEFT. Stay LEFT to start point at far end of parking lot under the Riverview Shelter (covered).
NOTE: Year-round parking fees are in effect, $3 per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Walk on a paved path along rural country roads and through Vancouver Lake and Frenchmans Bar Regional Parks. Large ships may be seen in the Columbia River channel from the start/finish point. See scenic views of the surrounding rural area, Vancouver Lake, Columbia River, and Flushing Channel, as well as both Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood. See bountiful bird life, including but not limited to Canada Geese, Great Blue Herons and Sandhill Cranes.
Host Club: All Weather Walkers
Contact: Jan Breneman (360) 835-9686
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