2017 Seabreeze Walking Festival Ocean Shores Feb 18-20, 2017

2017 Seabreeze Walking Festival Ocean Shores Feb 18-20, 2017

Driftwood at Ocean Shores

2017 SEABREEZE WALKING FESTIVAL is coming to Ocean Shores, WA, Feb. 18-20!  This fifth biennial event, headquartered at the Lions Club, will offer volksmarches along the beach, on the bayside, and at Point Damon, a former state park.  A bike ride around the perimeter of town, with distances of 25 K or 30 K, will also be available.  Three more walks will occur on the North Beaches—Griffiths-Priday State Park, Roosevelt Beach, and Moclips.THE SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL, back by popular demand, will feature a scrumptious Italian buffet and BYOB.  Dinner details are given on the club website at www.capitolvolkssportclub.org  Reservations must be received by Feb. 1st.LODGING.  Remember this is Presidents Day Weekend so make your hotel reservations early.  Details on the club website.  You can also go to www.oceanshores.org  to find lodging.

LOCATION:  Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA

START TIME:  8-1 Sat, Sun, Mon; FINISH :  5 pm Sat, Sun; 3 pm Mon

6 Walks, distances from 5 K to 30 K, ratings 1A-2C; 1 bike, 25 K or 30 K, rated 1A + 2 YRE’s in Ocean Shores and many on the way to the beach.  You may complete the festival events in any order you wish.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:  I-5, Exit 104.  West to Ocean Shores through Aberdeen and Hoquiam.  From Hoquiam follow State Route 109 approx. 18 miles to State Route 115 and turn left.  Continue to Pt. Brown Ave (the entrance to Ocean Shores) and turn left.  Right at the traffic circle, W. Chance a La Mer.  Right at Ocean Shores Blvd.  Drive .1 mile.  Lions Club is on the right.


Contact me, Bonnie Tucker, bonniedale@comcast.net

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Northwest Hiking Weekend – Skamania County, WA July 28-30, 2017

Join us for our annual hiking weekend and just try to get enough of tramping along trails in the mountains, along rivers and waterfalls, with loads of views and clean, crisp air.  Four trails will provide hours of hiking delights.GENERAL INFORMATION
Brochure Here: 

REGISTRATION POINT:  Registration for all walks is at the Port of Skamania County’s Teo Park, located in downtown Stevenson, Washington, on the waterfront. From Highway 14, turn right on Russell Street, cross the railroad tracks and Teo Park is straight ahead to the right. The park has grassy lawns, picnic tables, parking and restrooms. There are views of the Columbia River and the mountains of the Gorge.

Start Time:  8:00 a.m. to Noon
Finish Time:  5:00 p.m.

Directions:  From Seattle area, take I-5 southbound; exit to HWY-205 bypassing Vancouver; exit east on SR-14 through Camas and continue into Stevenson; turn right on Russell Street. Cross the railroad tracks and Teo Park is straight ahead to the right. From Portland area, take I-84 east to the Bridge of the Gods. At Exit #44, cross the bridge to Washington SR-14, turn east and go 3 miles to Stevenson; turn right on Russell Street, cross railroad tracks and Teo Park is straight ahead on the right. You will register at Teo Park, then drive to the trailhead. Written directions and maps will be provided to participants on day of event. Washington State Discovery Pass required at the Beacon Rock State Park.  Northwest Forest Pass required at the Falls Creek Falls and Gillette Lake/Greenleaf Overlook trailhead parking.

Award:  30 patches are available (see at right).  No reorders.  IVV credit is $3.00.  Free participants are welcome but all must register and carry and return the event start card(s).

Pre-Registration:  If pre-registering and you are ordering the award, your request must be postmarked by August 1st.  Find a registration form here.

CONTACT: Dick Williamson:
Phone:  253-854-1477
email:  rxwmson@gmail.com

Patch designed by Dorman Batson

Winthrop Events Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017



Take a Break from the Ordinary!

Join us for a 3-days of Volkssport Walks, Bike and Hikes
Winthrop, WA.

Join with 3 Volkssport clubs (Interlaken Trailblazers, Sound Steppers and Pathfinder Volkssport Club of the Northwest)  to see what Winthrop and the nearby area has to show you during this wonderful season of nature.  This fun event features walks in Winthrop, North Cascades and nearby parks and trails.  Enjoy a bike ride through the country roads enjoying the fall landscape.

To ensure you are able to do all the events the North Cascades walks will be available on Thursday Sept 28 and Monday Oct 2.  You may do them on your way to Winthrop or on the way home.  We will have limited hours at Rainy Pass Trailhead on Thursday Sept 28.  Check our website later for the exact times.  You may register and stamp at the barn on Sunday if you wish to walk these beautiful walks on your way home on Monday.

Check out the events planned:  Click Here

Lodging reservations here: https://www.centralreservations.net/
This site has links to all type of accommodations: Hotels, cabins, condos.  Excellent resource.

Headquarters:  Meet us at the BARN in Winthrop WA
Start Times:      Friday and Saturday:  8:00am-1:00pm,                              finish by 4:00pm
Sunday:  8:00am-12:00pm, finish by 3:00pm
Misc:  IVV Credit-$3.00/free walkers/bike riders welcome.  All must register and carry start card. Donations to support Volkssport Events like this are appreciated.
Facilities/Pets:  Restrooms and water available at start, all trailheads and around town. Pets are welcome on all trails but not in buildings.
Dinner at the BARN on Saturday 5:30pm/Dinner served at 6:00pm.  Be sure to get your tickets!  $30.00 or special of $48 for dinner and 7 events.
Pre-Registration:  Registration form enclosed with brochure or print from our website.  Pre-Registration required by Sept 15, 2017.  Walk/bike registration can be done at the event.  Please pre-register for dinner to help our caterer in planning this fun event.
Registration form here:  Click Here
Download a brochure here:  Click Here

Sign-ups available for Group Walks and carpools at the BARN.

Address:  51 WA20 in Winthrop WA.
Driving Directions:  US20 East and West.  Barn located on West side of downtown.