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. This year the event will also feature a bike and swim.  
GENERAL INFORMATION
Full information and brochures 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

International Festival – Sept 9-10, 2017

Point Roberts, Tsawwassen, White Rock, Blaine,

4 Border Crossings..and more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9; Open start 09:00am – 10:00am
POINT ROBERTS – Washington – International Friendship Walk
START POINT: Kiniski’s Reef Tavern 1334 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts WA. 98281
DISTANCES: 6, 11k RATING: 1A
SPONSOR: NW Tulip Trekkers
CONTACT: Tom Stabile 360-966-2346 tandmwa@frontier.com/www.nwtrekkers.org

INFORMATION: Enjoy stunning views of the Strait of Georgia, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and Mount Baker. Walk through coastal parks, a world-class marina and along the Canadian/US Border passing historic Boundary Marker No. 1. This unique part of Washington State is on a peninsula reached via car by driving through SW British Columbia, Canada.

DIRECTIONS TO START FROM CANADA: From I-5 Cross Canadian/USA border. I-5 becomes BC 99 N in Canada; Take exit 26 towards BC-17; Left at 56th St (Tsawwassen/Pt. Roberts); Cross border to Pt. Roberts; continue straight onto Tyee Dr; Turn right onto Gulf Rd.

DIRECTIONS TO START FROM USA: I-5 north, thru the Blaine US/Canadian border crossing, I-5 becomes BC-99 N. toward Delta. Take Exit 26 toward BC-17. Keep right at the fork and merge onto BC-17. Turn left on 56th Street to the Point Roberts US/Canadian border crossing. Continue straight on Tyee Dr. Right on Gulf Rd. to Kiniskis Reef Tavern, 1334 Gulf Rd.

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SATURDAY, SEPEMBER 9; Open Start 12:00 noon – 15:00 pm
DELTA – Tsawwassen – Boundary Bay Regional Park – International Friendship Walk
START POINT: Centennial Beach Concession Building, 570 Boundary Bay Rd. V4L 1N2
DISTANCES: 5, 10k RATING: 1B
SPONSOR: Vancouver ’Venturers
CONTACT: Verni Brown 604-682-8390 vancouverventurers@gmail.com
INFORMATION: Explore Boundary Bay Regional Park with its dune plants, bird life & views of ocean & mountains. Also walk through residential areas of Boundary Bay & Beach Grove, which used to be full of small cottages. We expect quite a few American Volkssporters to join us on this walk.
DIRECTIONS TO START: By car: From Point Roberts, proceed north on 56 St; Right on 12 Ave; Right on Boundary Bay Rd; Left at sign for Centennial Beach. From Hwy 99, take exit for Hwy 17 southbound; Left on 56 St; Left on 12 Ave; Right on Boundary Bay Rd; Left at sign for Centennial Beach. By transit: From Bridgeport Station (Canada Line), bus #601 (South Delta) to South Delta Exchange; bus #C89 (Boundary Bay) along Boundary Bay Rd to sign for Centennial Beach; Walk along access road to Concession Building.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10; Open Start 8:30am – 10:00am
SURREY – Peace Arch Park/CAN-US Walk Event
START POINT: Peace Arch Park, Beach Rd & Hwy 99 V3S 9N8
DISTANCES: 5, 10k RATING: 1B
SPONSOR: Surrey Trekkers
CONTACT: Janet/Rick Bortolussi 778-828-4588 rbortolussi@dccnet.com
PROGRAMS: Community, Murals, Bridges

INFORMATION: Part of the CAN-US Walk/US-CAN Walk event with the NW Tulip Trekkers. Walk along the beautiful lawns & amongst the gardens within the Park crossing the Canada/US Border, then walking to White Rock where you will walk along the promenade enjoying the views of the Pacific Ocean.

DIRECTIONS TO START FROM CANADA: Exit Hwy 99 on Beach Rd; turn Left into parking lot behind Duty Free Store; Start point in adjacent picnic area.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10; Open start 12:00 noon– 14:00pm
BLAINE, Washington – International Friendship Walk
START POINT: Peace Arch Park, WA.
DISTANCES: 10k RATING: 1A
SPONSOR: NW Tulip Trekkers
CONTACT: Tom Stabile 360-966-2346 tandmwa@frontier.com/www.nwtrekkers.org
DIRECTIONS TO START FROM CANADA: After finishing the White Rock event walk, proceed to the American side of Peace Arch park walking thru the Peace Arch, into the Border Control to clear immigration, then make your way to the restroom/kitchen building in the park.
INFORMATION: Enjoy Peace Arch park, Blaine Marine park, Lincoln Park, downtown, residential areas & the marina with views of Pt. Roberts, White Rock, Semiahmoo Bay & Drayton Harbor.

Other walks available in the area:

NorthWest Tulip Trekkers
21 Year Round Walks from Ft. Casey to Blaine, Washington

Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club
9 Permanent Trails available in the Surrey, BC area

Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club
6 Permanent Trails in the Vancouver, BC area

Volkssport Association of BC
8 Permanent Trails in the Lower Mainland BC

Additional information as plans are finalized can be found at:

www.nwtrekkers.org
www.surreytrekkers.com
www3.telus.net/vancouverventurers_vvvc/
www.volkssportingbc.ca/

A passport, Nexus Pass or enhanced drivers license is required for border crossings. For more information  visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Congestion/border/Info.htm

Winthrop Events Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017

 

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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.