The sun was at the start point to greet us today. It was so nice to see Nare & Anila, Steve & Pat and some of the other walkers who have missed the last few walks. Always a pleasure to see all the smiling faces and catch up with hugs or listen to their latest adventures. The walk was a YRE out of the Oxford Suites that went along the Clackamas river with nice views of the water. Then onto Mildrum Bar and great views of the Willamette River and forested trails. The last part for the 10K walkers, which Dick Baker led was through the downtown area of Gladstone. A small town with so much history and curb appeal it's a treat to enjoy. For challenges there were barber shops, murals, Gladstone, city hall and many others. A special Thank You to Dick Baker & Joe Titone who led the walks again today! Nice job guys! Join us on Wednesday for guided walks & friendship! Oh, lunch always follows the Wednesday walks, to which you are welcome to join us.
From Dick: 25 ~ 10 KM walkers / 10 ~ 5 KM walkers for a total of 35.
Ed had a group of 7 and Burt caught up with us after a late start...
There were 27 walkers who made the trip to Rainier for the group walk. The 10K group had 21 walkers and the 5K had 6. The weather was a little chilly at the start but after a few blocks and a short hill everyone began to warm up. We were all thankful for no rain. The clouds hid Mt. St. Helen's across the Columbia but the walk did go along the river for quite a long ways. There were 18 who stayed to enjoy lunch, which we did and have a little longer to socialize.
Dick Baker did the blog and took the Rainier pictures... Thank you, Dick!
This Wednesday walk had the "WOW" factor built in with all it has to offer. We started at the Red Lion and soon entered Ester Short Park with its monuments, historic theater building and passed where FDR spoke on 8/21/1920. From there the route takes you through uptown Vancouver and into a core residential area with wonderful architecture. You meander around Clark College campus and then on to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site with the Land Bridge and Pearson Airfield. The 10 K group, lead by Dick Baker, enjoyed many other sights including the Geese landing in the park. Put this YRE on your list of "Must Do's" it's a great walk any time of the year.
We had 46 walkers including the shadow group, which is a great turnout for Vancouver on a rainy day without the rain, just some drizzle at the beginning.
No matter how little money or how few possessions you own, having your health makes you rich! Today's walk was rated 3C and was an 11K and let me tell you everyone needed to be healthy or it would have done you in...LOL! This walk was in the West Hills of Portland and the CRVC club found some hidden stairways that took your breath away...it was a real heart pumper! The route was through some elegant old neighborhoods and the art work was an added bonus. We also walked in a small portion of Forest park and through the campus of PSU. There was a 5k route that was a little less of a challenge that you could do once or twice. There was so much to see along the way and downtown Portland is always lovely. A special "Thank YOU" to all the effort, time and
What a perfect day for a walk in February. This is a special walk that goes across three walking bridges. Then it connects with the Springwater corridor. Thirty five walkers showed up this morning at the Columbia Sportwear Outlet store in Sellwood. Ed Hainline was there to greet us with a smile and sign us up. Dick Baker rounded us all up for a group picture and then lead the 10 K group. Joe Titone gathered up the 5 K walkers and off we went. A special thanks to these men for another super walk! We enjoyed a mild day with no rain, nature starting to sprout and a promise that spring is just around the corner. If you didn't have the chance to join us please consider this