Weekly Repeating Walks

January 2018

WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS

These walks repeat every week this month at the same location, day, and time.

Mondays ***Except NEW YEAR’S DAY***

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes as a guest leader takes the group on a moderate to moderate-plus flat walk for about 2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont St., turn left on Lamont St., then right on Crown Point Dr. to meet at the west end of the parking lot by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transit, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10, get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

10:00 am ***NEW WALK!***

La Playa or harbor. Join peripatetic leaders Mark, Rob, Jackie or Sally as we alternate walking around either America’s Cup Harbor to admire what’s new in the marina OR follow the historic La Playa Trail along the shore past yacht clubs and amazing homes. The Casual+ pace walks on flat surfaces are approximately 3 miles for about 1.5 hours. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking. Served by #28 Bus. Heavy rain cancels. Sally (619) 222-3800.

Tuesdays

6:30 pm

ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and fabulous views of the lights around Mission Bay. Meet by Carl's Jr. at Clairemont Dr. and Burgener Blvd. for a hilly, 1-hour plus, moderate to moderate-plus walk. Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended. Please call Teri E. (858) 560-0446 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is ‘on’ for the week. Rarely, we cancel due to holidays or commitments during this busy season.

Thursdays

10:00 am

MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this moderate-plus or moderate flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to Old Town, and then take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

10:00 am

SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Sandra, Sally and friends for a casual+ walk from the Bali Hai to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample free parking. If you're late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Join us - just for the health of it! Sally R. (619) 222-3800.

Sundays

8:15 am

MERRY GO-ROUND. Start from the carousel in Balboa Park and join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. Our moderate-plus walk encompasses the harbor, downtown, Bankers Hill and bridges depending on size of group and mood. Allow 3 hours, which includes a coffee break. To use public transit, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At 3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48. Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet Rick in lot near carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Pl. (858) 565-7212.

Hike Wednesdays & Saturdays

Time: TBA

WILDERNESS HIKE. Details e-mailed a day or two before. IMPORTANT HIKE INFO: Park on the street in front of the Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South (west of Texas St.). Be prepared to drive yourself if there are no other carpoolers. Bring lunch, 2-3 quarts of water, sun and rain protection, and lug-soled shoes. “First timers" must call the leader. All participants must be in top condition, well prepared for trail conditions and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion. Hikers must be able to keep pace with the group. Check http://www.walkabouthikes.org as weather or unusual conditions may cause the hike to be moved or canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant hike leader as noted.

Date

Contact Information

Jan 1

Don: dpiller@cox.net or (760) 670-6862

Jan 3

Ray E: ray@escondidocoin.com or (760​) 644-1648

Jan 6

TBA

Jan 10

Ray E: ray@escondidocoin.com or (760​) 644-1648

Jan 13

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

Jan 17

Mike L: lewis@san.rr.com or (858) 455-0738

Jan 20

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

Jan 24

Eva: (619) 283-1872 or evajudo@aol.com

Jan 27

Don: dpiller@cox.net or (760) 670-6862

Jan 31

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

MORE GREAT WALKS this month

Monday, January 1

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Chula Vista. We’ll meet on Third Ave. between F and G Sts. to inspect the Third Ave. renovation. Take the I-5 south to the E St. exit, continue straight onto Bay Blvd and then turn left onto F St., turn right onto Third Ave. and park in area near the fast food restaurant. Pace for this 1 hour walk will be casual to moderate on flat, paved streets. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. John & Marilyn (619) 840-5544.

Thursday, January 4

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll discover what’s new in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. (619) 477-8628.

 

Friday, January 5

10:00 am

Hillcrest/University Heights. Join us for a 1.5 hour casual walk through the area north of Washington St. We will cross the Vermont St. Bridge and see the canyon neighborhoods and the old Normal School campus. Meet in front of Joyce Beers Center at 3900 Vermont St. Rain cancels. Roger L. (619) 299-0489.

Sunday, January 7

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ON SHELTER ISLAND. Ships and seagulls will delight us as we walk as far around Shelter Island as we wish at our own speed. Time out to pet cute dogs. The walk is mostly flat, but we might go along the shore and some might go up the hill for the views. Optional breakfast follows to eat and chat. Meet at Shelter Island Dr. and Anchorage Ln. This intersection is served by the 6:45 #28 bus. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, January 8

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. John & Marilyn (619) 840-5544.

Thursday January 11

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Sunset Cliffs. We’ll take a 1 hour, flat walk at your own pace. Take I-8 West toward the beach. Turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd, then slight right to stay on Sunset Cliffs Blvd for 1.7 miles to Point Loma Avenue, turn left and park on the street. Meeting place is Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Fusa (619) 223-6947.

Friday, January 12

4:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

Saturday, January 13

7:15 am

LATE BIRDS. For those of us who can't get up in time for the Sunrise Series, Anna T. will lead a flat 1-hour walk at your own pace around Pacific Beach, followed by an optional breakfast. Take the #30 bus at 6:45 from Old Town, exit at Mission Blvd. Meet in front of Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Rain cancels. (619) 231-7463.

Sunday, January 14

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful any time of the year with many paths to explore on this flat walk at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward (Greek?) is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday January 15

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK. Meet at Seaport Village in the parking lot next to the carousel (south end of Pacific Hwy). We will walk along Harbor Dr. to check out the memorials for MLK, then back before an optional breakfast nearby. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Tuesday, January 16

2:00 pm

Talmadge Travels. Start the new year with a pleasant casual to moderate, mostly flat, 1.5 hour walk along the charming streets of Talmadge. We will see the miracle tree, a dinosaur, obelisks, and a totem pole. Meet Evelyn K. at the corner of Euclid and Madison Aves. (2 blocks north of El Cajon Blvd.) Bus #1 stops at El Cajon Blvd. and Estrella Ave. (east bound) and El Cajon Blvd. and 48th St. (west bound). Rain cancels. (619) 461-6095.

Wednesday January 17

10:00 am

TREES OF BALBOA PARK. Starting at Marston House, we'll walk at a casual pace to the center of the park checking out some of Balboa Park's best-loved trees including those in the Trees for Health Garden, the Redwood Circle, and the famous Moreton Bay Fig, which spans the area between Spanish Village and the Natural History Museum. Meet Stella and Derek at 6th and Upas. (619) 232-3756.

Thursday January 18

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: HARBOR ISLAND. We’ll have a quiet walk for 1 hour at a moderate pace on flat terrain around this beautiful area so close to downtown. Take Harbor Dr. to Harbor Island Dr., turn west to the end and turn left to the parking next to Island Prime Restaurant. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Edie (619) 222-4396.

Sunday, January 21

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG EAST MISSION BAY. Let’s take a flat walk at your own speed to see the birds, boats, and views. Optional breakfast and chatting follow. Meet on Mission Bay Dr. by the restrooms just south of Clairemont Dr. If the road/parking lot is closed for an event, meet in the restaurant parking lot at Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. to walk along the river or Old Town. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, January 22

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Betty (858) 248-3782.

Thursday, January 25

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: CLAIREMONT. Meet at Clairemont Dr. and Rappahannock Ave. by the CCSA Building as we explore for 1 hour the almost finished area with new landscaping, etc. As usual there will be 2 groups, casual and moderate paced. Watch the weather and dress accordingly. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

Friday, January 26

4:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

Sunday, January 28

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll walk along the ocean admiring the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the west end of Garnet Ave. by Crystal Pier. From Old Town Transit Center, take the #8 bus at 6:30. Rain cancels or postpones. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, January 29

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Eastern Balboa Park. Meet at the merry go-round off Park Blvd. near the Zoo. We’ll see roses and cacti galore, and much more on this moderate 1 hour walk. We’ll stay on cement paths, cross a bridge and hope for a rose garden in full bloom. Plan for an optional breakfast afterward. Shall we try Greek? Frances (619) 479-3962.

Flashlights should be kept handy on evening or early morning walks. They help you not only to see, but to be seen. In case of emergency please carry ID and medical information.