WALKABOUT INTERNATIONAL

Wilderness Group's Spring Potluck

WALKABOUT INTERNATIONAL’S NEW PRESIDENT

During our Walkabout Board's yearly planning retreat Elaine Berger was elected to the position of President. Congratulations to Elaine on her new position as President. Many thanks to Robert Buehler for his many contributions to Walkabouts, including the last six years as president. He continues his participation as he takes the position of 1st Vice President. No other changes occurred in the Directors or Officers of Walkabout.

TAKE THE TRIPS SURVEY

The new board has taken action to move the organization forward. This month’s website contains a survey regarding your trip preferences and is at https://walkabout-int.org/survey/.  Please take a few minutes and let us know what, where and how you like to travel so that we can be better in tune with our current subscribers. The survey deadline is July 31, 2018 so please act now. The organization can't commit to any specific trip or preference but we are trying to ascertain what your desires are as we move forward.

NEW NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Kim Mills who has been our wonderful Newsletter editor for years has decided to pursue new opportunities. We wish her the best as she has done an excellent job collecting, editing and publishing our newsletter. Kathy Garcia will be our new newsletter editor. She brings many years of experience in newsletter editing to our monthly mailer. The board has also decided that after many years the format and style of the newsletter has become a bit "dated". They have re-affirmed their commitment to bringing more news, articles and pictures to the newsletter and website.

PLEASE SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

Walkabout will now be accepting photos from your phone, email or online.
From you phone or emails summit photos to the photos@walkabout-int.org email address. The one thing that we must have when you submit a photo is your name and phone number so please include that with all picture submissions. We have added a top level new menu item onto our website. Simply click Photo Upload here or on the Photos Upload tab and follow the directions on how to upload pictures online. We will try to publish as many pictures as possible. Picture content in the newsletter however will be limited by cost considerations as each picture takes additional paper space and each additional piece of paper increases our mailing cost as well. The website has neither of these constraints and will continue to publish a much more robust picture content.

SAN DIEGUITO RIVER PARK BECKONS

By Carol Carr

Have you heard of the San Dieguito River Park? Have you been there? It’s a regional open space park with a trail system that stretches from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to Volcan Mountain near Julian, following the 55-mile San Dieguito River corridor. For the past 30 years, the park has been building a single 70-mile long walking trail. More than 65 miles of trails of every level are open for day use.

I recently became your Walkabouts representative at the Park’s monthly Citizens Committee meetings where we work to build and maintain all those trails. I encourage you to get out there for a little nature! If our Walkabout Wilderness Hikes seem daunting, I’ll be glad to help you select an easy walk within the park. Contact me at caroldcarr@att.net.

The most popular trail is next to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. There are 2 trailheads, so you can take an easy, flat walk of 3 or 6 miles while you enjoy the San Dieguito Lagoon and River, a great variety of birds, native plants full of spring flowers, cool breezes, and beautiful scenery. Find all the details you need for exploring the Park’s trails in the Trails section at www.sdrp.org.

What Kind of a Walker Are You?

No matter what type of walking interests  you Walkabout-International has it covered. Enjoy a few views of our many varied walks around the County, Country and the world.

Alpine Fresh Air

41st Walkabout Anniversary Walk

A day at the Zoo

UPCOMING WALKS, EVENTS & TRIPS

Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

Events/Walks
Annual Meeting Potluck & Auction October
Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk November
Christmas Brunch; Gift Exchange December 25

BOARD SEEKS YOUR HELP

PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Volunteers Needed!

We need office volunteers and board members.  We are also recruiting new walk leaders. If Interested, please contact Norm Vigeant at 858-278-1253 or ngfrenchy@hotmail.com and he will guide you through the process. We always looking for new ideas for walks so If you are interested in any of our volunteer opportunities, please call the office (619) 231-7463.