May 2019 Walks from Kathy

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Wednesday May 1

5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. Join us in front of Bookstar in Costa Verde Shopping Center at 8650 Genesee Ave. for a friendly walk’n’talk for about 1½ hours through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails all around UTC, University City, and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate-plus. Please call Nicki L. at 619-665-6981 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832 to confirm. 

Thursday, May 2

6:30 am

Ρ SUNRISE SERIES: RIVERWALK. We’ll meet at the restaurant on the corner of Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. to walk along the river and hope that the landscape has been cut back and cleaned up since our last walk as we try to make it to Mission Valley. Terrain is flat and walk will be at a moderate pace for 1 hour. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. John & Marilyn, (619) 840-5544. 

THURSDAY, May 2

10:00 am

W  MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this 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. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

THURSDAY, May 2 

10:00 am

W  SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Rob, Elaine, Janet or Kathy B. for a 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. Pace: casual+. Sally R. (619) 222-3800.

SUNDAY, May 5

7:15 am

b SUNRISE SERIES: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual to moderate walk along this beautiful, mostly flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. Then back to optional breakfast. Meet at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr) Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

SUNDAY, may 5

8:15 am

W  MERRY GO-ROUND. Join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. We start at the carousel in Balboa Park. Our walk encompasses the harbor, downtown and Bankers Hill. Depending on size of the group and mood, we may include some bridges. Allow three 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 in the lot near the carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Place. Pace: moderate-plus. Rick P. (858) 565-7212.

MONDAY, MAY 6  

6:30 am

Ρ 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 H. (858) 248-3782. 

MONDAY, May 6

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes. Our guest leader will take the group on a flat walk for about two hours, with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont Street, turn left on Lamont Street, then right on Crown Point Drive 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. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349. 

MONDAY, may 6

10:00 am 

W  HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL: Join peripatetic leaders Rob or Anita as we follow the historic La Playa Trail, along shoreline, past yacht clubs and amazing homes and gardens. Meet at trail marker by the bay at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane, adjacent to SD Yacht Club. The casual+ pace is on a dirt trail for approx. 2.4 miles and 75 minutes. Street parking; observe signage. Optional eats after; heavy rain cancels; served by bus #28. Sally R. (619) 222-3800. Repeats every other week.

TUESDAY, May 7

6:30 pm

W  ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and fabulous views of Mission Bay. Meet at the Clairemont Information Center, west side of I-5 at the Clairemont Drive exit. Walk starts at 6:30 pm, is 1-hour plus and 3.5 miles plus long, moderate to moderate-plus walk. Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended. Please call Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is ‘on’ for the week. We do cancel if Tuesday is a holiday.

Wednesday May 8

5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, May 1 for details. 

THURSDAY, MAY 9   

6:30 am

Ρ SUNRISE SERIES: OLD TOWN. We’ll visit Old Town to check out what’s new. Meet at the corner of Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. for this flat, casual to moderate 1-hour walk. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.

THURSDAY, May 9

10:00 am

W  MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

THURSDAY, May 9 

10:00 am

W  SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

FRIDAY, May 10

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 Drive. Rain cancels. Jim M. (619) 971-1518.

SATURDAY, May 11

7:15 am

b BREAKFAST SPECIAL: 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 6:45am from Old Town Transit Center, exit at Mission Blvd. Meet in front of Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Rain cancels. At your own pace. Anna T. (858) 270-1276. 

SUNDAY, MY 12

7:15 am

b BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

SUNDAY, May 12

8:15 am

W  MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, May 5 for details. 

MONDAY, MAY 13   

6:30 am

Ρ SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY BACKWARDS. Let’s start on the path near Sea World Dr. to enjoy the playground and the sights we’ve missed on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat, mostly paved terrain. Take Sea World Dr. exit west off I-5, turn right at the first light, pass the entrance to Fiesta Island, cross the bridge and park at the second small parking area on your left. Optional breakfast afterward. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

MONDAY, May 13

10:00 am

W  AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR: Join peripatetic leaders Rob or Anita as we walk around America’s Cup Harbor on sidewalks to admire what’s new in the marina from bayside restaurants to a new brewery, gelato/coffee shop, deluxe condos and new docks, with lots of construction and MORE. The casual+ pace walks on flat paved surfaces and are approximately 2.5 miles each for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fun, friendly group. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking; Served by #28 Bus and walk 3 blocks. Heavy rain cancels. Sally R. (619) 222-3800. Repeats every other week.

MONDAY, May 13

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, May 6 for details.

TUESDAY, May 14

6:30 pm

W  ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, May 7 for details.

Wednesday MAY 15

5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, May 1 for details. 

THURSDAY, MAY 16   

6:30 am

Ρ SUNRISE SERIES: TECOLOTE CANYON. Let’s walk in beautiful Tecolote Canyon on a flat comfortable dirt road as we see what the season has to offer on this casual to moderate 1-hour walk. Take I-5 to Tecolote Rd. exit, go east on Tecolote Rd. all the way into the canyon to the parking lot and visitor center at the end of the road. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

THURSDAY, May 16

10:00 am

W  MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

THURSDAY, May 16 

10:00 am

W  SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

FRIDAY, May 17 (3rd Friday)

5:36 pm

SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. We’ll enjoy spectacular views and fresh cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean. For public transit, take bus route 923 from downtown at Broadway & 5th OR route 35 from Old Town Transit Center and transfer to 923 in O.B. at Cable & Voltaire Street. If you take the bus and it’s late, please call me and we’ll wait for you. Otherwise, we’ll start at the announced time. Our walk will last about one hour. Pace: Casual. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.  

SATURDAY, MAY 18

9:30 am

ENCINITAS RANCH. Come out and explore the trails and pathways of the North County neighborhood of Encinitas Ranch. Enjoy views of the ocean, canyons and golf courses as we hike along on this moderate+ paced approximately 7-mile walk. Be prepared for hills. Meet in front of the Target Store in the Encinitas Ranch Town Center at 1010 N. El Camino Real (just south of Leucadia Blvd and east of Garden View Rd). Lenore E. (619) 890-0714 ledidin@san.rr.com.

SUNDAY, May 19

7:15 am

b BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION BEACH. Let’s walk, at your own pace, along the boardwalk to enjoy the ocean waves reflecting the rising sun. We could go north or south as we admire the mixture of old beach cottages and new multi-story homes. Meet in the parking lot in front of the roller coaster. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818. 

SUNDAY, May 19

8:15 am

W  MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, May 5 for details. 

Monday, May 20 

6:30 am

Ρ 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.

MONDAY, May 20

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, May 6 for details.

MONDAY, May 20

10:00 am 

W  HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. See Monday, May 6 for details. 

TUESDAY, May 21

6:30 pm

W  ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, May 7 for details.

Wednesday MAY 22

5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, May 1 for details. 

THURSDAY, MAY 23   

6:30 am

Ρ 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. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.

Thursday, May 23

10:00 am

UCSD campus Stuart Collection: This is a casual 3 mile loop walk around the UCSD campus to visit the Stuart collection, consisting of 18 artworks. We will meet at the VA hospital, address 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego CA 92161. Meet at  the bus stop in front of the hospital at 10:00 AM. There is an express bus number 150 from Old Town leaving at 9:30, arriving 9:54. For those driving, there is free parking in the visitor lot South of the hospital entrance. We will have an optional lunch in the food court on the campus near the end of the walk. Rain Cancels. Roger L. (619) 299-0489.    

THURSDAY, May 23

10:00 am

W  MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

THURSDAY, May 23 

10:00 am

W  SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

FRIDAY, May 24

4:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. See Friday, May 10 or details. 

SUNDAY, May 26

7:15 am

b BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking along the ocean in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll admire the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the end of Garnet where the pier begins. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

SUNDAY, May 26

8:15 am

W  MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, May 5 for details. 

MONDAY, MAY 27 (Memorial Day Holiday)

6:30 am

Ρ SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION VALLEY. Come and enjoy a casual to moderate one hour walk along the San Diego River.  We’ll meet in the parking lot at the west end of Mission Valley Center (next to the jeweler at Camino de la Reina and Mission Center Rd.).  Walk is mostly on a flat path. An optional breakfast follows. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.

MONDAY, may 27

10:00 am

W  AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. See Monday, May 13 for details.

MONDAY, May 27

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, May 6 for details.

Tuesday, May 28

2:00 pm 

Peace Garden. Celebrate the day after Memorial Day with a walk to the Sri Chinmoy Peace Garden. On the way we will amble the streets north of Adams Avenue’s Antique Row that look out over Mission Valley. We will see a funky house, bungalows, California courts, brick houses, and the beautiful 1916 Villa Montemar estate. Meet at corner of Kansas Street and Collier Avenue, one block north of Adams Avenue, for a casual–to-moderate, flat, 1½ hour walk. Bus #11 stops at Adams Avenue and 30th. Street. Rain cancels. Evelyn K. 619-461-6095.

TUESDAY, May 28

6:30 pm

W  ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, May 7 for details.

Wednesday MAY 29

5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, May 1 for details. 

Thursday, May 30

6:30 am

Ρ SUNRISE SERIES: BY THE RIVER AT LIBERTY STATION. Join Edie for a moderate, 1-hour walk on mostly paved, level paths. We’ll meet in the parking area near the river at the south end of Womble St. From the south, take I-5 to the Pacific Hwy. exit, veer to the left onto Barnett Ave., turn left into Liberty Station, turn left at Womble St. From the north or east, take the Rosecrans St. exit, proceed several miles until you see Vons on your left – Womble St. is the next left turn. Optional breakfast follows. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818. 

THURSDAY, May 30

10:00 am

W  MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

THURSDAY, May 30 

10:00 am

W  SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, May 2 for details. 

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Wednesday May 1
5:30 pm
WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. Join us in front of Bookstar in Costa Verde Shopping Center at 8650 Genesee Ave. for a friendly walk’n’talk for about 1 ½ hours through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails all around UTC, University City, and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate-plus. Please call Nicki L. at 619-665-6981 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832 to confirm. 

Thursday, May 2
6:30 am
SUNRISE SERIES: RIVERWALK. We’ll meet at the restaurant on the corner of Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. to walk along the river and hope that the landscape has been cut back and cleaned up since our last walk as we try to make it to Mission Valley. Terrain is flat and walk will be at a moderate pace for 1 hour. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. John & Marilyn, (619) 840-5544.

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Date Leader
Wednesday 5/1 Myra C (619) 876-1814 or
sierra.myra@gmail.com
Saturday 5/4 Ray E (760) 644-1648 or
ray@escondidocoin.com
Wednesday 5/8 PJ (858) 566-8928 or
pjeffery1@sbcglobal.net
Saturday 5/11 Bill B (619) 206-5809 or
wa4lm@gmail.com
Wednesday 5/15 Mike L (858) 922-0738 or
mlewis1944@gmail.com
Saturday 5/18 Bill B (619) 206-5809 or
wa4lm@gmail.com
​Wednesday 5/22 Ray E (760) 644-1648 or
ray@escondidocoin.com
Saturday 5/25 TBD
Wednesday 5/29 Wednesday May 29 Mike L – Special Idyllwild Hike (858) 922-0738 or mlewis1944@gmail.com

Wilderness Summer Hikes

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Submitted By: Don Piller; (760) 670-6862 Subject: Come join the Wilderness section. During the hot summer many of our hike are not as long and you don’t have to drive for an hour plus to get there.

Aug 1 PB and Mission Bay; 19 happy hikers

Aug 1 PB and Mission Bay; 19 happy hikers

Getting ready on August 1 at Pacific Beach

Getting ready on August 1 at Pacific Beach

Point Loma and Cabrillo July 14

Point Loma and Cabrillo July 14

Lake Miramar on July 20

Lake Miramar on July 20

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Submitted By: Sharon Griswold; (858) 279-5190
Subject: Evelyn. Eileen, Joan, Marissa, and Bill Griswold.

Heat wave on the "Animals of University Heights" walk. Tallest bloom on a silversword ever!

Heat wave on the "Animals of University Heights" walk. Tallest bloom on a silversword ever!

Walkabout Photos

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Submitted By: Stan Follis; 6192223447

Subject: Some of the most spectacular views and surprising occurrences happen along Sunset Cliffs on Point Loma, San Diego. Join Stan every 3rd Friday at 4:00pm at Point Loma Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. to experience this slice of San Diego.

A Sunset Cliff Climber using a rope to return from an adventure on the beach below. Our usual 3rd Friday walk will not entail such access, but it will be interesting.

A Sunset Cliff Climber using a rope to return from an adventure on the beach below. Our usual 3rd Friday walk will not entail such access, but it will be interesting.
The adventure loving walkers gather to commemorate the beginning of a long series of walks at Sunset Cliffs on June 15, 2018

The adventure loving walkers gather to commemorate the beginning of a long series of walks at Sunset Cliffs on June 15, 2018

Walkabout Photos

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Noble Canyon Trailhead at Pioneer Mail. Starting out for Sweet water over in Cuyamaca State Park

Noble Canyon Trailhead at Pioneer Mail. Starting out for Sweet water over in Cuyamaca State Park
Meeting the other 1/2 of the group near Indian Creek and doing key exchange.

Meeting the other 1/2 of the group near Indian Creek and doing key exchange.
Coming down Harvey Moore at the end of the hike

Coming down Harvey Moore at the end of the hike
It's been a long day of about 14 miles.

It's been a long day of about 14 miles.

Walkabout Photos

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Subject: Almost there

Diane by Eagle Rock

Diane by Eagle Rock
Volcan Mountain

Volcan Mountain
PCT leading up to Eagle Rock outside Warner Springs

PCT leading up to Eagle Rock outside Warner Springs
PCT through some nice old Coastal Live Oaks

PCT through some nice old Coastal Live Oaks