WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS
These walks repeat every week this month at the same location, day, and time.
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.
La Playa or harbor.
Join peripatetic leaders Mark, Rob, Jackie or Sally who alternate walking around either America’s Cup Harbor, OR following the historic La Playa Trail along the shore past, yacht clubs and amazing homes. The walks on flat surfaces are approximately 3 miles for about 1.5 hours. Optional eats afterward. Meet on the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Free parking. Served by #28 Bus. Heavy rain cancels. Pace: Casual+. Sally R. (619) 222-3800.
Mission Bay Sunsets. Walk leaves promptly at 6:30. Rain cancels. Enjoy the cooler evening air and beautiful views of Mission Bay! Join us for a flat walk along the shores of Mission Bay. Take I-5 and go west on Clairemont Dr. to meet at the former Visitors Information Center. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Jill F. (858) 292-4231.
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.
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join us 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.
Thursday Tromp. Meet 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 and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate-plus. Kathy T. (858) 539-6888 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832.
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.
Hike Wednesdays & Saturdays
|HIKE Contact Information|
|10/3||Bill B: firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 206-5809|
|10/6||Don P: email@example.com (760) 796-4007|
|10/10||Myra C: firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 876-1814|
|10/13||Bill B: email@example.com (619) 206-5809|
|10/20||Bill B: firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 206-5809|
|10/24||PJ: email@example.com (858) 566-8928|
|10/27||Irma K: firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 795-5821|
|10/31||Mike L: email@example.com (858) 922-0738|
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.
OTHER Featured walks
FRIDAYS, OCTOBER 12 & 26
4:30 pm Note time change
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
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 -- right after the bus arrives. Our walk will last about one hour. Pace: Casual. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
TOPIARY TREAT We'll stroll the little-known streets of Middletown and south Mission Hills to see a William Templeton Johnson pueblo revival house, The Mira Dera castle, and a spectacular topiary garden. Meet at
the corner of Sutter and Kite streets for a casual-to-moderate, mostly flat, 1½ hour walk. Go south on Goldfinch Street from University Ave and then turn west on Sutter. Bus #83
stops at Washington and Goldfinch streets. Rain cancels. Pace = casual to moderate, Evelyn K.
SUNRISE SERIES start at 6:30 am
BREAKFAST SPECIALS start at 7:15 am
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
SUNRISE SERIES: NORTH PARK. Meet Frances at the restaurant at 3949 Ohio St. just north of University Ave., where there is plenty of parking, for this casual to moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. This neighborhood is a walker’s paradise, where daily errands do not require a car. From I-805, exit at University Ave. and head west to Ohio St. Optional breakfast afterward. Frances B. (619) 479-3962.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a walk along the playa admiring the beautiful boats, birds, homes, and gardens before our optional breakfast. Meet at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr.) Pace: casual. Pat’s Pals (619) 469‑6223.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
SUNRISE SERIES: UPTOWN/UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. Let’s walk over the bridge and wander past these historic homes and modern drought resistant gardens for 1 hour at a moderate pace on mostly flat terrain. We’ll meet by the entrance to the pedestrian bridge behind Trader Joe’s. Turn north off University Ave. at Vermont St. into the parking lot. Mark L.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
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
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
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, OCTOBER 14
The park is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore. Eating and chatting afterward (Greek?) is
optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Walk at your own pace. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
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. There will be a choice of going up a hill for those who feel they would like to climb to where the view is very scenic. To meet the group, from I-5, drive west on Rosecrans St. to Shelter Island Dr., turn left and go about two blocks to Anchorage Dr. to the large parking lot (park where there are no meters). Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Winnie M. (858) 278-4003.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
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 at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward.
Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION BEACH. Let’s walk along the boardwalk to enjoy the ocean waves reflecting the rising sun. We also might go north or south as we explore the variety of homes from old beach cottages to modern multi-story residences -- including a boat house. Optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the merry-go-round on Mission Blvd near Mission Bay Dr. Walk at your own pace. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.
MONDAY OCTOBER 22
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. There will be a choice of going up a hill for those who feel they would like to climb to where the view is very scenic. To meet the group, from I-5, drive west on Rosecrans St. to Shelter Island Dr., turn left and go about two blocks to Anchorage Dr. to the large parking lot (park where there are no meters). Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Fusa S.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
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 A. (619) 313-7819.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
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 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. Walk at your own pace. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Let’s walk through downtown checking on progress at any new construction. Meet at the parking lot next to the merry-go-round at the south end of Pacific Hwy. for this flat, moderate, 1-hour walk followed by an optional breakfast. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.
|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.|