MONDAY, JULY 1

6:30 am
 SUNRISE SERIES: SWEETWATER RIVER NATIONAL CITY. We’ll walk along the river at a casual to moderate pace on flat paved terrain. We’ll see if any birds and/or ducks are roaming in the water and check to see if there are any improvements along the walking/ bike path. Maybe we’ll get all The Way to the National City Marina? Take I-805 South to Sweetwater turnoff, stay on left side and turn left at 1st light (Sweetwater Rd.), left at next light then immediate right to meet in furniture store parking lot. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. John and Marilyn (619) 840-5544.

10:00 am
W 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.

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, JULY 2

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 JULY 3

5:30 pm
W 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, JULY 4 (INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY)

6:30 am
 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. We’ll meet at the Tecolote Canyon Natural Park & Nature Center parking lot. Take I-5 to Tecolote Rd. exit, go east on Tecolote Rd. to the parking lot at the end of the road. We’ll explore the athletic fields that are part of this San Diego Regional Park as well as the nature trail. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.

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.

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, JULY 7

7:15 am
b BREAKFAST SPECIAL: 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.

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: moderateplus. Rick P (858) 565-7212.

MONDAY, JULY 8

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 H. (858) 248-3782.

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.

10:00 am
W CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, July 1 for details.

TUESDAY, JULY 9

6:30 pm
W ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, July 2 for details.

WEDNESDAY JULY 10

8:30 am
LAKE MURRAY. Walk at a casual pace for 1 hour on 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 at the covered picnic table by the water just off the main parking lot. Optional breakfast after. Janet F. (619) 890 4622.

5:30 pm
W WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, July 3 for details.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

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 E St., turn right onto Third Ave. and park in area near Fuddruckers Restaurant. There is plenty of free parking available. Pace for this walk will be casual to moderate on flat, paved streets for about 1 hour. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.

10:00 am
W MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, July 4 for details.

10:00 am
W SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, July 4 for details.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 13

9:30 am
LAGOON VIEWING – DEL MAR. Let’s take advantage of the break between the San Diego County Fair and the racing season and visit the San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound on this approximately 6-mile, moderate+ paced walk along mostly flat, easy trails. We’ll walk along part of the Coast to Crest Trail and the Del Mar River Path, affording views of this coastal wetlands area and the San Dieguito River. We’ll also get to see horses going through their paces behind the Del Mar Horse Park. Meet in front of Gelson’s Market at 2707 Via De La Valle in the Del Mar Shopping Center just east of Highway 5. Lenore E. (619) 890-0714 (ledidin@san.rr.com).

SUNDAY, JULY 14

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.

8:15 am
W MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, July 7 for details.

MONDAY JULY 15

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 and Marilyn (619) 840-5544.

10:00 am
W CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, July 1 for details.

10:00 am
W HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. See Monday, July 1 for details.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

6:30 pm
W ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, July 2 for details.

WEDNESDAY JULY 17

5:30 pm
W WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, July 3 for details.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

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. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.

10:00 am
W MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, July 4 for details.

10:00 am
W SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, July 4 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 19 (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.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

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.

8:15 am
W MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, July 7 for details.

MONDAY, JULY 22

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. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

10:00 am
W AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. See Monday, July 1 for details.

10:00 am
W CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, July 1 for details.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

2:00 pm
Why be Normal? Part 1. Let’s see what’s normal about Normal Heights West. We’ll stroll past charming older homes sitting next to mansions built after the 1985 canyon fire, and see a beautiful Carmelite Monastery. Meet at the corner of West Mountain View Dr. and Kenmore Terrace, one block north of Adams Ave. for a casual-to-moderate, flat, 1.5-hour walk. Bus #11 stops at Adams Ave. and West Mountain View Dr. Evelyn K, 619-461-6095.

6:30 pm
W ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, July 2 for details.

WEDNESDAY JULY 24

8:30 am
LAKE MURRAY. Walk at a casual pace for 1 hour on 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 at the covered picnic table by the water just off the main parking lot. Optional breakfast after. Janet F. (619) 890 4622.

5:30 pm
W WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, July 3 for details.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

6:30 am
 SUNRISE SERIES: LITTLE ITALY. We’ll walk for 1 hour at a moderate pace on flat paved terrain. We hope to see many changes. Take Harbor Dr. south a couple blocks past Broadway, turn right and park at the Kissing Statue near the Midway Museum. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.

10:00 am
W MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. See Thursday, July 4 for details.

10:00 am
W SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, July 4 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

4:00 pm
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. See Friday, July 12 or details.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

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. May walk in Encinitas Ranch. 5 Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

8:15 am
W MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, July 7 for details.

MONDAY JULY 29

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. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

10:00 am
W HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. See Monday, July 1 for details.

10:00 am
W CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. See Monday, July 1 for details.

TUESDAY, JULY 30

6:30 pm
W ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, July 2 for details.

WEDNESDAY JULY 31

5:30 pm
W WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. See Wednesday, July 3 for details.

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAY HIKES

Time: TBA
WILDERNESS HIKE details and trailhead
directions will be e-mailed a day or two before
each hike.
IMPORTANT HIKE INFO: 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 well prepared for trail
conditions, be able to keep pace with the group
and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion.
Car Pool 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.
Check Wilderness Hikes 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.