JULY

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

Mondays

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

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

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 but fairly fast-paced moderate to moderate-plus walk along the shores of Mission Bay. Take I-5 and go west on Clairemont Dr. to meet at the former Visitors Information Center. Jill F. (858) 292-4231.

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.

5:30 pm

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 at a moderate-plus pace through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails all around UTC and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Kathy T. (858) 539-6888 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832.

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 the lot near carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Pl. (858) 565-7212.

A break in Del Dios Gorge below Lake Hodges Dam

Hike Wednesdays & Saturdays

Time: TBA

Date Contact Information
July 4 Ray: Ray@escondidocoin.com (760)-644-1648
July 7 TBA
July 11 Don: dpiller@cox.net (760) 796-4007
July 14 Irma: irmacaizan@yahoo.com (619) 795-5821
July 18 Bill: wa4lrm@gmail.com (619) 206-5809
July 21 Bill: wa4lrm@gmail.com (619) 206-5809
July 25 Mike L: lewis@san.rr.com or (858) 922-0738
July 28 TBA
A little cross country to Indian Creek

 

 

 

WILDERNESS HIKE: 

Details e-mailed a day or two before hike. Bring lunch, water, sun screen, rain protection, and lug-soled shoes. “First timers" must call the leader, be 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 Walkabouthikes.org on hike days 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. 

Carpool 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.

MORE GREAT WALKS IN JULY

Sunday, July 1

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual walk along the playa admiring the beautiful boats, birds, homes, and gardens before our optional breakfast. Meet at meter-less spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr.) Pat’s Pals (619) 469‑6223.

Monday, July 2

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.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 5

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BRIDGES OF BANKERS HILL. Let’s see how many bridges we can cross in this historic interesting area. Optional breakfast follows. Meet at First and Juniper. Pat 619-469-6223.

Friday, July 6

10:00 am

UCSD CAMPUS STUART COLLECTION: A casual 3 mile loop walk around the UCSD campus to visit the Stuart collection. Meet at the VA hospital, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego CA 92161. Meet at  the bus stop in front of the hospital. There is an express bus number 150 from Old Town leaving at 9:28, arriving 9:52.  Free parking in the visitor lot south of the hospital entrance. Optional lunch in the campus food court near the end of the walk. Rain Cancels. Roger L.  (619)-299-0489.

Sunday, July 8

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: 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, July 9

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. Marilyn & John (619) 840-5544.

Tuesday, July 10

10:00 am

EXPLORING SAN DIEGO.  Mission Beach Amusement Park calls us. Sea breezes will cool us while we enjoy our beautiful beach area as we walk in and out of the walkaways/roads named after world beaches and resorts. We even may see a houseboat on land. Park south of the roller coaster and meet at its ticket booth.  Pat K. (619)-469-6223

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 12

6:30

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. Frances (619) 479-3962.

Friday, July 13

6:00 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, July 15

7:15 am

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. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, July 16

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: OCEAN BEACH. We will take a moderate 3-mile walk visiting the pier to see the surfers and fishermen and then continuing in the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. To reach our meeting place, take I-8 to the west end, turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd., then turn right onto Newport Blvd. for a block and a half. Meet across the street from the old Strand Theater. Bring money for an optional breakfast. Fusa (619) 223-6947.

 

 

Thursday, July 19

6:30

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 Marilyn at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. Marilyn (619) 294-8308.

Friday, July 20

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.

9:00 am

JOIN THE COMIC-CON WILDNESS.  Let's take a casual walk to check out San Diego's wildest convention.  We will pick our route with the least wild crowds, but best view of the participants as we observe and enjoy their fun. Take any trolley line to Imperial and 12th St. but allow time for crowded lines and parking lots.  Meet by the Green Line trolley terminal to walk towarain cancels. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

5:00 pm

SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. 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 Sts. We’ll start the walk right after the bus arrives at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. (not to be confused with West Point Loma Blvd.) Our casual walk will last about 1 hour so bus riders may catch the return bus (last bus departs @ 6:36). We’ll walk along Sunset Cliffs Blvd. with the Pacific Ocean on one side and interesting homes on the other. Spectacular views. Count on fresh cool breezes from the ocean. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

Sunday, July 22

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: 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, July 23

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY. Let’s enjoy the season by the bay on this flat 1 hour moderate walk where we can watch for a beautiful sunrise and check out the different birds. Meet at the former Visitors Information Center. From the I-5, take the Clairemont Dr. exit and go west. Optional breakfast follows. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 24

2:00 pm

WILD ANIMALS OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS Come see hippos, a warthog, a gorilla, a dinosaur, a deer, and even a mermaid or two. Five years ago one sharp-eyed walker spied 65 animals! See if you can top that. Meet Evelyn K. at the corner of Johnson and Lincoln for a casual-to-moderate mostly flat, 1 1/2 hour walk. Take the Washington Street east exit from the 163 freeway and turn left on Lincoln Avenue. Buses 11 and 215 stop at Park Blvd. and Howard Avenue. Rain cancels. Evelyn K. 619-461-6095.

Thursday, July 26

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: INLET 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 Rd. 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 Rd. From the north or east, take the Rosecrans St. exit, proceed several miles until you see Vons on your left – Womble Rd. is the next left turn. Optional breakfast follows. (619) 313-7818.

Firday, July 27

6:00 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, July 29

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BRIDGES OF BANKERS HILL. Let’s see how many bridges we can cross in this historic interesting area. Optional breakfast follows. Meet at First and Juniper. Pat 619-469-6223.

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 30

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 Marilyn at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. (619) 294-8308.

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.