FEBRUARY 2019
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. 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.

HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL (February 11th and 25th) OR AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR (February 4th and 18th). 

Join peripatetic leaders Mark, Rob, Jackie or Sally as we alternate walking around either

*America’s Cup Harbor to admire the new coffee shop, restaurants, condos, brewery and more in the ever-changing beautiful marina OR follow the historic

**La Playa Trail along the shore past yacht clubs and amazing homes. See the monthly Walks At A Glance calendar in this newsletter to determine which walk we are doing this week. The Casual+ pace walks on flat surfaces are approximately 2.5 miles for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Optional eats afterward. Sally (619) 222-3800. Heavy rain cancels.

Note: For America’s Cup Harbor walk, meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking. For La Playa Trail walk, meet at the trail marker by the bay at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane. Park on street. Both walks served by #28 Bus.

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 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.

THURSDAYS

10:00 am

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.

SUNDAYS

8:15 am

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

OTHER WALKS

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, JANUARY 12

7:15 am

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.

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAY HIKES

DATE

LEADER

Saturday 2/2

Don P (760) 670-6862 or

dpiller@cox.net

Wednesday 2/6

Sherry M (619) 887-0055 or sherry.rokarty@gmail.com

Saturday 2/9

Bill B (619) 206-5809 or

wa4lm@gmail.com

Wednesday 2/13

Ray E (760) 644-1648 or

ray@escondidocoin.com

Saturday 2/16

Bill B (619) 206-5809 or

wa4lm@gmail.com

Wednesday 2/20

Phil B (619) 589-8920 or

phils_mail@cox.net

Saturday 2/23

Irma K (619) 795-5821 or

irmacaizan@gmail.com

Wednesday 2/27

PJ (858) 566-8928 or

pjeffery1@sbcglobal.net

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.

OTHER FEATURED WALKS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a walks at your own pace along this beautiful, mostly-flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes, boats, birds 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.) Pat’s Pals. (619) 469-6223.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

6:30 am

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. (619) 313-7818.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: KENSINGTON. Gardens are in bloom in this charming area at this time of year as we take a moderate flat 1-hour walk to view gardens and homes followed by an optional breakfast. Meet at the library at Kensington St. and Adams Ave. Frances B. (619) 479-3962.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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.

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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

7:15 am

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. Pat’s Pals. (619) 469-6223.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

9:30 am

POWAY TRAILS TROMP. The City of Poway has an extensive trail system. Join this walk to explore just a few of them for an approximately 7.5 mile moderate loop along hiking trails, horse trails, and streets. Some hills with a few steep spots. Meet in front of the Sprouts Farmers Market at 15737 Bernardo Heights Parkway (at intersection with Pomerado Road). Lenore E. (619) 890-0714 (ledidin@san.rr.com)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

7:15 am

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. Pat’s Pals. (619) 469-6223.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

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.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

6:30 am

 

SOUTH PARK. Let’s take a walk through this neighborhood of homes built about 100 years ago east of Balboa Park, some before the 1915 expo on a mostly flat moderate walk for 1 hour. Meet near intersection of Fern and Grape streets. Take 30th St. off the 94 (30th becomes Fern St.). Turn west one block on Grape St. to park. Optional breakfast follows in an historic café. Marlene G. (619) 692-3020 and (619) 204-0095.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (3RD FRIDAY)

4:06 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: CasualStan F. (619) 222-3447.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

7:15 am

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. Pat’s Pals. (619) 469-6223.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (PRESIDENT’S DAY)

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: SAN DIEGO RIVER. Let’s take a flat moderate walk along the San Diego River as we go west as far as we please and then return at your own pace. We can listen for the birds, admire the river and check out if any new stores have been built. Meet at the IHOP restaurant next to Mark Twain in the shopping center at Fenton Pkwy. south of Friar’s Rd. Trolley stop is nearby. Optional breakfast follows. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19

10:00 am

BALBOA PARK FREE THIRD TUESDAY: This walk will meet 10:00 AM at the Bea Evenson Fountain (North of  Fleet museum).  We will take advantage of the free museum day and explore the Japanese Friendship Garden which is free on the third Tuesday. The Art museum and Museum of Man are also free today if you want to see after the walk. This will be a casual walk mostly on sidewalks, with time to explore the sights. Optional lunch afterward. Rain cancels. Roger L. 619-299-0489.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

2:00 pm

BANKERS HILL. Wee historic bridges, secret cul-de- sacs and magnificent mansions by prominent San Diego architects in this proud older neighborhood. Meet at Quince Street and 2nd Avenue for a casual to moderate, flat 1 1/2 hour walk. Bus # 11 stops at First and Quince (northbound) and First and Redwood (southbound). Rain cancels. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

6:30 am

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. (619) 964-3097.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

7:15 am

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. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Pat’s Pals. (619) 469-6223.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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. Marilyn & John (619) 840-5544.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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 M. (858) 278-4003.

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 M. (858) 278-4003.

 
 

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.