WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS
These walks repeat every week this month at the same location, day, and time.
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 Sandra, Sally and friends 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. Join us - just for the health of it! 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. Start from the carousel in Balboa Park and join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. 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|
|9/1||SAT||Don P: firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 796-4007|
|9/8||SAT||Bill B: email@example.com (619) 206-5809|
|9/12||WED||Mike L: firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 922-0738|
|9/15||SAT||Bill B: email@example.com (619) 206-5809|
|9/19||WED||Don P: firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 796-4007|
|9/22||Irma K: email@example.com (619) 795-5821|
|9/26||WED||Bill B: firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 206-5809|
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.
SUNRISE WALKS AND BREAKFAST SPECIALS
Sunday, September 2
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, September 3 (Labor Day)
SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. Meet at the South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on Mission Bay. Hopefully we’ll see some rabbits and the great sea birds there. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. and go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area. Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
Thursday, September 6
SUNRISE SERIES: 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. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.
Saturday, September 8
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, September 9
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. 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, September 10
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 at 5185 Waring Rd. off of I-8. Betty H. (858) 248-3782.
Thursday, september 13
SUNRISE SERIES: SAN DIEGO RIVER. Hopefully, our feathered friends will be on hand for this 1-hour walk on flat paved terrain along the river, so you can test your legs or bring binoculars and slow down to enjoy nature. Take the I-5 to the Tecolote-Sea World Drive exit and proceed west past several lights. After the light at Friars Rd., watch for the next light, where you’ll see the South Shores Boat Ramp sign on your right, but you will turn left onto the old road that parallels Sea World Dr. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Pace: moderate. John & Marilyn B. (619) 840-5544
Sunday, September 16
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, september 17
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 ((619) 380-2712.
Thursday, September 20
SUNRISE SERIES: SEAPORT VILLAGE/ EMBARCADERO. We’ll start at Seaport Village and walk along the bay toward the Convention Center, exploring Marina Park, on this 1-hour flat walk. Join us for spectacular views of the bay, Coronado Bridge, Coronado, and downtown San Diego. If we have time, we’ll also visit the “The Kiss” located next to the USS Midway Museum. Meet at the south end of Pacific Hwy. and park by the Seaport Village merry-go-round. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward.
Pace: moderate. Frances B. (619) 479-3962.
Sunday, September 23
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, September 24
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. Marlene G. (619) 692-3020
Thursday, September 27
SUNRISE SERIES: BY THE RIVER AT LIBERTY STATION. We’ll meet in the parking area near the river at the south end of Womble St. for this one-hour walk on mostly paved, level paths. 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. Pace: moderate. Edie A. (619) 222-4396.
Sunday, September 30
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION VALLEY. Let’s take a moderate walk along the San Diego River ,checking out the native plants, the river level and who lives there. We’ll meet at the west end of Mission Valley shopping center in Jared’s parking lot at the corner of Mission Center Road and Camino de la Reina. Optional breakfast follows. Pat K. (619)469-622
Other Featured Walks
Fridays, September 10 & 24
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.
Friday, September 21
5:06 pm Note time change
SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. We’ll walk along Sunset Cliffs Blvd. with 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, please call me and we will wait for you if the bus is late. Otherwise, we will start at the announced time -- right after the bus arrives at Sunset Cliff s Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. Our walk will last about one-hour. Pace: Casual. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.
Tuesday, September 25
NORTH PARK EAST. We will find more secret spots in North Park, including the lovely Montclair Park, and at least 9 or 10 cul de sacs, most of which were through streets connecting North Park to East San Diego before highways 805 and 15 divided them. Today, September 25, is the 40th anniversary of the PSA plane crash in North Park, and we will walk past the site in memoriam. Meet at the corner of Thorn and Nile streets for a 1-1/2 hour, flat, casual-to-moderate walk. Buses #7 and #10 stop at University Avenue at 33rd (E-bound) and at Bancroft (W-bound). Rain cancels. Dr. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095
|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.|