Upcoming Club Walks

November 23 (Friday) – Cordata
Register at 9:45,
walks starts at 10 AM. Meet at the WCC Pavilion. Distance: 10KM (6.2 miles), 5 KM (3.1 miles)
Host: Tamara Belts
Location: Whatcom Community College, Pavilion, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA. Directions to Start: Driving I-5 southbound take exit 258 Bakerview exit, left over I-5, left on Eliza Ave, pass Westerly Rd then right into the parking lot of Whatcom Community College (Purple lot). Northbound I-5 take exit 256B Meridian St exit, left on Bellis Fair Pkwy, pass Target and left on Eliza Ave, cross Bakerview, then turn right just past Westerly Rd and into the parking lot (Purple) of Whatcom Community College. Park just past the tennis courts near Pavilion building; we'll meet to register and start at the table in front of the Pavilion building.

November 24 (Saturday) Sound Steppers Turkey Trott

December 8 (Sunday) Christmas in the Capitol City (Capitol Volkssport Club)

December 16 (Sunday) East Mount Vernon
Event ID: Y1275

Distance - Trail Ratings: 6/10K - Rated 2A

Start Times: Register by 4:15 pm Walk starts at 4:30 pm

This walk will be retired next year so this is the last chance to walk this walk for awhile. This walk will also be altered to view the Christmas lights. BRING A FLASHLIGHT.

Description: This walk is mostly on the eastern side of Mount Vernon. Walk along a short path that is a favorite place for ducks when there is enough water in the small ponds. Through housing areas with a slow steady climb up the hill and through newer housing developments and city park. The apex of the walk is on a short city trail that leads to a panoramic view of the Skagit Valley, Mount Baker and the start of the route across the North Cascades. The route back is mostly down hill with weather dependent views to the west of Mount Erie and the valley between. Restroom at Start and porta potty at city park.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Location: Haggens Market
Start Point / Driving Directions: 2601 East Division St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273. I-5 Exit 225 From South turn right, from North turn left, on Anderson Road, go straight through round-about, Anderson Road will curve and become Laventure Rd. Right on E Division St. Haggens will be on the left. Find us in the food court.

Contact: Joe Pepia, pepia46@comcast.net

December 19 (Wednesday) – LaConner Town, Workers Walk

Event ID: Y1279
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 K - 2B

The La Conner walk is being revised for 2019. Today's walk we will be checking the directions and evaluating the walk itself. Please come and help, It won't be all work and no play.
Start Times: Register by 9:15. The 10 km walk will start at 9:30 am, we'll have lunch then walk the 5 km. probably around 12:30

The plan is to walk the 10 km at 9:30, then have lunch, after lunch we'll walk the 5 km probably around 12:30. Join us for either or both walks.

Description: Walk past the marina and along the beautiful Swinnomish Channel on a brand new walkway. Walk along First Street browsing in the unique gift shops and galleries. Walk through Pioneer Park. There are many restaurants and fun sculptures along the way. 5K Rated 1A; 10K Rated 2B.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Location: Conner Waterfront Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: I-5 Exit Burlington exit 230 to Hwy 20 West. Follow signs toward Anacortes. Turn left at stop light toward La Conner on La Conner Whitney Rd. Right on Morris St. (roundabout) Left on Maple Ave. Right on Caledonia St. Left on S. Third St. Right on Sherman Ave. Sherman becomes Conner Rd. at the turn, to Conner Waterfront Park.
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Tom & Sue Wallace (360) 491-5560, wallnett@aol.com


What is Volkssporting?

Volkssporting literally translates as "sport of the people." Volkssports are organized, non-competitive events designed to appeal to people of all ages. They are not tests of speed or endurance, but exercise at your own pace. Volkssporting is organized to promote physical fitness and wholesome recreation in a safe environment. It is designed for all age levels and people with varying levels of physical abilities. The volkssporting philosophy simply recognizes that everyone cannot and should not attempt to exercise in timed or competitive events where awards are based on order of finish. Volkssporting offers a great escape for people from the pressures and hassles of everyday life and it provides an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. Since events are non-competitive, participants travel at their own pace, thus making this an excellent outdoor recreational activity for the entire family.

Volkssporting Events

There are two categories of volkssporting events, a Traditional Event which is hosted for usually one day or weekend with a set start/finish time, and a Year Round (YRE) or Seasonal Event that may be open daily, January through December. A Season event is like a Year-Round event, but is open less than a full calendar year. A volkssporting event is usually a walk (volksmarch), bike (volksbike), swim (volksswim), or cross-country ski (volksski or skiwandering) through a scenic and/or historic area over a predetermined route. All volkssport events are open to the public. Participation is usually free, if no award or credit is desired. Participants may choose to purchase if offered (usually $5-7) an attractive award that commemorates completion of the event. The event award is usually a patch or medallion depicting the theme, location, or honoree of the event.

About Our Club

The NW Tulip Trekkers is an outdoor walking club based in the coastal counties between Seattle and Canada. We promote recreational walking for all ages, through scheduled group walks, AVA-sanctioned volkswalks, a monthly newsletter and occasional meetings. This walker's network provides information about local and out-of-town AVA-sanctioned and non-sanctioned events. The Trekkers Club is designed for the AVA-member walkers and for individuals who just want to walk for the fun and fitness. 

Club Officers:
President: Tim Fisher: 425-626-0492, gotdisc7@gmail.com 
Vice President: Barry Lee, drblee3@gmail.com 
Treasurer: Barbara Lynn, johnandbarb44@hotmail.com 
Secretary: Margaret Quick, mquick6465@gmail.com 
Trailmasters: Tom Stabile, tandmwa@frontier.com 
      Sue Payton, wishome@yahoo.com 
Newsletter Editor: Tamara Belts, sisa98225@yahoo.com 

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