The Emerald City Wanderers
We are a walking club which hosts non-competitive walking events for fun, fitness, and friendship. We’re a Seattle-based chapter of America’s Walking Club, and we’re known as the “Holiday Club” because we sponsor organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween. We also host many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.
Walk With Us – Our Next Event
Join us for a walk through Discovery Park.
Monday, July 4, 2022
Walk on trails through a variety of habitats. The 5K route will loop around the Park, and visit the Veterans’ Cemetery. The 10K route will do the loop and go down the bluff to the South and North Beaches, and stroll through the surrounding neighborhood. Bring your camera and field glasses for terrific Sound and Olympic views, bird watching, and beach walking. These trails are not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
NOTE: This is a map walk. If there is interest there will be a group walk. Register and pick up map from 8:30 to 9:15. Registration ends promptly at 9:15.
Texas Way & West Government Way
Seattle, WA 98199
GPS coordinates: 47.66479, -122.41227
See driving directions below.
Monday, July 4, 2022.
Register 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
From I-5, take Mercer St exit. Continue STRAIGHT on Mercer St, eventually curving RIGHT and downhill to Elliott Ave W. Go RIGHT on Elliott Ave, which becomes 15th Ave W. From 15th Ave W., take Dravus St exit and go LEFT on Dravus. Continue across bridge over railroad tracks, and turn RIGHT on 20th W., which will become Gilman and then Government Way. Follow Government Way to entrance to Discovery Park. Immediately before entering Park, turn RIGHT on Texas Way and follow it to North Parking Lot.
Water and restrooms along the trail. Pets are permitted but not in buildings. Owners are responsible for leash and cleanup laws.
AVA: Mayflower – 400th Anniversary. Walking with America’s Veterans.
ESVA: On-the-Road-Again – Holiday. Frontline Heroes – Essential Services.
Next Membership Meeting:
Join us for our next membership meeting. All are welcome! We meet monthly on the second Thursday. Currently our meetings are held online through Zoom.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
6:45 pm socializing
7:00 pm meeting
To receive the Zoom link, send a note to Mike at least two days before the meeting.
Take one of our Walking Challenges:
LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM: Beginning in 2019 we joined with several other clubs to sponsor the Light Rail Challenge, which features walks originating from Light Rail stations from Angle Lake to the UW. Details: Light Rails Challenge
NATIONAL PARK ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAM: In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial – 100 Years! The Emerald City Wanderers club sponsors an AVA Special Program to honor that Centennial. More details here.