The Emerald City Wanderers
We are a walking club which hosts non-competitive walking events for fun, fitness, and friendship. Our club is a Seattle-based chapter of America’s Walking Club – also called the American Volkssport Association, and we’re known as the “Holiday Club” because we sponsor organized walking events on and around holidays – New Year’s Eve and Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Halloween. We also host many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.
Walk With Us – Our Next Event
Take in the autumn colors with a pastoral walk along the Snoqualmie Valley Rail Trail and through the quaint town of Carnation. The 10K route includes a visit to a local alpaca farm. Three walk options: 5K, 10K, and 13K, all rated 1B. Be creative and dress up in your Halloween costume – there will be prizes!
Registration at Remlinger Farms, Saturday October 31, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Address and driving directions: 32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation, WA 98104.
From I-90 eastbound, take exit 22 (Preston / Fall City). Turn left to cross over I-90. At the stop sign, turn right onto SE High Pt Way, and continue 4.5 miles through the towns of Preston and Fall City. In Fall City, at the stop sign / intersection with SR-202, turn right (“East – North Bend”). Almost immediately, look for the sign for SR-203 “North – Carnation” and take the second right of the round-about, onto SR-203 northbound. Continue 5 miles, and then turn right onto NE 32nd St to Remlinger Farms. Follow the signs to the parking area, adjacent to the Farm Store. Alternate directions from the northend: from I-405 exit onto SR-520 eastbound toward Redmond. Exit at Redmond Way / SR-202. Turn right on SR-202 and continue for 7.5 miles. Turn left on Tolt Hill Rd. and continue to SR-203. Cross SR-203, onto NE 32nd St. to Remlinger Farms.
A colorful embroidered patch designed by Dorman Batson commemorating the event will be available for purchase.
Next Membership Meeting:
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our virtual meeting, held online. All are welcome! For more information, send a note to Mike.
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.