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 Weekend Walking Program   See the schedule for our group walks on weekends when there are no AVA hosted walks planned in the greater metro area.
 

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 Saturday, April 15, 2017   Camas, AWW's 25th Anniversary Walk
 

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 Saturday, July 8, 2017   North Bonneville (WA) Gorge Days Walk
 

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 Saturday, October 7, 2017   Ridgefield Birdfest & Bluegrass Walk
 

Event Planning is an ongoing process; additional events are posted here when details are finalized and dates are sanctioned with the American Volkssport Association.

 

 PREVIOUS WALKS...

2016 EVENTS
 
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 Saturday, September 10; Vancouver Murals Walk  Thanks Joe Titone
Bright, warm sunshine greeted walkers, who enjoyed the Vancouver Farmers' Market and urban city areas, with more than two dozen beautiful murals scattered closely throughout downtown and neighborhood streets.
 

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 Saturday, June 25; Washougal East Walk  Thanks Jan Breneman
Walkers enjoyed the quaint downtown, neighborhood city streets, historic cemetery and park paths on a sunny summer day. Even several sightings of deer and other wildlife!
 

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 Saturday, February 27; Frenchman's Bar/Vancouver Lake Walk  Thanks Jan Breneman
A dry, sunny walk celebrating Leap Year. After several years, we returned to Frenchman's Bar Park and walked along the Columbia River, to Vancouver Lake. With plentiful bird life, it was a winter day at its finest.
 

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 Saturday, April 23; Half Marathon Walk Challenge  Thanks to Joe Titone and Romana Paynter
All Weather Walkers teamed up with Vancouver USA Volkssporters to put on two walks totaling 21 km from Clark College. Four, 5km routes included downtown Vancouver, Fort Vancouver historic site, VA campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
 

2015 EVENTS
 
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 Saturday, July 11; North Bonneville Gorge Days  Thanks Dick Baker
Sunny skies and plenty of local entertainment greeted walkers as they enjoyed fabulous scenery and the historic Fort Cascades, and then the annual cruise-in with many classic cars and the evening music concert.
 

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 Saturday, August 22; Camas Hidden Pathways  Thanks to Jan, Joe, James, and Jean
Plenty of sunshine and warm weather afforded views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountain Range from the west end of Camas. Many new walking paths were featured for the first time in the area.
 

2014 EVENTS
 
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 Saturday, October 4; Ridgefield BirdFest & Bluegrass Walk  Thanks Leah Townsend & Jean Moeller
Sunny skies and plenty of local entertainment greeted walkers as they enjoyed historic charm, wildlife refuge views, and Ridgefield's annual BirdFest and Bluegrass celebration.
 

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 Saturday, June 28; Mt. St. Helens Walks  Thanks to Dick Baker
All Weather Walkers teamed up with Vancouver USA Volkssporters to sponsor two hikes along Coldwater Lake and the Hummocks/Boundary Trail in this very unique landscape. These events are always popular whenever they are offered.
 

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 Saturday, May 24; Tenny Creek Walk  Thanks to Jan Breneman
A new route through several large parks, school greenways, and new neighborhoods north of Vancouver. We thank the Vancouver Church of God for the great start point.
 

2013 EVENTS
 
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 Saturday, September 7; Three Lakes Walk (Camas)  Thanks to Jan Breneman
A mix of upscale neighborhoods and serene nature trails, featuring a new forested path above Fallen Leaf Lake Park, as well as trails along nearby Lacamas Lake and Round Lake. Many walkers/hikers enjoyed the trail on a beautiful, sunny day.

 
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 Saturday, July 27; Fairway Village / ESVA State Meeting  Thanks to Jan Breneman
A new walk in East Vancouver through Cascade Park neighborhoods, parks, and a beautiful retirement community. Our club hosted the state association meeting and had visitors from all over the Northwest.

 
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 Saturday, July 6; North Bonneville Gorge Days Festival  Thanks to Dick Baker
Lots of classic cars, food and craft booths, free music (Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts), and natural scenic beauty combined for a fabulous, sunny day in the Columbia River Gorge.

2012 EVENTS
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 Saturday, October 27; Cedar Creek Grist Mill  Thanks to Liz Connors and Jan Breneman.
Even through drenching rains, stalwart NW volkssporters loved the fall colors in the countryside east of Woodland, WA and the charming Cedar Creek Grist Mill, with unequaled hospitality from Green Mountain School and Friends of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill.

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 Saturday, July 21; Camas History Walk  Thanks to Jan Breneman.
Featuring the rich history of Camas, the route highlighted the Camas cemetery, Mill Ditch Trail, Benton Street neighborhoods and city parks.

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 Saturday, May 26; Pacific Park Walk  Thanks to Earl Bowen and Jan Breneman.
This was a new walk through Pacific Park, school grounds, and upscale neighborhoods.

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 Sunday, March 25   Pinebrook/Haagen Park  Thanks to Pat Gorman and Linda Barneson
Many walkers enjoyed Evergreen Cemetery, Haagen Park paths, and the Pinebrook neighborhood under dry, sunny skies. The start point at Chuck's Produce was a surprise bonus!

2011 EVENTS
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 October 8, 2011; Ridgefield BirdFest  Thanks to Leah Riedel & Jean Moeller
Clear, sunny autumn skies welcomed walkers who enjoyed nature trails, great views, and historic neighborhoods through this small town.

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 August 13-14, 2011; Moulton Falls Walk  Thanks to Dick Baker 
An escape from the urban heat to cool forest cover along the beautiful Lewis River north of Battle Ground.

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 May 28; Washougal River Greenway  Thanks to Jan Breneman
A pleasant walk up into scenic neighborhoods in Lookout Ridge subdivision, and along the Washougal River.

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 March 19, 2011; Fruit Valley Walk  Thanks to Earl Bowen
A 5, 10, or 15km walk featuring Fruit Valley Park and neighborhoods, Shilapoo Wildlife Refuge, and Lincoln area residential. 

2010 EVENTS
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 December 11, 2010; Holiday Lights Walk  Thank you, Joe Titone!
The Lacamas Shores area of Camas featured festive holiday lights from the Lacamas Swim & Sport fitness club.

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 Sept 4 - 6, 2010; Mt. St. Helens Events  Thank you, Dick Baker and Jan Breneman! 
This Labor Day weekend commemorated the 30th Anniversary eruption on May 18, 1980. Over 500 walkers enjoyed 4 beautiful hikes near the monument. We wish to also thank many generous volunteers in helping to put on these events.

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 May 1, 2010; May Day Spring Walk  Thank you, Jan Breneman! 
This was a new route under sunny skies, with fabulous spring flowers! Several walkers were presented with potted plants upon finishing.

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 January 30; Legacy Salmon Creek Walk  Thank you, Earl Bowen!
An outstanding new route featuring neighborhoods and parks in the Salmon Creek and Mt. Vista neighborhoods north of the Legacy Salmon Creek hospital All Weather Walkers also hosted the Evergreen State Volkssport Association's quarterly meeting.

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 August 22; Ridgefield Centennial Walk  Thank you, Leah Riedel & Jean Moeller!
The city of Ridgefield put on a terrific birthday celebration, and walkers saw new paths not volkswalked before.

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 April 11; Columbia Views  Thank you, Joe Titone and Carol Jensen!
Upscale neighborhoods, a forest trail, and the Columbia River viewpoint were highlights of this walk in growing East Vancouver. 

2009 EVENTS
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 October 17; Prune Hill Views Walk  Thank you, Joe Titone and Carol Jensen!
Wonderful autumn color greeted us as we walked through Camas neighborhoods and on park paths.

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 August 22; Ridgefield Centennial Walk  Thank you, Leah Riedel & Jean Moeller!
The city of Ridgefield put on a terrific birthday celebration, and walkers saw new paths not volkswalked before.

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 April 11; Columbia Views  Thank you, Joe Titone and Carol Jensen!
Upscale neighborhoods, a forest trail, and the Columbia River viewpoint were highlights of this walk in growing East Vancouver. 

2008 EVENTS
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 October 12 (Sunday); Lewisville Park Walk  Thank you, Earl Bowen!
This rural county park just north of Battle Ground was awash in glorious fall color, as usual this time of year. 

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 July 27; Lacamas Lake Half-Marathon  Thank you, Liz Connors!
In coordination with Fit-Right Northwest, this was a scenic walk/run around Lacamas Lake in Camas.

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 May 10; Moulton Falls Walk  Thank you, Dick Baker!
Nature showed its finest on easy paths along the East Fork of the Lewis River in rural north Clark County.

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 February 23; Firstenburg Community Center Walk  Thank you, Jan B!
Loads of sunshine greeted 240 walkers on this easy, flat route through Evergreen Memorial Gardens, several parks and Fircrest neighborhoods.

2007 EVENTS
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 November 26; Holiday Walk of Lights at PIR  Thank you, Liz Connors!
For the 8th time, we presented this popular annual event. Rainy weather didn't deter many walkers from enjoying some new holiday displays, uncovered from the PIR warehouse.

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 September 1-2-3; Mt. St. Helens Weekend Walks   
Thank You, Dick Baker, Arlene Miller, and Jan Breneman
All Weather Walkers and Vancouver USA Volkssporters worked together to bring you 5 beautiful and unique hikes on Washington's most famous volcano. Registration was at Toutle High School, then walkers needed to drive to various Start Points on the mountain.
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Spirit Lake; 12k, Rated 4; 6k, Rated 3

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Silver Lake Visitors Center/Seaquest State Park; 5k, Rated 1+; 10k, Rated 2+

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Coldwater Lake; 5k, Rated 2; 10k, Rated 3; with optional 3k addition Rated 4

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Hummocks/Boundary Trail; 17k, Rated 4; 5k, Rated 2

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 South Rim Hike/Climb , Rated 5. 
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Friday, August 24 thru Sunday, September 9.

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A special permit was required by the US Forest Service.

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Hike to the crater rim for close-up views inside the constantly evolving volcano, and panoramic views of the Cascades.

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 May 12; Lacamas Park Walk   Thank you, Jan Breneman and Joe Titone
We are celebrating All Weather Walkers' 15th anniversary as a club with a popular nature walk in Lacamas Park, the site of our very first volkswalk in 1992. Come join us!

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 February 24; Firstenburg Walk   Thank you, Jan Breneman
After one full year, the Firstenburg Community Center celebrated great success in east Vancouver. This featured a great new route through area neighborhoods and parks.

2006 EVENTS
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 November 27; Holiday Walk of Lights at PIR   Thank you, Liz Connors
Occurring just after Thanksgiving weekend, this annual event at Portland International Raceway has become a popular kick-off for the holidays.

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 October 28; Cedar Creek Grist Mill Walk   Thank you, Liz Connors
We return to this quaint historic mill and its restored covered bridge outside of Woodland, Washington. Walk peaceful country roads and see an abundance of autumn color. AWW will also be hosting the ESVA state meeting in Woodland.

 
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 April 1-2, 2006; Lewis & Clark Walk   Thank you, Jan Breneman
The Corps of Discovery camped on the banks of the Columbia near Washougal from March 31 to April 6, 1806. Literally walk in the footsteps of the Corps of Discovery on this weekend. Special history-related drawing prizes were held.

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 March 25, YRE Open House   Thank you, Joan Heins!
The City of Ridgefield invited us to be part of its Heritage Day festivities. We featured our re-vamped "year 'round" route through the town neighborhoods and everyone loved seeing the new, beautifully done, Cathlapotle Plankhouse.

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 February 25; Firstenburg Community Center Walk   Jan Breneman, Chairperson
This was held in conjunction with the new Firstenburg Community Center's open house activities. An easy route around Evergreen Airport and through parks and neighborhoods on Vancouver's east side. 

2005 EVENTS
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 November 28, The Christie School Walk of Lights at PIR   Thank you, Liz Connors!
This was a true "All Weather Walkers" event. Many walkers braved the wind and rain to enjoy the Portland International Raceway's light displays.

 

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 September 3-4-5, Washington Columbia Gorge Walks   Thank you, Dick Baker and Jan Breneman!
Vancouver  USA Volkssporters and All Weather Walkers partnered to bring another multi-event classic to the Columbia River gorge over Labor Day weekend. Four great walks were held all three days at Falls Creek Falls, Stevenson, North Bonneville, and Beacon Rock State Park.

 
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 August 2, Fircrest Neighborhood Walk   Thank you, Jan Breneman!
A Tuesday evening walk through the Fircrest Neighborhood, timed to coincide with the annual Neighborhood National Night Out. Nature trail, groomed cemetery, new park paths, and tree-lined streets.

 
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 May 21-22, Grass Valley   Thank you, Joe Titone and Jan Breneman
Building on our well-received event in 2004, we've added an extra day and a second walk. The "Flats" walk features Dryer Creek Greenway, Skyview MS track, and Grass Valley Park. The "Hills" walk features Prune Hill neighborhoods and trails, the greenway, and terrific views.

 

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 April 3 (Sunday), Ellsworth Springs   Thank you, Earl Bowen
A new route just north of the Columbia River and west of I-205, featuring a new woodsy path, recently dedicated greenway trail, and established city neighborhoods.

2004 EVENTS

 
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 November 29, PIR Walk of Lights   Thank you, Liz Connors
The 5th annual Walk of Lights from the Portland International Raceway. Almost 500 walkers got an early start to the holiday spirit!

 
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 August 14, Washougal Heritage Day  Thank you, Jan Breneman

This annual walk had another new route this year, with a woodsy park trail on the east edge of town and new neighborhoods next to the golf course.

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 May 23, Grass Valley Walk   Thank you, Jan Breneman and Joe Titone

An easy, new walk route on the western edge of Camas, featuring Grass Valley Park, an overview of Lacamas Lake, and Skyridge Middle School. Lacamas Swim & Sport fitness club were more than generous in loaning their facility for our walk. 

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 Saturday, March 27, Ridgefield Heritage Day   Thank you, Joan Heins

We walked around town, Abrams Park, and new neighborhoods as we took in various festivities for this annual community event.

2003 EVENTS
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 December 1, PIR Walk of Lights   Thank you, Liz Connors

This is a Monday evening; the weather cleared just in time for this popular annual event at the Portland International Raceway. This is the only time of year that walkers are allowed on the track.

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 October 25, Cedar Creek Grist Mill   Again -- Thank you, Joan Heins

We returned to this wonderful autumn getaway outside of Woodland, timed with the Friends of Cedar Creek's annual "Apple Press." A quintessential historic site with its classic covered bridge, wooded setting, and stone-ground grains. And if that weren't enough, plenty of sunshine and autumn colors made this a truly memorable day!

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 September 5, Vancouver Sausage Fest   Thank you, Joan Heins

This was a Friday evening walk through the famous Vancouver Sausage Festival, with its delicious food, entertainment, and beer garten. A nice, flat trail for a late summer stroll.

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 August 16, Washougal Heritage Day   Thank you, Jan Breneman

Featured Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, where Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery camped for several days in 1806. Walk out and back on the Washougal Dike and see outstanding views of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Mt. Hood, Columbia River, and Reed Island.  Event details here.

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 June 20, WSU Campus    Thank you, Earl Bowen!

A summer evening walk on the north end of Vancouver beginning from  the Holiday Inn Express; trails on WSU campus paths and surrounding vicinity. An outdoor Community Backyard Concert series was held this evening, featuring Misty Creek's folk and Americana music.

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 May 10, Orchards Walkabout    Thank you, Nancy Allen!

This was a Saturday-only walk starting from the Orchards YMCA at the corner of SR-500 and 112th Avenue. We saw a quaint, original feed store building and learned many little-known facts about Orchards history.

 

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