What we're about

This group is for those who like to walk for exercise. All women are welcome. No men, please. We are a pretty fit walking group. I think our pace is average. We are not speed walkers. But sometimes, new people think our pace is a little fast. We do our best to accommodate and slow down when necessary. If a group is large enough, like-walkers can pair up. This is almost never a problem, though. Walking is great exercise, and it is always good to get outside in the fresh air.

Of note, after a 30 day trial, there is a $6 annual fee to stay in the group. This breaks down to 50 cents per month, so it is very affordable. The fee is to help me pay Meetup's exorbitant cost for running the group. Our group is a great way to make new friends, and we hope you'll join us!

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Let's Meet and Walk at Point Defiance Park

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We meet at 11:00 and start our walk by 11:07 or whenever all RSVPs have arrived.

Take N. 30th St. up to Pearl. Turn north on Pearl, and the road will lead you straight into the park. We will enter Point Defiance Park at the Pearl St. entrance. Please park in that main parking lot across from the pond. If you drive to the tennis courts, you have gone too far. Once everyone has arrived, we will drive up into the park, stop at a trailhead, and walk a 4 mile loop. It is beautiful (with water views, etc.). Kelly is in a brown Buick Encore.

As the largest urban park in Pierce County, the network of roads and trails weaving through the forest preserve provides a quiet retreat for joggers, cyclists, and hikers.

There are many hiking trails along Point Defiance's cliffs that have sweeping views of Vashon Island, Dalco Passage, Gig Harbor, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The road network also passes by Fort Nisqually.

HOW IT WORKS: If Kelly Pagano is not signed up for this walk, it probably won't happen. She is in a brown Buick Encore. Typically, if there are five or fewer attendees, we all get in Kelly's car to drive up to the trailhead. If you would prefer to follow in your own car, that's fine too!

Proctor Walk

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Hi guys,
For this walk, we start at 26th and Junett and walk a grid until we get to the center of Proctor, and then we take a straight shot back to our cars. If anyone is interested, you can grab a coffee when we hit the center of Proctor, and drink it on the way back down 26th. That does not usually happen, but it's always an option. Hope to see you on this walk some time. :-)

Mason Walk

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This walk is a little less than 4 miles. Meet at Junett and 26th, then we will walk up 26th (You can grab a coffee at Starbucks if you want) all the way to Mason. At Mason, we turn left and walk along the center path, then walk through and around the park, cross a busy street or two, then head back toward our starting point, cutting through an alley before crossing 21st and making it back to our cars.

Let's Meet and Walk the Gulch!

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Hi all,
I am bringing back the gulch walk which is only right at 3 miles, but it includes three different terrains/views and a nice set of stairs to get our hearts going. We meet in the parking lot across from Katie Downs (at the far end to get more steps). We walk under the train bridge, into the gulch, up the staircase, through a north end neighborhood, down to the railroad tracks, cross the street, and walk along the waterfront until we return to our cars. It's a nice one. If it is rainy out, the gulch will be muddy, so dress accordingly. Thanks!

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Waterfront Walk (Kelly will not be there. Check signups)

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