- Weyerhaeuser Mansion Walk
Find a parking spot near 4224 N. Mason Ave. (We will meet on the corner of Mason and 43rd--across the street from the mansion). This is a little over 3 mile walk that starts down Mason. We turn left on Madrona and make a loop back up until we pass the mansion, cross the street, and turn right onto Stevens. Expect an amazing view of the sound and Vashon Island for a few minutes as we go down the hill and around to Verde. Left on Verde until we make another left at the Bethany church. Right on Stevens again, and we'll walk all the way down and through the roundabout (there are crosswalks). Then we turn right on 36th, right on Verde, left on 37th, left on Gove, left on 36th, left on Cheyenne, right on 37th until we cross the roundabout twice. Now we're by the water again. We walk along until we go through the hedge, and turn left on Madrona. Right on Stevens, right on 42nd, and left on Mason. Now we're back at the mansion, but we take one more stroll around the block (left on Stevens, left, then left again), and we're back at our cars with 3 miles under our belts. Whew. (Wipes brow)
- Let's Meet at Chinese Reconciliation Park...then Walk!
*** Be sure to RSVP if coming, and if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP to a NO since we wait for everyone before we start walking. *** ABOUT THE WALK We try hard to all arrive at 9:00 a.m. and start walking as soon as all the RSVPs have arrived or at 9:07 a.m. So there is a 7 minute window. This walk ends up being about 3 1/4 miles.
- Let's Walk Schuster Parkway from Chinese Garden!
*** Be sure to RSVP if coming, and if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP to a NO since we wait for everyone before we start walking. Thank you!*** We try hard to all arrive at 9:15 a.m. and start walking as soon as all the RSVP ladies have arrived or at 9:22 a.m. whichever comes first. We walk about 3 1/4 miles from the parking lot and back again. For security reasons, be sure to put anything of importance in the trunk of your car before leaving home, not when arriving at the parking lot. Hope to see you there.
- Let's Meet at Chamber's Bay...then Walk!
Use the main entrance to Chambers Bay Golf Course and follow the signs to The Meadows (don't park in upper lots). We'll meet at the entrance to the meadows (to the left of the lower parking lot -- toward the bathroom, and dog park). Brie is the host. This walk is about 3 miles.
- Let's Walk the Proctor Neighborhood
*** Be sure to RSVP if coming, and if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP to a NO since we wait for everyone before we start walking. Thank you! *** WHAT MAKES PROCTOR SPECIAL? For over 100 years North Proctor Neighborhood has been the heart of Tacoma's North End. A vibrant, charming, pedestrian neighborhood that welcomes visitors year round. Enjoy the tree lined streets and explore one of a kind shops and restaurants. HOW FAR WILL WE WALK? We've mapped out a 3 1/4-mile walk with an optional cafe break around 3/4 of the way. WHERE WE MEET AND PARK This is a neighborhood where we meet, right on the corner of N Junett & N 26th Street. There is plenty of parking. We try to arrive at 9:30 and start walking as soon as all the RSVP ladies have arrived or at 9:37, whichever happens first. https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+26th+St+%26+N+Junett+St,+Tacoma,+WAemail@example.com,-122.4768797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x549054fbb4ce61c1:0xa875bf07245bfb34!8m2!3d47.271036!4d-122.474691
- Let's Meet and Walk at Point Defiance Park
We meet at 9:00 and start our walk by 9:07 or whenever all RSVPs have arrived. DIRECTIONS Take N. 30th St. up to Pearl. Turn right on Pearl and enter park. We will enter Point Defiance Park at the Pearl St. entrance. Please park in that main parking lot, and once we are all there, we will drive up into the park, stop at a trailhead, and walk a 4.5 mile loop. It is beautiful (with water views, etc.). Kelly is in a brown Buick Encore. POINT DEFIANCE PARK 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!