And it actually turned out to be a tad over 4.5 miles-I can't believe how far off google maps was, but I took my gps this weekend to log my miles and it was just over 4.5 miles. Might be a bit long for some people......
And I can't believe after walking this track all summer, how many miles I've missed out on at SP! I've been logging it at 3.25 for all this time, robbing my credits of a mile and a quarter for many months! Drat!
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Fitness Minutes: (14,563) Posts: 489 10/11/12 4:16 P
I'm walking this Saturday, the 13th, if anyone wants to join me. I know this is the Portland team, but Fort Vancouver, is just over the I-5 bridge, so not too far and is a really nice walk.
The weather forecast is still a tad unsettled for the weekend, but I'm going to try a Saturday morning walk unless it's pouring rain! Here's my plan-anyone who wants to join is welcome and I've already posted this on the Vancouver Team forum as well.
This is not a terribly strenuous walk, but it is 3 miles or so, so keep that in mind, that might be a little far for some people! And it's just me on my little walk, it doesn't have to be the monthly for Portland but I offer it for anyone who wants to come out!
My Saturday walking route goes south from Ft. Vancouver along the west side of the fort, over the railroad tracks, then east along the waterfront, and back up on the other side of the airfield/fort. It's about 3 or so miles. It's downhill toward the river, uphill on the return-but not steep. It's mostly paved, even surfaces except the little trail that snakes along the west side of the fort-it's a well maintained, fairly flat trail, just not paved. There are benches all along the waterfront so we can stop wherever needed-I usually stop once or twice just to have a sip of water. Dogs are welcome, but sometimes there are a lot of dogs out and about, so keep that in mind-my dog gets pretty excited to see other dogs and it's sometimes friend-overload for him and he gets a little hard to control!
I'm going to start at the corner of Ft.Vancouver Way and Officers Row, right on the NE corner of the roundabout, around 9. There is parking at the library just outside the fort, but I personally park a block up at Clark College just to add another 1/2 mile or so to my walk.
Like I said, unless it's pouring down rain Saturday morning, I'm going!
I'm going to be out of commission starting Oct. 11, for about a week and a half. I usually try to organize our walk to happen around the middle of the month. It can still happen then, but I won't be available.
Does anyone have a suggested location/route where you'd like to 'host' the team walk? You only need to provide the information for a time and place for people to meet up, perhaps a little information on the condition of the route (paved, gravel, wood chip?) and maybe some helpful hints about parking or whether or not dogs are allowed. That kind of thing.
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