Important News San Diego County Rockhoppers by alicejenny


									Your Rockhopper Volunteer           The next Rockhoppers meeting will be          Electronic Newsletters                       Membership Application
      Officer Roster                                                                                                             and Renewal Form
                                             Monday                           This newsletter is available in a number
           President:                   February 11, 2008                     of different formats.                        Benefits:
         Steve d’Adolf
                                        The Picket Fence Restaurant           Email – Graphics are stripped from the       •      A patch for new members
        (858) 451-2130
                                          945 S. Santa Fe Avenue              newsletter so that the news can be           •      A membership card
                                              Vista, CA 92083                 delivered in the body of an email, and       •      A subscription to the club
                                               760-945-4357                   not have to be a large file attachment.             newsletter
         Vice President:
        Eartha Johnson                                                                                                     •      Pre-registration rate for walks even
                                   Dinner is at 6 p.m. The meeting follows    Download – The full-graphics version of             if you don’t pre-register
                                   at 7 p.m.                                  the newsletter will be available as a
         (760) 724-0754                                                                                                    Last Name _______________________
                                                                              download from our Rockhoppers web
                                   Members are encouraged to come to          site. You can download and print the
   Vice President – Registration   our monthly meetings to meet other         newsletter on your own computer.             First Name _______________________
          & AVA Sales:             walkers, have a nice dinner, and learn
         Marilyn Escher            about new upcoming club events.            Print Newsletter – The newsletter will       Last Name _______________________
                                                                              continue to be delivered via U.S. Mail for
         (760) 746-0897
                                                                              those who can not, or do not want to         First Name _______________________
                                                                              take advantage of the electronic
           Treasurer:              Rockhopper 2007 Year Round                 formats.
        Philomena Stein                    Walk Stats                                                                      Address _________________________
         (760) 945-0016
                                                                              It is hoped that the majority of our         City ____________________________
                                   Our Year Round Events (YREs)               members will take advantage of the
           Secretary:              continue to be popular with both our                                                    State _______ Zip Code ___________
                                                                              electronic delivery of the newsletter so
          Lucy Nelson              local members, and visitors to San         that we can reduce the number of          Diego from all over the country, as well   printed copies, so that we can continue      Phone Number (         ) ______________
         (760) 294-6321            as from Canada.                            to keep our costs under control.
                                                                                                                           Email Address ____________________
    Membership Chairperson:            Below are our totals for 2007          If you would like to try out the new
       Noby Sederholm
                                                                              electronic delivery please send your         [ ] New Application       [ ] Renewal
                                   Carlsbad 10K:                              editor an email –
        (760) 728-1827
                                   Total for the year: 74                                      [ ] Individual Membership ($10.00 per
 Newsletter Editor & Web Master:
                                   Carlsbad 14K:                              Your feedback is always desired and          [ ] Family Membership ($15 per family)
          Steve d’Adolf
                                   Total for the year: 28                     appreciated. If you have comments,
                                                                              suggestions, or complaints, please do        Total amount enclosed $ _____
         (858) 451-2130
                                   Oceanside:                                 not hesitate to send them as well.
                                   Total for the year: 91                                                                  Make checks payable to
      Publicity Chairperson:
                                                                                Membership Renewal Due                     The San Diego County Rockhoppers
          Sharon Fritz
        (858) 487-9662             Old Town:
                                                                              Please check the address label on your       I am interested in helping the club put
                                   Total for the year: 105
                                                                              newsletter to see if it is time to renew     on events. Please consider me for:
           Jan Owen                Downtown/Waterfront:                       your annual membership.
                                                                                                                           [   ] Helping at the start table at a walk
         (760) 432-8776            Total for the year: 107                                                                 [   ] Helping at a walk check point
                                                                              Your membership dues help pay for            [   ] Helping to prepare event brochures
           Trailmaster:                                                         this newsletter, as well as other          [   ] Helping to distribute event brochures
          Tom Escher                                                             club activities. We value your           5 Km Year Round Walks                                                                   [   ] Helping to design event awards
         (760) 746-0897
                                                                              membership and hope that you will            [   ] Helping to lay out a walking route
                                                                                     continue to support the               [   ] Other _____________________
                                       All of our San Diego                             Club’s activities.
 Check out our club web site for                                                                                           Send Completed Form To:
       new and updated
                                       County Rockhopper                       Thank You to everyone who                   San Diego County Rockhoppers
  walk and event information.            walks now have                            has renewed their                       c/o Noby Sederholm
                                                                                     membership.                           2592 Daily Drive
                                           a 5Km option.                                                                   Fallbrook, CA 92028
       2008 CVA Convention
                                                                                                                                     Today, more than 150,000 people visit
The 2008 California Voilkssport              2008 Upcoming Events
                                                                                                                                     the fields each year, many of whom
Convention (CVA) Convention will           Year Round - San Diego
                                                                                       13th Annual Walk To The                       have been returning year after year. The
be held at the 4 Star Flamingo             Downtown/Waterfront (SDCR)                    Flowers/Strawberries                        Flower Fields® continues to operate as
Conference Resort & Spa in Santa                                                                                                     a working ranch, and is still the only
Rosa on the western edge of the            Year Round – Old Town (SDCR)
                                                                                             Carlsbad, CA                            Ranunculus grower in the world that
famous    Napa-Sonoma       Wine                                                                   April 19, 2008
Country May 2-4.                           Year-Round – Carlsbad (SDCR)                Start Location:
                                                                                       Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Center         allows visitors to walk the fields to
                                           Year-Round – Oceanside (SDCR)
This   year’s        The Sonoma
                hosts,                                                                 400 Carlsbad Village Drive                    experience the flowers up-close.
                                           ==============================              Carlsbad, CA
County Stompers Invite everyone to                                                                                                   NOTE: THERE IS A SEPARATE FEE
participate in the convention                                                          Start Time: Between 8:00 a.m. and             TO ENTER THE FLOWER FIELDS.
                                           Feb 11 – Club Dinner Meeting
activities, and consider extending                                                     Noon
                                                                                       Finish Time: Must be off the trail by         Fees:
your stay to include a few days of         Feb 16/17 – Palm Desert (LDR)                                                             This walk is a credit-only walk
wine tasting at the many wineries                                                      3:00 p.m.
along the Highway 12 corridor.             Mar 1/2 – Newport Beach (LTSW)              Pets:                                         Credit Only: $3.00 (For either pre-
                                                                    th                 Pets are OK on a leash with cleanup,          registration, or on the day of the event.)
The hotel has provided an outstanding      Mar 8/9 – Riverside (25 Anniversary)
                                                                                       except on the seawall and in the flower       Miscellaneous:
rate of $99 a night for a deluxe room.               (LDR)
                                                                                       fields.                                       Restrooms and restaurants can be
For just $20 more, $119 a night will get
                                           Mar 15/16 – Pasadena (HST)                  Trail Description: The walk is rated a        found at the start point and at the
you complimentary Health Club passes
                                                                                       1+. It will be on city streets, on the        Carlsbad Company Stores, as well as
and Continental Breakfast for up to two    Apr 19 – Carlsbad (SDCR)                    seawall, on side streets, and on to the       along the route.
registered guests.
                                                                                       flower fields. Strollers, wagons, and         Water will be available at              the
                                           May 2/3/4 – CVA Convention (Santa
Besides the CVA business activities, the                                               wheelchairs are OK.                           Start/Finish and control points. .
hosts have arranged four (4) sanctioned
walks, including one along the Bay Area    ==============================                                                            Directions:
                                                                                       Take yourself out of the ordinary and         From I-5 North or South, exit at
Ridge Trail.
                                                                                       spend a few hours in one of nature's          Carlsbad Village Drive (Elm Street).
                                           HST – Hollywood Star Trekkers
                                                                                       wonders - our Fields of Dreams, our           Head west on Carlsbad Village Drive.
The deadline for booking a hotel room is
                                           LDR – Low Desert Roadrunners                Fields of Color. A place where kids can       The start point is on the right, just before
April 1, 2008. You can call (707) 545-
                                                                                       run and adults can linger - 50 acres of       the railroad tracks between State St.
8530, or (800) 848-8300, or register
                                           LTSW - Laguna Turf 'N Surf Walkers          extraordinary color in bloom on a hillside    and Carlsbad Blvd.
online at
                                                                                       overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a
Mention      the    “CVA    Convention”
                                           SDCR – San Diego County                     special nursery, garden, and gift shop
to get the special rate.                                                                                                             From I-15, take Highway 78 to I-5, south
                                                  Rockhoppers                          by Armstrong Garden Centers, and
                                                                                       festivals throughout the season. Also         on I-5 and follow the directions above.
                                                                                       visit our Miniature Rose Garden.
                                                                                       Since 1993 The Flower Fields® have            The complete walk brochure, including a
                                            A great list of all scheduled California   expanded to include displays of new           map can be found at the club web site at
                                            walks can be found at the California       spring flowers for your garden. These
                                                     Volkssport web site.              displays and the Artist Garden continue
                                                                                       the tradition of bringing the joy and
                                                   exuberance of color and nature to our
                                                                                       Picking up where it left off last year, the
                                                                                       All American Rose Garden will continue
                                                                                       to delight our visitors.
                                                                                          Two Year-Round Walks                            Year-Round Volkswalk
      Year-Round Walk                                Year-Round Walk                                                                          Harbor to Pier
       Downtown San                              Old Town San Diego                                    14K (8.7 miles)                                Oceanside
      Diego/Waterfront                        10K (6.2 miles) & 5K (3.1 miles)             10K (6.2 miles) & 5K (3.1 miles)              10K (6.2 miles) & 5K (3.1 miles)
 10K (6.2 miles) & 5K (3.1 miles)               January 1 to December 31, 2008               January 1 to December 31, 2008
   January 1 to December 31, 2008                                                                                                          January 1 to December 31, 2008
                                                            Credit Only                                 Credit Only
              Credit Only                                                                                                                              Credit Only
                                             Start Location:                              Start Location:
Start Location:                              Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town
                                                                                          Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Holiday Inn On The Bay                       4041 Harney Street
                                             San Diego, CA
                                                                                          2950 Ocean Street                             Start Location:
1355 North Harbor Blvd.                                                                   Carlsbad, CA                                  Oceanside Marina Inn
San Diego, CA                                Parking:                                                                                   2008 Harbor Drive N
                                             Available at the Old Town Trolley Station,   Identify yourself as a volksmarcher to
                                                                                                                                        Oceanside, CA
Ask for the Walking Box at the bellman       Old Town State Historical Park, an along     the receptionist at the front desk and
or concierge desk in the hotel lobby.        area streets.                                ask for the volksmarching material. This
                                                                                                                                        Start Card:
                                                                                          is an honor-system, self-serve activity.
Railroad Friendly                                                                         Thank you for your cooperation.               There is no pre-registration, and
(3 blocks from the Amtrak Santa Fe           Railroad Friendly
                                                                                                                                        everyone must obtain a start card and
                                             The Coaster and San Diego Trolley stop at    These year-round events can be walked
Trolley/Coaster Station)                                                                                                                pay the appropriate fee if credit is
                                             the Old Town Station.                        daily from January 1 to December 31,
                                                                                                                                        desired.     All start cards must be
                                                                                          2004 Although this facility is open 24
Pets:                                        Amtrak stops in downtown San Diego,                                                        returned at the completion of the event.
                                                                                          hours daily, we request that you walk
Dogs are allowed, on a leash, with           where the trolley can be used to get back                                                  Upon your return, stamp your books if
                                                                                          from DAWN TO DUSK only.
clean-up. However, it is probably not a      to Old Town.                                                                               credit is desired. Remember, only one
good idea to take a dog along through                                                     Parking:     Side   street     parking   is   EVENT CREDIT for the first half year
the busy and crowded area in the             Pets:
                                                                                          available.                                    and one event credit for the second half
                                             Leashed pets are allowed on the walk.
Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village.                                                                                                    year may be entered in the event book
                                             Trail Description:                           Pets: Leashed pets are allowed on the         for each event. You may participate for
Trail Description: The trail starts at the                                                walk, but NOT ALLOWED ON THE                  DISTANCE CREDIT without limit.
                                             The trail starts at the Best Western
Holiday Inn Hotel, goes along the San                                                     SEAWALL OR BEACH AREAS.
                                             Hacienda Hotel, goes through Heritage
Diego Waterfront to the east end of the                                                                                                 IVV credit is $3.00, others free.
                                             Park, and then goes uphill for about 1/2     Trail Description: The trails for both
airport runway, then through Balboa
                                             mile on sidewalks through Heritage type      walks are rated 1+. The trails will take
Park, around Petco Park the home of
                                             residential area to Mission Hills Nursery    you along the beach, residential, and         Trail Description: This walk is rated
the San Diego Padres, through the
                                             which was started in 1910. The route         city areas. The trails are mostly paved       1+. The walk will be along the harbor
Gaslamp Quarter, up over the
                                             continues through more Heritage type         sidewalks, but there are some dirt            perimeter, beach, and beach-front, city
Convention Center, through Seaport
                                             areas, Presidio Park, and along old San      shoulders which may pose a problem for        sidewalks, to the end of Oceanside Pier.
Village, past the USS Midway Museum,
                                             Diego State Historical Park.                 baby strollers. There are some long           The terrain is mostly flat, except for the
the cruise ship docks, past the Star Of
India sailing ship, and back to the                                                       gentle slopes which may prove                 ramp to the pier, and on leaving the
                                             The walk is rated 2 due to the hill at the
Holiday Inn.                                                                              challenging for wheelchairs.                  Strand. Wheelchairs, strollers, wagons,
                                             start of the walk.
                                                                                                                                        etc. are welcome. Pets ok on a leash,
The walk is rated 2 due to the hill when     Fees:       Everyone is welcome to           Fees:       Everyone is welcome to            but not allowed on the pier or on the
going from the waterfront to Balboa          participate, and the events are free. For    participate, and the events are free. For     beach. The walk is available daily.
Park.                                        those that wish to receive IVV credit, the   those that wish to receive IVV credit, the
                                                                                          fee is $3.00. You may walk twice in the       We request that you walk from dawn to
                                             fee is $3.00. You may walk twice in the
 This walk qualifies for both College                                                     same day on the same event for the            dusk only.
                                             same day on the same event for the
   Walk and Railroad Walk credit.            same fee.                                    same fee.
                                                                                                                                        Directions: From I-5
                                             Directions:                                  Directions: From I-5 North or South,
Directions:                                                                                                                             From the north or south exit at Harbor
                                             From I-5: Exit at Old Town Avenue,           exit at Carlsbad Village Drive (Elm Ave.)
From I-5 Heading South: Exit at Front                                                                                                   Drive in north Oceanside.         Follow
                                             Once on Old Town Avenue, proceed to          and head west on Carlsbad Village
Street / Civic Center. Continue a few                                                                                                   Harbor Drive to Harbor Drive N. Turn
                                             San Diego Avenue and turn left. Go to        Drive. Go to the end of Carlsbad Village
blocks to Ash Street. Turn right (west).                                                                                                right and continue along the harbor, past
                                             Harney Street and turn right. Go back        Drive (Ocean Street) and turn right. The
Proceed about 8 blocks to Harbor Drive.                                                                                                 the Jolly Roger Restaurant to the
                                             1/2 block to the Best Western Hacienda       start point, OCEAN PALMS BEACH
Turn left. The Holiday Inn On The Bay                                                                                                   Oceanside Marina Inn at the end of
                                             Hotel Old Town on your right.                RESORT, is on the right.
is on the left.                                                                                                                         Harbor Drive North.
IMPORTANT NEWS INSIDE                                                                                SAN DIEGO COUNTY

                        Poway, CA 92064
                        17852 St. Andrews Drive
                        Steve d’Adolf – Newsletter Editor

                                                            San Diego County Rockhoppers
                                                                                                                         February/March 2008

                                                                                           Volkswalking in
                                                                                             San Diego

                                                                                                             Important News

                                                                                                       The next Rockhopper
                                                                                                       scheduled walk is on
                                                                                                       Saturday April 19th .
                                                                                                       Details inside…
                                                                                                       The next Rockhoppers Club
                                                                                                       meeting will be held Monday
                                                                                                       February 11th. Details

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