Newcastle Lake Boren Walk

by Connie DeLaVergne on September 25, 2010

6.2 miles
1 hour 45 minutes
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13559 steps
471 kcals
Lake Boren Park

A major perk to getting your body outside of a building to exercise, by taking a walk for example, is the views you get to see along the way, and today’s organized walk around Newcastle provided a doozie . . .

Mount Rainier

Talol

Our very own stately and impressive Mt Rainier

If you’ve lived here any length of time you know Rainier is not always visible because she hides behind a blanket of gray a lot of the time. But today she was out in all her glory sharing beauty with everyone who noticed.

I mean really . . . How can you beat this view?

Perfect weather helps and a well-planned walking route is nice . . . which is what I like about Volkssport walks. They’re well-organized and well-marked so you can walk and talk and enjoy the views without having to think about where you’re going. Pink ribbon trail markers point the way, or a fellow walker will help if you get off course–walking enthusiasts are a friendly bunch.

wooded trail of organized Newcastle walk

Tobey's trail

Today’s Newcastle Lake Boren Walk was very much the same as it was four years ago when I last enjoyed it. It is organized and sponsored by Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club and this 10k route has it all——™™™™———————————–—————neighborhoods, sidewalks, Safeway, quiet roads, foot paths, a park, a lake and woodsy trails. They also have an abbreviated 5k route for light walkers, but I wouldn’t know about that one;-)

Volkssports, in case you haven’t heard, is an international walking organization with branches across the country. There are a number of clubs in our area that organize these group walks. I’ve enjoyed every single one that I’ve been on and the link I provide here will take you to the Evergreen State Volkssport Association (ESVA) website where you can learn more about them.

So that was our Saturday morning . . . It began at 9:00 AM when we met up with some pals and joined a group walk. For one hour and forty five minutes we enjoyed the company of our friends while we moved our bodies, took in some beeeautiful views, and were home before our teenager was out of bed.

I can’t think of a better way to start a weekend.

Walk on my friends.

Walk On!

The next group walk I want to take is on Sunday October 10, 2010. It’s the Lewis Creek Walk, a small one (only 5k) and is organized by The City of Bellevue. Wanna join us? Be there (5808 Lakemont Blvd) 10:00 AM.



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Paul R September 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Connie it was a blast – looking forward to many more

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Connie DeLaVergne September 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Me too, Paul.

Check out my sidebar for details about 10/10/10 @10! Another walk I think you and Jennie should attend.

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