update: tryon creek state park nature center is closed all days during construction until further notice. park and restrooms will remain open. Estimated reopening of nature center is july 1st.
CENTRALIA, WA DAY TRIP / TRAIN RIDE / GROUP WALK
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019
To all walkers wanting to go to Centralia, WA for the walk:
You must purchase your own ticket. You can get on at any Amtrak station and take the first train #500 in the morning. It is scheduled to leave Vancouver at 8:38am. Make sure it is Centralia, WASHINGTON. It gave me Illinois the first time. The sooner you buy you ticket the cheaper it is. They have SAVER tickets going to Centralia this morning but have been sold out coming back since before January. From Portland tickets are $18 for Saver, $24 for Value, $32 for Business and $42 for flexible. The Saver, Value and Flexible all seat in the same area. Business is separate. The return is on #505 and scheduled to leave Centralia at 4:01pm. No saver tickets for the return home as they have been sold out before January.
The last time we did this we had walkers getting on in Albany, Salem, Oregon City, Portland, Vancouver and Kelso.
We will be met by the Olympia Club at the Centralia station where we will register for the Walk. We walk as a group. After the walk most go to lunch at several different places. In the afternoon you can shop (outlet stores - also Centralia has a lot of Antique stores), relax, go to Chehalis and do the walk there. Meet back at the train station around 3:30 pm for the 4:01 train.
The Vancouver Station does have free parking, cheaper tickets and if driving to Portland you aren't fighting the rush traffic going home.
Contact: Dick Baker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tryon Creek State Park and restrooms remain open during construction. read notice of limited access to the park's nature center during march.
I hope you check out our website more often. I will be focusing on this website and keeping it up to date -- for sure by the end of February 2019 this will be my main job with volkssporting for the future. And I will check for emails too every week. So contact us with requests for info or to make a comment. --Susan
We will meet in the Willamette Room located in Pavilion Lower Level of the medical center. Park in the medical center's parking garage off SE Main Street to access the Pavilion LL.
Oregon (OSTVA) and Washington State (ESVA) Associations have posted their 2019 walk challenges. Links to these pages have been added.
added more upcoming events - both traditional and traveling guided walks for 2018 -- also some recent photos
Photos added are from various Wednesday Walkers and Portland Sunday Parkways group walks so far this year. Enjoy.
Just added some photos from a December 2017 Guided Group Walk through a number of downtown locations to see Christmas decorations in a number of businesses and Pioneer Courthouse Square Mall.
Also, there are a selection of photos from the April 4, 2018, National Walking Day Group Walk out of the Pioneer Community Center in Oregon City. View them by clicking on the Photos tab in the left margin. Thank you, Dick B. for these photos. Enjoy.
Added Regional Dir.'s News -- Tom's Walk Talk #8 thru #10.