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Woodland Wanderers

Non-competitive Walking

The Woodland Wanderers promote the health, physical fitness and well-being of the people of the United States by organizing, promoting, and conducting scheduled programs of non-competitive, family-oriented participatory lifetime sports.

The Woodland Wanderers have been sponsoring and supporting walking, biking, swimming, and cross country skiing events since 2004. We call Colorado home.

"Volksmarching" (non-competitive walking) is the most common type of event and usually consists of a marked or guided 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) route. Each participant is encouraged to walk at a pace that is comfortable and enjoyable. Volksmarch is a German term, literally meaning “a people's walk”. Our walks have been chosen for their natural beauty, scenic interest, historical value and safety. The trails are well marked or maps are provided.

Trails may be in cities, towns, parks, forests, or anywhere there is a pleasant or interesting area to walk. Walks may be on city streets, in quaint little towns, through state parks, rugged forests, or any place with interesting scenery. Shorter routes are often available for those who desire. Biking and swimming events are occasionally offered as well. Events are always non-competitive, so you can choose your sport and participate at your own pace.

The Woodland Wanderers is affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, an organization which promotes walking and other sporting activities for “fun, fitness, and friendship” and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), an international organization composed of national associations and clubs that organizes popular sports (volkssports) events.

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Woodmoor - August 26th, 2017

Start is in the parking lot of The Ascent Church; 1750 Deer Creek Rd; Woodmoor, CO. 80132.GPS: 39.105305, -104.858974. From I-25 take Monument exit 161. The SOUTHBOUND exit will wrap around. At the light turn RIGHT and get in the left lane. Just over the bridge turn LEFT onto Woodmoor Dr. The NORTHBOUND exit goes to the light, be in the left turn lane on the right side of the exit. Turn LEFT, then turn RIGHT onto Woodmoor Dr.Continue 1.1 miles on Woodmoor Dr to Deer Creek Rd. Turn LEFT, then RIGHT into the parking lot, and RIGHT to the southeast corner and the Start/Finish table.

Event Elevation: 7,244 Ft. Walk is rated 3A with a 351-foot elevation up and down on the 5K; 669 feet on the 10K; and is all on paved streets. Strollers or wheelchairs are welcomed. Carrying water and using sunscreen is highly recommended. Water is available at the start/finish. There are NO RESTROOMS at the start/finish or on the trail. Please stop on your way in. You will need to go into Monument on the other side of the highway. The route follows paved streets with a few hills. Please allow 3 hours to enjoy the walk.

Let me repeat that again. THERE ARE NO RESTROOMS AT THE START/FINISH or on the trail. You will pass a Conoco gas station on your way in, please stop.

Walk cost is $3. We have New Walker Packets available to get you started collecting IVV Credit Stamps. Stop by and we'll chat

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Palmer Lake

Palmer Lake Seasonal

Start is at the Rock House Ice Cream parlor; 24 S. Hwy 105; Palmer Lake, CO 80133. 719-488-6917. Coming from the NORTH take I-25 south to Exit 163-County Line Rd. Turn RIGHT off the exit and head west towards the mountains to the railroad tracks. Cross the tracks and turn LEFT on S. Spruce Mountain Rd (AKA Hwy 105), following until you just pass Middle Glenway St. Rock House Ice Cream Parlor is on the right. Coming from the SOUTH take I-25 north to Exit 161-Hwy 105 Monument. Turn LEFT at the light from the right lane. Stay in the right lane over the bridge, then turn RIGHT. Continue through Monument, past Safeway (YRE here) and continue several miles on Hwy 105 to Palmer Lake. The Rock House Ice Cream Parlor will be on your left just after you pass Lower Glenway St.

They feature Anne & Mann's gourmet ice cream, cones, milkshakes, malts, floats, banana splits and sundaes. Also hot dogs, brats, soup, and lunch specials.

Palmer Lake is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2010 census. Palmer Lake was founded by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871 and was incorporated in 1889.

Palmer Lake is one of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region between Denver and Colorado Springs. The three lakes are Palmer Lake, Monument Lake, and Lake Woodmoor. Located off Interstate 25, near two major metropolitan centers, Palmer Lake is a growing community on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Downtown Palmer Lake, though small, features many cozy, locally owned restaurants overlooking the lake. Visitors can also enjoy a coffee shop, ice cream parlor, antique shopping, boutiques, and art galleries. The nearby library, town hall, and historical museum are often bustling with events such as the Yule Log Christmas, the annual Chili Supper and Star lighting, and the spring Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast. The Lake itself is the gem of the town and part of the region’s Santa Fe trail system. The lake offers fishing, kayaking, hiking and a disc golf course.

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