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BRAND NEW ! Training Walks 2016

Welcome to the new year of training for the MS Challenge Walk! We have 12 weeks of training set for you traversing all around the county, from the beaches to the mountains, the hills, the the valleys, the parks and the most scenic of routes. Most of our scheduled training hikes below are on the list of hikes at the left, that correspond to a number on the map at the bottom of the page (though #20-31 are TBD). We also list quite a few more hikes that you can take for independent training (or just casually exploring San Diego County).

Reach out to your training coaches for support and we look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Saturday 8/13/2016
8:00 AM (1.5 hours)
Area: East – Santee Lakes
Link: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/23-santee-lakes.html
Distance: 3 Miles
Difficulty: 1
Start at the Parking lot behind park. Round trip up & back
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 8/20/2016
8:30 AM (2 hours)
Area: Central – Lake Murray
Link: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/2.html
Distance: 2 Miles
Difficulty: 2
Start at the east parking lot at gate on path - not the lot near concessions. Round trip up & back.
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 8/27/2016
9:00 AM (2 hours) Area:
North – Cardiff/Encinitas coastal
Link: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/31-cardiffencinitas-coastal.html
Distance: 5 Miles
Difficulty: 2
Start at San Elijo Beach 2050 S Coast Hwy 101. Round trip up & back.
Led by Lynn Nelson (look for this person -->)

Saturday 9/3/2016
8:00 AM (2.5 hours)
Area: East – La Mesa/Grossmont Ctr
Link: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/22-grossmont-grinder.html
Distance: 6 Miles
Difficulty: 3
Start Sprouts parking lot - 4630 Palm Ave. La Mesa, 91941, east side. Round Trip Loop
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 9/10/2016

8:30 AM (2.5 hours)
Area: Central – Balboa Park
Distance: 7 Miles
Difficulty: 3
Start Parking lot at 1900 Presidents Way - near Veteran's museum. Round Trip Loop
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 9/17/2016
9:00 AM (3 hours)
Area: North – Encinitas
Distance: 8 Miles
Difficulty: 3.5
Start Sprouts parking lot Encinitas Blvd & South El Camino Real. Round Trip Loop
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 9/24/2016
8:00 AM (3.5 hours)
Area: East – Lake Jennings
Distance: 9 Miles
Difficulty: 3.5
Start at the parking lot at visitor ctr - use Harrit Rd to enter park. Round Trip Loop
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 10/1/2016

8:30 AM (4 hours)
Area: Central – East Mission Bay
Link: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/16.html
Distance: 10 Miles
Difficulty: 4
Start at parking lot south of East Mission Bay Hilton 1/2 mile past Fiesta Island. Round Trip Loop
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 10/8/2016
9:00 AM (4.5 hours)
Area: North – Penasquitos Canyon East
Link: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/13.html
Distance: 12 Miles
Difficulty: 4
Start  west of Blk Mtn Trail Head. Round Trip Loop
Led by Lynn Nelson

Saturday 10/15/2016
8:00 AM (2.5 hours)
Area: East – Mt. HelixLink: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/17.html
Distance: 5.5 Miles
Difficulty: 4
Start  at the parking lot at 7/11 on Avocado near Fuerte. Round Trip Up & Back (one-way loop for miles 2-3)
Led by Lynn Nelson

Sunday 10/23/2016

9:30 AM (2.5 hours)
Area: Central – Cowles Mountain
Link: (hike #7A): http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/7.html
Distance: 3.2 Miles
Difficulty: 5
Start at Barker Way Trail Head. Round Trip Up & Back
Led by Jackie Gadd

Sunday 10/29/2016
9:30 AM (1 hours)
Area: North – Torrey Pines Park/MountainLink: http://bare-r-soles.blogspot.com/p/30-torrey-pines-up-hill.html
Distance: 2 Miles
Difficulty: 4
Start at the bus stop on N Torrey Pines Rd., just north of the State Park parking lot. Round Trip Up & Back
Led by Lynn Nelson & Jackie Gadd

Ratings are based on the difficulty for average conditioned walkers and range from 1 (easy) to 5 (challenging). Ratings are based on a blend of terrain, number and steepness of hills involved, and average climate for the scheduled date. Walkers are reminded to be safe: use sunscreen, stay hydrated, wear the appropriate clothing and footwear, and obey traffic laws and rules of safety.

NOTE: Routes listed as "Round trip - loop" have a few opportunities for short cuts. For the most part they return to the start location without retracing steps along the way. Routes listed as "Round trip - up & back" travel one direction for half the distance then return on the same route. These routes are better suited for walkers who have not yet fully conditioned for the distance of the route as they can turn back at any time as needed.