Sunday, August 4, 2019

Northwest Conference and More June 22 - July 1, 2020

JUNE 22– JULY 1, 2020

June 22 (Monday):  Fly day only to Portland, Oregon Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Clarion Hotel for 1 night! (503) 252-2222 Full Hot Breakfast included and free shuttle from the airport. Short get-together meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m. (For those coming in early, there is YRE within walking distance. Look under Portland, Wetlands/Columbia Slough Pathways.)

June 23 (Tuesday): Drive to near Silverton for the famous Silver Falls State Park Walk.  Voted one of the top 10 walks in the USA, this beautiful waterfall and state park area covers the whole canyon trail from South Falls to North Falls. View nine spectacular waterfalls! Trails are bark dust, natural and paved. Continue onto Salem, Oregon for hotel accommodations for 1 night at the Grand Hotel (503) 540-7800   Full Hot Breakfast included.

June 24 (Wednesday): Participate in the Salem Capital Walk. (hopefully from our hotel) 10K includes downtown, State Capitol area (renovations continue in 2019), Willamette University, historic Bush House and 90-acre Bush Park. The route continues through lovely residential areas with a more gradual climb to the Governor's Mansion. 6K goes only to Bush Park, the residential areas and Governor's Mansion. Continue to our hotel in Medford, Oregon for 6 (six) glorious nights, “Inn at the Commons”, host hotel for the Conference. (541) 779-5811.
Hot Continental Breakfast included.

June 25 – 28 (Thursday through Sunday):  Walking Extravaganza in the Medford Area! Included in the tour price is the registration for the Conference, 2 walks each day and the “Meet & Greet”.  Do not complete the registration form that will soon be on the Oregon Trail State Volkssporting Association website. There will be 4 featured walks each day and then I will include a nearby year-round event.  The 4 featured walks are as follows:
  • Forest Therapy with Shakespeare, Ashland
  • Gold Mining Trails & Town, Jacksonville
  • Medford Regional Director’s Meander, Medford
  • Casey State Park Caper
More information will be published as it becomes available!

June 29 (Monday): Drive to Crater Lake National Park for a scheduled walk and some great sightseeing! (This Park has been on my Bucket List! We might even see some snow!  Most activities, like the boat cruises, don’t even start till July. SORRY!)  Return to our hotel in Medford for our last night!  Think about packing those suitcases!

June 30 (Tuesday):  Depart Medford and drive to Bend, Oregon for a year-round event. Walk along the beautiful Deschutes River on a natural path, and through city parks, downtown, and the Old Mill District. 

Continue back to Portland and our hotel where we stayed the first night, Clarion Hotel, (503) 252-2222 Full Hot Breakfast included and free shuttle to the airport.



$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip!! (Non-refundable)  Does not include any airfare! (As of the publication of the brochure, I have 8 seats available)

Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE:          $1750.00   DOUBLE:  $1200.00    TRIPLE:  $1000.00 


One Payment will be due on May 1st!  (Or make arrangements to make 2 different payments)                                    

The cost of the trip will include:

·      Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation
·      8 nights of Hotel Accommodations
·      Continental or Full Breakfast included in all hotels
·      All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
·      Refreshments for the trip
·      Credit Only Walk Fees (12) All the walks, Registration Fees, Meet & Greet for the Walking Weekend!
·      Entrance to Crater Lake National Park

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address:

Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
(702) 523-4920