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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Steilacoom, WA
Event Name: Fort Steilacoom
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105919 2017/Y1996
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6 & 10km - 1B
Description: Daily dawn to dusk. Walk Box in cupboard toward rear of store. Walk on asphalt, gravel, dirt trails as well as city sidewalks through Fort Steilacoom Park, Western State Hospital and the city of Lakewood. Fort Steilacoom Park was once a large farm where crops were grown and animals were raised for food for Western State Hospital. Circle a small lake and pass a large cemetery used by the hospital. On the return walk through the grounds of the current Western State Hospital and pass the few remaining houses of the original Fort Steilacoom (used by the army from 1849 to 1868). The 6 km trail passes the same sites as the 10 km trail. Washington State Challenge: WOMB TO TOMB: Cemetary
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Volcanoes
Start Times: Daily dawn to dusk
Location: Chevron Station
Start Point / Driving Directions: 3025 Steilacoom Blvd SW. From I-5 Exit 129 (So. 72nd St). Southbound Get in right lane on off-ramp following So. 74th St Westbound. Turn right onto So. 74th St. and follow it for 2.1 miles. After crossing Lakewood Dr. W., So. 74th becomes Custer Rd W. Follow Custer for 1.3 miles merging into right lane. Stay in right lane as it turn right onto 88th St W. After the first traffic signal 88th merges into Steilacoom Blvd. SW. Follow Steilacoom Blvd. for 2 miles to Sentinel/Far West Dr SW. Chevron Station is on the right. Park in a stall away from the station entrance if possible. Northbound Get in left lane at end of off-ramp and turn left onto So. 72nd St. After crossing over I-5, So. 72nd St. becomes So.74th St. Follow directions above to start point.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
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Host Club: Evergreen Wanderers
Contact: Jerry Williams (253) 320-8600
Website: www.evergreenwanderers.homestead.com
E-Mail Contact: j.williams1327@comcast.net