||Placer Pacers Volkssport Club (AVA
|| Pismo Lighthouse Suites
2411 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
||You can only walk
between dawn and dusk for safety reasons.
there is only one stamp, this event offers you a choice of two routes.
They are on generally flat, paved surfaces and are carry AVA ratings of
"1A." (Both, by the way, drew over 130 walkers and rave reviews during
the 2001 California Volkssport Association Convention which the CCPP sponsored
Pier & Downtown. The primary walk for this events heads
south from the hotel into downtown Pismo Beach. It includes Pismo
Beach, the Pier, the boardwalk, and a monarch butterlfy grove just south
of town (best viewing November - March).
Palisades. The alternate route wanders north through the
Shell Beach area of Pismo Beach, with views of the Pacific Ocean, the Pismo
Beach Pier, the Pismo State Beach, and the Nipomo Dunes in the distance.
travelers: Take US-101 to Pismo Beach in southern San Luis Obispo County,
From the south:
* Pass the Price Street exit and take the Shell Beach Road
* Turn left under the highway.
* Turn left again onto Shell Beach Road.
* With the Pacific Ocean to your right, double back until
you reach the hotel, which will be on your right.
From the north:
* Take the Price Street exit.
* Go through town, continuing until you get to the hotel, which will
be on your left.
Patches from years past are available as "B" awards.
||Ask for the "volksmarch book" at the customer service counter. Every participant
must register, sign the liability waiver, carry a start card, and turn
the start card in at the end of the event. Fees are:
* "B" award $4.00
* IVV/AVA Credit Only $3.00
* Participation Only Free
Note: Awards are not kept at the start/finish. They will
be mailed to you at no additional cost.
||You are eligible for IVV Individual Achievement Awards program event
credit every time you complete the course and pay your fee.
Of course, you also earn distance credit every time you complete the course.
||Geocaching is a new sport where participants participate in the "Global
GPS Cache Hunt." The CCPP is in the process of establishing "virtual
caches" on all our YRE routes. For information on the sport, click
here. There are already two virtual geocaches along this route.
is the link to a virtual cache in the Monarch Butterfly Grove (part of
the downtown walk)
is the link to the virtual cache along the Shell Beach Palisades route
and restrooms are available at the start/finish, and at a couple of public
parks and buildings along the trail. Pets are welcome, but should
be kept on a leash. Please clean up after them. Children under
12 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Every reasonable
effort has been taken to make this event safe and enjoyable for everyone.
However, the Central Coast Peregrine Pathfinders cannot be held responsible
for any lost of stolen articles, accidents, or injury of any kind.
won't try predicting the weather for your walk. However, if you would
like information on current conditions and a five-day forecast, visit The
|Our Trail Master for this event is Carlos H. Gama, Jr., 805-440-0144 (cell) e-mail
|The History of people at Pismo Beach starts at least 9,000 years ago
with the Chumash Indians, who referred to the area as a place to find pismu,
or tar, to seal their canoes to make them ocean worthy. Others say
the Pismo clam gave its name to Pismo Beach. The clams were once
plentiful, but due to harvesting by humans and sea otters, the supply has
been reduced and clam digging is rationed. The City is part of the
original 8,838 acre Rancho Pismo. Rancho Pismo was granted to Jose Ortega
by Manuel Rinemo Goriod on November 18, 1840. Ortega is thought to have
built a small adobe which later became part of the Price Adobe. Back
in 1881, Pismo's original wharf opened for business. Taking off from a
point below the present Main Street, remnants of the pilings may still
be seen at very low tides. The town of Pismo Beach was established
in 1891 in anticipation of the Southern Pacific Railroad and tourists.
Its founder, John Price, was correct, and today Pismo Beach has a thriving
For more on our host city, you can visit
the Pismo Beach Visitor's Guide
the official site of the City of Pismo Beach
|Walkers from over 16 states and Canada have enjoyed the year round event (YRE) trails
of the CCPP. Since this event's opening on January 1, 2002, it has already
walkers from far and wide. Their hometowns include:
Canada: Victoria BC
California: Aliso Viejo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero,
Banning, Carnelian Bay, Cerritos, Cherry Valley, Chino, Clio, Corona, Colton, Corona, Cypress,
Dana Point, Desert
Hot Springs, Dixon, Encinitas, Fairfield, Fresno, Folsom, Garden Grove, Grover Beach, Huntington Beach,
Irvine, Lincoln, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Los Osos, Meadow Vista, Moreno Valley, Morro Bay, Newcastle,
Nipomo, Norco, Palm Desert, Paso Robles, Pollock Pines, Salinas, San Diego,San Luis
Obispo, San Miguel, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Shell Beach,
Simi Valley, Sisquoc,
Soledad, Templeton, Tracy,
Upland, Vandenberg AFB, Ventura, Whittier, Windsor, Yorba Linda
Florida: Eustis, Fort White
Indiana: Jasper, Layfayette
Nevada: Reno, Virginia City
New Mexico: Albuquerque
Oregon: Albany, Cornelius,
Corvallis, Edmond, Milwaukie, Newport, Portland
Texas: Livingston, San Antonio
Washington: Bellevue, Battle
Ground, Longview, Lynnwood, Seattle, Tacoma, Tahuya, Walla Walla