Houston Happy Hikers (TX-6, AVA-15)
Buffalo Bayou, Houston, TX
January 18, 2003
||5K & 10K walks
have walked the upper portion of Buffalo Bayou around Hershey Park.
Now we will check out a portion closer to downtown.
Buffalo Bayou between Shepard and Sabine is a favorite for downtown
There are some great views of the downtown skyline as we walk along the
Some areas are spaces like meadows, others pass through the trees.
Some of the trail is along busy streets, while others make it hard to
believe you are almost in the heart of the fourth largest city in the U.S.
the American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of
Popular Sports (IVV). Participants in this event may receive credit toward IVV
Hollow Restaurant, 101 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX , 713-869-6900
From I-10, going east, take Studemont Exit (767A).
Make a U-turn under the Freeway, prior to reaching Studemont (sign on
right for Heights - Yale). Proceed west on the feeder street.
Left (south) on Heights, approximately ½ mile to Hickory Hollow
Restaurant, on the right, just after crossing the railroad tracks.
Additional parking is available across Washington.
I-10, going west, take the Heights-Yale Exit.
Left (south) on Heights, approximately
½ mile to Hickory Hollow Restaurant, on the right, just after crossing the
railroad tracks. Additional parking is available across Washington.
||Start any time between
AM to 1:00 PM. Finish by 4:00 PM.
|| 10 km walk with 2nd time on same Start Card permitted.
A 5 km trail is available for those who desire a shorter distance.
||This is a B Medal event. A supply of awards from previous events
will be available. A limited number of magnets, shown above, will
available for purchase.
is rated 1+ due to several small rises as you go up and down the banks of the
Most of the trails are asphalt but some places may be covered by sand
depending on recent rains.
Sidewalks leading to the the bayou are wheel chair accessible at all
Trails are wheel chair accessible depending on recent weather.
Leashed pets are welcome.
will be available at the Start / Finish and at the checkpoints.
pre registration. B award and IVV credit is $4.00.
IVV credit only is $3.00. IVV
record books will be available for $5.00. You may walk for free; however, donations are appreciated, to help defray the
cost of hosting the event. Event takes place rain or shine. NO
failure to participate.
Everyone is welcome. Family participation is encouraged,
but children under 12 must be accompanied by an
the Houston Happy Hikers nor Hickory Hollow Restaurant are
liable for accidents, theft and /or damage.
Every effort will be made to make this a safe and enjoyable event.
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