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RESOURCES for Local Walks


The Complete Walker IV. by Colin Fletcher & Chip Rawlins.

(Field & Stream calls this book: The Hiker's Bible).

The information in this book was key to my being well prepared for our Coast Walk from Oregon to Mexico. I continue to follow Colin’s suggestions and am happy my body and particularly my feet remain in fine condition. Be sure to read latest edition IV. It covers all the new technology that was not commonly available when edition III was written.

Fortuna Senior Services


or call 725-7953


8:30am Walking Group, River Walk


8:30am Walking Group, River Walk

8:30am Walking Group, Rohner Park


8:30am Walking Group, River Walk


8:30am Walking Group, Rohner Park


8:30 AM Hiking Group, Rohner Park, meet to carpool,

50 & over in trail-ready physical condition welcome,

Meet weekly every Friday at 8:30.at Rohner Park in Fortuna to hike various locations in Humboldt County (weather permitting). Call 725-6180 for more information or check our calendar on this website.Come join other Fortuna seniors with similar hiking interest.

McKinleyville Senior Programs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10.30AM. Walking Groups, meet at Hiller Park. Brisk walk or Leisurely pace groups.

More info: Naomi Meyer 707-839-8362


OMRON Pedometer available at Walgreens.

Ideal for recording TEN THOUSAND STEPS A DAY. simple to use.

Silver Sneakers.

Health Sport Membership included with some Senior Health Insurance Plans.

HSU Gait Analysis Program. Dept of Kinesiology.

Justus Ortega, PhD. Director, HSU Biometrics Program.


Foot Wear (research Brands that fit YOUR feet) Merrell's and Nike's work for me.

This site is easy to navigate: www.Zappos.com

Merrell: Azura Waterproof, Siren Sport 2 (Waterproof),

Grassbow Air (not for long walks)

Merrell Encore: Oh so comfy SLIP ON. . . not for long walks.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

called a running shoe but nice for day use, casual but not for long walks.

Seam location is supremely important when selecting socks.

Launder socks inside out.

Wigwam Socks and Sock Liners

Hiking/Outdoor Pro. . . Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter. . . Ultimate Liner Pro.

Bridgedale Socks. Also useful.

Spenco Polysorb Insoles. Prolong useful life of shoes.

Dr Scholls Mole Skin for protecting outer joint areas. To isolate blister cut hole, a bit larger than blister, in center of thick mole skin pad. Cover with bandaid or thin mole skin.