Walkabout in La Jolla
Participants in the Walkabout International have been trekking all over the country for the past 35 years. This organization combines fun, fitness and camaraderie and is now bringing the fun to La Jolla. Each year, the walkabouts offers its participants as many as 1,000 varied walks for free or a nominal fee. This month, Walkabout International celebrated its 35th anniversary and La Jolla was lucky enough to be picked as one of the areas where the walkabouts took place.
Local La Jolla resident Addie Schofield started getting involved with the group more than 34 years ago. The Walkabout International organization is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group and its members are long-standing, loyal participants. This La Jolla resident is no exception.
“It was a wonderful way to get acquainted with the city (of La Jolla) and the people,” said Schofield, who participates in about two walks per week in her community of La Jolla. “What I like is that you don’t have to make a reservation (for most walks). You just go when you feel like it.” This La Jolla resident says her favorite walks included Tecolote Canyon and Torrey Pines State Reserve. Schofield helped lead a tour of La Jolla Cove in March and ended with a tour of Casa de Manana retirement community, where she lives.
Find out more information about La Jolla walks and other locations at walkabout-int.org.