ALL WALKS ARE ~5K and/or ~10K, YOUR CHOICE.
THERE IS A CLUB MEAL & MEETING AT 6:30 PM ON EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH (WE SKIP AUGUST)  Call Jim Walters 828-625-9456 for details and reservations
When car pooling - The Cost is based on Per Person AND the price of gas at the time of trip. 
 $3.01 - $3.50 per gallon the cost will be $1.00 per 20 miles.
 $3.51 - $4.00 per gallon the cost will be $1.00 per 15 miles.
 $4.01 - $4.50 per gallon the cost will be $1.00 per 10 miles.
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  Walk & Events Schedule for 2014 Always Open To The Public 
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September 13 - "YRE" - (2 Walks) Hilton Head & Bluffton, SC - Start Time TBD

Start Point & Registration:
  Holiday Inn Express
  35 Bluffton Rd.
  Bluffton, SC 29910 
  Phone: 843-757-2002

OR 
From your location to the
"Start Point" fill in the box
on the right and pull up a map

Important. If you are considering staying at the Holiday Inn Express for the Ambler Low Country Weekend Sept 12 - 14, you must call by August 28 to get the Ambler reduced rate (see below). This was inadvertantly omitted from the article in the newsletter.

September in the Low Country of South Carolina
The rest of the story

The Low Country is again calling all Amblers. Come and spend a fun getaway weekend, Sept 13-14. Three walks available with history, shopping, the beach and a nature lovers paradise.
Registration is 8:30AM to 9:00AM in the breakfast room at the Holiday Inn Express in Bluffton. All walks start at remote locations so people will be able to drive to the location and begin walking whenever they choose. We can walk in groups or individually as you choose.
Bird lovers and naturalists can walk Pinckney Island anytime. We had our first warbler sighting Aug. 2nd on Hilton Head for their fall migration. Two bald eagles can be seen daily on the top of the towers next to the bridges going from Bluffton to Hilton Head. Please remember Pinckney is a wildlife preserve and there are no restrooms or water available. There are gas stations as you go on and off the bridge on the Bluffton end.
Bluffton, with its long history is best done on Saturday when the shops and galleries open at 10am -- while Sunday works just fine for the Beach and Hilton Head.
The Holiday Inn Express in Bluffton, www.hiexpress.com/blufftonsc, has given us reduced rates for Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 14. A king room is $84.95/night, a 2 queen room is $89.95/night, a king suite is $94.95, and a 2 queen suite is $99.95. Call 866-757-2002 and tell them you are with “AVA walking tours” and make your reservation today.
Extend your summer fun in the Low Country! 

If you have questions or concerns, just email thebeams@hargray.com.

See you soon, Debbie Beam

 Additional information which was also in your last newsletter:
Choices for Saturday dinner at a locally owned restaurant in Bluffton:

Bluffton Family Seafood House, 27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr. http://www.blufftonoyster.com/our_restaurant/

Katie O’Donald’s, 1008 Fording Island Rd. in Kittie’s Crossing http://www.allmenus.com/sc/bluffton/54889-katie-odonalds/menu/

Mi Tierra, 27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr. http://www.mitierrabluffton.com/

Captain Woody’s, 17 State of Mind St., www.captainwoodys.com

Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta, 25 Bluffton Rd., Kittie’s Crossing, http://www.giuseppispizza.com/

British Open Pub, 1 Sherington Dr., http://www.britishopenpub.net/bluffton-pub

We can go as one group or split into smaller groups and enjoy the cuisine of your choice. 

Bring your bikes or rent one at Palmetto Bikes, 24 Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head Island and try out the new 27K bike year round event. www.hiltonheadbikes.com

For those families who don’t all like to or can’t walk with the AVA we have shopping at two Tanger outlet locations in Bluffton on Rt. 278, golfing aplenty, swimming at the beach or in the hotel pool, and dolphin cruises and kayaking leaving from Hilton Head. Don’t forget our new ZipLine on Hilton Head, http://www.ziplinehiltonhead.com/ . 
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September 25 - Virginia Creeper Bike Ride, Damascus, VA - Start Time 10:00am
September 28 - NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC - Start Time 1:45pm

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October 11-13 - "RE" - three day EVENT.  Four Fall Frolics - Start Time Sat. 8 am, Sun. & Mon. 9 am







                                Lake James, Marion, NC Start Point
For complete Times, Direction, & Description of the Walks, just click on the
following green button



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October 18 - Waynesville, NC - Start Time 10:00am

November 8 - Columbia, SC - Start Time 1:00pm
November 22 - Greenville, SC - Start Time 10:00am

December 13 - Lake Junaluska, NC - Start Time 10:11am. The whole time and date is (10:11,12/13/14). GET IT??followed by an Ambler lunch - HOLIDAY PARTY

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​the Year-Round or Seasonal Events (YRE) you can do any time.

Please note
ALL WALKS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - Please check the latest Club newsletter for any changes.  Also keep an eye on updates at this WEB SITE.
For walk starting points and directions please refer to the FREE (to all members) book
"From the Mountains to the Sea".

 Club Regular Events (RE) usually offer food and camping for the weekend.
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