Date/Time

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 9:15am - 11:30am

Where We Will Meet

entrance plaza water feature in front of Education Center

Where The Walk Will End

Savory Thyme Cafe, in the Education Center

About This Walk

We’ll meet at the water feature, take our group photo then walk and shoot till 11:30 where we’ll meet back at the Savory Thyme Cafe. See below where you can order a box lunch, eat, visit and share photos.

There are plenty of trails and exhibits to explore, but in the several trips I’ve made if you’re shooting and walking the 2 hours goes by pretty quickly. You’re welcome to go off on your own and explore any part of the arboretum you’d like to, but I am suggesting the upper portion with gardens and exhibits. You can enter any one photo taken anywhere in the arboretum within the 2 hours shoot time. I’ve uploaded a highlighted route suggestion to our Flickr page. The butterfly exhibit when I was there was low on butterflies and chrysalis because they get them from Florida and Irma messed that up. The wicked weeds set up in the Baker Exhibit center is kinda cool and creepy.

Unlike the other WWPW I’ve led and found completely free places, there is a per car fee to get into the arboretum of $14 (unless you’re a member of course) So you may want to carpool with another walker.

Hours, Directions & Prices

Here is the link to our walk/walkers Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/groups/wwpw2017bentcreeknc/
It is there to share however many photos of the walk that you would like to. This is just for fun in addition to entering the contest. I’ll also be adding a few maps before the walk.

Remember you must sign up… and there’s a prize to the submitted winning photo. You do not have to share your photos to participate but you do have to sign up to walk. There should be plenty of time to eat and still get to the other local walks if you’re doing more than one.

THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT SO PACK AN UMBRELLA

Directions http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/hours-directions-prices/

Garden exhibits http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/garden-exhibits/ There are several gardens close to the parking areas that don’t require much walking.

hiking trails http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/hiking-trails/ see our Flickr page for the suggested walk
trail map http://www.ncarboretum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Map_Guide_2017Revised_web.pdf
events that day (may or may not be during our walk time) http://www.ncarboretum.org/events/2017-10-07/
art walk guide http://www.ncarboretum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ArtwalkGuide2015OutdoorCollectionFinal_web.pdf
garden exhibits http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/garden-exhibits/
cell phone tours http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/cell-phone-tours/

CAFE http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/savory-thyme-cafe/
The cafe asks us to order the box lunch (24 hours in advance) so they can be prepared and so we can all eat together afterward(11:30) instead of the ordering in line with their day guest. They are reserving an upper deck for us to eat at. Here’s the link below to the pdf menu to order – you call the Arboretum directly to place your order and pay for it in advance- at least 24 hours before 10/7/17. Just tell them you’re with the WWPW that ends at 11:30 so that’s when you’ll be there to eat. Even though they’ll be reserving a spot for us to eat together –  call them directly as you are responsible for your own lunch.

http://www.ncarboretum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SavoryThymeCafe_BoxLunchMenu.pdf
“Please place your order 24 hours in advance of your arrival by calling 828-665-2492 ext. 232. We accept VISA, Master Card, and Discover Card”

 

WWPW FAQ http://worldwidephotowalk.com/faq/
Prizes if you choose to send a photo or video http://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/
Donate to Springs of Hope https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/let-s-transform-orphans-lives-together-wwpw2017

#WWPW2017 #WWPW2017BentCreekNC

Less than a week to go update!October 2nd, 2017

Hello, fellow walkers, Don’t forget to order your boxed lunch from the arboretum if you’d like to eat as a group afterward. The weather looks good and there are still plenty of spots open so tell a friend to sign on up. See you Saturday at the arboretum. I’ve updated the details a little if it’s been awhile since you looked. ~ Kim

  • Lina Purcell I've never been in the arboretum. Looking forward to this photo walk!

    • KiminWNC See you tomorrow morning Lina. It's a pretty neat place. I've been going for a long time and still not sure I've covered it all.

  • KiminWNC For those of you who registered on here for the walk. Here are the deadlines for posting your one winning photo. Sunday,10/8 – Walker/Leader Photo and Video Contests Open for Submissions Sunday,10/15 – Walker/Leader Photo and Video Contests Submission Deadline Sunday, 10/15 – Individual Walk Winning Photos Selected by Leader and Submitted via a Form on worldwidephotowalk.com Monday, 10/23 – People's Choice Voting Opens Sunday, 10/29 – People's Choice Voting Closes The week of 10/29 – Grand Prize, 10 Finalists, Leader Contest and video contest will be announced WWPW FAQ http://worldwidephotowalk.com/faq/ Prizes if you choose to send a photo or video http://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/ Donate to Springs of Hope https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/let-s-transform-orphans-lives-together-wwpw2017 #WWPW2017 #WWPW2017BentCreekNC and regardless if you registered on here to be able to submit one photo/video for a chance to win you can join the Flickr group and submit your photos just for fun at https://www.flickr.com/groups/wwpw2017bentcreeknc/ Since the Flickr page is is only open to walkers of this Arboretum walk today you'll have to ask to join and let me know your Flickr name if it isn't obvious using your real name. Thank you for being part of my walk and a part of the WWPW. ~ Happy Shooting, Kim

  • KiminWNC So organization is not the WWPW strongest point. I wasn't seeing the ONE entry photo/video per walker like in years past. They made changes w.o telling the walk leaders. I contacted them and this is what they sent: 1. How to submit to the video contest Step 1: Login to your account at worldwidephotowalk.com Step 2: Click Your Walk in the top navigation bar. Step 3: Click on the Contest tab on the walk page. Step 4: Scroll down to the Video Contest section and fill out the Video Title and Video URL fields and click the Submit button. Step 5: You will be redirected to a confirmation page upon successfully submitting your entry. 2. How to submit to the photo contest for both leaders and walkers Step 1: Login to your account at worldwidephotowalk.com Step 2: Click Your Walk in the top navigation bar. Step 3: Click on the Contest tab on the walk page. Step 4: Scroll down to the Photo Contest section, click Choose Your File and select your contest photo from your computer. Step 5: Click the Upload Image button. Step 6: You will be redirected to a confirmation page upon successfully submitting your entry. 5. How the youth will submit to their contest Step 1: Login to your account at worldwidephotowalk.com Step 2: Click Your Walk in the top navigation bar. Step 3: Click on the Contest tab on the walk page. Step 4: Scroll down to the Photo Contest section, click Choose Your File and select your contest photo from your computer. Step 5: Click the checkbox confirming that you are 16 years old or younger and would like to enter the youth contest. Step 6: Click the Upload Image button. Step 7: You will be redirected to a confirmation page upon successfully submitting your entry. They say they'll be adding a submissions tab after the deadline to upload has past and then I'll be able to choose a winner. You can only enter the walk as you registered. They are waiting to see if Viewbug can handle the peoples choice award still. On their FB page they said people were having problems if entry was over 5Mb. They did not address not being able to sign up for more than 1 walk this year.

  • KiminWNC In the past, there was like one place to see all the photos not just the walk winners but this year you'll just have to type in WWPW2017. Here are the walk winners to vote for peoples choice. https://www.viewbug.com/contests/scott-kelbys-10th-annual-worldwide-walk-photo-contest/vote

    • KiminWNC I have contacted them AGAIN. There are several photos (instead of one) from one walker and none from another. In reading the FB page... we are not the only ones.

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