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August 2024 Newsletter


Hello August​


Sunday hikes start at 2:30 pm, go approx. 5 miles, last 1 1⁄2 – 2 hrs.

Tuesday hikes start at 07:00 pm, go approx. 3 miles, last about 1 hour.

The SPHC walks at a moderate speed of 2.5 -3.5 mph. (17-24 min. mile)

Hikers are expected to maintain that pace. Hikes start on time. 

August is the border Between Summer and Autumn,

it is the Most Beautiful Month I Know

-Tove Jansson


08/08 Liz Delay, 08/16 Steve Gawron, 08/17 Vicky Beutel, 08/18 Bernie Wildes, 08/22 Tom Ellerbe, 08/23 Brock Herlick, 08/25 Sue Crawford, 08/31 Phyllis Swenson, 08/31 Ed Caillier.


Amy Peterson.

HIKERS in the lead – January thru June 2024:

Sharon Heaton 163, Rose Nelson 161, Brock Herlick 159, Sandy Herlick 153, Vic Fickling 147, Viv Fickling 144, Vicky Beutel 135, Judy Nelson 134, Patty Peterson 133, Don Crawford 127, Sue Crawford 127, Bernie Wildes 122, Shirley Lee 111, Wendy Worner 109, Jane Boyer 105, Rick Nelson 102 Bry Garcia 95, Bob Tholkes 92, Bev Lee 89, Bonnie Wold 78

Coffee Protein Shake

1 cup almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein shake 1 Tbsp instant coffee
1 cup ice cubes
Sweetener of your choice Nutmeg and cinnamon to taste Blend until smooth. Enjoy!



Will be on Sunday, September 15th. We will meet at the Como Park Fire Rings on Como Ave. (between Hamline & Lexington Pkwy., on the south end of Como Park) The hike will begin at 2:30 pm, followed by the Wiener Roast. The menu: Hot dogs, fruit, chips, s’mores for desert. Bring your own drinks and lawn chair. Cost is $5. payable at the picnic. Contact Sharon with questions: 651.207.5926.


Soft-hiking emerges as the must-try Fitness Trend of 2024 says outdoor expert Ben Conroy. Soft hiking is simply enjoying time in nature, taking time for yourself and moving your body. You don’t have to climb a mountain.​

Stats from mileage director, Rick Nelson:

SPHC mileage through June = 3374 miles Members 3289, Guests 85 

Sharon Heaton and Rick Nelson made all the June hikes.

There have been 45 hikes completed through June. Women hiked 2551 miles, men 738 miles.

Mileage per month January 536, February 558, March 482, April 565, May 622, June 611

Average Sunday hike had 20.2 hikers, Average Tuesday Hike had 18.0 hikers

Hikers with last name starting with “ H “ have 475 miles. “ N “ have 397 miles, “ L “ have 378 miles, “ W “ have 355 miles, “ C “ have 326 miles, “F “ have 317 miles, “ B “ have 302 miles

Spinach and other leafy green vegetables:

“These are packed with lutein and zeaxanthin: nutrients that can help protect against macular degeneration.”

- Jeffrey Caspar, professor of ophthalmology at the UC Davis Eye Center.

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