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December 2023 Hiking Schedule

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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours.


TUESDAY hikes start at 11:30 a.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

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Sunday, 12/3/23 Brock & Sandy Herlick 612.708.8612 or 651.470.4528

Meeting Location: Meet at Harriet Island, 205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd.

Directions: 3 blocks West of Joseph’s Grill on Plato Blvd.

Hike Description: We’ll hike paved trails through Lilydale / Harriet Island Regional Park.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 12/5/23 Bernie Wildes & Sharon Heaton 612.598.8792, 612.581.4638

Meeting Location: Meet in the public parking lot off Margaret St., in N St Paul. 

Directions: Across from Mac’s Diner, 2534 7th Ave E.

Hike Description: We will hike the neighborhood.

Treats: TBD

Sunday, 12/10/23 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at the East end of the Woodbury Culver’s parking lot, 520 Woodbury Dr., Woodbury.

Directions: Take I-94 East to Woodbury Dr., go south, take a right on Commerce then a left at Hudson Place into Culver’s, across from Sam’s Club.

Hike Description: We will hike around Markgrafs Lake, part of Powers Lake and nearby trails.

Treats: Culver’s 

Tuesday, 12/12/23 Don & Sue Crawford 651.770.2479

Meeting Location:  Meet at Don & Sue’s house, 5565 Golfview Ave N in Oakdale.

Directions: South of 694 off Century Ave. 

Hike Description: We’ll hike in the North St Paul / Maplewood area.
Treats: Lunch at Don & Sue’s house.

Sunday, 12/17/23 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet in the north parking lot of the Ramsey County Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr. in Maplewood

Directions: West side of the Maplewood Mall.

Hike Description: The hike will be on paved trails and streets and along the Vento Trail. The hike will go through 3 parks.

Treats: TBD


Tuesday, 12/19/23 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

Meeting Location: Meet at the former president’s white house, 3966 Reservoir Blvd in Columbia Heights.  

Directions: Call Bob if directions are needed. Street parking.

Hike Description: We will walk in one direction or another, and return for a lunch amid decorations. Social members welcome. 

Treats: White house lunch amid decorations. 

Sunday, 12/24/23 No hike scheduled

Have a safe and Merry Christmas 

Tuesday, 12/26/23 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Summit Pointe Park, 1599 Interlachen Pkwy in Woodbury in the parking lot in front of the ball fields.

Directions: Head West on Valley Creek Road past Donegal Dr. and turn left on Interlachen Pkwy at the next signal light and follow winding road in the Interlachen neighborhood. Parking lot is on the right side. 

Hike Description: We will hike on paved trails in Summit Pointe Park and the surrounding neighborhood. 

Treats: Davannis - located behind the Walgreens on Donegal Dr.

Sunday, 12/31/23 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location: Meet at Rice Lake Elementary School, 575 Birch St in Lino Lakes. 

Directions: On Birch St between Centerville Rd to the east and Hodgson Rd to the West.   

Hike Description: We will hike paved trails and neighborhood streets. Trails are NOT plowed, but have plenty of foot traffic.

Treats: Vicky’s trunk.

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