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December 2023 Newsletter

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

Tuesday hikes start at 11:30 am, 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. 



Monday, December 11th, 6:30 pm. at the White Bear Lake Library, 2150 2nd St. White Bear Lake. Members welcome to attend.

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY WILL BE...(please note price & dessert corrections)

Tuesday, December 5th at Joseph’s Grill, 140 S Wabasha St. (Wabasha and Plato Blvd) Social hour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a buffet at 6:30. Entrees selected: Beef Kabobs and Campers Walleye with salad, rolls & coffee. DO NOT bring desserts, the club will provide. Cost is $23. per person, including tax, tip and gratuity. Make checks payable to: St Paul Hiking Club and mail to: Viv Fickling, 2254 Jennifer Ln., North St Paul, MN 55109. Reservation deadline is November 20th. We will be collecting hats, mittens & scarves for the Salvation Army. Spouses & Guests welcome. Contact: Sharon Heaton: 651.207.5926


SAGITTARIUS 11/22 – 12/22

Sags have many passions & interests.

Fun, playful, lively, passionate, smart and philosophical. Notorious for their ‘brute honesty’. They can light up any room with their tales, infectious laughter & dynamic charm. Effortlessly magnetic. Interested in everything!


HAPPY December BIRTHDAYS TO... 12/10 Celeste Riley, 12/13 Richard Nicholson, 12/14 Judy Nelson, 12/22 Karen Westphall


SPHC mileage leaders:..

Sandy Herlick 262, Rose Nelson 253, Don Crawford 251, Brock Herlick 247, Sue Crawford 246, Judy Nelson 245, Bernie Wildes 243, Wendy Worner 234, Rick Nelson 231, Sharon Heaton 226, Patty Peterson 220, Vicky Beutel 218, Vic Fickling 193, Viv Fickling 190, Bob Tholkes 160, Jane Boyer 139, Bev Lee 117, Bonnie Wold 114, Wendy Chen 96, Shirley Lee 93.

TOTAL MILES HIKED THRU SEPT = 5131 (Members 4893, Guests 238) Women 74%, Men 26%

Largest hike: 10/29 Bonnie Wold’s Summit hike had 23 hikers.

Farthest north: 45.1873 degrees N. Blaine Wetland Sanctuary, Vicky Beutel 1/3 & Rose Nelson & Sharon Heaton for Vicky on 6/6.

Farthest east: 92.7969 degrees W. Belvin Stagecoach Prairie in Afton, Brock & Sandy Herlick on 8/8

Farthest west: 93.3018 degrees W. Harrison Picnic Grounds in Bloomington, Rick & Rose Nelson on 6/4
Farthest south: 44.7498 degrees N. Downtown Prescott, Judy Nelson on 5/14

The smell of pine boughs fills the air. Pretty silver bells tinkle everywhere.

Sparkling snow covers the ground Holiday Spirit all around

- Lihat Lagi

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