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December 2022 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, 12/4/22 Vern Pearson 651.772.4984

Meeting Location: Meet at Indian Mounds Park, 1085 Mounds Blvd, St Paul (centennial picnic pavilion).

Directions: Parking lot near Earl St.

Hike Description: We will hike on the Bruce Vento trail to Swede Hollow.

Treats: Obbs

Tuesday, 12/6/22 Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638 & Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792

Meeting Location: Meet in the west parking lot of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1616 Olive St. W.,

Directions: Just after Stillwater Blvd turns onto Olive

Hike Description: A hike through the historic South Hill Neighborhood of Stillwater.

Treats: Culvers, 1725 Market Dr., Stillwater


Sunday, 12/11/22 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at the Festival Foods parking lot, 2671 E County Rd E in White Bear Lake.

Directions: On the west side of Century Ave (120) at County Rd E.

Hike Description: The hike will be around Century College, through two cemeteries and on residential streets. Mostly paved route.

Treats: Donatelli’s

Tuesday, 12/13/22 Lyle Mowery 651.503.3395

Meeting Location: Meet at the parking lot for the Covington Inn & Centennial Showboat on Harriet Island. (East Entrance) St. Paul.

Directions: Use Centennial Showboat on Google Maps. Use 199 Harriet Island Blvd, St Paul on Apple Maps.

Hike Description:  We will hike along the Mississippi River, visit Raspberry Island, then around Harriet Island on mostly paved trails.

Treats: TBD


Sunday, 12/18/22 Liz Miller 651.303.0971 & Wendy Worner 612.669.8109

Meeting Location: Meet at Sitzer Park, 4344 Hodgson Rd. in Shoreview.

Directions: From 694 go north on Rice St.  At the Gramsie intersection, stay left and go north on Hodgson. Turn right on Snail Lake Road to the parking lot. The park is about 1.5 miles north of 694.

Hike Description: We’ll walk paved trails & unpaved trails.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 12/20/22 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

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

Directions: Call Bob for directions if needed.

Hike Description: A walk in one direction or another, and return

Treats: Lunch (Christmas cookies, especially) amid decorations.


Sunday, 12/25/22 Christmas Day.  No hike scheduled.

Tuesday, 12/27/22 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr. in Woodbury, north end of parking lot.

Directions: From 494, go west on Valley Creek Rd.  Turn left on Weir Dr.

Hike Description: We will hike on trails down to Cree, Odawa and Potawatomi Parks in the Park Hills neighborhood.

Treats: Keys

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