February 2022 Newsletter
Sunday hikes start at 2:30 pm, go approx. 5 miles, last 1 ½ – 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 minute mile) Hikers are expected to maintain that pace. Hikes start on time.
HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS to:
Julia Dady 02/03 Betty Conley 02/05
Jeannine Emery 02/18
Hafizan Engebretson 02/26
Sandy Herlick 2/29
Annual membership dues are due March 1st. $15.00 gets you a paper copy of the Trailblazer and $7.00 an e-mailed copy. Make checks payable to: St Paul Hiking Club and mail to: Rose Nelson, 2393 Eldridge Ave. E., North St Paul, MN 55109.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS...
Will be Sunday, February 13th in the party room of Nancy’s condo, 2670 Oxford St. N., Roseville. (1 block East of Lexington on Co. Rd. C) Masks required. Enter Parkview and drive to the far
entrance on the right. We will begin with the meeting and proposed programs for 2022 at 1:30 pm. Because of the high rate of Covid we will not be doing a potluck this year. Beverages and a treat will be provided. Beverly Lee will lead a 3 mile hike after the meeting.
Contact: Nancy Duffrin – 612.584.8594.
TOP SPHC HIKERS IN 2021...
Vern Pearson 322, Sharon Heaton 319, Sue Crawford 313, Don Crawford 311, Rose Nelson 309,
Vicky Beutel 300, Judy Nelson 297, Rick Nelson 296, Bernie Wildes 292, Sandy Herlick 281,
Pat Peterson 272, Lyle Mowery 271, Vic Fickling 263, Viv Fickling 257, Robert Tholkes 252,
Wendy Worner 238, Liz Miller 236, Nancy Duffrin 179, Bev Lee 145, Wendy Chen 132,
Phyllis Swenson 128, Brock Herlick 127
TOTAL MILES HIKED BY SPHC IN 2021 = 7403 (Members 7242 miles, Guests 161 miles)
Ninety three total hikes including three separate hikes at the July centennial event.
Three February hikes were canceled because of weather.
All hikes in January were canceled because of Covid
First Quarter – Vic Fickling & Lyle Mowery with 54 miles each.
Second Quarter – Rose Nelson, 98 miles Third Quarter – Pat Peterson, 97 miles
Fourth Quarter – Bernie Wildes, 104 miles
Most consecutive hikes with 30 -- Bernie Wildes
MOST POWERFUL HERBS & SPICES:
Turmeric – inhibits cancer cell growth, fights inflammation.
Ginger – great for nausea
Garlic – boosts heart health
Paprika – antioxidants for cancer prevention, helpful in combating many health issues.
Cinnamon – Kills off harmful bacteria, boosts heart health, helps digestion and helps to control blood sugar.
Oregano – herb highest in antioxidants – benefits your immunity
Cayenne – eases pain
Sage – can improve brain function and memory.