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 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS..

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 

 

PER QUARTER... 

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.