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February 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.


CLEARWATER FOREST RESORT… New dates: August 13/14/15 2023. Cost is  $80. per person. Save your spot by sending a  deposit of $23.50, payable to St Paul Hiking  Club to Vicky Beutel, 4658 Fable Rd N., Hugo  MN 55038. Contact: Vicky Beutel 

HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS to... 2/5 Betty Conley, 2/6 Carol Souter, 2/12  Cheryl Dickhausen,

2/26 Hafizan  Engebretson, 2/29 Sandy Herlick 


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 

Total 2022 SPHC mileage = 6748
(Members 6499, Guests 249) 67 SPHC members & 48 guests hiked in 2022
Vicky Beutel, Bernie Wildes and Don Crawford were at all the hikes in the 4th quarter.

Will be Sunday, February 5th in the party room of Nancy’s condo, 2670 Oxford St. N., Roseville.
(1 block East of Lexington on Co. Rd. C) Enter Parkview and drive to the far entrance on the
right. Pot luck begins at 1:pm followed by the annual meeting, election of officers, proposed
programs for 2023. Bring a salad, hot dish or dessert to share and your beverage. Plates,
utensils provided. Bev Lee will lead a 3 mile hike after the meeting (about 2:30).
Contact: Nancy 612.584.8594

TOP SPHC HIKERS of 2022...

Judy Nelson 364, Vern Pearson 339,
 Vicky Beutel 332, Don Crawford 322, Sharon
Heaton 319, Sue Crawford 316, Bernie Wildes 310, Rose Nelson 306, Rick Nelson 306, Sandy
Herlick 300, Viv Fickling 263, Vic Fickling 260, Patty Peterson 255, Brock Herlick 250, Wendy

Worner 243, Bob Tholkes 226, Bev Lee 177,  Nancy Duffrin 162, Lyle Mowery 150, Karen
Land 121.

2022 fun stats...
Coldest hike – Bob Tholkes’ on 12/2 +2 F
Warmest hike – R & R Nelson’s on 6/19 96
Farthest hike from St Paul City Hall – Judy
Nelson’s on 6/5 from Prescott WI., 19.6 miles
Closest from St Paul City Hall – Bob Tholkes
on 4/3 from former Rice St. Sears, 4900 feet

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