January 2020 Hiking Schedule

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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2hours. 

TUESDAY hikes start at 11:30 a.m., go approx. 3 miles and last approx. 1 hour.

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Sunday, 01/05/20, Vicky Beutel, 651-335-8079,

Meeting Location: Meet at Rice Lake Elementary School, 575 Birch St. in Lino Lakes

Directions: Take Hodgson Rd., and go North to Birch St., (5 3/4 miles). Go 1/2 mile to school.

Hike Description: We’ll hike paved trails & neighborhood streets.

Treats: Vicky’s trunk.

Tuesday, 01/07/20, Vic & Viv Fickling, 612-208-5616,

Meeting Location: Meet at the Battle Creek Waterpark, 2401 Upper Afton Rd., in Maplewood.

Directions: North side of Upper Afton Rd.

Hike Description:  We’ll walk toward Highway #61 and surrounding area.

Treats: Culvers’, 2065 Old Hudson Rd., just West of the SunRay Shopping Center.

Sunday, 01/12/20, Sandy & Brock Herlick, 651-470-4528,

Meeting Location: Meet at 645 Warner Ave. S, in Mahtomedi. Park in the elementary school lot across the street from the house

Directions: Take Hwy. #36 and get off at Hilton Trail. Follow Hilton Trail to 62nd St., turning Left. Follow 62nd to Warner Rd. and turn Right, for .5 miles.

Hike Description: An area hike.

Treats: Sloppy Joe’s at Sandy & Brock’s AND please bring something to share!

Tuesday, 01/14/20, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of IHOP, 7680 10th St. N in Oakdale

Directions: #694 to 10th St. exit, turn Right, head East, turn Left on Helmo Ave. N & turn right into IHOP parking lot

Hike Description: We will walk neighborhood trails

Treats: At IHOP

Sunday, 01/19/20, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052,

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Rock Island Swing Bridge Park, 4465 66th St., in Inver Grove Heights (1/2 block East of the King of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club).

Directions: From I-#494: in So. St. Paul, go South on Concord St. for about 2 miles to 66th St. Turn Left on 66th St. to the parking lot.

Hike Description:  We’ll hike residential and River Rd.

Treats: Jersey’s, one block North on Concord. (Juicy Lucy specials on Sundays.)

Tuesday 01/21/20, Lyle Mowery, 651-503-3395,

Meeting Location:  Meet at Tiffany’s Sports Lounge, 2051 Ford Parkway in St. Paul

Directions:  (near Cleveland & Ford Pkwy, NE corner) Park across from Tiffany’s in the parking lot or on nearby streets.

Hike Description: We’ll hike around the old Ford plant location, on Cleveland and East River Rd., mostly paved trails and roadside lanes, mostly flat.

Treats: Tiffany’s Sports Lounge


Sunday, 01/26/20, Jeanne Shankle, 919-986-2885,

Meeting Location: Meet at Gabes by the Park, 991 Lexington Parkway, N., St. Paul

Directions: Just north of Energy Park Dr, on the west side of the street.

Hike Description: We’ll walk the Como Park area, residential, lake and golf course on mostly paved trails.

Treats: Gabes

Tuesday, 01/28/20, Nancy Duffrin, 612-584-8594,

Meeting Location: Meet at Stouts Pub & Grill, 1611 Larpenteur Ave. W, in Falcon Heights,

Directions:  West of Snelling on the North side of the street.  Park in the Stouts lot or a nearby lot so we don't overload their lot.  It is easiest to enter the parking lot traveling West on Larpenteur.

Hike Description: We’ll hike through the Fairgrounds to see the Winter Carnival snow sculptures.

Treats: Stouts