January 2022 Hiking Schedule


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.*


Click on the underlined address for a hike to bring up a Google Map.  Get directions from your home or current location.  Access Website from your phone to get directions when you drive.  (Need Google Maps)

Sunday 1/2/22 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: The Costco in Maplewood, 1431 Beam Ave., north side of parking lot.


Hike Description: The hike will be a high voltage walk with a skyline view. The hike will be on paved trails and streets with a short boardwalk. Be prepared for some hills.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday 1/4/22 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location: Meet at my house, 4658 Fable Rd N., Hugo.

Directions:  (Use Google Maps, other apps don’t have our house)

Take 35E north to County J, exit 120. Turn right then left onto Otter Lake Rd.

Go 1.7 miles. Turn right on Tart Lake Rd., continue to 2nd stop sign and turn left onto Elmcrest Ave N. (Cross traffic does not stop)

Go .2 miles and turn right on Fable Hill Pkwy N., Go .4 miles, turn left onto Fable Hill Way N.

Take 2nd left onto Fable Rd N. (It’s a horseshoe) .2 miles. House is on the right.


From Hwy 61: Take 61 north to 130th St N., turn left, go .4 miles .

Turn right on Europa Ct N., go .3 miles. Continue onto Fable Hill Pkwy N. .1 miles.
Turn right to stay on Fable Hill Pkwy N., Go .2 miles. Turn right onto Fable Rd N., go .2 miles.

Hike Description: We’ll take a neighborhood stroll.

Treats: Vicky’s house.

Sunday 1/9/22 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

Meeting Location: Meet at the northwest corner of the parking lot of Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Ave., Maplewood


Hike Description:  CENTENNIAL HIKE 2.0: an approximation of the hike of January 7, 1922.
The route is 5.5 miles to and from the Lake Phalen Picnic Pavilion. Streetcars are not running.

Treats: Opportunity: Unison Restaurant, 1800 White Bear Ave.


Tuesday 1/11/22 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

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

Directions: Take 694 to 10th St exit, go east, turn left onto Helmo Ave N.,, turn right into IHOP
parking lot.

Hike Description: We will walk neighborhood trails.

Treats: IHOP

Sunday 1/16/22 Vern Pearson 651.777.4984

Meeting Location: Meet at Castle Elementary School, 6675 50th St N. in Oakdale.


Hike Description: We will hike Oakdale Park Trails.

Treats: Vern’s car.

Tuesday 1/18/22 Liz Miller 651.303.0971

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

Directions: From 694, go north on Rice street.  At the Gramsie road intersection, stay left to stay on Hodgson Rd. The park is ahead on the right.  Parking lot entrance on Snail Lake Rd.

Hike Description:  We will  be on paved trails in Snail Lake park.

Treats: Liz’s car.

Sunday 1/23/22 Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638  Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792

Meeting Location: Meet at Indian Mounds Regional Park, 1060  Mounds Blvd. in St Paul.

Directions: (Parking lot on Mounds Blvd)

Hike Description: We will hike 5 miles of the SPHC’s  centennial hike’s west route.

Treats: Obb’s Bar & Grill, 1347 Burns Ave.

Tuesday, 1/25/22 Nancy Duffrin 612.584.8594.   CANCELLED 

                                         Predicted Temp -4,  windchill -21.

Meeting Location: Meet at Day by Day, 477 7th St W., at Goodrich  Ave, St Paul.

Directions:  On street parking.

Hike Description:  For an armchair version:  Tour Irvine Park.   See Mary Lahammer in the restored Martin Weber stone house and in the Waldman Brewery

Wednesday, Jan 26, 11:30 am  Unofficial hike, (No mileage counted)

The high on Wednesday is 23 deg

We will take a history hike through Upper Town, not as fast paced as a regular hike, under 3mi.  More chances to pause at an interesting spot.  We will go by homes built in 1850s & 1870s, stone houses, Irving Park and more.

Meet at Day by Day as above.  Call Nancy Duffrin for information.

Sunday 1/30/22 Vic & Viv Fickling  651.777.6103 

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

Directions: From Hwy 94, go south on McKnight, left on Upper Afton and into the waterpark parking lot on the left.

Hike Description: We will walk down to  Hwy. 61 and surrounding area.

Treats: Treats at  Culvers, 2065 Old Hudson Rd., just west of the  SunRay Shopping Center.