May 2022 Newsletter
Sunday hikes start at 2:30 pm, go approx. 5 miles, last 1 1⁄2 – 2 hrs. Tuesday hikes
start at 7:00 pm, 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) Hikes start on time.
HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAYS TO...
5/1 Liz O’Toole, 5/4 Barbara Shank, 5/9 Anne Merritt, 5/9 Mark Bayuk, 5/11 Elizabeth Garton,
5/15 Leslie Turnstall, 5/19 Faith Ralston, 5/26 Sara Backlund, 5/29 Mary Weber, 5/31 Pat Hustings
SPHC annual membership dues were due March 1st. $15.00 gets you a mailed copy of the
Trailblazer and $7.00 an emailed copy. You will not receive the June Trailblazer if dues are
not paid. Make checks to: St Paul Hiking Club Mail to: Rose Nelson, 2393 Eldridge Ave. E.,
North St Paul, MN 55109
SAVE THESE DATES ...
Sunday July 10th – Annual Pot Luck Picnic
Sunday Sept. 18th – Annual Wiener Roast
Tuesday Dec. 6th – Annual Holiday Party
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS...
Carol Souter and Peter Kerwahaw, Roseville,
Mary Delaney, St Paul MN, Mark Bayuk, St Paul
TOTAL MILES HIKED IN 1ST QTR 2022 = 1635
THE LUCKY WINNERS of the four $25. gifts from Dennis Engebretson, presented at the
Spring Social were: Barb Fitzpatrick, Jim Lossing, Brock Herlick and Rick Nelson. Thank you, Dennis for your generosity!
“Horticulturally, the month of May is opening night, Homecoming, and Graduation Day all
rolled into one”. -Tam Mossman
AWARDS AT THE SPRING SOCIAL...
Top Three Hikers in 2021: Vern Pearson 322 miles, Sharon Heaton 319 miles, Sue
Crawford 313 miles. Congratulations!!
Top Hike Leaders in 2021: Lyle Mowery 11, Judy Nelson 10. Vern Pearson, Rose Nelson
& Rick Nelson 9. Thank you leaders!!
To Barb Fitzpatrick for her years of service as the SPHC Social Director. Thank you Barb.
Vern Pearson has agreed to take this position. Thank you Vern.
FLAGS AT FORT SNELLING
On Sunday May 29... Place flags on the graves of US military personnel to honor those who have died in the course of carrying out their duties. If interested, contact Sara Backlund:
SPHC’S ‘TOP TWENTY’ MILEAGE FOR 1ST QUARTER 2022:
Don Crawford 93, Sue Crawford 93, Judy Nelson 91,
Sandy Herlick 88, Viv Fickling 87, Sharon Heaton 86, Vern Pearson 84, Bernie Wildes 80,
Vic Fickling 79, Rose Nelson 75, Rick Nelson 75,
Wendy Worner 67, Vicky Beutel 64, Nancy Duffrin 63,
Bob Tholkes 57, Patty Peterson 55, Beverly Lee 50,
Liz Miller 48, Brock Herlick 36, Jean Boyd 25.