November 2022 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.


Our Annual Holiday Party will be...

Tuesday, December 6th at Joseph’s Grill, 140 S Wabasha St. (Wabasha & Plato)

Social hour will be at 5:30, followed by a buffet at 6:30.

Dinner entrees are:

Lemon-Thyme Chicken and Campers Walleye with salad, rolls and coffee.

Please bring a dessert to share.

Cost per person is $24., including tax and gratuity.

Make checks payable to: St Paul Hiking Club and mail to: Vicky Beutel, 4658 Fable
Rd. N., Hugo MN 55038.

Reservation deadline is November 20th.

We will be collecting hats, scarves and mittens for the Salvation Army.
Spouses and guests welcome.
Contact Vern Pearson 651.772.4984


Bev Lee 11/3, Ed DeHaan 11/3, Joan Lossing 11/3, Lin Xie 11/6, Steve Mahnke 11/7, Rick Nelson 11/12, Nancy Duffrin 11/14, Kathleen Schmitt 11/16, Karen Land 11/16, Julie DeCoster 11/17. Patti Maher 11/21, Vern Pearson 11/25, Tish Kutz 11/30.


Ellie Purdy  Roseville 55113, Nate Yourchuck Roseville  55113 


August 14/15 2023. To reserve your spot now, the non-refundable deposit is $23.50, payable to
St Paul Hiking Club. Mail to Vicky Beutel, 4658 Fable Rd. N., Hugo MN 55038.
‘First come, first served’. Let’s have some fun!!

Total SPHC miles through September = 4964
(Members 4746, Guests 218)

Perfect attendance in September:
Judy Nelson, Sandy Herlick, Brock Herlick, Patty Peterson

Top hikers of the 3rd quarter:

Judy Nelson 97, Vicky Beutel 92, Vern Pearson 83, Sandy Herlick 82, Brock Herlick 82. 

27 different cities have had starting points for hikes this year. Maplewood & St Paul had 14 each.


Judy Nelson 271, Vern Pearson 250, Vicky Beutel 236, Sharon Heaton 234, Don Crawford 228,

Sue Crawford 225, Sandy Herlick 224, Patty Peterson 216, Rose Nelson 215, Rick Nelson 215,

Bernie Wildes 214, Viv Fickling 196. Vic Fickling 190, Wendy Worner 187, Brock Herlick 180,

Bob Tholkes 167, Bev Lee 142, Nancy Duffrin 138, Lyle Mowery 121, Judy Smith 92.

Total SPHC miles hiked = 4361
(Members = 4190, Gals = 2855, Guys = 1335, Guests = 171)

To SPHC schedulers, hike leaders and members of the board: (past and present)

As Thanksgiving Day approaches,

Our blessings we recall.

The things we are most thankful for,

we recollect them all.

You really are special in the time

you give and things you do.

You’ve made a difference in our lives.

We’re thankful now for you.