SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 P.M. go approx. 5 miles, and last approx. 1 ½ to 2 Hours. TUESDAY hikes start at 7:00 p.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour. HIKES START ON TIME-COME EARLY!
INQUIRIES FROM OUTSIDE THE CLUB
Should be directed to the website at the top of the page.
Welcome and add to your roster: Fran Greis, 55 Hickory St., Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Happy Birthday to: Sharon Heaton – 09/08
Jim Lossing – 09/14, Brian Backlund – 09/16, Betty Johnson – 09/26
NEW HIKE SCHEDULER
Mary Weber has stepped down as Scheduler for December. We now have Vern Pearson for December. He joined the Club just before the Covid-19 shutdown.
THE ANNUAL WIENER ROAST
Will be held Sunday, September 13. To accommodate COVID-19, the Wiener Roast will be as follows: Meet by the fire rings on Como Ave. (formerly Horton) between Hamline Ave. & Lexington Pkwy. on the South end of Como Park. The hike will begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Wiener Roast. Each person will provide their own food. Firewood and fire will be provided. Roasting sticks will be available. There will be no charge. Social distancing to be followed. Bring your own chairs, plates, etc. Contact Barb Fitzpatrick 651-645-7149 for more information.
HIKING CLUB HISTORY
When the Hiking Club was part of St. Paul Parks & Rec., we were known as the St. Paul Municipal Hiking Club. The Hiking Club marched in several Winter Carnival Parades starting on a cold Saturday night, January 30, 1937, a night with below zero temps. All hikers in the parade had to wear breeches, which were popular hiker costumes of that time.
OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Will be coming up in January. The Club will be turning 100 years old! In planning for the festivities, Bob and a few other members have been trying to recreate the route of the first hike of January 15, 1921. Since most of the original route is under Hwy. #61, there will be 2 routes to choose from on the day of recreation, so we will get, at least a partial taste of the route, a rugged trail and easier trail. One is longer, one is shorter. A word of advance warning, especially if it is a typical winter! If you are NOT a Billy Goat – do not do the rugged one!