September 2021

Sunday hikes start at 2:30, go approx. 5 miles, last approx 1 1⁄2 – 2 hrs. Tuesday hikes start at 7 pm, go approx. 3 miles, last approx. 1 hour. Hikes start on time.

Carol Needles would like to thank everyone for their cards and kind thoughts sent to her and her family on the passing of her husband Roger on July 4th.


Bill Barrett 9/3 Jacque Lindskoog 9/6 Sharon Heaton 9/8 Darlene Heiskary 9/9 Jim Lossing 9/14 Brian Becklund 9/16 Betty Johnson 9/26


Will be Sunday 9/19/21. Meet by the Como Park Fire rings on Como Avenue. (formerly Horton Ave.) between Hamline & Lexington Pkwy., the south end of Como Park. The menu will be the usual hot dogs, etc, with s’mores for dessert. The cost will be $5.00 paid at the event. The whole event will begin at 1:00, starting with the hike, followed with the wiener roast. Jeanne Shankle and Lyle Mowery will lead the hike. Bob and Mary Tholkes will provide the firewood and build the fire. Contact Barb Fitzpatrick 651.645.7149 for more information.



  • Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

  • Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.

  • Good things come to those who sweat.

2021 MILEAGE STATS (through July):

Miles hiked by women = 2582

Miles hiked by men = 1213

Total miles hiked (including guests) = 3873

Coldest/Wettest hike: Judy Nelson’s July 6th hike in Lake Elmo Park Reserve – 70 degrees with showers.



   1. Sharon Heaton      168 miles
       Rose Nelson

   3. Rick Nelson           165 miles

   4. Vern Pearson.       160 miles

       Bob Tholkes.         

   6. Vicky Beutel.         159 miles

       Lyle Mowery

   8. Sue Crawford.       152 miles

       Sandy Herlick.  

 10. Judy Nelson          149 miles


September 13th 6:30 pm Lions Shelter at Roseville Central Park. Everyone is welcome to attend.



Lime, high visibility, reflective safety vests with SPHC Centennial wording and logo are available in all sizes for $17. If you wish to purchase one contact Lyle Mowrey 651.503.3395.


“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers”. Thank you Vicky Beutel for the beautiful needlepoint centennial keepsakes you handmade for all one hundred SPHC members.