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New Meetup: Hike Ravine Park in Cottage Grove

From: Sue
Sent on: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:45 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for MN & WI Sports, Outdoor Enthusiasts & Snow Lovers!

What: Hike Ravine Park in Cottage Grove

When: October 12,[masked]:30 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park consists of 506 acres of hills and dramatic, heavily wooded ravines with occasional clearings of old field and prairie. This varied topography and landscape types means that its slopes receive different sun exposures. This creates an unusual variety of vegetation and habitats. Look for grouse, ermine, cottontail rabbits, deer and a number of bird species, including the pileated woodpecker. (Not sure what he looks like, but maybe someone can point him out to us.)

There is a $5 daily pass or a $25 annual pass to get into the park. Permits can be purchased by depositing the permit fee into the envelope and payment box located at the entrance of the park. Please follow the instructions on the envelope.

Per the web site there are paved and turfed trails in the park and in the winter there are 7 miles of XC trails which are geared to the intermediate and advanced XC skier. Maybe it'll be a place for us this winter.

Hope to see you there.

Sue

Learn more here:
http://skiing.meetup.com/72/calendar/8824424/

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