Meet at Visitor Center at 10:15, kick off by 10:30. Regarding "lessons," please check YouTube (search for how to walk with nordic poles) for tutorials for advice, as I am a beginner, too! Path is 1-1/4 miles around the perimeter of the park. Silverwood Park has some hiking (nordic) poles that they will lend out while you are there. If you have your own, you may bring them. You can choose go around the path once or twice. We'll keep a moderate pace unless group is large enough to divide into two smaller groups.