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Drinking fountain next to bridge on walking path
If you would like to break up the workweek with a pleasant walk under the evening sky, talking with friendly people about things big and small, come join in the Wednesday walk. Expect a medium pace. There is plenty of free parking along Lake of the Isles Boulevard or on city side streets. We will keep to the walking path, starting around Lake of the Isles and then around Lake Calhoun. I look forward to seeing everyone. Total walk is about 6 miles (2 hours). Note above map location is of a house NEAR the meeting spot. Just walk toward the bridge and we'll be gathering next to the drinking fountain on the bike/walking path (around the lake). It gets dark during the hike, though generally there is enough street and city light to see. IF YOU ARE LATE and the group has already departed, you can likely catch up by hiking in the opposite direction around Lake of Isles---if you are standing looking at the lake, the group goes off to the right so to find us, you should START OFF HIKING TO YOUR LEFT. HOW FAST (OR SLOW) DO WE WALK? We on average walk at a medium pace, but there are those who walk faster and some a bit slower. So to try and accommodate everyone, and yet keep the social aspect of connecting with people and having interesting conversations, we pause four times along the way to let everyone catch up. HOWEVER, we only wait briefly, so if you fall behind you may need to finish the hike on your own. Note that frequent hikers who find themselves on the WAIT LIST may get priority for additional spots that get added beyond the initial limit. No dogs please. By attending the hike you agree to assume all risks. If you separate from the group, you should feel comfortable finding your way back to your car or home.
Lake Harriet Bandshell Park
Let's meet up for a fun winter day playing outdoors! We'll start off with a walk around Lake Harriet and Bde Maka Ska, about 6 miles in a little over 2 hours. Following the hike, join us for great breakfast/lunch at the nearby yum! Kitchen & Bakery. Then, head back over to Lake Harriet to enjoy the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival which looks like a lot of fun! http://www.yumkitchen.com/ https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/events/lake_harriet_winter_kite_festival/ EXPECTATIONS: Honor your RSVP and if your plans change update your status to Not Going at least 24 hours in advance, even if you are on the Waitlist. Your profile should include a recognizable photo of yourself. No kids, pets, guests, or tobacco products. Organizers reserve the right to decline participation by anyone for any reason. Please also note that frequent/known attendees who find themselves on the Waitlist may be given priority to attend beyond the initial attendance limit.
Start out the day right with a brisk workout pace hike (about a 17 minute mile) to get the energy going. Join us as we hike the pine tree lined trails, to the back woods, with views of many lakes and ponds, the park has many trails to offer so lets explore them! Let's meet-up outside the Holland Lake Trailhead Pavilion at 10:00 AM for a brisk workout pace for about 5ish miles. If you want to start early or go a further distance, check out the pre-hike option. Pre-hike "warm up" option: If you want to hike early, meet at 9:15. We'll warm up before the regular hike at 10:00. We'll do about 2 miles for the pre-hike. If your plans have changed and you are unable to attend please be respectful of others and update your RSVP timely! This is for both the attendee and waiting list. If you are a no show you have taken the space from someone that wanted to attend the hike. Hike leaders are now tracking "no shows". Anyone who has had 3 "no shows" will not be allowed to sign up for this hike in the future. We want you to be able to hike with us in the future so update your RSVP before 8am Saturday morning or you will be considered a "no show". Waitlist people - keep an eye open up until 8am Saturday to see if you made it to the going list. If your plans have changed, update your RSVP. Recommended: Dress for the weather. Layers tend to work well. It may be colder as you start out, but you will warm up during the walk. Bring water and ice grippers as you feel necessary. Hope to see you there! Social/lunch gathering will follow at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking restaurant in Eagan (1555 Cliff Road Eagan, MN 55121), around 11:45.
Hello, Please note location change to Ft. Snelling. This is the Historic Fort, not the state park, so there is no fee. We will walk at a moderate/brisk fitness pace for around 90 minutes. The plan is to hike Pike Island, but we may change the route....bring your hiking boots and have ice grippers ready if there is snow. You may bring a headlamp if you want.