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Beginner Hike on Pike Isle

This is quite a fun hike and I anticipate we'll be done within 2-1/2 hrs.  Note, I made this a early evening, hike at dusk!  This is a completely flat hike.

Click Here to have a look at the Park Map.

Hike Length: ~6.0 Miles

Hike Speed: varies

Elevation Change: None!

Dogs: Yes, On-Leash

*** As always you DO NOT have to RSVP NO  ***

 RSVP Limit: 20, Organizer's choice

The parking area is about 2 miles from the Park Office/Visitor Center.  Head toward the boat-launch.  Look for Shelter B / Pavillion.

For those GPS-type people, here are coordinates to locate the parking area:

Lat[masked] (44°53'3.8580"), Lng[masked] (-93°10'[masked]")

 

DIRECTIONS:

Fort Snelling State Park entrance is located East of Post Road off State Hwy 5.

>>> We are NOT meeting at the Fort.  <<<

From the South:

Post Road is two exits from the Mall of America (one exit from I494/Hwy5 interchange).

From the North:

You can take Crosstown/Hwy 62 (East) or Hwy 55 (SouthEast)

OR

W 7th Street which turns into Hwy 5 heading South

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice refreshing hike, with cool air temps and little to no wetness. Will have the next Pike Hike scheduled this week.

    October 21, 2013

  • patty

    A Much Needed Fall Outing On A Dreary Weekend!

    October 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I completely agree. Good to see you and jojo again!

      October 20, 2013

  • Luba

    we were not able to find a group....:( but had fun..

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are leaving from the visitors center! See ya

    October 20, 2013

  • Irina

    I love walking and hiking in the rain, just could not make it today. Wish you nice hiking.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I Arrived

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Today is very much a brisk day, but not really cold. It is also wet outside and it looks like we are in for an overcast day with sun giving us a brighter October day.

    Here's some recommendations - Wear boots. It is not a day for sneakers at all. We are going to be out for just less than 2-1/2 hours so go with a shell on the exterior and 1-2 lighter pieces of clothing inside close to you on the upper body. Lower body, a shell over a shorts. Wool socks.

    It might also be a good idea to have light-wear gloves, and a hat of some kind.

    October 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. Fort Snelling is a State Park

      October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yesterday Crosstown (Hwy62) going to Hwy5 - Airport / the Mall, was clogged with traffic causing at least 20 min delays. Double-check your route to Fort Snelling, and remember you do need a park permit so you don't get ticketed.

    October 20, 2013

  • patty

    Thanks. See everyone At 4:45.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When Posting for a carpool, it is recommended as a minimum you have a profile photo included with your Meetup page. Sue, our Meetup Group organizer, may be the only person who will give carpool rides to any member anytime, any place. For the rest of us, I will say that it is best to meet a few people and let people know who you are, and as well, at the very least, Post a Profile photo of who you are on your Meetup Bio page.

    October 20, 2013

  • sc

    Would appreciate I can get a ride if someone happens to pass through minneapolis downtown.

    October 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I cannot tell if you are still attending today. It looks like you need a ride, and you have also have an RSVP-Yes with the Afton Hike earlier in the day - which you have also posted needing a ride to attend.

      October 20, 2013

  • patty

    Can I Join You Today?

    October 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes

      October 20, 2013

  • Tim U

    My Shepherd mix, Roxy, will be joining us.

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, for all of you driving in from the East side of town check I494 road construction. There was quite a problem last weekend. I'll try to Post a link to MN DOT Site.

    October 17, 2013

    • Tim U

      Eastbound 494 will be closed between I-35W and Cedar/77.

      October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    LeeAnne is coming out to join us, so I am going to add the Waitlist. Please, again, double-check your RSVP and update it if you do not have plans to attend. We really don't want you to be looking for us after we set out. Thanks!

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, please check your plans for Sunday and Update your RSVP if it needs changing - There's a good number of people on the Waitlist.

    October 17, 2013

  • Pam I.

    I'll bring my dog with me

    2 · October 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok with me.

      October 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I want to give a suggestion & recommendation that I have found works well with all pups. Please see about getting them a 15-20 minute walk just before heading out to the Meetup. There are several reasons that we can talk about. Looking forward to meeting you & your pups!

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • Rene

    Love hiking

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am updating this Meetup for an earlier start time since sun is setting earlier. I am also asking to have everyone RSVP, so I am asking for +1s to RSVP. This is due to last minute changes that some people make. Please update RSVP if this affects your plans.

    October 1, 2013

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