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TCHM is for hiking and outdoor enthuiasts who want to join like-minded people in fun activities on the vast and varied trails in the Twin Cities. Our purpose is to provide a variety of hiking and outdoor opportunities in our area's beautiful natural settings that foster friendships and community.  Our members share a strong commitment to leaving our parks, lakes and rivers the way we found them; we embrace a leave-no-trace philosophy.

While hiking is our primary focus, TCHM events may include other outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding or biking.  Hikes and activities are held year-round and many of them include a social gathering afterwards!  Most of our regularly scheduled hikes and events take place in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs, but don’t be surprised to see opportunities to hike in county and state parks outside the metro area.

When joining TCHM, please use your given name or nickname in your profile, along with a clear photo of yourself.  This will help us identify you when we see you on a hike or other activity.

There is no cost to join TCHM.  However, because of Co-Organizer Ed Solstad’s affiliation with the Border Route Trail Association (BRTA), our Meetup fees since 2009 have been included in a subscription with two other Meetup groups and paid by BRTA on our behalf.  BRTA pledges to continue that support. Periodically we will initiate a fundraiser to help BRTA with these costs. Participation in fundraisers is welcomed and voluntary.

TCHM is a place for you to get some exercise, have fun and enjoy your favorite outdoor activity with people who share your interests.

We are dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming and harassment-free experience for all TCHM members.
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