Trip policy reminders: Membership is required to go on all overnight trips (except the Extravaganza or trail clearing trips); Waiver forms must be signed by non-members on day trips; Both trip coordinators and participants are responsible for sharing/discovering information related to each others experience, capabilities, and expectations.
Visit the weekly events page for details on the following activities.
Night Hikes (Wednesdays)
Wednesday, August 27 WEDNESDAY NIGHT HIKE
Estimated cost: $0.
Pat W. 612-850-1519
Friday Monday, August 29 – September 1 SORRY, THIS TRIP IS FULL, WAIT LIST OPEN
This popular trip fills quickly so 5 spots will be saved until August 1 for Rovers joining in the last 12 months. This is a cooperative trip where everyone pitches in to help with meals and cleaning. Perks such as priority registration, call-ahead bunk preference, or my personal gratitude will be given to members who volunteer to coordinate a meal or event.
Cost includes 3 nights lodging and 7 meals (what a deal!). Newer members — consider being a co-coordinator if you’d like to learn the ropes.
Estimated cost: $100 + transportation. Deposit: $65 (non-refundable if there are empty beds). Max trip size: 31.
Sue W 612-803-2424 | Looking for a co-coordinator!
Tuesday, September 2 and EVERY TUESDAY DAY TRIP / WEEKLY EVENT
Friday – Sunday, September 5–7
Estimated cost: $15. Deposit: $10. Max trip size: 25ish.
Stacey G. 612-207-2806
Friday – Sunday, September 5–7
We plan on spending most of the time mountain biking and hope to do some paddling or trying a stand up paddleboard as well. Join us for a little adrenaline, a little water time, a little chilling by the fire and a lot of fun...and perhaps a few shenanigans!
The campsites are first come, first serve. Last year at the same time, there were plenty of campsites to choose from, we're hoping for the same this year.
Bring your own food, plan a pot luck, or head into town (Crosby) for a bit to eat.
Estimated cost: $15 + rentals or anything else you choose to do. Deposit: $0. Max trip size: 20.
Saturday September 6 SOCIAL EVENT
Karen G. 763-591-9623
Sunday, September 7 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $5-$7 . Deposit: $5-$7. Max trip size: 25.
Sponsoring organization: Westwood Hills Nature Center
Kyra Anne 763-416-5004
Wednesday – Sunday, September 1014 TRIP FULL — 1
Estimated cost: $150 - $200. Deposit: $0. Max trip size: 6 + 2 coordinators.
Mike F. 715-828-1610
Friday Sunday, September 12–14
Estimated cost: $20+ vehicle permit + gas. Deposit: $20. Max trip size: 5-8.
Friday through Monday, September 1929
Estimated cost: $684.50. Deposit: $152.50. Max trip size: 6.
Cheryl B. 763-607-1096
Thursday Sunday, September 25–28
Estimated cost: $40. Deposit: $30. Max trip size: 6.
Jim M. 612-869-0221
Friday – Sunday, September 2628 SAVE THE DATE!
Estimated cost: $20 or less depending on stay. Deposit: $20 or less depending on stay.
Saturday Sunday, September 27 – October 5
Ryan and Sarah are inviting you to come visit them at their home in Lyons, CO and spend the week climbing. There will be floor space to set up your mat and sleeping bag at the house. There is a campground in town that may be up and running by fall (it is currently closed for repairs); if so, we will reserve some campsites. Meals can be in town, at the house, or on the face of the Third Flatiron.
There are thousands of routes within an hour's drive from Lyons--hundreds within a half hour. The climbing includes all types for all skill levels. There might even be time for an alpine climb in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Nearby climbing areas (and nearby cities) include:
Please note that this is not a beginner's trip. Participants should have their own equipment and basic knowledge related to rock climbing and rope safety. If you would like to join us but are new to rock climbing, there will likely be a few Beginner Climber Days over the summer that can get you prepared, such as the Friday night weekly climbing at Taylors Falls.
The estimated cost (minus transportation) is $250 with a $25 deposit. The deposit will cover whatever campsites we reserve or other accommodations we might find.
Trip size is limited to 20 people, so act fast! If you would like to sign-up, please email Ryan to coordinate the deposit. Once he has received your deposit you will be invited to another website with further information. If you are unsure about your skill level or have climbing or route questions, email Sarah.
Estimated cost: $250. Deposit: $25. Max trip size: 20.
Saturday, October 4 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $0. Max trip size: 13.
Friday – Sunday, October 10–12
Saturday, hiking and kayaking if you bring a kayak. For those that just want to hike, later in the morning we go to Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center for the 4.5 miles trail of glacial lakes and hills. For those that want to kayak/canoe on the morraine lakes, they will leave earlier. The kayakers can join us for the hike after lunch.
The morraine area has many little lakes and plenty of small hills. Also, the cabin is on a chain of lakes that can be kayaked/canoed. There is one canoe at the cabin.
Saturday night dinner at the cabin will be a coordinated meal. Jim provides the main course of pasta. Others hopefully bring side dishes/dessert/drinks, etc. Breakfasts consist of oatmeal, milk, brown sugar and coffee unless others want to contribute more. Lunches are on your own.
Sunday, hike/bike in the Blue Hills, a little known Shangri-La about 30 minutes from the cabin, close to Bruce WI. There is a short hike at the Christie Mountain ski area that gives a great view of fall foliage. The grass should be short enough for great mountain biking at the Blues Hills trails. Otherwise you can stay at the cabin to relax, canoe the chain of lakes.
There is the option to return to the cabin Sunday after the hike to shower and eat or to leave directly for the Twin Cities. The Chippewa Morraine Ice Age Center is 5 miles away from the cabin if you wish to return there also.
The $30 deposit covers the food that I provide for breakfasts, the main course for the meal on Saturday plus the septic tank emptying and expenses. Other costs are for on-your-own stuff like Friday dinner, gas, etc. Bring a sleeping bag.
Estimated cost: $80. Deposit: $30. Max trip size: 12
Jim H. 612-290-1857
mid-January, 2015 mid/end February, 2015
Estimated cost: $6-$7,000. Deposit: none. Max trip size: 4.