2017 Rovers trips

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  1. Fri - Sun
    Mar 10 - 12

    Fat Biking, XC Skiing, Snowshoeing — Hayward, WI

    We’ll be driving up Friday after work, and on Saturday, we’ll be doing first aid patrol for the Fat Bike Birkie and on Sunday, we’ll ride some of the single track trails. If fat biking isn’t your thing, there are tons of options for XC skiing and snowshoeing.

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    Jodi & Scott S.

  2. Sat
    Mar 4
    • Day trip

    MISS Adventure Day Trip - Islands of Peace Park to Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts — Islands of Peace Park, Manomin Park & Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, MN

    Did you know that we have a National Park located in the Twin Cities Metro Area? From Dayton, MN to just past Hastings, the 72 mile stretch of the Mississippi river, as it winds through the Twin Cities Metro area, makes up the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Join us on Saturday, March 4, from 10 AM - 12 PM as we explore Islands of Peace Park and more.

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    Christy J., Brian G.

  3. Fri - Sun
    Mar 3 - 5

    Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center — Hackensack, MN

    Yep, Rovers are headed to Deep Portage again. Join us at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center in Hackensack (north of Brainerd) for a pleasant, carefree weekend of winter fun. Activities include skiing (11 miles of groomed trails for traditional cross-country), snowshoeing, ice fishing (you just need your license), climbing wall, stargazing from the fire tower, reading or socializing by the fireplace with a glass of wine, enjoying the outdoor campfire ring.

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    Jill A., Katie P.

  4. Fri - Thu
    Mar 3 - 9

    North Shore Trek — Cook County, MN

    I have skied the past two North Shore Treks and am registered this year for the March 3-8 North Shore Trek. I estimate skiing 100 km in the first 2 1/2 days, followed by a day of rest (with great ski trails available), then 40 km from Bearskin Lodge to Gunflint Lodge. We could use people to shuttle cars who don’t want to ski the full distance each day.

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    David B.

  5. Sat
    Feb 25
    • Day trip

    Oriental Bittersweet Hunt — Elm Creek Park Reserve, MN

    Join Three Rivers Park District’s battle against Oriental Bittersweet, an invasive vine, by participating in an “Invasive Blitz” at Elm Creek Park Reserve on Saturday, February 25! We will be hiking off-trail on uneven terrain in areas usually off-limits to the public. We’ll be looking for the brightly-colored red berries of the vine from Noon until 3 p.m.

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    Ron H.

  6. Fri - Sun
    Feb 17 - 19

    Cross-Country Ski - WI Chippewa Moraine Area and Blue Hills — New Auburn, WI

    Arriving on Friday at 6:00 pm at Main Street Cafe in downtown Bloomer, WI (dinner on your own). After dinner, we leave for my cabin near New Auburn WI. Saturday, cross-country skiing at the Blue Hills, downhill skiing at the Christie Mountain ski area which is nearby, or snowshoe at the Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center. Sunday –cross-country ski at Hickory Ridge.

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    Jim H.

  7. Fri - Mon
    Feb 17 - 20

    Ski and Snowshoe — Itasca State Park, Minnesota

    Enjoy a winter wonderland at Itasca State Park Hostel. Ski in/ski out and snowshoe on groomed trails - both classic and skate ski. Hike to headwaters of the Mississippi River nearby, take a night walk on beautiful Lake Itasca, enjoy a good book in a comfy chair by the fireplace in the evening or join in games that usually take place in the large dining room.

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    Adam G., Jerry J.

  8. Fri - Mon
    Feb 17 - 20

    XC Skiing the Birkie trail and more — Hayward, Wisconsin

    XC Skiing, snowshoe, fat biking in the Hayward area. Come join us for a President’s Day weekend of fun! Beautiful northwoods retreat on four acres. Some of the worlds’ greatest nordic skiing and mountain/fatbike trails nearly out of your door. One and a half miles from the world-famous American Birkebeiner ski trail. 200+ miles of bike trails in the CAMBA system less than a half mile away.

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    Lori C.

  9. Fri
    Feb 10
    • Day trip

    Ice Skating — John Rose Oval, Roseville, MN

    Dust off your ice skates and join me at the John Rose Oval (Roseville) from 8pm – 9/9:30pm for ice skating. Meet me on the lower level (after you pay) on the opposite side of where the skate sharpening is. Look for the Rovers sign. Let me know if you plan on coming so I can watch for you.Address: 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 We will socialize after skating at Ole Mexico in Roseville.

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    Jen O.

  10. Fri - Mon
    Feb 3 - 6

    Bayfield Skiing and Snowshoeing — Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Join us for 2 or 3 days of cross country skiing and/or snowshoeing, watch the start of a dog sled race, and if Lake Superior is frozen we will go to the ice caves and drive out to Madeline Island. We are in an old bed and breakfast (which has a 4-person sauna) that Seagull Bay Motel bought. It overlooks Lake Superior and you can snowshoe from the motel. There are also five motel rooms that we will be occupying. Four spots will be saved for new Rovers (joined in 2016) until Dec. 31st.

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    Frank T., Kim L. (Registration)

  11. Sun
    Jan 22
    • Day trip

    MISS Adventure Day Trip Series -- Coldwater Spring — 5601 Minnehaha Drive South, Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis, MN

    Did you know that we have a National Park located in the Twin Cities Metro Area? Come & join us over a series of day trips, as we explore portions of this National Park that is right in our back yards! First in the series will be a hike at Coldwater Spring. Sunday, January 22, 1- 3 PM. Join us as we explore this historic site, which was the camp for the soldiers who built Fort Snelling. We will walk through the interpretive site & then hike to Fort Snelling and /or explore the woods around the park & the river and return via the Mississippi River Trail.

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    Christy J., Brian G.

  12. Sat
    Jan 21
    • Day trip

    Winter Trails Day @ Fort Snelling State Park! — Beach Area - 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, Minnesota

    Get outside to celebrate and enjoy winter! REI experts, Fort Snelling State Park and local outdoor organizations will provide free activities that show how fun winter can be. Activities include: snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skijoring, ice fishing, ice sculpting, naturalist guided hikes, traditional ice harvesting, winter camping info, learn to build a quinzee (like an igloo made of snow). VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Minnesota Rovers will once again assist REI and Fort Snelling staff with free activities that showcase how much fun winter can be!  We will be staffing the snowshoe area from 11am - 4pm.

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    Monika K.

  13. Sat - Sun
    Jan 14 - 15

    Beginner Winter Camping — Frontenac State Park, Redwing, Minnesota

    Beginner winter camping at Frontenac State Park 10 miles south of Red Wing. This trip is intended to introduce new campers to winter camping in the regular park campground with their vehicle nearby which allows them to bring extra clothing/camping gear, enabling them to spend their first winter night out comfortably.

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    Basil L.

  14. Fri - Sun
    Jan 13 - 15

    Skiing, Snowshoeing, or Fat Biking — Hayward, WI

    Depending on weather, we’ll drive up to Hayward either Friday after work or Saturday morning and get the fire going, then do some skiing. Lots of trail options for Saturday. Sunday we’ll be participating in the Birkie Tour. If skiing isn’t your thing, there are groomed fat bike trails as well as plenty of places to snowshoe.

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    Jodi & Scott S.

  15. Sat - Sun
    Jan 7 - 8

    Winter Camping — Frontenac State Park, Redwing, Minnesota

    Beginner winter camping trip to Frontenac State Park 10 miles south of Red Wing Minnesota. This trip is intended to introduce new campers to winter camping in the regular park campground which allows them to bring extra clothing /camping gear, enabling them to spend their first winter night out safely and comfortably. 

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    Basil L.