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Mississippi River/NPS field trips (grades 3-5)

Harriet Island (Saint Paul) - Padelford Landing, Minnesota

Wed, 12:00 am

Oct 4

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 4

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Other, Day Trips, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

  1. Brian G.
    651-293-8414

Trip Description

Help introduce a new generation of students (grades 3-5) to the nature and science of the Mississippi River! Meet on-board the Anson Northrup at Harriet Island at 9:00 on Wednesday, October 4th. Bring a lunch, we won’t be back until about 2:00. If interested please contact Brian Goodspeed at 651-293-8414 or brian_goodspeed@nps.gov

Trail Clearing on the Border Route

Gunflint Lake, MN

Thu - Sun

Oct 12 - 15

Estimated Cost: $45
Deposit:
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$45
Max Trip Size: 16

Categories

Summer Trips, Trail Maintenance, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

  1. John E.
    612-867-2489

Trip Description

Work on the western end of the Border Route Trail. Leave Thurs. PM, Return Sun. PM. Stay in donated modern cabins on Gunflint Lake. If you can walk in the woods, you can do this. Good scenics. Carpool transportation.

Tour of Woodbury Lakes by Bicycle

Woodbury, MN

Thu, 5:30 pm

Sep 14

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Bicycling

Coordinator(s)

Steven K, Jamal L

Trip Description

Take a tour of Woodbury Lakes by bicycle. A 16-18 mile bicycle ride around the paved bicycle trails of Woodbury. It will be a relaxed pace of 8-12 mph and we will go until it gets too late to safely ride the trails.
We will hopefully all meet at 5:30 and will depart by 5:45 as we are starting to lose daylight. We will meet at Edgewater Park which at the southeast corner of Colby Lake (Edgewater Dr. and Lake Dr.).
Afterwards we will go to the Coldstone Creamery, DQ, or similar establishment for refreshments.

Downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing

Lake Tahoe, California

Thu - Tue

Mar 8 - 13

Estimated Cost: $1600
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$300
Max Trip Size: 8

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Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing, Other Winter Actvities

Coordinator(s)

  1. Amy C

Trip Description

I normally organize a ski trip each year and this year will be in Lake Tahoe (http://www.skilaketahoe.com)! Dates: March 7th (leave after work) - March 12th, 2018. Cost: I would estimate about $1,600 for a 5 day trip. Attached is an excel doc showing the breakdown of costs. Lodging: we would stay in Tahoe City. Deposit: non refundable deposit of $300

The resorts in the area of Tahoe City are:
Northstar California Resort, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Resort and Tahoe across Country Ski Area.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10j0ZOsO57bZi_h33yWu7SGKTe3OeOri2hZE5lgsv1Fo

Tree Planting

Victoria Park - Saint Paul, MN

Sat, 9:00 am

Oct 7

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

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Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips, Conservation

Coordinator(s)

  1. Ron H.
    651-774-9151

Trip Description

Let’s help Great River Greening plant trees from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victoria Park in Saint Paul. The park is in the West Seventh Street neighborhood and replaces a brown field with much-needed green space, access to the Mississippi riverfront, and connections to other parks. The park is bordered by West Seventh Street, Otto Ave., and Shepard Road - the website below has a map: https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/victoria-park/

NOTE: In addition to informing me that you are participating, individual adult registration is required on the Great River Greening website above as well.

Please check the box for “MN Rovers” on the registration form to help track our group headcount.

Snacks will be provided throughout the morning and a late lunch will be served at 12:30 pm! More logistics will be sent about a week prior to the event, including final itinerary and parking information. They did not know the specific species of trees that will be planted at this point, however, they will be native and appropriate for the area. There will be a variety of sizes, so teams of volunteers will be needed to plant the larger trees. They will have trained supervisors to properly dig and plant trees.

You can read more information about the creation and plan for Victoria Park; please see the following link:

https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/design-construction/current-projects/victoria-park-master-plan

Fall Intro Show

REI Bloomington, MN

Tue, 7:00 pm

Sep 5

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 200

Categories

Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Social Activity, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Darcy A., Stacey G

Trip Description

Find out more about MN Rovers Outdoors Club and see what we’ve been up to lately at the Fall Intro Show starting at 7:00 pm at REI Bloomington.

FREE — non-members are encouraged to attend!

Location:
REI Bloomington
750 American Blvd W
Bloomington, MN

NON-MEMBERS — Want to play outside? This is a perfect event to attend and invite friends if you have been wanting to find others who share your love of the outdoors! See an awesome slideshow of Rovers in action, meet Rovers who will introduce you to the many benefits of our club. There will be stations for specific areas of interest after the slideshow with a Member that is passionate about and seasoned that can answer any questions you may have! Bring some friends!

MEMBERS — We need you! Love Rovers and want to tell the world about our awesome club? Sign up in a specific area of outdoors you love the most to tell newbies about the amazing friends you’ve made through our Club, the fun trips you’ve participated in, and all of the other awesome benefits of our club!

Come socialize afterwards at the “Wild Bill” room at Cowboy Jack’s in Bloomington after the Intro Show.
2801 Southtown Drive
Bloomington
1 1/2 miles west along American Blvd.

Contact Darcy for any questions or to volunteer to be a point person after the program.

Whitewater Halloween Trip

Whitewater State Park, MN

Thu - Sun

Oct 26 - 29

Estimated Cost: $55
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$50
Max Trip Size: 50

Categories

Summer Trips, Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

  1. Pat R.
    612-741-0846
  2. Jen O. (Registration)

Trip Description

Registration is open for the (mostly) Annual Whitewater State Park Halloween Trip in SE MN (2 hrs south of the TC). Activities may include: biking, hiking, geocaching, fishing, paddling, socializing AND celebrating Halloween, complete with a costume party, pumpkin carving, even prizes!!

The Whitewater Group Center has cozy cabins for sleeping; a modern bathroom with showers; and a kitchen/dining hall. We are ready for any weather Mother Nature delivers. Cabins are open after 4pm on Thursday.

Come for all, or part of this 4 day weekend. Organized activities and meals begin on Friday evening. Looking for Rovers to help with meals / activities (Contact Pat) — no experience necessary and a great opportunity to learn! Eight spots will be reserved for new Rovers who have joined since January, 2017 until October 1st.

Deposit is non-refundable after: Tues, Oct 17 - Contact Jen to Register (Email is preferred). If you must call: 612-202-6806

Last Chance Backpacking the SHT

North Shore, MN

Thu - Sun

Oct 5 - 8

Estimated Cost: $50
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

  1. Mike L.
    612-308-2182

Trip Description

Last chance backpacking trip
I want to see if we can sneak in a last chance superior hiking trail backpacking trip. Probably around 15-20 miles total (5-9 per day depending upon what the crew wants). I would really like to cover the area from silver bay to Finland for sure. Food on your own. Leave midday Thursday and camp or stay in a cheap motel Thursday, hike Friday and Saturday, and a short hike Sunday before we head home. We will have to arrange a shuttle most likely. Hopefully it won’t be too cold.

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Bike Ride

Bicycle Chain, Roseville, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Aug 21

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 100

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

John F

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, August 21st to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). John Faley

Canceled Trip - Backpacking

Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota

Fri - Sun

Sep 22 - 24

Estimated Cost: $35
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$10
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Are you an experienced backpacker looking to fit in an early Fall weekend on the Superior Hiking Trail? If so, then this 3-day, 2-night trip may be for you!

The trip will begin at Crosby-Manitou State Park and end at the Highway 1 trailhead just north of Tettegouche State Park - about 26 miles. Highlights include spectacular views from the Section 13 Cliffs and elsewhere, some steep scrambling, moose habitat, a long boardwalk and a variety of forest landscapes.

Don’t have all the gear? We can probably get what you need from the gear locker!

This trip is open to 5 Rovers who have been on 1 or more overnight backpacking trips of similarly rugged trail. The SHT is rugged and more difficult than most state park trails in Minnesota. You should be able to handle 10-12 miles with a full pack (30+ lbs., unless ultralight) on state park trails that come close to replicating the SHT - think Afton, Banning, Jay Cooke. Participation in a get-acquainted day hike with your backpack and all the gear you plan to bring is a condition of going on this trip (possible exception is if I know your capability from previous rover trips, etc.)

This trip is not for beginners.

The weekend will include driving up to the north shore in the early morning and hiking in the afternoon on Friday; a full day of hiking Saturday; and an early-morning hike out and drive home in the afternoon Sunday. Early wake-ups will improve our chances of getting into the better campsites on what may be a busy weekend on the trail.

A deposit of $10 payable to the coordinator and completion of a short questionnaire will hold your space. Estimated cost of $35 includes mileage and fuel for the drive up and back, assuming 3 people per vehicle; add to that your food and supplies.

You must be a member to sign up, and your membership must be current at the time of the trip.

Contact Mike O. for more information and to sign up.

Bike Cannon Valley Trail

Welch, MN

Sat, 11:00 am

Sep 2

Estimated Cost: $4
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 30

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

Kathy O, Cathy P

Trip Description

Saturday September 2nd 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Two options: Bike the Cannon Valley trail the full distance from Cannon Falls to Red Wing 38.8 miles RT OR meet in Welch and bike to Red Wing 19.6 miles RT. Add another 3-4 miles to a picnic venue near the river. We will leave Welch at 11 AM, those biking from Cannon Falls can meet us so we ride as a group. Picnic in Redwing at the Mississippi River. We can stop for ice cream, beverages, food back in Welch before heading home ( or onto Cannon Falls). Anticipate being back in Welch between 2-3 pm. Please have bike helmet and spare bike tube. Cost for day trail permit: $4.00 can be purchased at the trail. ( https://cannonvalleytrail.com/trail-fees-and-passes/). Total cost $4.00 plus money for treats you may want purchase.

Nugget Lake Bike & Camp

Plum City, WI

Fri - Sun

Oct 6 - 8

Estimated Cost: $40
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$10
Max Trip Size: 13

Categories

Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping

Coordinator(s)

  1. David B
    612-214-3219
  2. Julie R
    651-354-9737

Trip Description

Nugget Lake County Park is a gem on the rim of Wisconsin’s driftless area, just over an hour’s drive away. We’ll camp here and bike loops of up to 60 miles on quiet back roads through bluff and coulee country to historic waysides, UFO sites, Lake Pepin, and challenging hills! Wide tires needed to take the (optional) shortcut on a Rustic Road with 4 water crossings. We have reserved campsites #1 & #55 and camper cabin #54 close to the shower building. We’ll provide Saturday dinner. $5/day vehicle permit. We could also visit art studios as this is the weekend of the Fresh Art Tour. https://www.freshart.org/

Bike to Stillwater & Cross the New St Croix River Bridge

Hwy 36 & 694, Oakdale, MN, MN

Mon, 10:00 am

Sep 4

Estimated Cost: $10
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Meet 10 am on Labor Day Monday at Mills Fleet Farm, (5635 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128). We’ll bike 50 miles round trip to Stillwater via White Bear Lake, eat lunch at the River Market Co-op & Deli, then cross the new St Croix River bridge. (Caution: two short gravel stretches for about one block). We’ll return on Brown’s Creek and Gateway Trails. ( You are invited to start biking with me from my house in St Paul at 8:15 am for a 75-mile ride). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing in St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Aug 31

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, August 31st to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing in St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Aug 24

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, August 24th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing in St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Aug 17

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, August 17th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain in St. Paul, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Aug 28

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, August 28th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219.

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain in St. Paul near Lexington and Larpenteur, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Aug 14

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, August 14th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219.

Bicycle, Fat Bike, Canoe, Kayak, Porch Sitting

Goodspeed's new porch, Jenkins Lake, Palisade, MN

Fri - Sun

Aug 25 - 27

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 24

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome, Social Activity, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Brian G.

Trip Description

It’s time for a porch warming party! Play hard, get wet, or just relax on my newly constructed screen porch. Bring your bicycle for the Mississippi River Trail (MRT). Fat bikes are excellent on the Soo Line trail. Paddle the wild meandering Mississippi River, or hang out on Jenkins Lake.

The porch is big, but the cabin is small. So I’ve reserved space in nearby Berglund Campground (Palisade - 4.5 miles north of my place. Good tent sites, modern facilities & hot showers. It’s right on the MRT and the Soo Line trail. Within walking distance of two restaurants and a small grocery/gas/bait store.

-Arrive anytime Friday afternoon.
-Saturday supper potluck.
-Some refrigerator space available.

Let me know if plan to plan to attend!
good0038@umn.edu

Death Valley Escape!

Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek Campground, California

Sun - Sat

Feb 4 - 10

Estimated Cost: $350
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$100
Max Trip Size: 15

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

  1. Bob J
    971-275-3878

Trip Description

This will be a joint trip with the Wasatch Mountain Club of Utah. I will be flying to Las Vegas and renting a car for the week; the park is a two hour drive from LV. Expect clear skies and temps 60s to 80s. In addition to hiking, biking, camping, stargazing, and partying, there are lots of ranger talks and sightseeing trips available.

Biking, Possible Swimming

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Fri - Sun

Sep 1 - 3

Estimated Cost: $20
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$10
Max Trip Size: 12

Categories

Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping

Coordinator(s)

Jim H

Trip Description

Bike Eau Claire and the Chippewa River on Labor Day Weekend
Friday Sept. 1st to Sunday the 3rd
12 maximum
Trip cost- deposit of $10
The $10 deposit covers the food that I provide for breakfasts, snacks and one cookout dinner plus my expenses. Other costs are for on-your-own stuff like, gas, bike trail fees, etc.
Bring a sleeping bag, tent and bike.
Arriving on Friday, Sept. 1st at my place,1767 Drummond St., Eau Claire, WI for tent setup, snacks/drinks between 5:00 -6:00 pm, at 6:00 biking to dinner close by. My backyard where we setup the tents, is bordered by Putnam Park, a great natural setting.
Saturday:
Breakfast on steel cut oats with brown sugar, milk and coffee provided by me. Bike the rivers and hills of E.C., approx. 20-30 miles, shorter if you wish to return sooner. See how the rivers flow through the city from great vantage points never before scaled in the history of man.  There is an opportunity to also swim in the clean water of Half Moon by Carson Park if it is a hot day. I have a shower at my house but hopefully it will not be used. There will be access to a bathroom at my house.
We’ll picnic while biking and stop at a local brewery towards the end of the ride. In the evening in the backyard there will be grilled vegetables and grilled chicken. Additional contributions of salad, dessert, side dishes would be appreciated.
Sunday:
Breakfast on steel cut oats with brown sugar, milk and coffee provided by me. Bike the Chippewa River bike trail, approx 30-50 miles round trip depending on how far you’d like to go with a picnic on the way. We’ll come back to my place, biking the same way back, then pack and leave by 4 pm at the latest.

Weeknight Hike

Battle Creek Park, St. Paul, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Aug 7

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 25

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Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Alison H

Trip Description

Meet at the Battle Creek Rec Center, 75 Winthrop St S, St Paul. The hike starts at 6:30 p.m. We will hike for approximately 90 minutes.

If you are training for a backpacking trip, feel free to hike with your pack. That’s what I’m planning to do.

Additional socializing after the hike at the Dari-Ette Drive In, 1440 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul.

All are welcome. You do not need to be a member for day activities, so bring a friend! Bring water, bug repellent, and rain gear if appropriate. We will hike except in the event of severe weather. If you are training for a backpacking trip, feel free to hike with your pack. That’s what I’m planning to do.

Biking

Carlton, MN

Sat, 10:00 am

Aug 12

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 8

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Summer Trips, Bicycling

Coordinator(s)

Maggie P.

Trip Description

I am planning to bike the Willard Munger Trail on Saturday August 12. I would like to do the section from Carlton to Duluth with a side trip to Jay Cooke State Park. This section is about 15 miles with a slightly downhill grade. We could bike out and back or shuttle cars to the end of the trail. I would like to meet at the trail head at 10:00. Plan to have lunch on the trail.

I am planning on this being a day trip but if people would prefer to spend the night I will try to find a campground. I have a small camper in Moose Lake that could accommodate a couple people and there are several campgrounds in that area.

NEW DATE! 19th Annual Summer in the Sticks at Elm Creek Park

Maple Grove, MN

Sun, 9:00 am

Aug 27

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 30

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

Jodi & Scott S.

Trip Description

Pack up your yard games, a chair, and a cooler and get ready to make the trek all the way to the NW ’burbs to have some fun! Join us for biking, hiking, inline skating, swimming, picnic, etc. at and around Elm Creek Park Reserve. See agenda below for activities and meeting times ...

For those interested in other activities, meet at the park for spontaneous bike rides, inline skating, hiking, volleyball, swimming, disc golf.

We can’t be everywhere at once, so we need people to help coordinate these other activities — just let us know what, when, and where and we’ll add it to the list. BAM, you’ve got fellow Rovers to play with outside!

Elm Creek Park Reserve has 20 miles of paved trails that also connect to Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park via the Rush Creek Regional Trail (7 miles) or Fish Lake Regional Park on the Medicine Lake Regional Trail. These trails are all in excellent condition for biking and inline skating. There are also over 30 miles of turf hiking trails an AWESOME 12+ mile mountain bike trail system, plus the new Eastman Nature Center.

Don’t forget swimwear! There’s a man-made, chlorinated, and filtered swimming pond ($4 fee) with sand beach in the park. For the kiddos, there’s a really nice playground at the recreation area as well.

If you can’t make it during the day, join us later (~5pm), for a pot-luck BBQ. Bring something to grill, something to share, and your beverage of choice. We also need people to bring grills and charcoal.

AGENDA (so far):

9:00 a.m. - Long Bike Ride (40-50 miles). Meet in the parking lot at the recreation area (near the beach). We’ll probably stop at a bar & grille for lunch, but feel free to BYOL. There may also be an ice cream stop as well!

12:00 p.m. - Shorter, Slower Bike Ride (15-20 miles). Meet by the Rovers banners at the picnic area by the swimming pond / recreation area. (Anyone want to be the point person this one? Otherwise, just show up and hike the paved trails around the park!)

1:00 p.m. - Hiking. Meet near the banners and hike the ski trails to the visitor center and back or north toward Eastman Nature Center. (Anyone want to be the point person this one? Otherwise, just show up and hike the ski trails!)

5:00 p.m. - Potuck BBQ. Look for the banners and pop-up shelter in the picnic area near the swimming pond. Bring something to grill and something to share.

Send a message to the e-group if you have another activity you’d like to organize!

Canoeing and Kayaking

Clearwater, MN

Sat, 11:00 am

Aug 5

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

Categories

Summer Trips, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Kris F., Cathy P.

Trip Description

Note that this is replacing our original trip to the Chisago Lakes area on the same date (Aug 5)

Cathy Perme and Kris Felbeck are co-leading a day trip on the upper Mississippi River on Saturday, August 5. We will meet in Clearwater, MN (about an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities, off of Interstate 94) at 11 am to put in at Clear Waters Outfitting. We will paddle about 8 miles down river, enjoying a seldom seen part of the Mississippi, taking out at Snuffy’s Landing. We intend to stop to swim and snack at least once or twice - there are a number of nice sandbars along this stretch of the river.

This is a family friendly and beginner friendly trip.

Because this is a big fishing event weekend, Clear Waters Outfitting is short on boats. We have reserved four single kayaks and two tandem canoes. The kayaks cost $41 per person, and the tandem canoes cost $31 per person. If you intend to rent, you need to confirm with us by this Friday, July 28.

If you plan to bring your own boat, Clear Waters Outfitting will shuttle you back to the put-in, along with your boat, for $15. Again, they need to know ahead of time.

The trip should take about 3 - 4 hours, and we will adjourn to a bar/cafe in either Clearwater or Monticello afterwards. You can plan on being back in the Cities by 6 - 7 pm.

This part of the Mississippi is now categorized as a Wild and Scenic River, which is the same as the St Croix. It has great fishing and birdwatching - a good example of what improvements can be made when a city (St Cloud) gets serious about improving their water quality.

Contact Kris at krisfelbeck@yahoo.com to sign up.

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain - St. Paul, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Aug 7

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, August 7th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219.

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain - St. Paul, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jul 31

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, July 31st to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219.

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing - St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Aug 10

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, August 10th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing - St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Aug 3

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, August 3rd to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing-St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jul 27

Estimated Cost: $0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, July 27th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jul 24

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, July 24th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219.

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain - St. Paul, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jul 17

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, July 17th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219.

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing, St. Paul, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jul 20

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, July 20th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: David Byrne 612-214-3219

Midweek Hike

Lake Elmo Park Reserve, MN

Wed, 6:30 pm

Jul 26

Estimated Cost: $5
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Steven K.

Trip Description

Hike around Lake Elmo Park to view the woods, prairie, lakes, and native wildlife. We’ll meet at the Visitor Center inside the park at 6:30 p.m. and start on our walk by 6:45. (Note: the Visitor Center is farther inside the park; beyond the Pay Station office). Bring bug spray, water, and appropriate footwear.

We can stop for ice cream or at the Tavern afterwards.

Bicycling

Stillwater (Brown's Creek and Gateway State Trails), MN

Sat, 1:00 pm

Jul 29

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Bicycling

Coordinator(s)

Steven K., Carrie K.

Trip Description

We will meet at the Depot in Stillwater on the Brown’s Creek Trail and bicycle up to the Gateway Trail, turn northeast and bike to Pine Point Park for a break. We will return to Stillwater via the same route in reverse.
In Stillwater we can stop for a snack (or meal) at the Freighthouse and/or stop for ice cream.
Bring your bike helmets, water, and bicycle locks for back in Stillwater. The pace will be a leisurely 10-12 mph ride.

Cancelled!  Canoeing

Venue Changed - Chisago City, MN

Sat, 10:30 am

Aug 5

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Paddling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Kris F., Cathy P.

Trip Description

Canoe/kayak exploration of lakes near Chisago City, MN, less than an hour from the Twin Cities. You will need to provide your own canoe or kayak. If you don’t have one, let us know and we may be able to hook you up with someone looking for a paddling partner. This should be a fun outing on some lakes that few of us have any experience with. Experience level should be moderate (i.e., at least one of you should have paddled a minimum of 4 or 5 times). Expect to be back in the Cities by early evening. Contact krisfelbeck for more details.

Camping, Hiking, Biking, Paddling

Bear Head Lake State Park, MN

Fri - Sun

Sep 8 - 10

Estimated Cost: $44
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$13
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

Jerry C, Shelly G

Trip Description

I reserved this group camp last winter after an incredible visit. Park highlights include great camping among the red and white pines and the immense lake system, hiking trails, biking on park roads, swimming beach, and abundant wildlife inc. black bears, nesting eagles, wolves and moose to possibly see. Kayaks and canoes are available to rent at the park office. Ely is a short drive away if you wish to explore. This will be a ‘bring your own food ‘and we will have a wonderfully diverse pot luck on Saturday night around the campfire. Deposit includes camping fees and firewood. Yay, let’s have fun!

“Wonders of the Night Sky” Star Gazing & Camping

Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Sat - Mon

Aug 5 - 7

Estimated Cost: $10
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

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Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Janie L.

Trip Description

There is free camping this night. ” Join meteorologist Mike Lynch and astronomers to view the wonders of the night sky. Lynch will have his large reflecting telescopes set up for viewing, including two giant 20-inch reflector telescopes that are among the largest mobile telescopes in Minnesota. Learn about celestial photography as Lynch takes amazing photos, which will be made available to participants at no additional charge.” Contact 218-822-3333. The next day, Sunday we plan to head to Duluth and have lunch then make our way up to Gran Marais where I have a hotel reserved or people can camp. We can stop and hike at different scenic stops along the way. Also we can kayak.

BWCA Trip

Lake One Entry to Insula - BWCA, MN

Wed - Sun

Aug 30 - Sep 3

Estimated Cost: $200
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$30
Max Trip Size: 6

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Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Other Summer Activities

Coordinator(s)

Kathy L., Chris J.

Trip Description

Join us for a fun BWCA trip! We enter at Lake One, paddle through the numbered lakes, past the Pigami Creek Fire and hope to land a great base camp site at Insula Lake. We will base camp on Insula Thursday through Sunday and do lots of fishing, exploring, relaxing, reading, swimming and laughing!

Itinerary: Wed Aug 30, drive to Ely, stay at bunkhouse, pack portage packs that night. Thurs Aug 31, early AM wake up, a quick breakfast and enter BWCA. Paddle and portage to Insula. Setup base camp on Insula and stay until Sunday. Early rise on Sunday to paddle out. Drive home Sunday night. Labor Day Monday to relax at home. (Itinerary could change based on weather.)

The Adventure: We have 7 portages, none of them super long, and a few lakes. This means: We will pack light, you must be able to paddle and portage, we will be sharing tents, we will supply all group gear and food (we can discuss possible gear options you might bring). Insula has great fishing, so there will be lots of fishing. We will pack light, go far, work hard, and have lots of fun! (Route could change based on weather.)

Food and Beverages: Meals are planned by us and will accommodate gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian (there will be meat in meals, somehow separated for vegetarians). We supply all snacks and lunches too. Most all food will be dehydrated. There will be adult beverages on this trip.

Trip cost is still TBD. It can be anywhere from $130 to $230. It will depend on how many and what kind of boats we need to rent.

Eclipse Trip!

The Path of Totality (near Lincoln), Nebraska

Sun - Tue

Aug 20 - 22

Estimated Cost: $90
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$50
Max Trip Size: 12

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Summer Trips, Camping, Other Summer Activities, Other, Family friendly

Coordinator(s)

Alison H.

Trip Description

Eclipse time! On Monday, August 21 a total solar eclipse will be visible across the USA with the path of total eclipse passing as close as Nebraska. I have a reservation for Sunday night at Branched Oak State Recreation Area in Nebraska just outside the path of totality.

The drive down to Nebraska on Sunday will be about 7 hours. We’ll camp and drive to the path of totality on Monday morning. The eclipse will be around mid-day. Be prepared to change plans depending on cloud cover. In order to remain flexible, I did not make a reservation for Monday night. We’ll start driving home after the eclipse and find a place to camp on the way home. Return home on Tuesday, time to be determined. Be prepared to be away from home through dinner time on Tuesday.

Estimated cost is $70-$100, which includes gas & mileage ($50-$60 based on 3-4 people per vehicle) and campsites. I am working on finding eclipse viewing glasses/filters. Food will be on your own or can be planned as a group. Food is not included in the estimated price.

This trip is weather dependent. Deposit is $50. $45 will be refunded in case of weather cancellation. (Campsite reservation already paid.) One site currently reserved. Will reserve up to 2 additional campsites if more people sign up, based on availability. Campsites in the area are going fast, so don’t delay.

Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Other Summer Activities

Itasca State Park , MN

Fri - Mon

Sep 1 - 4

Estimated Cost: $115
Deposit:
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$115
Max Trip Size: 31

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Other Summer Activities, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

Sandy A , Mary Ann A.

Trip Description

Hiking, Biking, and Paddling at beautiful Itasca State Park. We have the entire Hostel to ourselves, which is across the park road from the lake where you can rent bikes, kayaks, and canoes (or bring your own). Games, laughter, and/or music around the campfire in the evenings or a short hike over the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River are likely.

Don’t dawdle until the last minute to sign up as there’s always a summer-end rush and a wait list. Payments must be received in full to save your spot. This is a cooperative trip where everyone pitches in to help with meals.

Contact Sandy for reservations. Estimated cost is $115 includes 3 night lodging, 7 1/2 meals, and cleaning (what a deal!). Current membership and non re-fundable deposit required to reserve a spot.

Bicycling: River Falls Rollercoaster

River Falls, WI

Sun, 10:00 am

Jul 2

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Bike 48 miles of rollercoaster hills to bluffs on the Mississippi River and back along the Trimbelle River. Meet 10 am at Glen Park in River Falls, WI. Take I-94 east to Wisconsin then exit #3 on Hwy 35 south to River Falls. Go though downtown, turn right (west) on Park Street and go two blocks to Glen Park. Meet in the east lot. Pack a lunch. Rehydrate at the Swinging Bridge Brewing Company afterwards. Call me if you’re running late. David Byrne: 612-214-3219

Kayak/Canoe/Camp

Zumbro River/ Thielman, Southeast MN

Fri - Sun

Jun 23 - 25

Estimated Cost: $40
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 8

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Summer Trips, Camping, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

tom m

Trip Description

Friday: Meet at 4PM at parking lot north end of athletic field on Snelling Ave. at Macalster College. Drive to a very nice campground by Theilman, MN. Paddle the beautiful Zumbro River from Millville to Theilman on Saturday. 3 hour paddle suitable for beginners. Camp overnight same campground. Might paddle another segment Sunday. Fee was $5/tent last year may be more now.
Leave Sunday.

Biking, Hiking or Kayaking

Bayfield, Wisconsin

Fri - Sun

Jul 21 - 23

Estimated Cost: $85
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$50
Max Trip Size: 10

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

Maggie P.

Trip Description

I am planning a trip to Bayfield for the weekend of July 21-23. I will rent the house that Rovers use in the winter and have room for 6-10 people depending on the mix of singles/couples. There are 3 bedrooms-2 with twin beds and one with a queen bed. I also have the 2 motel rooms right above the main level. The place is right along the highway so you do hear some road noise at night.

I am hoping to do some biking on Madeline Island but people are free to do whatever activities they enjoy-hiking, kayaking, shopping, wine tasting. Bayfield has a lot going on in the summertime.

The cost of the trip will probably less than 100.00. People will be on their own for lunch and we’ll probably do a potluck for dinner. I will bring a variety of foods for breakfast. The place has a full kitchen.

If you are interested please contact me either by e-mail mapiehowski@yahoo.com or phone 715-866-4870.

Bicycling

Twin Cities Grand Rounds, MN

Sun, 10:00 am

Jul 9

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Mo Q, Andrea P

Trip Description

Join us for the next installment of Mo and Andy’s Excellent Adventure! Bike the Grand Rounds with us as we explore tree lined trails, meandering Minnehaha Creek, the lovely Chain of Lakes, and the lesser known industrial byways along the Mississippi River. We’ll be starting at East River Road and doing a 35-40 mile loop at an intermediate pace. Most of the way is on paved bike trail, but at times we will need to bike on the road. Riders will need to bring a bike, helmet, bike lock, puncture repair kit, drinking water, and cash. We’ll stop for a bite to eat on East Bank campus after our ride.

Howl With Wolves Overnight

Wildlife Science Center, Stacy, MN

Fri - Sat

Oct 6 - 7

Estimated Cost: $35
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$35
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Camping, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly

Coordinator(s)

  1. Audrey S
    612-874-7321

Trip Description

Ever wanted to howl at the moon? Ever wanted to howl with a pack of wolves? We can do just that on an overnight at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC), just north of the Twin Cities near Stacy. This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in Minnesota wildlife, photographers or families to learn more about the predators in our state.
We’ll spend the night in the safety of the common area, while surrounded by more than 40 wolves and other wildlife (kept in secure enclosures). Naturalists will introduce us to the wolves, bears, mountain lions, lynx, raptors and other wildlife that live at the WSC. We’ll have a bonfire in the evening and sleep in tents. We’ll cook our own breakfast in the morning, then have another presentation by the WSC naturalists.We can depart after the presentation in the morning or stay for the WSC’s Harvest Howl event. WSC staff will be on site at all times during our overnight.
Family members are welcome at this event. More information will follow as the date gets closer. From 7 p.m. on October 6th until 10 a.m. on October 7th.
Deposits ($35) accepted in check (made out to Wildlife Science Center) or cash, no credit cards. Contact Audrey for details.
http://www.wildlifesciencecenter.org/

MISS Adventure: Bike with a Park Ranger along the Mississippi River Trail

Veterans Memorial Levee Park, 301 East 1st Street Hastings, MN

Tue, 9:45 am

Jun 20

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

Christy J

Trip Description

Join me next Tuesday morning for a guided 4 - 5 mile bike ride along the Mississippi River Trail with a National Park Ranger. This is a co-hosted event between the City of Hastings & the Mississippi River National Recreation Area. (AKA: MISS)

This section of the Mississippi River Trail is part of the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area—a National Park that stretches for 72 miles along the Mississippi river throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Let’s meet & be ready to ride at 9:45 AM at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in downtown Hastings. I will have a bright pink bike helmet w/ a brown MN Rovers bandana attached so you can spot me before the ride.

Here is the description from the Facebook event:
A Park Ranger will lead the 4 mile bike ride along the Mississippi River Trail for a morning of scenic biking along the riverfront; while learning fun facts about the Mississippi river!
https://www.facebook.com/events/271422706655260/?active_tab=about

The guided ride lasts one hour. After that, we can determine as a group if we want to bike further along the Mississippi River Trail.

This is a family-friendly, beginner friendly day trip and MN Rovers membership is not required. Please let me know if you will join me, so I can look for you.

Bring water, helmet & snacks. Eating at a local restaurant after our ride is an option.

Camping, Mountain/Road Biking, Hiking and Star Gazing

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Sat - Sat

Sep 16 - 23

Estimated Cost: $200
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$5
Max Trip Size: 30

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Other Summer Activities, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Suresh S

Trip Description

Join us for camping, hiking, biking & star gazing at Theodore Roosevelt NP!

We’ll spend the first few nights in the South Unit, near Medora, hiking & biking during the day, and attending the Dakota Nights Star Party during the evening.

Members of the Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) will be partnering with park staff to give night-time showings of stars, planets and deep sky objects through large telescopes. To show their appreciation, the park is waving entrance and group camp fees in the south unit for MAS and Rovers!!

On Sept. 18th we will head to the North Unit to do some back country hiking, mountain/road biking, and more star gazing in some of the most scenic sections of the North Dakota Badlands. See the bison herds, prairie dog towns and other wildlife in their natural state!

The Maah-Daah-Hey mountain biking trail runs through the park and extends 96 miles.

https://www.imba.com/epics/maah-daah-hey-trail

Trip cost estimate includes gas, camping fees, food and showers. Members will be responsible for their own food during this trip.

Backpacking & Canyoneering

Buckskin Gulch & Paria River Canyon, Utah

Fri - Fri

Sep 15 - 22

Estimated Cost: $900
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$200
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Alison H, Heide E.

Trip Description

Join your Rover friends for backpacking in the canyons of southern Utah. We have permits for 3 nights in Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon.
Buckskin Gulch is one of the longest slot canyons in the world at 12 miles with only one way out at 6 miles. The first day in the canyon will be a 14 mile challenging and beautiful hike including short climbs down (not technical) and wading in muddy pools that range from calf to chest deep. Plan to carry 2 gallons of water on the first day as the first water source is 15 miles from the trailhead. Once down to the Paria River, the pace will be more measured as there will be access to drinking water and safe places to camp.
Important Notes:
1. This is not a beginner hike. Only experienced backpackers who can hike 15 miles a day with a heavy pack will be accepted.
2. The ability to hike Buckskin Gulch is weather dependent. Any forcasted rain in a 50 mile radius may make it impossible to enter Buckskin Gulch. There will be alternative hikes in the area if this happens.

We will also spend a couple of days camping and exploring the area in addition to the 4 days in the canyons.

Estimate Cost of $800-1000 includes airfare, car rental, permits, and staying 1 night in a bed.

Dakota Trail Bike Ride (Mound - Mayer)

Mound , Minnesota

Sat, 10:00 am

Jun 17

Estimated Cost: $10
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Stacey G, Jim M

Trip Description

Explore Three Rivers Park District’s paved Dakota Trail! Meet at the public parking at 5155 Lynwood Boulevard, Mound. It’s 26 miles round trip from Mound to Mayer. Otherwise, feel free to turn around at any point, if you want a shorter ride. We’ll stop in Mayer for lunch at a local watering hole. Possible stops during or after include the Minnetonka Drive-in, Gale Woods Farm, Big Stone Mini-Golf, or possibly the Lost Lake Creamery! Bring water and snacks. We’ll depart at 10:00, so plan to be there earlier to pump up your tires and do other prep work. Helmets required. Moderate pace: 10-12 m.p.h. (Your cost will depend on what you buy for lunch and snacks.) Email us so that we know who’s coming!

Bike Ride

Lake Minnetonka Trail, Minnesota

Sat, 10:00 am

Jun 24

Estimated Cost: $5
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Stacey G, Scott M

Trip Description

Join us and explore the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail! Stretching 15 miles between Hopkins and Carver Park, this aggregate trail offers scenic views of Lake Minnetonka and passes through several small towns, including Excelsior and Victoria. We will bike out to Victoria, where we will have lunch at the Dairy Queen before heading back to Hopkins. For those who are interested, we will adjourn to LTD Brewing in Hopkins for a cold one at the end of the ride. Because this is an aggregate trail, the biking will be a little rougher. Ask if you have concerns. Meet at the public parking on 9th Avenue North between Main Street and 1st Street North in Hopkins. Total length is 30 miles, but you could turn around earlier if you wanted to shorten the route. Bring water and snacks. (Bring your lunch or buy it at the DQ.) We’ll depart at 10:00, so plan to be there earlier to pump up your tires and do other prep work. Helmets required. Moderate pace: 10-12 m.p.h. Email us to let us know you’re coming and for a map/directions to the parking lot.

Canoe the St.Croix River

Taylors Falls, MN

Sat, 11:00 am

Jul 22

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Kris F, Cathy P

Trip Description

Cathy Perme and I are coordinating a day trip on the St. Croix River. Are you interested? If so, let us know. The day is Saturday, July 22. We will put in at Taylor’s Falls and paddle to Osceola (about 3 hours). This would be a perfect trip for a newbie canoeist, or a family, or anyone who wants to enjoy the sun and wildlife and easy current of the beautiful and clean St. Croix River. You can bring your own boats (we can set up a shuttle) or you can rent equipment at Taylor’s Falls (about $42 for boat and gear for 2). We did this trip in September 2016 and it was fabulously successful. Plan to start at 11 a.m.

After a 3+ hour paddle, we will adjourn to a cafe in Osceola for a meal. You can plan to be back in the Cities by dinner time. We will stop at least once to allow for snacks and swimming.

Wednesday Night Hike -Boom Island Park

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wed, 6:30 pm

Jun 21

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 50

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Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Les T

Trip Description

For this Wednesday Night Hike on June 21st, meet at Boom Island Park at 6:30 p.m. We’ll hike to the Stone Arch Bridge, across the river on the bridge, and back to Boom Island. We can all socialize at boom island brewery afterwards.

Hiking, exploring & camping in the Chippewa National Forest

Cass Lake, MN

Thu - Sun

Jun 15 - 18

Estimated Cost: $40
Deposit:
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$15
Max Trip Size: 7

Categories

Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

Christy J, Rosie D

Trip Description

Join us on Thursday, June 15 - Sunday, June 18, as we explore part of the Chippewa National Forest, hike The Lost Forty, take a boat ride to Star Island & hike to Lake Windigo and camp on the shores of Cass Lake. Let me know if you have questions.

Fun Fact! The Chippewa National Forest is the first National Forest established east of the Mississippi River & contains more lakes & wetlands than any other National Forest!

We will leave the Twin Cities on Thursday, June 15, around 10 AM. We will stop & hike at the Shingobee Recreation Area, just south of Walker, MN. The North Country National Scenic Trail winds through part of Shingobee Recreation Area. We will continue on to Cass Lake & set up camp late afternoon / early evening on Thursday. On Friday, we will take a pontoon boat to Star Island, the largest Island on Cass Lake. Star island is unique because it is also home to Lake Windigo, a one-of-a kind lake within a lake.

Saturday will be a day of exploring bogs, scenic byways, historic sites & The Lost Forty—an area of land that was never logged. The Lost Forty Scientific & Natural Area (SNA) has virgin old growth Red & White pines that are 350 years old. It’s also home of the MN Red Pine “Big Tree Champion”, which stands 120 feet tall & has a circumference of 115 inches.

Sunday will be a day of exploring the area before returning home.

For those who would like to bike, there are three bike trails in the area: Migizi Bike Trail is a 19 mile paved bike trail that circles Pike Bay; The section of the Heartland State Trail from Cass Lake to Walker is a 22-mile paved trail; Section 3 of the Paul Bunyan State Trail covers 37 miles from Walker to Bemidji.

Meals will be on your own. We will provide a stove for group use. We will have a group potluck dinner on Friday. Sharing large tents will be necessary to accommodate the camping site. Possible dinner options in Cass Lake or Bemidji on Thursday and Saturday.

Estimated Cost: $20 - 40, depending on group size. (plus meals & transportation) Deposit: $15

Here are links to info for the area:

Chippewa National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/chippewa

Shingobee Recreation Area
http://www.co.cass.mn.us/document_center/land/trails/Shingobee_Recreation_Area.pdf

The Lost Forty
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snas/detail.html?id=sna01063

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chippewa/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=26672&actid=50

Star Island & other attractions in Cass Lake MN http://www.casslake.com/attractions.html

Migizi Bike Trail https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chippewa/recreation/recarea/?recid=26700&actid=70

Heartland State Trail http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/heartland/index.htm

Paul Bunyan State Trail https://www.paulbunyantrail.com/trail-maps/section-3/

Wild Parsnip Pull

Whitewater State Park, MN

Sat, 6:00 am

Jun 24

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 7

Categories

Other, Day Trips, Conservation

Coordinator(s)

Ron H, Jen O.

Trip Description

Help eradicate invasive parsnip in one of our state parks by participating in the 5th Annual Parsnip Pull at Whitewater State Park, 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, June 24. Lunch from Subway Sandwiches will be provided. Volunteers will work in teams to pull wild parsnip from heavy use areas of the park.

We will arrange carpooling closer to the event and will need an early start as the park is around 2 hours from the metro area.

You must wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt to avoid skin contact with the toxic sap of the plant. Heavy rubber gloves will be provided.

You need to do two things to sign up: 1. Contact Ron Heck by replying to this posting; 2. Send an email sara.holger@state.mn.us (or call 507-932-3007, ext. 226.) to register yourself with the DNR for the activity.

You can read more about invasive wild parsnip on the DNR’s website http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/herbaceous/wildparsnip.html

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jun 26

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, June 26th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219.

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jun 19

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, June 19th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219.

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain, MN

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jun 12

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, June 12th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219.

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jun 29

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, June 29th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jun 22

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, June 22nd to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jun 15

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, June 15th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jun 8

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, June 8th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome (Meet here thru September). Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219

Backpacking, Hiking, Camping

Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota

Fri - Mon

Sep 8 - 11

Estimated Cost: $25
Deposit:
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$10
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Camping, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Want to try backpacking for the first time? Maybe you’ve been out once and want to solidify your skills? Then this trip is for you!

We’ll plan this trip together from selecting the route and campsites to figuring out meals and logistics. In the process, you’ll learn how to plan a trip; choose the right gear, clothing and food; pack a backpack, navigate and camp in the backcountry; filter water, hang a bear bag, and cook with a backpacking stove; and train to get in shape for the challenge.

Don’t have the gear? We can probably get what you need from the gear locker!

This trip is open to 5 Rovers who have been on 0 or 1 backpacking trips. If there are still spots available Aug. 1st, the trip will open up to Rovers with more backpacking experience.

Note: “Beginner” here is in terms of backcountry hiking/camping skills and abilities. The Superior Hiking Trail is rugged and more difficult than most state park trails in Minnesota. You should be able to handle 8-10 miles with a 30-lb. pack on state park trails that at least come close to replicating the SHT (e.g., Afton, Banning, Jay Cooke, most parks along the north shore, or Interstate Park, WI.)

The weekend will include driving up to the north shore in the morning and hiking in the afternoon on Friday, 2 full days of hiking Saturday & Sunday, and a morning hike and drive home in the afternoon Monday. We will start early each day so we have the best chance of getting spots in the better campsites on what may be a busy weekend. I estimate we will cover more than 24 but fewer than 30 miles on this trip.

We will have a ~3 hour pre-trip get together in July to plan our route, logistics and sort out what gear to bring; and a training hike with full backpack in August. Be sure to read our policies on communication and participation so you know what’s expected of you.

Once accepted, a deposit of $10 payable to the coordinator will hold your space. Estimated costs include SHT shuttle and/or state park campsite (if needed.) Add to that your food, gas, etc. You must be a member to sign up, and your membership must be current at the time of the trip.

Contact Mike O. for more information, to sign up, and to get access to Google docs for more information (carpooling, tent sharing, etc.)

REI: National Get Outdoors Day

Powderhorn Park - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sat, 11:00 am

Jun 10

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips, Social Activity, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Darcy A, Stacey G

Trip Description

Rovers, come out for REI’s National-Get-Outdoors-Day on June 10 at 11 a.m.

Here is a link to information about the event:

https://www.rei.com/events/national-get-outdoors-day-event/174029#event-location-details

Here is a link to the sign-up sheet:

https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheets/d/1I2VSqyJSye5M46kq5NVudG3CWtCNMAu6DkMFKrlcqWY/edit?usp=sharing

White Water Paddling and Camping

Yellow Medicine River, Granite Falls, MN

Sat - Sun

Jun 3 - 4

Estimated Cost: $35
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 8

Categories

Summer Trips, Camping, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

Tom M

Trip Description

There is to be 1 night of camping at Upper Sioux Agency State Park. White water paddle on Yellow Medicine River. I quote from Paddling Southern MN book. “In its final 10 miles the Yellow Medicine River cuts a deep gorge to the MN River.Freguent class I-II rapids means exciting paddling.” Call or email me for more details.

If interested in carpooling, meet at 8 a.m.on June 3rd at the Macalister parking lot off Snelling just north of the sports fields (next to the building Rover meetings are held during the winter).

Make your own camp reservations at Upper Sioux Agency State Park.

Paddling and Moon Watching

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sat, 9:00 pm

Jun 10

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 15

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Summer Trips, Paddling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Fran L

Trip Description

Come and do a late night paddle under the full moon. We will paddle the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Sunset is 8:59, moonrise at 9:49. Meet at Cedar Lake, Sand Point beach at 9:00. PFD and lights required. If you are not a member, you must sign a waiver. Call or email me if you plan to come.

Backcountry Cook-off

Mn Rovers meeting area at Como Park, Minnesota

Tue, 7:20 pm

Jun 27

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 50

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Other, Day Trips, Social Activity, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Stacey G., Darcy A.

Trip Description

Participate in our 2017 Backcountry Cook-off on Tuesday, June 27, and help other outdoor enthusiasts expand their backcountry cooking repertoire! Show off your “old reliable” or try an interesting new recipe before you take it out on the trail. The rules: It’s day four of a wilderness backpacking trip. Ingredients/recipes should be appropriate for the backcountry. Recipes should take 30 minutes or fewer to prepare and require only a single-burner stove.

We’ll need lots of delicious entries, so we hope you’ll consider entering! Tasters— bring your plates/bowls and utensils to sample the goodies and vote for Best Breakfast, Best Dinner, Best Side, Best Dessert, The Dish You Are Most Likely to Make, and People’s Choice!

We need YOU to share your backcountry recipes! If you plan to enter, send Stacey Grimes (staceyjgrimes@hotmail.com) the following information:

1. Your name
2. What you will make
3. If you do not own a stove and will need a stove burner

Please bring everything you need (ingredients, pots/pans, water, etc.).

Cooking will begin as soon as the meeting part of our night is concluded (around 7:20). Dishes should take no more than 20 minutes from start to finish, so sampling and voting could start by about 7:40/7:45.

Will YOU be a Minnesota Rovers 2017 Backcountry Cook of the Year? There will be PRIZES!

Thursday Night Bike Ride

Flat Earth Brewing, MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

Jun 1

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, June 1st to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219

Bicycling

Carver Park Reserve in Victoria, MN

Sat, 2:00 pm

Jun 10

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling

Coordinator(s)

Cathy P, Steve G

Trip Description

Hi fellow Rovers,
We are rescheduling our bike ride for Saturday afternoon, June 10th for those who want a low-mileage (10-15 miles) leisurely (averaging 10 MPR) bike ride!
Come join us as we explore the paved bike trails at Carver Park Reserve. Bike around gently rolling prairie and check out the Grimm Farm Historic Site along the way. We will meet at the Lowry Nature Center at 2:00 p.m. and plan our route from there. There are two different loops, so you can do one or both, for a total of about 10-15 miles of riding. Bring a snack and we will picnic during our ride at one of the spots along the way. Helmets required. Optional activity: refreshments or early dinner afterward at a local haunt.
Please let us know if you are planning to come so that we can update you about any changes if we have inclement weather. You can email or text either one of us. Remember to include your name!

Hiking or Kayaking in Bayfield

Bayfield, WI

Fri - Sun

Jul 7 - 9

Estimated Cost: $53
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 6

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Summer Trips, Hiking, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

Jen O., Barry S.

Trip Description

Join us for a Bayfield weekend of camping from Friday-Sunday, July 7-9th. We are camping at the Apostle Island Campground just South of Bayfield, WI. (http://www.apostleislandsareacampground.com/). We have tickets for the Big Top Chautauqua shows (http://www.bigtop.org/) on Friday and Saturday night, but we plan on hiking or kayaking during the day on Saturday and possibly Sunday before heading back home.

Meals will be on your own. You are responsible for making camping reservations, which is done by sending in a check and filling out the camping form (http://www.apostleislandsareacampground.com/reservations-prices/).

Cost: $52.75 for 2 nights camping for 1-2 people in 1 tent. Must check in to campground by 8pm or there is an additional charge.

Plum City Bike Tour

Plum City, WI

Sun, 10:00 am

May 28

Estimated Cost: $20
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 13

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Meet 10 am in Plum City, WI (park on street near trout pond). Vino in the Valley closes at 5 pm Sunday; so we’ll bike the same loop but starting in Plum City and eat at Molly’s on Main afterwards. Not for beginners with challenging hills in bluff & coulee country. We’ll bike a 60-mile loop to Maiden Rock, Pepin & Plum City, WI, or a 46-mile option. Pack a lunch or snacks to eat halfway (or buy a treat at a bakery). Call for more info: David Byrne 612 -214-3219 (limited cell coverage in bluff country)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=12d7HvQRGwqKVQpdIbR9m76qaL9o&usp=sharing

Bicycling the Root River Trail from Preston

Preston (the Root River Trail), MN

Sat, 1:00 pm

May 27

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 16

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Summer Trips, Bicycling

Coordinator(s)

Steven K.

Trip Description

Bicycle the Root River Trail from Preston to Lanesboro and beyond and back to Preston. We will stop for a snack and/or dessert along the way. If you want to go for a shorter or longer ride, that is fine. We will meet in the Preston Trail Park (at the corner of Filmore and Center Streets) at 1 p.m. Bring water, your bicycle helmets, and a bicycle lock (if you have one).

Bicycle Ride to Minneopa State Park and on the Red Jacket Trail

MANKATO, MN

Sun, 10:00 am

Jun 4

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 12

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Summer Trips, Bicycling

Coordinator(s)

DOUG J., HEIDI H.

Trip Description

This trip was originally scheduled for May 21, but rescheduled because of weather.

This casual bike ride will be about 27 miles. From the West High School parking lot in Mankato, we will bike to Minneopa Falls and do a very short hike to the falls. From there we will take a trail to the Red Jacket Bridge. After a brief stop, we will continue to Rapidan and then to Dam Store for pie and/or lunch. The return trip will be on the Red Jacket Trail. We will leave at 10am and return about 2pm. The riding will be mostly trails with an average speed of 10-12 mph. There will be hills! The meeting place will be in the West High School parking lot between the high school and the YMCA off Riverfront Drive (not the one at the front of the high school!).

Remember to bring and wear your helmets. Also bring your bicycle water bottle.

Please sign up by sending Doug your contact information, including phone where you can be reached. Thank you.

Yellow Medicine River Paddling/Camping

Montivideo (Yellow Medicine River), MN

Sat - Sun

May 20 - 21

Estimated Cost: $30
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 5

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Summer Trips, Camping, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

Tom M.

Trip Description

This is a trip to canoe/kayak the final 8 miles of Yellow Medicine river which flows into the Minnesota river. “Frequent rapids(class I-II) and standing waves make for exciting paddling.” This is not for beginners. Leave 8AM, this Saturday from Macalster parking lot by football field. 130 miles west. 2.5 hour drive. Arrive, set up tents, paddle. Need dry bag or similar, lunch, dinner, breakfast. I am leaving Sunday. Please call me if going at 651-230-1272.

Hiking at Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Long Lake (Wolsfeld Woods SNA), MN

Mon, 6:00 pm

Jul 24

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 12

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Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Join us on July 24 at 6 p.m. for an evening hike at Wolsfeld Woods SNA. We’ll hike about 5 miles and will go for about 90 minutes.

The exact meeting location is the trailhead in the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot. Wolsfeld Woods SNA is at 2060 County Rd. 16 in Long Lake.

There will be more Monday evenings at different locations around the Cities for a 5-mile hike, usually about 90 minutes long with no breaks. Afterwards, continue the fun at a nearby restaurant, bar, grill, or gelato store. Events will be organized June – August, typically beginning at 6:00 PM, and will be announced at least one week in advance through (our trips page and on both the Minnesota Rovers and Twin Cities Hiking Meetup groups.
Locations may include: Hyland Lake, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, Lebanon Hills, Murphy-Hanrahan, Terrace Oaks, Lebanon Hills, Woodlake Nature Center, Mississippi River Gorge, Fort Snelling . . . possibly and urban hike in/around one of the downtowns.
This will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our club and to experience a variety of hiking trails. Anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting one of these hikes, or for more information, contact Mike O. at 651-356-5783.

Hiking at Lebanon Hills

Eagan, MN

Mon, 6:00 pm

Jul 17

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 12

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Join us on July 17 at 6 p.m. for an evening hike at Lebanon Hills. We’ll hike by Holland Lake for about 5 miles and will go for about 90 minutes.

The exact meeting location in Eagan at Lebanon Hills will be the Visitor Center (860 Cliff Road); between MN Hwy 3 and Lexington Ave.

There will be more Monday evenings at different locations around the Cities for a 5-mile hike, usually about 90 minutes long with no breaks. Afterwards, continue the fun at a nearby restaurant, bar, grill, or gelato store. Events will be organized June – August, typically beginning at 6:00 PM, and will be announced at least one week in advance through (our trips page and on both the Minnesota Rovers and Twin Cities Hiking Meetup groups.
Locations may include: Hyland Lake, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, Lebanon Hills, Murphy-Hanrahan, Terrace Oaks, Lebanon Hills, Woodlake Nature Center, Mississippi River Gorge, Fort Snelling . . . possibly and urban hike in/around one of the downtowns.
This will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our club and to experience a variety of hiking trails. Anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting one of these hikes, or for more information, contact Mike O. at 651-356-5783.

Hiking at Afton State Park

Afton State Park, MN

Mon, 6:00 pm

Jul 10

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 12

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Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Join us on July 10 at 6 p.m. for an evening hike in Afton State Park. We’ll meet at the 50th St. entrance. We’ll hike about 5 miles and will go for about 90 minutes.

There will be more Monday evenings at different locations around the Cities for a 5-mile hike, usually about 90 minutes long with no breaks. Afterwards, continue the fun at a nearby restaurant, bar, grill, or gelato store. Events will be organized June – August, typically beginning at 6:00 PM, and will be announced at least one week in advance through (our trips page and on both the Minnesota Rovers and Twin Cities Hiking Meetup groups.
Locations may include: Hyland Lake, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, Lebanon Hills, Murphy-Hanrahan, Terrace Oaks, Lebanon Hills, Woodlake Nature Center, Mississippi River Gorge, Fort Snelling . . . possibly and urban hike in/around one of the downtowns.
This will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our club and to experience a variety of hiking trails. Anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting one of these hikes, or for more information, contact Mike O. at 651-356-5783.

Hiking at Richard T Anderson Conservation Area

Eden Prairie (Richard T. Anderson Cons. Area), MN

Mon, 6:00 pm

Jun 19

Estimated Cost: $0
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Max Trip Size: 12

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Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Join us on June 19 at 6 p.m. for an evening hike at Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area. We’ll hike about 5 miles and will go for about 90 minutes.

Contact me for where we will meet.

There will be more Monday evenings at different locations around the Cities for a 5-mile hike, usually about 90 minutes long with no breaks. Afterwards, continue the fun at a nearby restaurant, bar, grill, or gelato store. Events will be organized June – August, typically beginning at 6:00 PM, and will be announced at least one week in advance through (our trips page and on both the Minnesota Rovers and Twin Cities Hiking Meetup groups.
Locations may include: Hyland Lake, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, Lebanon Hills, Murphy-Hanrahan, Terrace Oaks, Lebanon Hills, Woodlake Nature Center, Mississippi River Gorge, Fort Snelling . . . possibly and urban hike in/around one of the downtowns.
This will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our club and to experience a variety of hiking trails. Anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting one of these hikes, or for more information, contact Mike O. at 651-356-5783.

Hiking at Richardson Nature Center

Bloomington (Hyland Lake - Richardson Nature Center), MN

Mon, 6:00 pm

Jun 12

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 12

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Mike O.

Trip Description

Join us on June 12 at 6 p.m. for an evening hike at Richardson Nature Center . We’ll meet at the Hyland Lake. We’ll hike about 5 miles and will go for about 90 minutes.
There will be more Monday evenings at different locations around the Cities for a 5-mile hike, usually about 90 minutes long with no breaks. Afterwards, continue the fun at a nearby restaurant, bar, grill, or gelato store. Events will be organized June – August, typically beginning at 6:00 PM, and will be announced at least one week in advance through (our trips page and on both the Minnesota Rovers and Twin Cities Hiking Meetup groups.
Locations may include: Hyland Lake, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, Lebanon Hills, Murphy-Hanrahan, Terrace Oaks, Lebanon Hills, Woodlake Nature Center, Mississippi River Gorge, Fort Snelling . . . possibly and urban hike in/around one of the downtowns.
This will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our club and to experience a variety of hiking trails. Anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting one of these hikes, or for more information, contact Mike O. at 651-356-5783.

Walking Around Como Park

Como Park - St. Paul, MN

Tue, 5:00 pm

Jun 20

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 50

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Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Family friendly

Coordinator(s)

Steven K.

Trip Description

We’ll meet at Como Park at the same location we have our Tuesday meetings; we’ll walk through the zoo area, the gardens and around the lake. We’ll meet at 5:00 pm and be back in time for the Rover meeting. The zoo closes at 6:00 pm and is free of charge. Just bring your walking shoes, some water, and a light snack if you want. Sorry, no dogs in the zoo, but they can join us for the walk around the lake.

Canceled (Cold Rain Forecast) - Vino in the Valley Bike Tour

Maiden Rock, WI

Sat, 10:00 am

May 20

Estimated Cost: $20
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 13

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Meet 10 am at Vino in the Valley, an hours drive east of St Paul. There’s a detour so check their website: http://vinointhevalley.com/ We’ll bike a 60-mile loop to Maiden Rock, Pepin & Plum City, WI; or a 39-mile option on a WI Rustic Road. Not for beginners with challenging hills in bluff & coulee country. After the ride we’ll eat at Vino in the Valley. Pack a lunch or snacks to eat halfway (or buy something along the way). Call for more info: David Byrne 612 -214-3219
https://drive.google.com/open?id=12d7HvQRGwqKVQpdIbR9m76qaL9o&usp=sharing

Thursday Night Hike around Phalen Lake in St. Paul

St. Paul (Phalen Lake Regional Park), MN

Thu, 7:00 pm

Jun 15

Estimated Cost: $0
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Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

Diane O.

Trip Description

Please join fellow Rovers for a mid-week hike around Phalen Lake, St. Pauls largest lake. We will start the hike at 7 pm sharp. Meet in the first parking lot from the Wheelock Parkway entrance. We will meet on the north end of the lot. This is a 3 mile hike with an option to make it a bit longer.

You do not need to be a Rovers member to join so invite your friends :)

https://www.stpaul.gov/facilities/phalen-regional-park

Monday Night Bike Ride

The Bicycle Chain,

Mon, 6:30 pm

Jun 5

Estimated Cost: $0
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Monday, June 5th to bike a loop of up to 18 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. The Bicycle Chain is at the northeast corner of Lexington & Larpenteur in Roseville (behind Dairy Queen and a block south of Ol’ Mexico). Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219.

Thursday Night Bicycling

St. Paul (Flat Earth Brewery), MN

Thu, 6:30 pm

May 25

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Join us 6:30 pm Thursday, May 25th to bike a loop of up to 15 miles. All bikes and fitness levels are welcome. Flat Earth Brewing is in the old Hamm’s Brewery overlooking Swede Hollow at 688 Minnehaha Ave. East, St Paul, MN 55106
http://flatearthbrewing.com/contact.php
Call me if you’re running late: 612-214-3219

Hiking in Battle Creek Park

St. Paul, MN

Mon, 6:00 pm

Jun 5

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 12

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Mike O

Trip Description

Join us on June 5 at 6 p.m. for an evening hike in Battle Creek Park. We’ll meet at the Winthrop Rec. Center. We’ll hike about 5 miles and will go for about 90 minutes.

There will be more Monday evenings at different locations around the Cities for a 5-mile hike, usually about 90 minutes long with no breaks. Afterwards, continue the fun at a nearby restaurant, bar, grill, or gelato store. Events will be organized June – August, typically beginning at 6:00 PM, and will be announced at least one week in advance through (our trips page and on both the Minnesota Rovers and Twin Cities Hiking Meetup groups.

Locations may include: Hyland Lake, Battle Creek, Elm Creek, Lebanon Hills, Murphy-Hanrahan, Terrace Oaks, Lebanon Hills, Woodlake Nature Center, Mississippi River Gorge, Fort Snelling . . . possibly and urban hike in/around one of the downtowns.

This will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our club and to experience a variety of hiking trails. Anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting one of these hikes, or for more information, contact Mike O. at 651-356-5783.

Hiking

Crosby Farms Lake Park, St. Paul, MN

Wed, 6:30 pm

Jun 14

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 50

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

john f

Trip Description

3 to 4 mile hike, much of it off-trail. Will hike through woods, and narrow trails skirting park. Please wear hiking boots, and or long sleeves and pants. Bug repellant will probably be necessary. We will hike in light rain, if thunderstorms, I will send out a note by 5pm canceling. I do not have a cell or iPhone, so try to be on time. Hike duration approximately 2 hours. This route follows the Mississippi and then turns inland and for woods and two small lakes. Meet by the fire pit at the large parking lot. We can go out for ice cream afterwards if there is interest. It’s a fun route, come join me. John Faley

Midweek Hike

Mendota Heights (Dodge Nature Center, Lily Property), MN

Wed, 7:00 pm

Jun 7

Estimated Cost: $0
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$0
Max Trip Size: 30

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Summer Trips, Hiking, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Jen O., Barry S.

Trip Description

Come join me at the Lily Property of Dodge Nature Center. It is located on the south side of Highway 110 between Dodd Road and Delaware in Mendota Heights. We will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Mendota Church of Christ, which has parking. This will be a casual hike on grassy trails and we also may check the bluebird boxes along the way. Unfortunately there are no dogs allowed on these trails. Afterward, we’ll drive to the Cold Stone Creamery nearby.

Please dress for the weather and bring water and bug spray. Unless there are thunderstorms, this walk will be held and will take about 1-1.5 hours.

We will meet at parking area to the left of Mendota Heights United Church of Christ at 680 Highway 110, Mendota Heights - south side of Hwy 110 between between Dodd Rd. and Delaware Ave.”

Estimated cost: Ice Cream (Optional).

Explore the St Croix by Kayak and Bicycle

Wild River State Park, MN

Sat, 10:00 am

Jun 10

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Paddling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Andrea P , Mo Q

Trip Description

Join us as we gently paddle down the beautiful St Croix river, and find our way back to the start point by bike! This will be a relaxed intro to kayak-biking trips, 9 miles each way or 18 miles round trip. We will meet at 10:00am at Wild River State Park at the boat ramp parking lot (River Trail trailhead) and lock our bikes. By 10:30am we will be at the Sunrise Landing in the north end of the state park, where we will park the cars and unload the kayaks and canoes. Then the fun begins! Paddling (~3hrs) downstream to the bikes, and then returning to the cars by bike (~1 hr) on paved/gravel roads! Total trip time expected >6 hrs (leaving time for photos, lunches, swims, exploring, as well as dropping off/picking up bikes and kayaks.)

This is a beginner-intermediate trip. You do not need to be a Rover member to attend day trips, but you must sign the waiver form available on the Rovers website. Participants need to organize their own bikes, bike helmets, locks, kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Participants are responsible for transport of their own kayaks and bikes. There are 3 Rovers kayaks available for members (contact Andrea - first to claim them gets em). Otherwise, kayaks will be available for rent at the State Park via a third party vendor, details will be available on the State Park website from Memorial Day. All vehicles entering a State Park need to pay the entrance fee if you don’t already have a State Park sticker.

Stuff to remember: dry bag for keys and phone, packed lunch and snacks, water to drink, sunscreen and hat, bike and helmet and bike lock, kayak/paddles/life vest, state park pass, a smile and a sense of adventure.

CANCELED (Due to Rain and Cold) - Bike Ride at Carver Park Reserve

Victoria, MN

Sat, 11:00 am

May 20

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Cathy P., Janet U.

Trip Description

Come join us for a leisurely (averaging 10 mpr) bike ride of 10-15 miles as we explore the paved bike trails at Carver Park Reserve! Bike around gently rolling prairie and check out the Grimm Farm Historic Site along the way! We will meet at the Lowry Nature Center at 11 a.m. and plan our route from there. There are two different loops, so you can do one or both, for a total of about 10-15 miles of riding. Bring a lunch and we will picnic during or after our ride. Helmets required.

Hiking

Windom, Kilen Woods State Park, MN

Fri, 9:00 am

May 12

Estimated Cost: $5
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Steven K.

Trip Description

Join us for a leisurely hike at beautiful Kilen Woods State Park; it will go for several miles. Those that want to stay longer can hike as many miles as they want.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center.

Bring water and the appropriate footwear and apparel. This is a day hike so participants do not have to be MN Rover members.

Advanced Rock Climbing

Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, MN

Fri, 4:00 pm

May 12

Estimated Cost: $5
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 0

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Summer Trips, Climbing, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Audrey S

Trip Description

Experienced climbers (you have your own harness, shoes & helmet) meet at 4:00 pm at Taylors Falls. We’ll set some climbs and climb until dusk. Bring your gear, water, snacks, and a headlamp. Parking is at Interstate State Park, so you’ll need a MN state parks permit. Pick up a climbing permit at the kiosk at the end of the parking lot. Look for us at Tourist Rocks or MN Strip - or call to find out where we are. Optional dinner after climbing at Romayne’s in TF.

Event Canceled - Metro Woodland Restoration

Westwood Hills Nature Center, St. Louis Park, MN

Sat, 8:30 am

Jun 3

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

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Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips, Conservation

Coordinator(s)

Ron H., Jen O.

Trip Description

We are looking for 10 Rovers to join Great River Greening to help plant wildflowers and pull invasive garlic mustard at Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The address is 8300 W Franklin Ave, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Once a golf course, this 160-acre site is now a beautiful natural area comprised of rolling hills of big woods forest, tall grass prairie, and wetland habitat surrounding Westwood Lake. More information about the park can be found here:
https://www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec/westwood-hills-nature-center.html

A light breakfast snack and lunch will be provided! Plus all ages are welcome, but children must be supervised.

If you are able to participate, please register yourself individually on the event website (https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/june-3-westwood-hills-nature-center/) as soon as you can. Your spot will be guaranteed when you register for the event. IMPORTANT: When you fill out the online form, enter “MN Rovers Outdoors Club” in the Group Name box. The organizers can help group us together during the event if you include our group name when you register.

They are also looking for Event Assistants and Volunteer Supervisors. These roles are separate from the general volunteers. Event Assistants will help check-in volunteers or setup lunch and hand out the food to the volunteers. When you register, select the box for Event Assistant (Registration/parking assistant/refreshment/etc/). Volunteer Supervisors help motivate and assist 5-10 general volunteers such as teaching the proper way to plant a native wildflower (a GRG staff will train them), refilling buckets of water, or help assist volunteers to first aid. No experience is necessary for either role.

Great River Greening is a non-profit organization who inspires and leads local communities throughout Minnesota in restoring the land and water that enrich our lives. As Minnesota’s leader in community-based restoration, devoted solely to stewardship, we engage volunteers on a scale no other environmental organization can match. We have worked alongside with nearly 40,000 volunteers removing invasive species and plant native trees, flowers, and grasses, at more than 300 sites throughout the state for over 20 years.

MISS Adventure Day Trip: Birding with Dakota County Parks

Inver Grove Heights (Rock Island Swing Bridge), MN

Sun, 8:00 am

May 7

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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$0
Max Trip Size: 5

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Summer Trips, Other Summer Activities, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Christy J.

Trip Description

Join me on Sunday, May 7, from 8 AM - 10 AM for birding & to explore the Rock Island Swing Bridge in Inver Grove Heights and its unique vantage point over the Mississippi river. We will also learn birding tips from a naturalist. This is a Dakota County Parks event. Binoculars provided.

This event is free, but you MUST register with Dakota County Parks and sign their waiver. Click here to register with Dakota County Parks: http://bit.ly/2qvLUJ2 . The registration process is a bit clunky. If the previous link does not bring you right to the event, Enter 111701 in the Activity Number box & then click “search” on the event registration website. This will take you directly to the event registration. They will email you information on location and address.

Let’s meet at 8:00 AM at the Swing Bridge Park Shelter. The swing bridge is near the Mississippi River Trail, so we can decide if we want to do a short hike after birding.

Let me know if you are joining me, so I can look out for you! I will be wearing a green MN Rovers baseball hat. Contact me if you have any questions. Beginners welcome. Children aged 16 & over are welcome. Sorry, no pets are allowed. This is a day trip, so MN Rovers membership is not required.

St. Croix River Canoeing

Stillwater (North to Log House), MN

Sat - Sun

May 6 - 7

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 10

Categories

Summer Trips, Camping, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

Basil Loney

Trip Description

Weekend canoeing on the St. Croix river from Log House landing to the Boom Site landing just north of Stillwater. This is an easy 14 mile weekend trip and we will camp at one of the Wild and Scenic River campsites, there will be time for relaxation and you to do as you wish. (Because the distance is short, day trip paddlers are welcome to paddle with us and finish at the Boom Site landing Saturday afternoon. Call Basil at 651-774-2640 for details.

Canoeing, Camping, Fishing

Cloquet River, MN

Fri - Sun

May 26 - 28

Estimated Cost: $60
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$10
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

John B

Trip Description

The plan is to camp Friday night at Indian lake Campground. There should be an early start Sat morning from Indian Lake. Proceed down Cloquet River,a section designated as primitive/remote and describe by the DNR as wonderfully wild. The trip entails 35 miles, some class I & II rapids so intermediate paddling skills are desired. Most rapids have portages. Average travel-2 days. People are responsible for bringin their own food and carrying their own water or beverages of choice. With the possible exception of a shared evening meal. Water is available at the campground, but I will bring a filter for backup. A shuttle will be arranged. Each must arrange their own transportation and equipment. Costs would include gas and meals on the way up and back, plus campground fees. Driving to Indican Lake is about equal to driving to Two Harbors from the TC. Any overage on the deposit will be refunded; total cost TBD.
For more on the Cloquet River: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/cloquetriver/more.html

Biking,  hiking, kayaking/canoeing

Charles Lindbergh State Park, Little Falls, Mn., MN

Fri - Sun

Jun 16 - 18

Estimated Cost: $15
Deposit:
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$15
Max Trip Size: 20

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Paddling

Coordinator(s)

Steven G., Mary R.

Trip Description

At Charles Lindbergh State Park from June 16-18 there will be campsites and opportunities for bicycling, hiking, kayaking and canoeing. This weekend is also Dam Festival 2017 in Little Falls with street dancing both nights, a parade, and opportunities to visit museums. Saturday evening we will have a supper pot-luck so bring a dish to share.(the rest of the meals on your own) There is a community bike ride breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Meet at Charles Lindbergh State Park on 6/16 at campsite number 37 to be.assigned one of five campsites reserved. In need of larger tents to comply with park rules. There are biking, hiking trails, rental for canoes and kayaks at Shirley Mae’s Outfitter telephone number 320-414-0382 Little Falls Minnesota.

Also at Shirley Mae’s,one can register for the Dam bike trip ride of 20 or 40 miles at 9 a.m. Saturday. Decisions will be made regarding collectively when to paddle, how far, and when to watch the parade or participate in the street dance etc.
A Festival Foods, food vendors, and restaurants are fairly close to the park..

Biking the Fulton Grand Fondo

Minneapolis , Minnesota

Sat, 10:30 am

May 6

Estimated Cost: $65
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 50

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Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

Dana C.

Trip Description

Join us as we explore the west-side of town’s bicycle routes via the Fulton Brewery’s Fulton Gran Fondo (not a race). The 40 mile option includes one scheduled rest stop and the 100 mile includes three rest stops. I plan to register for the 40 mile option; regardless of the distance you choose we’ll plan to meet up following our ride to enjoy the festivities at Fulton Brewery. NOTE: people tackling the 100 mile ride may start as early as 9 am, the pre-ride assembly will cater to the 40 mile Rovers with a meet time of 10:30 am but post-ride timing will likely work out well for everyone. All of details may be found on the website listed except our meeting place at 10:30 am prior to the ride. Please RSVP so that I can contact you with a specific meeting location at Fulton Brewery - to be determined this week. The registration fee is about $55 (registration deadline is May 5 at midnight), and there will be food and beverages available for purchase following the ride, you’ll definitely want to bring a change of clothes, some cash and your ID. Again, there are many details on the website - each time I open the page, I find a new detail - so make sure you sift though the site so you have a gist of the ride. All paces welcome, if you you don’t ride with a Rover, you’ll probably ride with a new friend :-) Location: Fulton Brewry 414 Sixth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55401
http://www.fultongranfondo.com/ride/

Volunteer on a Riverboat (Big River Journey field trip) at Harriet Island Regional Park

Saint Paul, MN

Fri, 9:00 am

May 12

Estimated Cost: $0
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$0
Max Trip Size: 4

Categories

Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Conservation

Coordinator(s)

Brian G.

Trip Description

Would you like to spend a day as a National Park Service volunteer aboard the Anson Northrup Riverboat? The Big River Journey field trip (grades 3-5) introduces students to the beauty, science and stewardship of the Mississippi River. We have openings for 4 roving monitors (a.k.a. “rovers”) on May 12 and May 15th. Each volunteer shift runs from 9:00 to 2:00. If interested, please let me know.

Sail the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior

Superior (Port Superior), WI

Thu - Sun

Jul 27 - 30

Estimated Cost: $356
Deposit:
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Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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$356
Max Trip Size: 6

Categories

Summer Trips, Other Summer Activities

Coordinator(s)

Geoffrey S.

Trip Description

Meet at the marina in Port Superior, Wisconsin on Thursday, the 27th so we can go sailing east to the Apostle Islands; around noon we will anchor the boat to have lunch and if you are daring to try the cold water, maybe go swimming. We will share food and decide whether everyone. Dinner will also be on the boat at a time to be determined.

should bring something or if we should buy food together. It will be a 42’ sloop. Bring towels, bathing suit, sunscreen, hat, and anything else needed if it rains. Life jackets are on the boat.

You do not have to know how to swim to participate. We will head in at 3 PM on Sunday.

Contact the coordinator about where in the marina to meet and what boat we’ll be using.

Trip Canceled - Sail Pepin II - (The Boat Was Sold)

Lake City, MN

Sat, 9:00 am

Jul 15

Estimated Cost: $58
Deposit:
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$58
Max Trip Size: 7

Categories

Summer Trips, Other Summer Activities

Coordinator(s)

Geoffrey S.

Trip Description

Meet at the marina in Lake City so we can go sailing on Lake Pepin; around noon we will anchor the boat to have lunch and go swimming. We will share food and decide whether for everyone

to bring something or if we should buy food. We may choose a different place to anchor than used on the previous trip.

We will board the boat at 9 am, and continue until 3 pm. It will be a 35’ sloop. Bring towels, bathing suit, sunscreen, hat, and anything else needed if it rains. Life jackets are on the boat.

You do not have to know how to swim to participate.

Contact the coordinator about where in the marina to meet and what boat we’ll be using.