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Christmas hike and dinner

Newport, Minnesota

Mon, 1:00 pm

Dec 25

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: 7

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Winter Trips, Other Winter Actvities

Coordinator(s)

  1. John G

Trip Description

Looking for something to do on Christmas? Come join me for Christmas hike and dinner! We will hike along the Mississippi River and have an outdoor fire. From there we’ll head back to my house for an early dinner of pot roast and whatever you bring. After dinner there will be drinks and games around the fireplace. Registration needed.

MN Rovers Trailhead Adventure

multiple locations, MN

Mon - Wed

Jan 1 - Feb 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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Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Other Winter Actvities, Other, Beginners welcome, Family friendly, Day Trips, Potential trip, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

  1. Debra G
  2. Shelly G

Trip Description

Looking for a way to embrace winter?
We’ve created our very own MN Rovers Trailhead Adventure to encourage you to get out and play with your fellow MN Rovers!

MN Rovers Trailhead Adventure is an eight-week event that runs from Monday, January 1, 2018 through Wednesday, February 28, 2018. There will be a total of nine Rover-style destinations to visit and prizes awarded!

Prizes? Yes! We will be drawing for one $100 gift card, four $25 gift cards, and other cool prizes!

Earn prize entries by visiting any, or all, of the destinations, taking photos from designated landmarks, and submitting your photos via email. You can also earn prize entries for coordinating trips to these locations (posted to the MN Rovers webpage). And because the MN Rovers’ slogan is “Want to Play Outside?” - show us your group of MN Rovers at play in these destinations for yet another entry! You must be a MN Rovers member to be eligible for the prize drawing.

We want to make this fun! We have chosen destinations that will make fun MN Rovers trips with opportunities for everything from cross-country skiing, to snowshoeing/hiking, to fat-biking, to sledding, to naturalist talks. So plan on having some winter adventures with MN Rovers!

MN Rovers Trailhead Adventure prize drawings will take place at the MN Rovers meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. We will include a presentation featuring the chosen destinations, future trip ideas, and a selection of submitted photos.

On January 1, 2018 we will release the nine destinations on MN Rovers Trailhead Adventure webpage.


Stay tuned for rules and more information on the MN Rovers Trailhead Adventure webpage.

For questions, please contact the trip coordinators.

Ski and Snowshoe

Itasca State Park, MN

Fri - Mon

Feb 16 - 19

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

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Other Winter Actvities, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

  1. Adam G.
    515-229-2463
  2. Jerry J.

Trip Description

Enjoy a winter wonderland at Itasca State Park Hostel. Ski in/ski out and snowshoe on groomed trails - both classic and skate ski. Hike to headwaters of the Mississippi River nearby, take a night walk on beautiful Lake Itasca, enjoy a good book in a comfy chair by the fireplace in the evening or join in games that usually take place in the large dining room. One of the best value Rover winter trips includes 3 nights lodging and 7 meals (Sat.-Mon. breakfast). This popular trip will fill, so sign up quickly. Deposit is non-refundable if a replacement can not be found. Contact Adam for registration. Preferably by e-mail correspondence.

XC Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Porkies!

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan

Thu - Sun

Feb 8 - 11

Estimated Cost: $120
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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$60
Max Trip Size: 12

Categories

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

Coordinator(s)

  1. Lori C
    612-965-5674

Trip Description

Ski and snowshoe at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, five hours from the Twin Cities. We’ll stay at the 1945 Kaug Wudjoo Lodge on Lake Superior and ski on 87 miles of xc ski trails. Other options are Alpine skiing, snowshoe to the Lake of the Clouds, and ski a 1-mile lantern-lit loop Saturday evening. All food will be bought, prepared & shared together. Bedding is provided.

A Michigan state-park vehicle pass is required, $32 Non-resident annual pass; $9 Non-resident daily pass.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Bayfield, WI

Fri - Mon

Feb 2 - 5

Estimated Cost: $100
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: 22

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing

Coordinator(s)

  1. Frank T.
    763-784-5901
  2. Jen O. (Registration)
    612-202-6806

Trip Description

Join us for 2 or 3 days of cross country skiing and/or snowshoeing, watch the start of a dog sled race, and if Lake Superior is frozen we will go to the ice caves and drive out to Madeline Island. We are in an old bed and breakfast (which has a 4-person sauna) that Seagull Bay Motel bought. It overlooks Lake Superior and you can snowshoe from the motel. There are also five motel rooms that we will be occupying. We have the option of staying an extra night (Sunday, Feb. 4 for the Super Bowl). It’s a fun trip that fills up fast!
Four spots will be saved for new Rovers (joined in 2017 or Rovers that have never been on this trip) until Dec. 31st.
Costs include lodging + meals (Sat. meals & Sunday breakfast and lunch) Meals on your own: lunch and supper on Friday, Sunday supper, Monday meals.
Those leaving on Sunday - Estimated Cost: $75.
Carpooling is encouraged — each car takes care of the cost. Deposit is not refundable after January 17, 2018

Winter Camping

Wild River State Park, Minnesota

Sat - Sun

Dec 9 - 10

Estimated Cost: $15
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

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Winter Camping, Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

  1. Basil L.
    651-774-2640

Trip Description

Beginner winter camping trip at the Wild River State park campground. Since we will be by the cars you can bring enough gear and clothing to spend your first winter night out comfortably. I can answer your questions about equipment and clothing choices. The Rovers’ gear locker has tents, sleeping pads, and some winter sleeping bags you can check out. You will need decent foot gear such as snowmobile boots, borrow them or buy if you if you don’t have them. There are ski trails if you choose to ski, buy your Minnesota Ski Pass in the city before you leave. I’m supplying the Saturday evening meal/desert, you supply your other meals.

SAVE THE DATE - Fall Extravaganza

Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN

Fri - Sun

Sep 28 - 30

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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$20
Max Trip Size: 50

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

Coordinator(s)

  1. Sandy A.
  2. Kim L. (Registration not open yet)

Trip Description

This event occurs every spring and fall and is an opportunity for non-members or newer members to learn more about the club, along side seasoned MN Rover Members! There will be organized activities for all levels of participation, from beginner to experienced. The Spring and Fall Extravaganzas are overnight trips that you do not need to be a MN Rover member to attend. More details and contacts to follow as it gets closer to the event.

SAVE THE DATE - 2018 Spring Extravaganza

Interstate Park, Taylors Falls, MN

Fri - Sun

May 11 - 13

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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$20
Max Trip Size: 50

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

Coordinator(s)

  1. Sandy A.
  2. Kim L. (Registration not open yet)

Trip Description

This event occurs every Spring and Fall and is an opportunity for non-members or newer members to learn more about the club, along side seasoned MN Rover members! There will be organized activities for all levels of participation, from beginner to experienced. The Spring and Fall Extravaganza’s are overnight trips that you do not need to be a MN Rover to attend. More details and info to follow as it gets closer.

Black Friday Hike

Afton State Park, MN

Fri, 10:00 am

Nov 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: 15

Categories

Summer Trips, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

  1. Stacey G.
    612-207-2806
  2. Jerry W.
    612-208-8356

Trip Description

Does your Black Friday “To Do” list include “Get outdoors” and “Spend time with friends”? Then join us at Afton State Park for hiking and camaraderie! Afton has 20 miles of trails that wind through prairies and forests and down by the St. Croix River. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot at 10:00 a.m. We will hike for two hours and end at the Visitor Center, where we will have lunch. After lunch, join us for a second two-hour hike (or head home, if you prefer). Dress for the weather. Bring your lunch and water. Possibility of hot chocolate out on the trail! State Park requires a day or annual park sticker for car. RSVP so we know to look for you.

Climbing, camping, hiking, biking

Black Hills: Custer State Park, Stockade Lake Group Area, South Dakota

Sat - Sun

Sep 8 - 16

Estimated Cost: $100
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: 30

Categories

Summer Trips, Bicycling, Camping, Climbing, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

  1. Molly L.
  2. Alida W.

Trip Description

We are back at the beautiful Stockade Lake site for 2018! Pay only for nights you stay. Area offers trad and sport climbing at all levels of ability, but climbers should be experienced. You must have a predetermined climbing partner. Devil’s Tower is 2 hours away for those who want to do a side trip.

NON-CLIMBERS ARE WELCOME! You do not have to be a climber to enjoy this area. Climbers visit many of the local attractions as well.

Nearby: Needles Highway, Devil’s Tower, Wind and Jewel Cave tours, Mammoth dig, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, bike trails (including 109-mile Mikelson trail), hiking trails, Badlands National Park, Hot Springs, and the list goes on!

Contact the Trip Coordinators for more details.

Skiing, Snowshoeing, or Fat Biking

Hayward, WI

Fri - Sun

Jan 12 - 14

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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$20
Max Trip Size: 8

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

Coordinator(s)

  1. Jodi & Scott S.

Trip Description

Depending on weather, we’ll drive up to Hayward either Friday after work or Saturday morning and get the fire going, then play in the snow.

Saturday’s ski options include:

Sunday we’ll be participating in the Birkie Tour. The Tour is a lot of fun and a great way to experience the wonderful Birkie Trail system.

If skiing isn’t your thing, there are groomed fat bike trails as well as plenty of places to snowshoe.

Accommodations: Camping or a bunk in a rustic cabin. No running water; to clean up after a long day of skiing, we’ll pay for a shower at a hotel and eat dinner at a local restaurant.

Food: Breakfast (steel cut oats & fixin’s) and coffee provided, bring your own lunch, snacks, beverages, and money for dinner out.

Estimated cost: $20 + Birkie Tour registration and / or other trail fees

Fat Biking, XC Skiing, Snowshoeing

Cable, WI

Fri - Sun

Mar 9 - 11

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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$20
Max Trip Size: 8

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

Coordinator(s)

  1. Jodi & Scott S.

Trip Description

We’ll be driving up Friday after work, and on Saturday, we’ll be doing first aid patrol for the Fat Bike Birkie and on Sunday, we’ll ride some of the single track trails.

If fat biking isn’t your thing, there are tons of options for XC skiing and snowshoeing.

Accommodations: Camping or a bunk in a rustic cabin. No running water; to clean up after a long day of biking/skiing, we’ll pay for a shower at a hotel and eat dinner at a local restaurant.

Food: Breakfast and coffee provided, bring your own lunch, beverages, and snacks.

Estimated cost: $20 + trail fees (and/or event registration, if you’re doing Fat Bike Birkie)

Cross-Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, and Snowshoeing at Giant’s Ridge

Biwabik, MN

Fri - Sun

Feb 9 - 11

Estimated Cost: $160
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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$130
Max Trip Size: 10

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing

Coordinator(s)

  1. Jodi & Scott S.

Trip Description

60k of scenic, well-groomed cross-country ski trails weave through the Superior National Forest at Giants Ridge. There is also great downhill skiing and snowshoeing. We will be staying Friday and Saturday night at the Villas of Giant’s Ridge. The villas include a fully equipped kitchen, and fireplace, overlooking Wynne Lake. It’s right at the resort, across the road from the Burnt Onion, so we can just walk to both the Bronze ski trail and the downhill area.

This is our sixth year doing this trip — the trails and camaraderie are just awesome!

A few highlights:60k of some of the BEST cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in the state, woven through a national forest — suitable for every level of skier

Estimated cost: $160 plus ski passes, and transportation. Deposit: $130. In order to keep costs low, we may need people who are willing to share a queen sized bed with someone else.

Please note, the deposit is not refundable unless you find your own replacement(s).

Midwest Mountaineering Expo

Humphrey School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fri - Sun

Nov 17 - 19

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

Categories

Winter Trips, Other Winter Actvities, Other, Family friendly, Social Activity, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Darcy A., Stacey G.

Trip Description

MEMBERS- We need you! Sign up to staff our booth for 2 hours on Fri., Sat., or Sun. and tell visitors about the new friends you’ve made, the fun trips you’ve participated in, and all the other benefits of our club.

Ready to volunteer at the Rover booth? Sign up using the link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YuQANfIlxZlf812cyTeWAA3Qxq2kwSjf64l7605x-EQ/edit?usp=drivesdk

Not familiar with the Expo? Here’s a link that explains what the event is all about:
http://www.midwestmtn.com/outdoor-adventure-expos/

Directions and map found here:
http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/find-us.php

Sabertooth CrossFit sampler no. 3

Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Sun, 12:00 pm

Nov 19

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: 16

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Other, Beginners welcome, Day Trips, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Jerry D.C., Shelly G

Trip Description

Come and join Shelly and I for our 3rd annual basic CrossFit training. The expert coaching staff is eagerly awaiting our arrival to show us how to get fit and have fun doing it. After we’ll leave our cars at sabertooth and walk a few blocks to Zakia Deli for some great Lebanese cuisine. From there Empire coffee shop (next door) will provide us finishing deserts and beverages and more light conversation.The address in Minneapolis is 740 Harding St. NE The starting time is 12:00 PM on November 18.

Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, etc.

National Forest Lodge at Isabella, MN

Fri - Mon

Jan 12 - 15

Estimated Cost: $300
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: 50

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Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Other Winter Actvities, Other, Beginners welcome, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

  1. Sandy A.
    651-592-0165
  2. Regina K. (Registration)
    612-834-1439

Trip Description

Spend Martin Luther King weekend — 3 nights, 3+days at the National Forest Lodge within the Superior National Forest, approximately 4 hours from the Twin Cities, on Highway 1 between Ely and Isabella.

Amenities include an outdoor hot tub, wood sauna, polar plunge, 30k groomed Classic XC ski trails (classic only), snowshoeing on & off trail, sledding and possibly kite-boarding.

Includes all meals & clean-up provided - Friday supper thru Monday lunch, which is 9 prepared meals included in the price.

Accommodations: Modern Log Home ($358.87 per person) sleeps 6-10 (has plumbing), Big Pine Shorty’s ($309.82) sleeps 4-6 (has plumbing), Many Rustic Cabins ($273.67pp) sleep 2-8 (for all cabins BYO bed sheets) and new this year the White Pine Retreat ($358.87pp) sleeps 2-4, has indoor plumbing.

We will hold 3 spots for FIRST TIME ON THIS TRIP ROVERS and 3 spots for NEW 2017 ROVERS (less than 1 year) until NOV 15th.

We will email additional information once your deposit is received. Deposit is non-refundable unless we can replace your spot.

It is 1st to pay is 1st to choose housing. Click the link to help you decide. http://www.nationalforestlodge.com/accommodations.htm

Final Full payments will be due by DEC 15th.

Please email both coordinators for the quickest response on any questions.

Rovers have been frequenting the NFL for decades and this NFL on MLK has filled rather quickly for many years!

Cross-Country Ski - and/or Snowshoeing

New Auburn, WI

Fri - Sun

Feb 16 - 18

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: 12

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing

Coordinator(s)

  1. Jim H
    612-290-1857

Trip Description

Cross-Country Ski and/or snowshoe - WI Chippewa Moraine Area and Blue Hills
Friday Feb 16th - Sunday Feb. 18th
12 maximum
Trip cost- deposit of $35
The $35 deposit covers the food that I provide for breakfasts, the main course for the meal on Saturday plus the septic tank emptying and expenses. I don’t cover costs for on-your-own stuff like Friday dinner, gas, etc.

Bring a sleeping bag.
Arriving on Friday at 6:00 pm at Main Street Cafe in downtown Bloomer, WI (dinner on your own) http://www.mainstreetcafe.com/
Hwy 53 exit for Bloomer WI, approximately 2 hours from Bloomington, MN. After dinner, we leave for my cabin near New Auburn WI. For those that arrive later, detailed instructions can be given to find the lake house.

Saturday, cross-country skiing at the Blue Hills http://www.bluehillstrail.com/, a little known Shangri-La about 30 minutes from the cabin, close to Bruce WI. There is downhill skiing also at the Christie Mountain ski area which is nearby.
Otherwise you can stay at the cabin to relax, or to snowshoe at the Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center.

Saturday night dinner at the cabin will be a coordinated meal. Jim provides the main course of pasta. Others hopefully bring side dishes/dessert/drinks, etc. Breakfasts consist of oatmeal, milk, brown sugar and coffee as provided by Jim unless others want to contribute more such as juices, fruits. I don’t want to fix pancakes however to keep the mess to a minimum. Lunches are on your own.

Sunday –cross-country ski at Hickory Ridge. It is in the heart of the moraine area, with lots of little hills and lakes. You can also stay at the cabin to relax or snowshoe at the Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center which is about 5 miles from the cabin.

http://www.co.chippewa.wi.us/government/land-conservation-forest-management/forest-trails/trail-information/hickory-ridge-cross-country-ski-trail

You can return to the cabin Sunday after activities to shower and eat or leave directly for the Twin Cities.

Bicycling: River Falls Rollercoaster

River Falls, WI

Sun, 10:00 am

Oct 22

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

Categories

Summer Trips, Bicycling, Other, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

David B, Julie R

Trip Description

Bike 50 miles of rollercoaster hills in fall colors 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

Paddle & Bike the Mississippi in the City for Fall Colors

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sat, 11:15 am

Oct 21

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, Day Trips

Coordinator(s)

Debra G.

Trip Description

Enjoy the fall weather with a paddle on the Mississippi River (2-3 hrs) - and a bike ride (8 miles) back to your car.

No kayak - no problem? Paddleshare.org has online reservable rentals! ($25. Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. 12:00-3pm rental.)

But only a few left, so act fast.

You do need your own bike to get back to your car — unless you coordinate car shuttle with someone else.

And those of you with your own kayak are welcome to join us - meet up at the bike drop (below).

Note: the river is high and moving fast, including possible debris - experienced paddlers only!

The plan for Saturday, Oct. 21:

* 11:15am - Bike Drop: Meet at North Mississippi Regional Park visitor center to lock up our bikes

* 11:30am - Car Shuttle: Drive to Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

* Noon - Put In: Enter our codes to the paddleshare lockers to get our kayak/paddle/pfd (or have your kayak ready)

* 12:15pm - Paddle: head down the river! enjoy the fall weather & colors along the way - maybe stop at an island for a snack, or eat on-the-go (depending on our opportunities for stops, safety on the water, and timing to return our rentals by 3pm)

* 2:30 - 3pm - Take Out: Take out at North Mississippi Regional Park

* 3:30pm - Bike Shuttle: Bike back to our cars

* 4:30pm - Happy Ending: Arrive at our cars, load up the bikes and head home with smiles on our faces :-)

What to pack:
water bottle
hat/sunscreen (yes, even in October)
lunch/snack that is easy to munch on-the-go (I recommend eating before we meet up. Don’t come hungry - just in case conditions don’t allow for us to eat on the river)
dress in layers - including a wind jacket

Let me know if you plan on joining in!

Wilderness First Aid Training

Edina (Sun.), (Sat. TBD), Minnesota

Sat - Sun

Nov 11 - 12

Estimated Cost: $150
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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$75
Max Trip Size: 12

Categories

Winter Trips, Cross Country Skiing, Other, Beginners welcome, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Fran L

Trip Description

Wilderness First Aid Class 8:30 to 5 Saturday and Sunday Nov 11.
Instructor: Tom O’Neal. Tom has a wealth of experience as a First Responder and WFA instructor for Boy Scouts and various outdoor groups. He does ski patrol and bike patrol at a wide range of events.Saturday TBA, Sunday Lunds/Byerlys Community Room, Edina, 50th and France
Class will cover how to manage medical situations that arise more than an hour from assistance, particularly in wilderness situations. It will address assessment, decision making, record keeping, and first aid treatment of various medical situations that may occur in outdoor venues far from assistance. It will be very hands on, may have portions that occur outside so be prepared for weather conditions.

Saturday TBA, Sunday Lunds/Byerlys Community Room, Edina, 50th and France
Final cost will be determined based on whether or not we need to rent a site for Saturday, but should not exceed $150.

Social—music concert

Landmark Theater, Minnesota

Fri -

Oct 20 -

Estimated Cost: $22
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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Other, Social Activity

Coordinator(s)

Mike S

Trip Description

A social night out listening to good music. From their web site: Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes, and mutual love for musical harmony, the two decided to join forces and craft a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, and folk.

Volunteer to Clean or Fix Bikes: Free Bikes 4 Kidz

New Hope, Minnesota

Sat, 9:00 am

Nov 11

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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Coordinator(s)

Debra Gagner

Trip Description

A Rover volunteer tradition!
Remember the joy of getting a bike?
You can help local kids experience that same joy!
Come volunteer to clean (or fix/“wrench”) bikes for the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program.
You must INDIVIDUALLY REGISTER here:
http://fb4k.org/volunteer/
(use group name MN Rovers)

Rovers have had so much fun doing this the past few years - that we are doing it again!
No experience necessary — anyone can clean a bike! Youth-friendly event.
And if you know how to fix bikes — they have work for you too!

** Sunday, Oct 15: 3pm - 6pm
** Sunday, Nov 5: noon - 3pm
** Saturday, Nov 11: 9am - noon

Free gift from me if you join me for all three dates. :-)

Location :
7300 49th Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

Volunteer to Clean or Fix Bikes: Free Bikes 4 Kidz

New Hope, Minnesota

Sun, 12:00 pm

Nov 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: 0

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Coordinator(s)

Debra Gagner

Trip Description

A Rover volunteer tradition!
Remember the joy of getting a bike?
You can help local kids experience that same joy!
Come volunteer to clean (or fix/“wrench”) bikes for the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program.
You must INDIVIDUALLY REGISTER here:
http://fb4k.org/volunteer/
(use group name MN Rovers)

Rovers have had so much fun doing this the past few years - that we are doing it again!
No experience necessary — anyone can clean a bike! Youth-friendly event.
And if you know how to fix bikes — they have work for you too!

** Sunday, Oct 15: 3pm - 6pm
** Sunday, Nov 5: noon - 3pm
** Saturday, Nov 11: 9am - noon

Free gift from me if you join me for all three dates. :-)

Location :
7300 49th Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

Volunteer to Clean or Fix Bikes: Free Bikes 4 Kidz

New Hope, MN

Sun, 3:00 pm

Oct 15

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

Categories

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

Coordinator(s)

Debra Gagner

Trip Description

A Rover volunteer tradition!
Remember the joy of getting a bike?
You can help local kids experience that same joy!
Come volunteer to clean (or fix/“wrench”) bikes for the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program.
You must INDIVIDUALLY REGISTER here:
http://fb4k.org/volunteer/
(use group name MN Rovers)

Rovers have had so much fun doing this the past few years - that we are doing it again!
No experience necessary — anyone can clean a bike! Youth-friendly event.
And if you know how to fix bikes — they have work for you too!

** Sunday, Oct 15: 3pm - 6pm
** Sunday, Nov 5: noon - 3pm
** Saturday, Nov 11: 9am - noon

Free gift from me if you join me for all three dates. :-)

Location :
7300 49th Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

Conservation—Buckthorn beat back

Murphy-Hanrehan Park, Minnesota

Sat, 1:00 pm

Oct 21

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

Categories

Other, Conservation

Coordinator(s)

Mike S

Trip Description

Come join the fun, exhilaration, and sense of accomplishment by removing buckthorn from a woodlot at Murphy-Hanrehan Park. This woodlot was identified as a high quality forest community by the Three Rivers Park district, but with a developing invasion of buckthorn. In 2014, the woodlot was adopted as a focus area to retain the area’s quality by removing buckthorn. Its quality is reflected by the number of taxa/species documented using the area to date: 110 species of plants, 20 species of mushrooms, 66 species of birds, 12 species of mammals, 7 amphibians, 2 reptiles, and over 50 invertebrates. To date, removal has included about 90 percent of buckthorn with diameters greater than 1 inch, 70 percent of saplings, and 50 percent of seedlings up to 2 feet in height. Come help remove buckthorn in areas of concentration where native plants are most affected by competition with buckthorn. Besides, this is a great time of year to be in the woods. Wear boots for possibly muddy sections of trail, work gloves, hat, and layers for cooler weather, and bring water.

Meet at the horse parking lot at 1pm Lattitude N 44.70827 Longitude W -093.33002

Directions from the north:
From I-35W heading south, take exit 86, just south of Buck Hill Ski Hill
At the top of the exit ramp, turn right on County road 46 (=162nd Street/Klamath Trail) and travel 1.31 miles, through 2 stoplights to 168th Street
Turn right on 168th Street and travel 0.8 mile through one stop sign (go straight through the stop sign; street now named Judicial Road) to 170th Street West.
Turn right on 170th Street West (a gravel road) and travel about 0.75 mile to the Horse parking lot on the left.

Meet at my vehicle: dark blue Toyota RAV4

Non-Mechanized Trail Clearing on Border Route

Border Route Trail, MN

Thu - Sun

Oct 12 - 15

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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$60
Max Trip Size: 9

Categories

Summer Trips, Trail Maintenance, Other, Beginners welcome

Coordinator(s)

Jen O., Tom S.

Trip Description

Thursday evening (12th) the crew will drive up to Heston’s Lodge on Gunflint Lake and stay overnight in cabins. Friday the crew will hike in to the BRT on the Crab Lake Spur trail and clear west to the western BWCAW boundary and return to Heston’s Lodge. Trail clearing will continue on Saturday. Then return home on Sunday. Tax deductible trip fee of $60 includes carpool transportation and food, with the exception of meals on the drive up and back.

Trail clearing will cover the northern ½ mile of the Crab Lake Spur trail where there are several step over trees and some brush. The BRT from the Crab Lake Spur Trail junction to the western BWCAW boundary (about 1 mile) has a small number of step over trees and some heavy brush in the ¼ mile going east on the BRT from the Crab Lake Cutoff trail junction.

You do not have to be a Rovers member to be on this overnight trip. Sign up soon!

Octoberfest Hiking or Biking

Stillwater, MN

Sun, 2:00 pm

Oct 15

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

Categories

Summer Trips, Bicycling, Hiking

Coordinator(s)

Steven K., Ron H.

Trip Description

Meet at Bavarian Gasthaus Hunter Restaurant parking lot at 2:00 PM. The lot is a block from the Brown’s Creek Trail. Hike or Bike to the trail. For hiking, go east or west based on a vote (the eastern route will lead to the trail that parallels Brown’s Creek). For biking we will go into Stillwater and cross the new St. Croix River bridge. Meet again at the restaurant for German Octoberfest-type food and drink at about 4pm. The restaurant cost is the responsibility of the participant.

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

Categories

Other, Day Trips, Special Event

Coordinator(s)

Brian G.

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)

John E.

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

Categories

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.

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

Categories

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

Coordinator(s)

Ron H.

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)

Pat R., 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

Wait List is closed - Oct. 16th.

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)

Mike L.

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

Categories

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

Categories

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)

David B, Julie R

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

Categories

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

Categories

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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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: 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

Categories

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

Categories

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$35
Max Trip Size: 20

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

Coordinator(s)

Audrey S

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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$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

Categories

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

Categories

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
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

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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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

Categories

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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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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$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
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: 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
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, 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
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, 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
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, 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
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, 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
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, 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
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, 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
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, 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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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, 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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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

Categories

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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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: 15

Categories

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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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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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

Categories

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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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

Categories

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

Categories

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

Categories

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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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: 16

Categories

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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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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Max Trip Size: 5

Categories

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.