- Max Trip Size: 25 people
Boo! It’s Halloween. But don’t be sad that our annual Halloween party has to be postponed till next year! Put on your costume and join us for a hike around Lake Como (about 2.5 miles). The forecast is for low 50s (as of 10/26), so find your costume and come out for a hike and some safely-distanced socializing afterwards around a fire at the fire pit!
We’ll meet at the witching hour of 8:00 p.m. at the West Picnic Grounds parking lot near the bathrooms. (This is the normal summer meeting location for Rovers when there isn’t a global pandemic…..) We’ll hike from there over and around Lake Como and then head back to the West Picnic Grounds – about 2.5 miles — to start a fire in the fire pits (as long as the wind speed is less than 10 MPH). While we’re waiting for the fire to heat up, we can either take another short hike or socialize around the fire. Bring marshmallows and roasting sticks or other snack, if you want, a chair, a favorite beverage (coffee or hot chocolate?), and a headlamp/flashlight. Dress for Halloween (and the weather). Oh, yeah! And bring your best spooky story!
Let us know if you can bring a camp lantern (or a carved-out pumpkin with a candle in it!). It might be nice for some extra light. Also if you have ideas for making the socializing fun and extra Halloween-y, let us know! We’d love all the help and good ideas we can get!
If you are not a current member, please be sure to submit the trip waiver at the bottom of this posting.
Per Minnesota Rovers COVID-19 Policy, all participants must register with the coordinators and limit is 25 people, so let us know that you’re coming! Masks will be required when a 6 foot distance is not possible. With the State’s numbers going up, let’s do what we can to minimize the spread and keep our friends and families safe.
Finally, here is a link to a map with the parking lot circled: