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Fort Snelling State Park Guided Walk
Saturday, October 26

AVA Sanction ID #113557

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Group walk definitions

The Shufflers
This group will do
just one loop for 5km and is the slow
walking group that
will stop at the top of hills to catch their breath, wait for pictures to be taken, and generally take their time and “smell the autumn leaves.”

The Scooters
This group will be divided into faster
and slower groups leaving about 5 minutes apart. The group will move along at a pretty average pace. It will stop
when group members feel a need and will definitely not be breaking any speed laws.

The Batsouttahell — This is the fast
group who may stop
to read a marker or take a picture, but basically are very
fast walkers.

Walkers are encouraged to
walk with the group most closely resembling their
style and ability
of walking. We
want our group
walks to be fun
for everyone!

This is a guided
walk and
to AVA policies,
all walkers must
walk in a group with
a group leader. No exceptions can be made as walkers on their own could represent a liability to NSTT and AVA
if they are injured
on the trail.

Start/finish: Visitor Center.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Announcements at 9:45. The Scooters (see walk group definitions to left) will start at 10 a.m. The Batsouttahell will start at approximately 10:15 and the Shufflers at 10:45 a.m. Note: Late arrivals will have to wait for the Scooters or Batsouttahell to return and join them on their second loop, or join the Shufflers 5km group.
The Trail

Sanctioned for 10km. One 5km loop will go around Snelling Lake with views of the Minnesota River and changing leaf colors.The second 5km loop will go to Pike Island and utilize some of the excellent walking trails there. All trails are stroller-friendly.

Event Award

Whitetail deer leather pin, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.

Event Contacts

Peter, 612-850-4700, cell for event info; for park info contact 612-725-2731.

NSTT  Annual Meeting and Lunch

After the walk join us for a potluck lunch, our annual meeting and lots of door prizes! Bring along a dish to share — appetizers, salads, casseroles, bread, desserts ... whatever ... and your own beverage.

NSTT provides the paper products and eating utensils.

Directions to the start area

Fort Snelling State Park is located on the south side of Minneapolis, and can be accessed via the Post Road exit off Highway 5.

More about Fort Snelling State Park.


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