Women's Fall Hiking Group
Adult Fitness & Recreation / Adult Hiking -
The only thing better than taking a breathtaking hike outdoors is enjoying those views with friends. Grab a friend and join us as we explore Minnesota trails together this summer and discover the beauty of nature.
- Hikes will take place at Southwest Metro regional parks/trails every other Wednesday through the Fall. The regional parks/trails utilized will be: Gale Woods Farms, Carver Park Reserve and Wolsfeld Woods Scientific Natual Area. Participants will receive instructions/directions for each week via email.
- Appropriate footwear and attire are an absolute must for the hikes. We step over trees, cross muddy rivers, the trails are rooty and rocky. We won't be on asphalt, so bring footwear with traction.
We will go at a moderate pace, 2-2.5 miles an hour for 45-60 minutes depending upon the trail, conditions, and number of stops to take in the view or check-out a wildflower.
Fitness test: Must be able to stand on one foot unsupported for 10 seconds to attend either group and hike for an hour.
Laurie Gauer has been an Independent Certified Health Coach since September 1, 2013. In the summer of 2017 I started the Optimal Path Walking Club as a way to create community for my clients and myself doing a fun and healthy activity. I decided to open it up to friends and eventually everyone by posting the events in several community Facebook groups and Nextdoor. We walk two Saturdays a month year-round, although Covid forced us to suspend walks from May-August last year, then resume for a few months, and then suspend again. We restarted beginning of April. We do a moderately-paced walk for 45 minutes at either Carver Park in Victoria or Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista.
I have an extensive background planning and organizing activities and events for youth and adults through Girl Scouts, including directing a large regional day camp for 6 years, my church, and the school district.