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. The details: Hikes will take place at Metro regional parks/trails; participants will receive instructions/directions 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. Two pace levels available: Pace Group A (Leisure Pace, recommended for ages 65+): will cover 1 to 1.5 miles in an hour, with rests at top of all hills. We take in more impressions. We go slow, leave no one behind. Must pass fitness requirements to sign up for safety reasons. Pace group B will go 2.5 -3 miles in an hour depending on conditions. This is more rigorous (no stops) and not to be signed up for unless you are certain of your abilities. Great way to explore the trails and increase strength and endurance. Fitness test: Must be able to stand on one foot unsupported for 10 seconds to attend either group and hike for an hour.