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June Tracking Event: Summer Sign

posted Jun 10, 2016, 1:31 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 8:02 AM ]
Come join us for our next Tracking Excursion at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, June 19
9:00am - 1:00pm

We will gather at the Ft. Snelling State Park visitor center:

Ft. Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Rd
West St Paul, MN 55111

A tracker attends to the subtle phenomena many of us fail to see: a feather on the path, toe prints in the mud, the "tut-tut" of a Robin in the hedgerow, or the length of shadows near Solstice. Please join us for a morning track and sign event at Fort Snelling State Park when you can see and read signs in the soil, sounds, and sunlight of the forest. We will end around solar noon as the sun reaches it's highest point in the sky for the year.

This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail. Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for several hours outdoors in whatever weather we may have that.

We will gather at 9:00 in the fireplace room in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center about noon for a brief mapping exercise and wrap-up session. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700.

Note that you need a State Park pass to drive to the Visitor Center, but you can park for free at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. It is about a half-mile walk past the historic fort and down the hill to get to the State Park visitor center. The Historic Fort parking is located at 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

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Ft. Snelling Visitor Center