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ONLINE ONLY: November Tracking Club: Turkey Trot: Sun, Nov 22

posted Nov 15, 2020, 2:57 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Nov 19, 2020, 6:41 PM ]
**In compliance with the State of Minnesota's Emergency Executive Order 20-99 limiting gatherings by people from more than one household, we are cancelling our in-person Tracking Club for November.**

We encourage you to get out tracking on your own or with members of your household, and gather online to share stories on Sunday. Here are the details:


Tracks-giving and Other Tails Zoom Gathering
Sunday, November 22
2:00-3:30 pm
Click here to register


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Come join us for our next Tracking Club at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, November 22
9:00am - 1:00pm

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


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

Snow has returned to Minnesota, but it doesn't seem ready to stay just yet. With temperatures floating around freezing, we may find mud, snow, or frozen ground at our favorite tracking spots. Whatever the substrate, we will plan to find some tracks and learn a bit about what the critters are up to as we move toward winter.

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 day.

We will gather at 9:00 in outside the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center by 1:00pm. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700.

Important Notes

COVID cases are rising dramatically in Minnesota. Please wear a mask and plan to maintain a distance of roughly one-and-a-half turkey wingspans (or one large turkey vulture) from those outside of your household.

Road construction on Highway 5 complicates travel to Ft. Snelling. We strongly recommend checking current highway and ramp closures.

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.

You can also avoid both of these issues by coming by bicycle (if you have good snow tires!).

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

Click Here for Directions--which should account for the road construction:

Ft. Snelling Visitor Center