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October Tracking Club: Field Day

posted Oct 9, 2020, 8:03 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Oct 9, 2020, 8:04 AM ]
This year, the Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference is going online for the first time, allowing Midwesterners and other from across the world to take part. Following the online events, conference organizers are inviting local groups to host socially distanced, in person field days--so that is exactly what we plan to do. Join us at Ft. Snelling State Park for a Field Day in the classic Tracking Club model.
Here are all the details. Please note that access to Ft. Snelling is complicated by construction on Hwy 5.

Sunday, October 18
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


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 outside the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center a bit after noon to wrap-up and share stories. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700.

Important Notes

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.

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

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

Ft. Snelling Visitor Center