(bi-weekly, Monday afternoons, beginning January 15)
MUNPA’s outing club is a go: The club will organize walks and short hikes every second Monday, from October 2nd until snow makes that problematic. Once that happens, those who wish can switch to snowshoes or cross-country skis. The organizers are Steve Wolinetz and Karen Lippold (but for the moment, Karen Lippold). If you are interested in joining us, please send an e-mail with outing club in the subject line to email@example.com.
Outing Dates: Monday, January 15
Our next walk is on Monday, January 15h, at 2:00 pm, Southbrook Trail in Bowring Park.
Let’s meet at the Park Road (west) end of the Bowring Park parking lot (upper lot) at 2:00 pm. We can walk down to the lower pond and over to the trail from there. At the moment, the weather forecast is for snow and freezing rain but with a bit of luck maybe the warmer weather will linger longer.
What the trail condition will be like is another matter. I anticipate some combination of mud and possibly lingering ice in parts that don’t get any sun. My solution for that is to be prepared. I’ve been told that Outfitters, downtown sells a better than average set of cleats (YakTrak equivalents) —I’ll check that out earlier and plan to wear hiking boots and carry poles, if only to use them as security blankets. One advantage of Bowring Park is the roads are cleared and well maintained and people don’t want to do the trail, we can at least walk on the roadways.
We should also chat about what we want to do with the Outing Club during the winter. Hopefully, we can talk en route or over a coffee afterward. The Elements Coffeeshop on the Corner of Topsail Road and Cowan Avenue is nearby if people want to grab a coffee or tea afterward.
One final thing: I haven’t said anything about cancellations on account of weather. Hopefully, there won’t be any, but this is St John’s and it is winter. Please check your e-mail in the late morning of days in which we have walks planned. I’ll send out a notice if the better part of discretion is to cancel or postpone. Whether you want to come, of course, is up to you, but try to let us know. We usually wait a couple of minutes, but most people want to get going. Steve
Please let us know if you are coming.