Ski Trip Deadline Approaching!!!! - October 19
Trip signup cutoff dates are quickly approaching. For example if you are considering going on the Vail trip in February, you need to sign up by Oct 19. After the deadline, signups are for waitlist only; that is, someone has to drop off the trip in order for you to be able to go. If you'd like to take advantage of the group pricing for Vail and enjoy some time on the slopes, please send in your reservation by October 19.
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Fall Hike - Saturday, October 10 at 9:30am - River Scene Trail Loop
Fall is a lovely time to hike in the woods and capture a glimpse of the changing seasons. If you are interested in a hike, meet at Castlewood Park at the parking lot of Shelter 2. I have a maroon Hyundai Santa Fe (SUV) and will have a blue balloon tied to the roof rack.
River Scene Trail Loop is a moderate level hike. It is 3.1 miles, and takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete. The first half has a 249 foot elevation gain on a wooded path which then becomes a rocky and rooty path. Upon reaching the top of the bluffs, you can catch your breath while hiking along and enjoying beautiful vistas of the Meramec River valley below. The hike then descends on wooden stairs all the way down to the valley below. From here the rest of the hike is flat but pretty. It is shady and wooded with mostly dirt, grass and sand underfoot as you walk along with the river in view. If you have bad knees, you can choose to hike just the latter half of the trail and skip the first part.
What you need: mask for times when we will be closer than 6 feet with each other or other hikers, hiking shoes or shoes with good tread for the rocks, water bottle, layers of clothing depending on the weather
Suggestions to bring: walking stick or hiking pole(s), snack for on the trail, sunscreen, bug repellent, hand sanitizer
Post Hike/Lunch: you may want to bring a sandwich or lunch to eat after the hike. There are picnic tables in and around Shelter 2 or bring a chair if you feel safer with a bit more distance. There will be flavored seltzers and water bottles in a cooler for after the hike, or you may wish to bring your own choice of beverage.
Christmas Dinner - Zia's - December 3
The Christmas dinner has been planned for December 3 at Zia's on the Hill since we have had positive feedback from previous dinners there. However, Zia's may not be able to accommodate all of us in a group due to the laws governing covid . So for now, we are hopeful for our annual Christmas dinner together.
FSA Grand Canyon Trip
The FSA Grand Canyon Trip has also been postponed until 2021. If you are interested, see the FSA Grand Canyon Trip flyer here.
Not able to make any of our trips? As a member of the St Louis Ski Club, you are eligible to join trips of the following ski associations (and their club member organizations) to which our club belong: