Wednesday, July 22, the WLP group walk will tackle the Rattlesnake Bluff Train in Frontenac Start Park. The trail is across a prairie grass meadow and ends at the edge of the bluff overlooking Wacouta and the Mississippi River looking north toward Red Wing. The trail is mowed but terrain is uneven so good shoes and walking poles are recommended. The walk is approximately 2 miles out and back with one small hill. To get to the site the group will gather at 6 PM, note earlier time, at the Express 61 gas station in Frontenac parking by the sign that shows the gas price. We will car pool, hopefully 4 to a car, and drive to the trailhead in a group. Masks in the car will be required. Wally Seiwert, retired Frontenac State Park maintenance manager will be our guide. If the weather is not good, too hot, windy or raining we will postpone the walk. Hope to see many of you join in. This is a new trail, one that we have never tried in the 12 years of WLP.
This is what my (Patty Svien) BINGO card looks like. I have visited and purchased something from each of these businesses with an X since the start of Walking Lake Pepin in June. I have 3 possibilities for BINGO with 3 more stops. Wondering how many of you out there are using the BINGO card. If you see this post on Facebook and are playing BINGO please "like" the post so I have an idea how many are participating. If you are not on Facebook please email at email@example.com and let me know if you are playing BINGO.
At the Finale event in August if you hand in your BINGO card with at least one BINGO you will be eligible for a drawing for $25 of LC Chamber Bucks. Two awards will be given. If you want to start now and need a BINGO card you can download one from the website walkinglakepepin.com (on the sign up page) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you one. There is still 4 weeks to the Finale.
Remember: WALK LOCAL and SHOP LOCAL
June 17 walkers hiked to Sand Point to the shore of Lake Pepin and on June 24 the group walked alone South Oak Street to explore the historic homes of Lake City. July 1 the group walked on a trail that was new to WLP, The Rattlesnake Bluff Trail in Wacouta Township. July 8th there will be no group walk but the group will meet on July 15th by the Wave Fountain at Ohuta Park at 6:30 for a walk along the local Heritage Tree Trail led by Denny Robertson who developed the trail. All are welcome to attend. Follow Walking Lake Pepin on Facebook for updates.