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SHT enters the Stone Age

June 28, 2019 Which building material formed over a billion years ago, will probably last another billion years, and can be found in abundance across the entire length of the Superior Hiking Trail? There’s only one answer — good ol’ natural stone — and it’s a resource we plan to use more as we renew […]

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Fine Signs

June 19, 2019 (Originally published in the 2019 Summer Ridgeline Newsletter) Signs matter. They tell you where you are, of course, but they also project the image or “brand” of the SHT and the organization that manages it. We’ve been committed to improving signage on the SHT (and just off of it). There’s more to […]

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What the “Trail Eyes” Pros Taught Us About the SHT

June 18, 2019 (Originally published in the 2019 Summer Ridgeline Newsletter) Tim Malzhan is the trail operations director for our sister trail organization the Ice Age Trail Alliance in Wisconsin. Doing business as “Trail Eyes,” Tim was one of four entities the SHTA hired in the fall of 2018 to evaluate and recommend renewal strategies […]

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Projects Done and Almost Done in 2019

June 18, 2019 It’s hiking and running season and it’s trail renewal season, all at once, on the Superior Hiking Trail. The following summarizes the state of several projects we undertook this spring.  What unites them? They all reflect priorities of our Trail Renewal Program: make the Trail safer and more environmentally responsible, and respect […]

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Superior Hero Tale – Trail Clearing Volunteers

Throughout the year, we honor those in our trail community that have gone above and beyond to support the Superior Hiking Trail and the Association that takes care of it. Their stories are our… A historic windstorm in fall of 2018 brought down hundreds of trees on the northern end of the SHT. This spring, […]

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