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Winter Freighting on the SHT

On a recent snowy Saturday morning six volunteers and SHTA Trail Operations Director, Tamer Ibrahim, met at the Gunflint Ranger Station in Grand Marais to load the pieces of our new Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bridge which will be installed over Spruce Creek during the summer of 2022.  The pieces are not heavy, but long […]

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Sending Much Gratitude to our Trail Community – Thank You!

As we look back on 2021, we have much to be grateful for.    This year certainly came with challenges but the trail community showed true dedication to the Trail and we are very grateful. Before we fully turn our focus to 2022, our staff want to take a moment to share their gratitude for the […]

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Lutsen Mountains Ski Area Expansion Project and the SHTA’s Position Statement

In April of 2020, SHTA submitted a proposed reroute of the SHT and formal comment to USFS (see attached April 2020 Public Comment). In summary, the SHTA requested that the project not move forward until an acceptable route could be identified and approved, and that an agreement between the SHTA, Lutsen Mountains, and the U.S. […]

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Tom Peterson, “That section of trail we built last week is the best one yet!”

A Tribute to Tom Peterson The Superior Hiking Trail has lost its “father.” Often touted as the father of the SHT, Tom Peterson passed away on June 14th, 2021. I remember Tom as the always enthusiastic on-the-ground route finder and trail building coordinator for the first six years of the Superior Hiking Trail. He grew […]

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Trail trainings coming this summer!

Resilient trails react to and interpret the landscapes through which they pass.  Trail stewardship asks us to see and assess how the trail is functioning not through our eyes, but through the Trails eyes. How do we sustain these gifts of the Trail? In 2018, the SHTA launched the Trail Renewal Program, a strategic effort […]

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