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SHTA COVID-19 Update: May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020 A message from the SHTA team to all SHT users: As we continue to adapt and respond to the evolving COVID-19 concerns and guidance, we’d like to thank you, our trail community, for your patience, understanding, and continued support. We know the past few weeks under Minnesota’s “Stay At Home” order have […]

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Announcing the SHT End-2-Ender Program

October 28, 2019 We are pleased to announce the launch of the Superior Hiking Trail End-2-Ender Program! If you’ve enjoyed every mile of the Trail, this is your chance to be recognized for your significant accomplishments on the Trail. What does end-2-ender mean? Anyone who has hiked, walked, run, or sauntered the entire Superior Hiking […]

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Expert Eyes Evaluate SHT Campsite

October 28, 2019 Last year, the Superior Hiking Trail Association brought in experts to evaluate our Trail and help us make decisions about renewal priorities. Absent from those conversations, however, was an assessment of the SHT’s occasionally less-than-sustainable campsites. With increasing trail use and pressure on our tent pads and latrines, we know it’s time […]

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Recommended Boy Scout Itineraries from NCTA

Since the Philmont Scout Ranch was closed this year due to fires, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of large groups from Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on the Superior Hiking Trail. While we love to have young adventurers out enjoying the SHT, the increased traffic and difficulties with large groups at shared campsites during […]

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Share Good Times (and Campsites) on the SHT

By Anna Swarts With the ever-increasing popularity of overnight trips on the SHT, campsites are at a premium.  One will notice that, at the trail heads, a sign denotes that “Campsite must be shared if required.” Users used to camping in permit-protected places may find this odd. It is true; if you’re looking to get […]

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