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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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Overnight Parking in State Parks

Thanks to the Superior Shuttle staff of 2016 for compiling this information! If you are getting picked up by the Superior Shuttle Service, check their website schedule for the exact pick-up locations for hikers in addition to information for where to park. If you are planning to park overnight at one of the state parks […]

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Backpack Trip – Pincushion Mountain to Cascade River State Park

Summary: Backpack from Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais to beautiful Cascade River State Park. Hike through a large red pine forest and enjoy views of Eagle Mountain before veering onto the west side of the Cascade River loop and paralleling the river. Distance: 17.7 miles Timeframe: 2 nights, 3 days Day 1: Pincushion Mountain Trailhead […]

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Backpack Trip – Otter Lake Road to Judge Magney State Park

Summary: Backpack this very remote section of the trail from Otter Lake Road to Judge Magney State Park. Enjoy great views and the highest point on the entire trail (although not at the same time). Walk through prime moose habitat and see Devil’s Kettle Falls. Due to the remoteness of this section, it is not […]

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