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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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Accessible and Scenic Hikes, Part 2: North Shore

by Superior Hiking Trail Volunteer and Special Correspondent Anna Swarts This is part two of my list of more accessible scenic spots along the SHT.  As mentioned before, it is not an exhaustive list, but instead is a list of some of my favorite spots for day hiking. Section 13 One of my favorite spots […]

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Accessible and Scenic Hikes, Part 1: Duluth

by Superior Hiking Trail Volunteer and Special Correspondent Anna Swarts Maybe you have small children.  Maybe you are into retirement and just want the pleasant things in life.  Maybe you’re a weekend warrior, up from the cities with limited time.  Perhaps you don’t have any excuse, but you’d rather not work very hard to see […]

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April Hiking

Spring has arrived to many places in the country, but here on the North Shore it hasn’t arrived yet! Hikers expecting normal spring hiking conditions or even normal winter hiking conditions may be unpleasantly surprised by the amount of ice on the trail. Below are some pictures of what to expect on the trail in […]

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