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Superior Hero Tale: Steve Coz

September 24, 2019 What does it take to lead one of the Association’s guided hikes on the SHT? Leadership. Patience. Stamina. Sturdy shoes, and a willingness to get them muddy.  What does it take to lead 40 of those guided hikes? An intimate understanding of the Trail and a belief that a stranger is a […]

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Lowest Point on the SHT Gets A Lift From VCLs

August 21, 2019 A hike through the boggy, eastern end of the Hovland Lakewalk will now be a pleasant stroll along sturdy elevated boardwalk — complete with a handrail. From Chicken Wire to Bog Pans Over the course of two weeks in August, SHTA staff and volunteers resurrected a perpetually muddy, if not fully submerged, […]

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Superior Hero Tale – Kris Nurmi

This month’s Superior Hero Tale is dedicated to Kris Nurmi, a long-time volunteer, beloved member of our trail community, and friend to many of us — an “SHT Superman,” as Zach Johns put it — who passed away unexpectedly while leading a hike on the Trail in August 2019. Over the course of many years […]

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Blitz, Brigade, and More Leave the Trail Better Than Before

July 22, 2019 Here’s something we know: when a volunteer is trained and matched to the right task, they do amazing things for the Trail. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to do both, by offering training opportunities and finding new ways to engage volunteers in discreet tasks that suit them well. And already […]

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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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