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Bridges, Blazes, and Buckets Bring Trail Season to an End

November 18, 2019 As the ground underneath the Superior Hiking Trail has frozen over the past few weeks, we’ve received the seasonal signal: it’s time to switch gears from trail work and begin preparing for 2020. In lieu of hibernation, we’re shifting our focus on to planning, prioritizing, and permitting projects to be ready again […]

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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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