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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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Fine Signs

June 19, 2019 (Originally published in the 2019 Summer Ridgeline Newsletter) Signs matter. They tell you where you are, of course, but they also project the image or “brand” of the SHT and the organization that manages it. We’ve been committed to improving signage on the SHT (and just off of it). There’s more to […]

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What the “Trail Eyes” Pros Taught Us About the SHT

June 18, 2019 (Originally published in the 2019 Summer Ridgeline Newsletter) Tim Malzhan is the trail operations director for our sister trail organization the Ice Age Trail Alliance in Wisconsin. Doing business as “Trail Eyes,” Tim was one of four entities the SHTA hired in the fall of 2018 to evaluate and recommend renewal strategies […]

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Diving Board Boardwalk Coming Soon

April 22, 2019 Fixing a mud pit on a remote section of the SHT is more complicated than you might think. The infamous “Diving Board Mud Pit” near Horseshoe Ridge just outside George H. Crosby Manitou State Park has been on our to-do list for years. Now, with materials at the ready and a new […]

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