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Superior Hero Tales: Bruce Henke

February 27, 2020 Into the annals of SHTA history will go section adopter Bruce Henke.  He’s hanging up his loppers this year after 26 years of working his section from Castle Danger Road to the Nestor Grade (about 4 miles). “It’s been very fun and rewarding,” he told us, “but I’m getting up there in years […]

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Superior Hero Tales: The Snowmobile Heroes

February 27, 2020 What’s a guy living in central Missouri doing with a snowmobile?  Waiting to donate it to the SHTA, of course. George Lipscomb is a long-time supporter of the Trail who owned property in northwestern Wisconsin, where he’d expected to use his snow machine, but the haul from Missouri to Wisconsin was too much […]

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SHTA Request for Proposals: Dam Those Beavers!

January 22, 2020 The Superior Hiking Trail Association seeks proposals from individuals and businesses with expertise and creative solutions for crossing beaver dams! Those skills and solutions will be employed on a 2020 trail construction project to replace the unstable and dangerous boardwalk across the Sawmill Creek beaver dam. No more janky structures! SHTA plans […]

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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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Expert Eyes Evaluate SHT Campsite

October 28, 2019 Last year, the Superior Hiking Trail Association brought in experts to evaluate our Trail and help us make decisions about renewal priorities. Absent from those conversations, however, was an assessment of the SHT’s occasionally less-than-sustainable campsites. With increasing trail use and pressure on our tent pads and latrines, we know it’s time […]

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