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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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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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Projects Done and Almost Done in 2019

June 18, 2019 It’s hiking and running season and it’s trail renewal season, all at once, on the Superior Hiking Trail. The following summarizes the state of several projects we undertook this spring.  What unites them? They all reflect priorities of our Trail Renewal Program: make the Trail safer and more environmentally responsible, and respect […]

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Superior Hero Tale – Trail Clearing Volunteers

Throughout the year, we honor those in our trail community that have gone above and beyond to support the Superior Hiking Trail and the Association that takes care of it. Their stories are our… A historic windstorm in fall of 2018 brought down hundreds of trees on the northern end of the SHT. This spring, […]

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The First, and Last, to Literally Blaze the Trail

March 25, 2019 The First, and Last, to Literally Blaze the Trail For Susan Dolph and Doug Robertson, there was something a bit clandestine about their contracting with the Association to blaze the SHT (paint the blue marks) back in 2006.  “Gayle Coyer [executive director at the time] was sort of quiet about it. She […]

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