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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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Rockin’ It, VCL-Style, At Crow Creek (Squared)

In April 2018, four of our veteran volunteers joined two members of our staff for a Volunteer Crew Leader (VCL) training hosted by the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Many volunteer-powered organizations around the country use the VCL concept — a key feature of our Trail Renewal Program — to empower talented volunteers to take a […]

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Ely’s Peak Loop: The Triple Crown of SHT Loops

We’re excited to report the new loop trail at Ely’s Peak is ready for you to enjoy! The third in our “Triple Crown of SHT Loops” in Duluth features panoramic vistas, exposed rock faces, and much more for you to explore. This project was led by SHTA trail renewal consultant Larry Sampson, but featured quite […]

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The Red River Bridge

It takes a community to build a bridge.   From unloading the truck that brought the materials…   To hauling the scaffolding in (and out!)…   Volunteers came from all over the state to be part of the missing link connecting the SHT to the Wisconsin border…   They balanced, aligned, measured, double-checked, and sweated… […]

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