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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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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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