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Planning For Wise Winter Travel on the SHT

October 23, 2020 It’s starting to look like winter on the Superior Hiking Trail. Don’t worry — we checked our calendars, and it’s still definitely, technically fall. But with a few inches of snow on the SHT already, now is a good time to start preparing for winter travel on the Trail. Cold weather and […]

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The SHT is A Winter Wonder

November 25, 2019 Think of what is not to love about the Superior Hiking Trail this time of year: no mosquitoes or stinging bees. No mud! No dripping and clawing vegetation. And no big crowds — it’s just you and the occasional rabbit. Winter-only vistas of the big lake emerge on the SHT when the […]

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A Spirit-ual Experience on the SHT

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire. I’ve spent the last few weeks adjusting to my first Minnesota winter and working to buy a house in Duluth. Soon, I’ll be taking a trip back […]

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Winter hiking in Arizona is overrated: Stay with the SHT!

If you see an orange laminated sign at a Superior Hiking Trail trailhead, know that it has expired: they were there to tell you the SHT was closed for the firearm deer season. That’s over (with the exception of Dec. 1-5 in Jay Cooke SP), so you’re free to wear whatever color you want for […]

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April Hiking

Spring has arrived to many places in the country, but here on the North Shore it hasn’t arrived yet! Hikers expecting normal spring hiking conditions or even normal winter hiking conditions may be unpleasantly surprised by the amount of ice on the trail. Below are some pictures of what to expect on the trail in […]

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