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Hike Fest 2016
May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Superior Hiking Trail this year, and it’s time to celebrate at Hike Fest 2016! We’ve invited some wonderful keynote speakers this year. On Friday night, naturalist Larry Weber will share the wonders he’s found when hiking the trail. On Saturday night, Rudi Hargesheimer will use a mix of historic SHT photos and his award-winning nature photography to tell the story of the Superior Hiking Trail.
Back by popular demand, there will be an old time dance on Saturday night, with squares and rounds. The band will be Wild Thyme led by Terrance Smith.
There are seven great hikes planned of varying lengths and difficulties. There are interesting presentations from hiking trips to wildflowers. There will be an early morning birding stroll and the Saturday afternoon Wolf Ridge ropes course.
Don’t miss the Saturday afternoon dessert potluck to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the trail. SHTA will be providing cake, but please bring bars, cookies, or other snacks to share!
There will also be a Trail Input Session and State of the Trail Report on Saturday afternoon. For the 30th Anniversary, we’ll also be holding a SHT Fashion Show so please wear a SHT clothing item from the past 30 years. We’ll take a group photo!
And of course, we will once again hold our famous Silent Auction where you can bid on great outdoor gear, artwork and more. If you have an item to donate, please email or call the SHTA office. Also, don’t forget about SHTA store items for purchase at Hike Fest – we’ll have more new items this year, and remember — all proceeds support the trail!
Please consider ending your Hike Fest experience by helping out with the Sunday maintenance project. The project will be to brush and clear the trail from winter storms. Bring loppers and a hand saw if you have them.
Hike Fest 2016 Food and Lodging Options
Friday pizza supper is meat or veggie pizza, garlic toast, tossed salad, and ice cream sandwiches. Breakfasts: Saturday is blueberry pancakes, pork links, oatmeal and cereals. Sunday is scrambled eggs, bacon, oatmeal and cereals. Bag lunches include a croissant sandwich, fruit, cookie, chips, and beverage. Regular lunches are choice of turkey or beef with cheese sandwich; veggie is sprout and cheese. Saturday dinner is Champagne and Mushroom Chicken OR Vegetable Lasagna, baked potato, salad bar, and chocolate mousse for dessert. For children 12 and under, there is a reduced price for meals, with a smaller portion of the dinner options.
Please read the lodging options carefully:
1) West Dorm: four people minimum to a room with bathrooms down the hall. Rooms are male, female, and mixed. No room assignments in advance. You choose your room when you get there. Price is $21 per night.
2) East Dorm: one to six people to a room with a bathroom in room.
New this year: the room is $105 per night.
For above options: Linens (sheets, blankets, pillow, towel) are $8 per person. Or you can bring your own.
3) Camping: at the Finland State Forest Primitive Campground close to Wolf Ridge. Pay fee at entrance, $14/night.
A list of nearby hotels is also available on the website or by emailing the SHTA office.
*There will be a social hour in the West Dorm common area on Friday night and in the Science Center Lobby on Saturday night along with the dance. SHTA will supply snacks and only juice and pop so bring anything else you care to drink. Mandatory Quiet Time is 11:00 in the dorm common area.
*Check-out is 9:00 Sunday morning. Please leave your keys in the key tray on the table in the dorms and your laundry in the cart.
*Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Wolf Ridge
*Directions to Wolf Ridge: At Hwy 61 milepost 60.2, take Hwy 1 5.9 miles to Finland. Follow signs to Co Rd 6, turn right and go about 3 miles to Cranberry Road. Turn right at Wolf Ridge sign and go 2.5 miles to Wolf Ridge campus. Follow one-way circular driveway. Check-in at Science Center first. You can unload your car at the dorms but all cars must be parked in the parking lot.
Fill in the names of everyone you are registering, then work your way through the options and add each person’s preferences to the cart. Make sure you click “Add to Cart” for each option as you work your way down the list, and don’t forget the registration fees!
Hike Fest 2018 – Meal and Lodging Information
Breakfasts and Suppers at Wolf Ridge will be “Family-Style”, served at your table to encourage camaraderie and reduce waste. Saturday’s “Build-Your-Own” Bag Lunches on will take place in the dining hall during Breakfast. Please contact Jaron at [email protected] if you have specific dietary requirements.
Friday Pizza Supper: Wolf Ridge’s pizza is made from scratch using the most local and seasonal ingredients available. Pizza options: Cheeza, Meatza, Veganza, and Gluten Free. There will also be a full salad bar.
Breakfasts: Saturday: eggs, sausage, scratch-made chocolate Malt-o-Meal, assorted quick breads, cold cereal, and fresh fruit and juices. Sunday: fresh French toast bake, bacon, oatmeal, assorted quick breads, cold cereal, fresh fruit and juices.
Saturday Build-Your-Own Bag Lunches: options include turkey, salami, tuna Salad, sunbutter & jelly, cheddar, swiss & provolone cheeses, mayo, mustard, tomatoes & lettuce, white bread, wheat bread, croissants (gluten free options available), chips, fruit, cookies, and assorted beverages.
Saturday Supper: Superior Sliders (hand-pattied, locally-sourced, with grilled infusion of venison, bison and beef) or Wolf Ridge Wild Rice Sliders (hand-pattied, hand-harvested, locally-sourced, with wild rice, amaranth, and black beans). All available with foraged and grilled ramps, wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, smoked chipotle aioli, organic micro-greens, brioche bun, and served with rosemary roasted potatoes. Assorted beverages, including San Pelligrino water. Raspberry Charlotte cake for dessert.
For children 12 and under: There is a reduced price for meals. Children’s supper options: cheese burger or vegetarian nuggets and tots.
LODGING OPTIONS: Please read carefully!
If you’re purchasing a room in Summit Lodge/East Dorm for your group (or a ticket for a friend), we require an email address for all attendees to ensure they receive important event information. Each member of your group must for their meals, if they choose to eat at Wolf Ridge.
1) MAC Lodge/West Dorm: All rooms in the newly-remodeled Margaret A. Cargill Lodge include eight bunks (four people minimum to a room) with bathrooms and sinks in each room. Rooms are male, female, and mixed. No room assignments in advance. You choose your room when you get there. Price is $28 per bunk per night.
2) Summit Lodge/East Dorm: These rooms fit one to six people with a bathroom in each room. Price is $110 per room per night.
For above options: Linens (sheets, blankets, pillow, towel) are $8 per person. You can bring your own, if you’d prefer.
3) Off-Site Lodging: You can choose to camp at the Finland State Forest Primitive Campground close to Wolf Ridge. Pay fee at entrance, $14/night. We recommend using Google search to find other hotel and lodging options if you do not choose to stay at Wolf Ridge.
Wolf Ridge Rules
Mandatory Quiet Time is 11:00 in the dorm common area.
Check-out is 9:00 Sunday morning. Please leave your keys in the key tray on the table in the dorms and your laundry in the cart.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Wolf Ridge.
Directions to Wolf Ridge: At Hwy 61 milepost 60.2, take Hwy 1 5.9 miles to Finland. Follow signs to Co Rd 6, turn right and go about 3 miles to Cranberry Road. Turn right at Wolf Ridge sign and go 2.5 miles to Wolf Ridge campus. Follow one-way circular driveway. Check-in at Science Center first. You can unload your car at the dorms but all cars must be parked in the parking lot.
Please fill in the names of everyone you are registering, then work your way through the options and add each person’s preferences to the cart. Make sure you click “Add to Cart” for each option as you work your way down the list, and don’t forget all guests 12 and up are required to pay the registration fee!
Please contact Development and Communications Director Jaron Cramer at [email protected] or (218) 834-2700 x204 with any questions.
Registration fee, per person 12 and older.
Food Options – Adult
Superior Sliders Wolf Ridge Wild Rice Sliders
Wolf Ridge Wild Rice Sliders
Food Options – Child
Price is per room. Price is per room. Option for those who choose not to bring their own.
Includes: sheet, blanket, pillow with case, and towel
Price is per room.
Price is per room.
Option for those who choose not to bring their own.
Hike Fest 2018 T-Shirt
You were there! The Hike Fest 2018 tee is a great way to let the world know that you are an active supporter of the Superior Hiking Trail Association. The soft cotton long sleeve tee in heather grey is perfect for layering or to wear on its own. The shirt has hemmed sleeves and a straight hemmed bottom, with the Hike Fest logo in our iconic “blaze blue”. Unisex sizing S-2XL.
This shirt is available for pre-order only with Hike Fest registration and may be picked up at event registration.