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Backpack Trip – Judge Magney State Park to Pincushion

Summary: Backpack 24.6 miles from Judge C.R. Magney State Park to Pincushion Mountain in 4 days, 3 nights. Begin your trip with the only part of the trail that is directly on the Lake Superior shoreline, follow several classic North Shore river gorges, including the Kadunce and Devil Track Rivers. End your trip with the […]

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Lessons Learned

Lessons and photo by guest blogger Jeremy LaCroix Lessons learned from a rookie who planned to do 105 miles in a week but quit after 35 in 3 days. 1. Despite what I was told, 15 miles a day is not a good plan. Attainable, but not enjoyable. Plan 8-10 and don’t be in a […]

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Hike 100 Miles in 2016!

To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, the North country Trail Association is sponsoring a “Hike 100 Challenge” on the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT). Those who hike 100 miles on the NCT over the course of 2016 will receive a special patch and certificate to commemorate their […]

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Backpack Trip – Cascade River to Oberg Mountain

Summary: Enjoy Cascade River State Park, Lookout Mountain, views of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Range. Hike through a diverse forest ranging from a mature maple canopy through mixed forest (birch/aspen/pine/spruce). Stretches of trail parallel the winding Poplar River and breath-taking Lake Agnes. Climb Lookout, Mooose, Mystery and Oberg Mountains. Distance: 27.3 miles Timeframe: 6 days, […]

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Backpack Trip – Britton Peak to Caribou Trail

Summary: Begin your trip with an easy trek to the first campsite, the days ahead will be filled with the scenic overlooks of Oberg mountain and Moose Mountain. The final section of trail parallels the winding Poplar River before descending to dramatic Lake Agnes.Total Distance – 19.1 miles Timeframe – 4 days, 3 nights. Day […]

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