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NCT Thru-hiker / "All In Trekker" departed Lake Champlain on 1/1/11

Samuel Gardner, NCT thru-hiker and PWF Chapter member, just reported leaving Lake Champlain on his westbound thru-hike of the NCT.   Here is what he wrote recently about his trek and his unique story… Hello everyone! I am Samuel Gardner, and I grew up 15 miles off of the NCT in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. […]

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So…it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that autumn is a great time to be out on the NCT. But it’s still cool when one tells ya so! Here’s a recent note of thanks I received from feller whose day time gig is at NASA – Matthew: Thank you for the information and the map you […]

The NCT – Where You Live

‎”Where You Live” is a weekly half-hour program hosted by Maranda on West Michigan television stations WOOD TV8 and WOTV 4. This weekend’s edition, themed “Fall Family Fun” featured a hike on the North Country Trail. Check it out!

2011 Extended Outing – 'da UP

Post by Mary Coffin Join me and other like minded North Country Trail hikers on the NCT in Michigan’s UP and Picture Rocks National Lakeshore ( Lake Superior ), August 8-13, 2011 following the NCTA Conference. We will be camping and day hiking with van support. Contact Here’s the link:

Americorps-NCCC Crew hard at work on the NCT in Minnesota

An Americorps-NCCC crew made up of twelve individuals from all over the U.S. are currently working on the NCT in Becker County, MN.  This crew, led by Marlin Lane, is completing trail tread, boardwalks, and signage for a 10-mile stretch south of Elbow Lake Rd.   This section down to the boundary of Greenwater Lake SNA […]


Mark your Calendars: BRING ON THE BRIDGE 2010 is a go for 3 – 7 September, 2010. This is a camping event for North Country National Scenic Trail enthusiasts with the main emphasis on providing a common rallying point for NCT hikers who want to include hiking the Mackinac Bridge in their hiking log. The […]

Waterfall hikes in the Upper Midwest

Do you like to hike into waterfalls?  I do.  There’s something captivating about being close to roaring water…especially in the spring when even our smallest rivers and streams run fast and deep. Recently, I gave a presentation entitled “Best Waterfall Hikes in the Upper Midwest” at the 49th Outdoor Adventure Expo hosted by Midwest Mountaineering […]

Premier segment information available on NCTA's website

A total of 18 “premier segments” have been identified on NCTA’s website with the goal of showcasing some of the best hikes available on our trail. So far, the listing includes: * 3 day hikes and a weekend hike in North Dakota * 2 day hikes and a backpack in Minnesota * 2 day hikes […]

NCT Long-distance hikers making significant progress!

Here’s a brief update on the progress of the two long-distance hikers currently out on the NCT (lady’s first): Bonita “Mother Goose” Curtner just (7/25) crossed into the U.P. of Michigan from Wisconsin on her 2009 trek from the western terminus to somewhere in lower Michigan.  So far, she has hiked 84 days covering 1160 […]