The Superior Hiking Trail: an Analogue for the Appalachian Trail


May 18, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rapids Brewing Company
214 N. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, Minnesota

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Join the NCTA Arrowhead Chapter along with fellow hikers and local trail enthusiasts for a presentation from local long distance hiker Cory Kolodji. Cory (trail name “Huckleberry”) has always been a hiker and a paddler. In 2021 after retiring from a teaching career, he decided to hike the Superior Hiking Trail (which is a part of the NCNST) in preparation for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Come hear about his preparation, experience, gear choices, and more at Rapids Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids on May 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (CT).

“I’m a pretty ordinary guy. Not an athlete. Not an ultralight gear nerd. Not a ‘young and strong!’ I am proof that anyone can accomplish a thru-hike. The question then is why thru-hike when all the trails can be sampled on weekends? Well, I don’t know. But the thrill of doing a whole trail and the experience of emersion for an extended period are just really awesome.” (Cory Kolodji)

Come early to the event if you would like to join our Chapter meeting and learn more about the NCTA Arrowhead Chapter!

5:00 – 6:00 Chapter Meeting. All are welcome to join! You do not have to be an NCTA member to attend the meeting.
6:00 – 6:30 Meet & Greet. Grab a beverage, order some food, and visit with Chapter members.
6:30 – 6:45 Welcome from the Chapter and introductions.
6:45 – 7:30 Presentation by Cory Kolodji.
7:30 – 8:00 Q&A and Social Hour.

This event is free and open to the public, made possible in part with funds from the NCTA. Please share this event with your friends or family who might be interested. See you there!