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  1. Ron "Pathfinder" Strickland May 15, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    Hello everyone, I plan to arive from Boston at the Fargo Airport on July 28 to attend the annual meeting. Does anyone have information about transportation from the airport to and from Valley City? Thanks, Ron 206-696-2187

  2. MARY COFFIN July 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    Looking for the camaraderie of like-minded hikers to bag a few miles of the NCNST in northern Minnesota?

    Try day hiking and camping on the North Country Trail and Superior Hiking Trail with experienced leader.

    NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL ASSOCIATION EXTENDED OUTING
    Day Hiking the NCT on the Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota
    Sept 8-15, 2010

    Cascade State Park
    Otter Lake Rd to Jackson Lake Rd.- 8.7 miles
    Sugarbush Ridge
    County Rd. 70 to Judge Magney State Park- 6.6 miles
    Brule River, Devil’s Kettle Falls,
    Lake Superior, Flute Reed River Valley
    Judge Magney State Park to Kadunce River-10 miles.
    Crosby Manitou State Park
    Lutsen to Oberg Mountain-7 miles.
    Moose mountains
    Temperance River State Park to Cook County Rd.- 1. 8 miles
    Temperance and Cross Rivers
    Tower Overlook
    Caribou River Wayside to Crosby-Manitou State Park. 8 miles

    Contact NCTA Leader: Mary Coffin, mcoffin1@twcny.rr.com, 315-687-3589

  3. Bill and Bethany Thomas January 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Snowshoeing the NCT in Iron County WI. We showshoed from Upson Lake to Casey Sag Road and back. The road to Upson Lake was plowed to the first boat landing. We saw lots of otter tracks, little sled rides in the snow, down to the lake which had a small opening where a creek dumped in. Stopped briefly at the shelter at the top of the ridge. The young pines had snow hats. We also snowshoed and skied into Wren Falls. The trail into Wren Falls was groomed and tracked and was fairly easy skiing. The road to the junction of Vogue and Sullivan Fire Lane (leading to Casey Sag Road) was also plowed. The Falls were frozen until it hit the bottom of Tyler Forks creek. There was more remote x country skiing but we didn’t have time to investigate. It is well worth the trip.

  4. MARY COFFIN March 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    HIKING THE NCT ROUTE IN THE ADIRONDACKS OF NY
    The Onondaga Chapter of the ADK (Adirondack Mtn. Club) is offering several day hikes and overnights on various segments of the NCT route. These trips are free and take participants into the western Adirondacks. For more information, date and locations contact leader: maryccoffin@gmail.com.

  5. MARY COFFIN March 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Looking for the camaraderie of like-minded hikers to bag a few miles of the NCNST in northern Minnesota?

    Try day hiking and camping on the North Country Trail and Superior Hiking Trail with experienced leader.

    NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL ASSOCIATION EXTENDED OUTING
    Day Hiking the NCT on the Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota
    Sept 8-15, 2010

    Cascade State Park
    Otter Lake Rd to Jackson Lake Rd.- 8.7 miles
    Sugarbush Ridge
    County Rd. 70 to Judge Magney State Park- 6.6 miles
    Brule River, Devil’s Kettle Falls,
    Lake Superior, Flute Reed River Valley
    Judge Magney State Park to Kadunce River-10 miles.
    Crosby Manitou State Park
    Lutsen to Oberg Mountain-7 miles.
    Moose mountains
    Temperance River State Park to Cook County Rd.- 1. 8 miles
    Temperance and Cross Rivers
    Tower Overlook
    Caribou River Wayside to Crosby-Manitou State Park. 8 miles
    For itinerary, costs etc. contact NCTA Leader: Mary Coffin, maryccoffin@gmail.com, 315-687-3589

  6. Joe Harold April 1, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I saw in the last news-email that there is an Allegheny 100 Challenge planned for June 18-20, 2010 in the Alleghney National Forest, PA. I found some information on the Keystone Trails Association website, but not much else. I was just wondering if this going to happen and how much interest is going on. It looks like a ton of fun and quite a challenge. My wife and I are interested in trying this. Who else?

    Joe

    • Keith Klos April 25, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Joe Harold,,, this is our 3rd year for having the A-100. It has increased each year in participation. Please register to insure a shuttle ride from your end point to the beginning. Only one hiker has done the full 100 miles last year. He did it in 45 hours. This is not a walk in the park. It is a totally unsupported hike, carry all you need but make it ulta-light. Blister have been the most common reason for not completeing anyone’s section. You can e-mail me for more info.

  7. Jay S July 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    Yes does anyone have an estimate of the distance from cooks state forest pa to moraine state park pa. If anyone can answer my question it would be greatly appreciated

  8. Brad Bosley January 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    FYI Hikers,

    The Bridge over the North Fork of Little Beaver Creek on the Eastern part of Columbiana County, Ohio and West of PA Gamelands 285 trail will undergo some construction during the summer of 2011. This is part of the is maintained by the Great Trail-Sandy Beaver Canal Chapter. The closure of the bridge on Pancake-Clarkson Road (TR-1031) will prevent through hikers from crossing the bridge during construction so wading 100+ feet of creek will be the option. There will be no traffic or pedestrian access across the bridge during this painting process. It may last up to 6 weeks depending on the weather. Access to trail segments and parking will be from either side of the bridge for that section only. It is anticipated to begin after July 2011. I will keep you posted when we have a construction schedule. Thank you.

  9. Ben Boren February 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Is there any type of shuttle service to take you back where you started?

    • Lorana Jinkerson February 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

      Ben,

      Hmmm, from where are you starting? This trail is 4600 miles long so, no, there is no shuttle to take you back to where you started if you do the whole thing but often individual chapters will help you with shuttle service or car spotting if you contact them before you head into their portion of the trail.

      Come to da UP and we’ll help you out.
      Lorana

  10. Ben Boren February 19, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    That is actually where we want to start. So who would I contact to get help with this?

    • admin February 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Ben – what section are you talking about specifically?

      • Ben Boren February 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

        I want to start on the Superior Shoreline Chapter.

  11. MARY C COFFIN January 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    NCTA Boundary Waters & Border Route Day Hiking and Camping
    SECTION 2 SEPT 11-17 2013
    Contact Leader: Mary Coffin, maryccoffin@gmail.com, 315-687-3589
    The Sept 4-10 trip filled so quickly NCTA is offering a 2nd section of this trip,
    same price, same itinerary, IF SEVEN SIGN ON BY FEB 28, 2013

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