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The Holiday Season in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the chapters have been busy celebrating the holiday season and all their hard work in 2009, all the while beginning to think ahead to the opportunities and challenges in 2010. Here is just a sampling of the Holiday events in PA: Wampum Chapter Christmas Party -December 11, 2009 -Hito’s Restaurant in West Pittsburgh (near […]

The hardest miles of the NCT? Expanded coverage

Here’s an expansion of the article entitled “The hardest miles of the North Country Trail?” from the July-September issue of the North Star.  Our 40-mile thru-hike of the Kekekabic Trail (see map below) occurred in May 2009 and included several NCTA volunteers from 3 different chapters in Minnesota. Additional information: 1) 2009-kekekabic-trail-adventure-slideshow from the 2009 […]

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 […]