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Scenes from the NCTA conference in North Dakota!

This past weekend, a crowd of 150+ NCTA members attended the annual conference in Valley City, ND that was hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter. The event featured a great variety of hikes, workshops, tours, family activities, and evening entertainment. Above are some pictures from Friday’s Family Hike at Clausen Springs and the Stairway […]

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 […]

Laurentian Lakes Chapter completes new boardwalk

On June 24th, volunteers with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter replaced a crumbling boardwalk damaged by ATVs and built a new 82′ long boardwalk to replace it.  The location of the project is about 3 miles east of the County Hwy 39 trailhead (just west of Itasca State Park’s western boundary) on NCTA hiking map #MN-10. […]