Tag Archives: backpacking

fall on the Border Route Trail

Fall Hiking Guide

Cooler temps, low humidity, brightly colored hillsides, migrating birds, no more bugs….ahhhh, we’re in the glorious Fall hiking season again! by Matt Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator for Minnesota and North Dakota Mid to late September is the start of the most glorious time of the year in the North Country. No, it’s not because it’s […]

The Dorroughs at the Trail's Western Terminus

An Unexpected Adventure: Couple hikes entire North Country Trail

In one month, Dan and Ruth Dorrough will complete their end-to-end section hike of the North Country Trail. It’s an incredible journey that spans 17 years, 7 states, and over 4,600 miles. The Dorroughs will complete their hike while at the NCTA’s Celebration in Fargo on Saturday, September 17. The Dorroughs will make a special presentation Saturday evening, […]

Bridge wash out in Wisconsin

Fire and Flood Safety

by Kenny Wawsczyk, Michigan Regional Trail Coordinator As I write this article today’s high is 65 o but for the past couple weeks it has been hot and humid. And the extended forecast looks to be the same. There’s a lot of clichés about Michigan’s weather and what happened to areas of the Trail during the week […]

North Country Trail Association is 35 years old!

So today is our birthday!! The North Country Trail Association is 35 years old! by Bruce Matthews, North Country Trail Association Executive Director We’re youngsters compared to some, but that won’t keep us from celebrating. It was on this day in 1981 that the first gathering of about 12 volunteers, including Lance Feild, Ginny Wunsch, […]

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Scouts: Are you up for the Hike 100 Challenge?

The Hike 100 Challenge is under way and we already have finishers! The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST), the longest of our country’s National Scenic Trails, offers a wealth of natural beauty throughout its 4,600 miles. We invite scouting groups, their families and friends to join the celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial […]

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Moose in Danger in the North Country

One of the greatest adventures along the North Country Trail is encountering wildlife in its natural habitat. Yet, one of the “Great North” species is in danger and seeing them along the Trail is becoming increasingly rare. by Matthew Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator, North Dakota and Minnesota What wildlife species do you think of when […]