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Hike the NCT in 10 Minnesota State Parks and earn “Double Miles!”

Yes, that is right…if you hike miles on the NCT in Minnesota State Parks during  2016 you’ll earn double the miles.  Unfortunately, no we haven’t found a major airline partner to co-sponsor the program and give away free frequent flyer (“hiker?”) miles.  But we do have two great programs and rewards for your effforts! Every […]

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Meet the New Glacial Edge Chapter in Western Minnesota

By Matt Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator, Minnesota After three years of community outreach and organizing, there is a brand new NCTA Chapter in Minnesota! The Glacial Edge Chapter was officially approved by the Board at their December meeting and its small group of diehard volunteers is already hitting the ground running. The Chapter’s leadership took […]

Everything about the Kekekabic Trail presents a (rewarding) challenge!

The Kekekabic Trail presents some of the most remote and challenging experiences for both hikers and volunteers on the North Country Trail. Matthew Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator for North Dakota and Minnesota gives an insider’s look at this unique section of trail from a recent trail clearing trip. Hikers often find portions of northeastern Minnesota’s […]

Arrowhead Re-route bill to get a hearing in U.S. Senate

On March 17th, the Arrowhead Re-route bill will be discussed in a hearing of the Senate’s Energy & Natural Resources Committee’s National Parks subcomittee.   The bill’s (S. 553) official title is “The North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act of 2009” was introduced on 3-9-09 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  Al Franken, Minnesota’s junior […]

Catching up with NCT thru-hiker "Nimblewill Nomad"

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting up with NCT thru-hiker M.J. Eberhart, a.k.a. Nimblewill Nomad, out on the NCT by Lake George, MN.  Joining us were Itasca Moraine Chapter volunteer Darrel Rodekuhr of Walker; NCTA member and Northwoods Press reporter Judy Merrit of Nevis; Lakeland Public TV reporter Jenny Day from Bemidji; and videographer/editor […]