NCTA volunteer maintaining a cool blog of his photos & experiences

Tom Salwasser, a NCTA member/volunteer from Circle Pines, Minnesota, has created a blog entitled It’s Later Than You Think which combines his passion for hiking with his other passion for photography.  If you’re interested in seeing some amazingly scenic photos from the NCT within the Chippewa National Forest, visit Tom’s blog.  Tom’s blog entries also […]

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Interesting newspaper article in Fargo Forum about Clausen Springs Dam in Kathryn, ND

You might be wondering “What does this news story have to do with the North Country Trail?”  Well, the easy answer is “as the dam goes so goes the North Country Trail!”   The faint trail visible on top of the dam in the picture above is our beloved North Country Trail. Officials in Kathryn, Barnes […]

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Nimblewill Nomad nearing completion of his NCT thru-hike

I had the pleasure of speaking with our intrepid thru-hiker Eb “Nimblewill Nomad” Eberhart yesterday afternoon.  He answered his cell phone from atop a ridge overlooking Lake Superior by Finland, MN.  He is currently finishing the last miles of the Superior Hiking Trail and expects to be in Two Harbors tomorrow (10/7).   After reaching Two […]

First NCT workday held in Itasca County, MN!

The very first North Country Trail workday sponsored by the newly-formed Arrowhead Chapter in Itasca County, MN was held on Saturday (10/3). It went very well.  The group was formerly known as the Grand Rapids Area Hiking Club and is not officially a NCTA chapter yet.  That should happen at the NCTA’s December Board meeting. […]

Border battle: Twin Cities Public TV to feature NCT in MN's National Park Legacy program on Sunday

Good job Bill, Tom, and the NCTA volunteers in Wisconsin getting the excellent coverage of the NCT on Wisconsin Public TV. Here in Minnesota we don’t like to be outdone by our neighbors across the St. Croix/Mississippi River in the Badger (Cheeshead?) State.  So, a day before the Vikings-Packers rivalry heats up again on Monday […]

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Recent windstorm damages the Superior Hiking Trail in NE Minnesota

From the SHTA website: “September 30, 2009: There was a major wind storm on the trail from Finland to the end of the trail (the entire north end of the trail, about 100 miles) on Monday, September 28th with winds up to 60 mph. Hundreds of large trees came down and now litter the trail. […]

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Premier segment information available on NCTA's website

A total of 18 “premier segments” have been identified on NCTA’s website with the goal of showcasing some of the best hikes available on our trail. So far, the listing includes: * 3 day hikes and a weekend hike in North Dakota * 2 day hikes and a backpack in Minnesota * 2 day hikes […]

New chapter in the works in NE Minnesota

At a meeting last week, a group of Grand Rapids Area Hiking Club volunteers decided to form a new NCTA chapter – the Arrowhead Chapter – in northeastern Minnesota.  Certainly ambitious, the group decided to tackle the eastern 28 miles of the NCT within the Chippewa National Forest (MN-200 crossing east).  This is in addition […]

Volunteers celebrate National Public Lands Day in "the Chip"

About 25 volunteers and a half dozen Forest Service employees celebrated National Public Lands Day on Saturday, 9/26 by volunteering on the NCT within the Chippewa National Forest (the Chip).  NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. We had an absolutely beautiful day to work […]

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