Nimblewill Nomad's pictures from ND and western MN are available

If you’re interested in seeing what it’s like to walk across North Dakota in late winter/early spring, you should check out Nimblewill Nomad’s 2009 Odyssey photo gallery.  In the North Dakota pictures you’ll notice one of the inherent challenges of thru-hiking the NCT…the fact that you have to start pretty early in the “spring” to […]

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Heightened interest shown in the NCT at the Outdoor Adventure Expo

NCTA Star of the North Chapter volunteers noticed significant heightened interest in the North Country Trail at the recent Outdoor Adventure Expo.  The 48th Expo was hosted this past weekend by Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis, MN.   We attributed that to the New York Times article that came out on Friday, recent coverage from Nimblewill Nomad’s […]

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Nimblewill Nomad is poised to soon enter the BWCAW

I caught up with Nimblewill Nomad yesterday on the phone and he was in Tower, MN.  He planned to walk up to Ely and possibly beyond today.  My thanks go to Steve Piragis from Piragis Northwoods Company for helping Eb out in your area! So, in just a couple of days he’ll be tackling what […]

NCT and trail communities threatened by ND floodwaters

Floodwaters are raging in the Sheyenne River valley of eastern North Dakota affecting the North Country Trail and several trail communities.  Especially hard hit are the communities of Valley City, which is where our 2009 annual conference will be held this summer, and at Clausen Lake Dam by Kathryn which is an anchor point for […]

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 […]