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November 5, 2017
"Bliss(ters)," the book: Duluth woman writes about 2,700-mile hike the year she turned 40
Ultimately, Duluth's Gail Francis couldn't think of any good reasons not to hike across America. The year was 2012. She had a good job as an...
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
August 31, 2017
Fundraising for Split Rock River bridge underway
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — For the first time in its history, the Superior Hiking Trail is starting a capital campaign to raise money to install...
August 31, 2017 - 7:36pm
August 24, 2017
Big Bog Candlelight Hike on Sept. 9
There will be a Fall Candlelight Hike at the Big Bog State Park in Waskish on Saturday, Sept. 9.Starting at 8 pm, luminaries will light the mile-long...
August 24, 2017 - 9:23am
August 13, 2017
Fending off bears and dirt miles is the path for Lake Park native pursuing hiking history
LAKE PARK, Minn. — His dreadlocks cover his ears, but 25-year-old Lake Park native Dan Binde can still hear people questioning when he's...
August 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
July 25, 2017
Couple addicted to hiking trails throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — When Rob Reid of Eau Claire started joining his wife for walks a handful of years ago, he had no idea the hobby would...
July 25, 2017 - 11:58am
April 23, 2017
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
DULUTH — The Superior Hiking Trail Association has hired a new executive director to lead its work on maintaining, improving and supporting...
April 23, 2017 - 6:05am
February 5, 2017
The 4,700-mile summer: Wisconsin man's long walk across North Country trail
ASHLAND, Wis. — Clearly, the man can cover ground. Ashland's Shane Peltonen hiked and ran 4,700 miles across eight northern states last...
February 5, 2017 - 8:38am
December 13, 2016
Going wild on the Pacific Crest Trail: Brainerd man hiked 2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico
BRAINERD, Minn. — Mike Wheeler of Brainerd got back into hiking in a very big way recently. The 66-year-old retiree hiked the entirety of the...
December 13, 2016 - 3:54pm
June 22, 2015
Detroit Mountain bike trails set to open
Area mountain biking aficionados have had the date circled on their calendar for weeks, but hikers should also take note: The biking and hiking...
June 22, 2015 - 10:57am
April 21, 2015
Update: Man dies while hiking in Boundary Waters
A 27-year-old man hiking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with friends died following a medical event, the St. Louis County Rescue Squad said. The man was found at 4 a.m. Tuesday, deep in the BWCAW northeast of Orr, said Lt. Kurt Erickson of the rescue squad. “We...
April 21, 2015 - 12:28pm
October 27, 2014
Group relaunches Paul Bunyan Trail Association
BEMIDJI -- Area civic groups and leaders have relaunched the official Paul Bunyan Trail Association, officials said Monday in a release. The Paul Bunyan Trail Marketing Committee, Brainerd Community Action, and the tourism bureaus of Brainerd and Bemidji have joined forces with...
October 27, 2014 - 7:05pm
August 2, 2013
A profound hike: BSU graduate Bartz shares experience hiking Superior Trail
It was about halfway through his solo hike of the Superior Hiking Trail that Cody Bartz had his first major stumbling block. Literally. "At one...
August 2, 2013 - 9:18am
May 28, 2010
Guthrie to Walker segment of Paul Bunyan trail opens Saturday
Construction of the Guthrie to Walker segment of the Paul Bunyan State Trail is complete and will open on Saturday, according to officials of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division. This 16.5-mile segment links the two communities with 28 miles...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
September 14, 2009
Sam Cook's Outdoors: Fall-color hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail
If you're looking for some great fall-color hikes with lots of maples, the Superior Hiking Trail Association has suggestions for you. The trail runs 205 miles from near Two Harbors to the Canadian border. Gayle Coyer, executive director of the association, suggests these sections...
September 14, 2009 - 1:40pm