Posts Tagged ‘SHT’

Hartley Park

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

I will continue to say that adventure in Duluth can be found right in the backyard. Hartley Nature Center and Park is located in the heart of Duluth. It is a 640-acre park with over 10 miles of trails scattered throughout. The Superior Hiking Trail cuts right through the park, as well. Outdoor enthusiasts will take to the park to hike, trail run, cross-country ski, bike, and snowshoe. Just another landmark and another reason Duluth was voted Outside’s “Best Town Ever” in 2014! So get out and enjoy the warm-up as we go from winter to spring!

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SHT Adventure

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

My freshman thru senior year roommate, Brody O, and I recently went on a Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) adventure beginning in Silver Bay and continuing on to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, about 2 miles north of Highway 1 on the SHT. We wanted to get up to George H. Manitou Crosby State Park, but due to the difficult terrain, 50lb backpacks, and a close to depleted water supply with no refills we decided to halt the trip prematurely. It was an awesome trip, regardless and we learned quite a bit as we traversed the SHT.

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Run to Ely’s Peak…and Back

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

My girlfriend and I are currently in the midst of training for the Superior Spring Trail 50K Race and Grandma’s Marathon. We decided to do a 16 mile trail training run along the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). We started by the Lake Superior Zoo and made the 8 mile run to Ely’s Peak and then turned around and headed back. It took us around 4.5 hours, but it was a beautiful day and I considered it a “glorified hike”.

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North Shore Hiking

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

I was invited by a 1st year DPT student and good friend to join him on a  Saturday morning hike up the north shore. The destination was Twin Lakes Trail (6.8 mile trek) near Silver Bay, MN. We got up there early for the sunrise, however the overcast conditions were not favorable for one of the famous north shore sunrises. Despite the overcast conditions, the weather was nice for hiking and the wind was calm. In addition, my buddy likes outdoor photography so our hike was stop and go as we took time to take in the breathtaking views of the north shore (see below).

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Superior Hiking Trail – Moose Mountain Marathon

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Another marathon is in the books. My girlfriend and I ran the Moose Mountain Marathon along the Superior Hiking Trail this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day that made for a wonderful run. The terrain was tough with lots of roots, rocks, and mud to go along with the large elevation changes over the course of the 26.2 miles. Our race was the shortest of the three (100 miler, 50 milers, and 26.2 miler). The volunteers were great! The trails were great! And the company was even better!

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