Originally Posted by kwpapke
I like that area too, though Section 13 has the most crowded campsite I've EVER seen on the SHT. The night I stayed there, there must've been 15+ tents. People everywhere. Its become the premier rock-climbing spot in Minnesota, so lotsa people with ropes & harnesses. The other issue is that it is very dry on the North Shore right now. Sec 13 has no water anywhere close. That could change if we get some rain, but something to consider.
Just a caveat - great section of the trail, but koaloha you may not want to plan to camp at Sec 13.
I really enjoyed the long boardwalk over the beaver pond between sec 13 and Finland. Unbelievable spot.
Yeah, I have never camped at Section 13 ..... I just enjoy passing through it! Gets really windy up there.
I did that boardwalk on a misty, windy night once and never seeing it before thought it would never end. It was thrilling! Then came across that huge boulder sitting by itself not long after that crossing. Sweet.
A terrific section.
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