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    Early November on the Superior Hiking Trail

    I'm thinking about a weekend trip (Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday) on the SHT for the weekend of November 5-7 or 6-8, 2010. Much of the SHT will be closed (south of Crosby-Manitou State Park) because of gun hunting deer season, but the northern parts of the trail should be mostly available (except for parts around Magney State Park and Kadunce River).

    Broadly speaking, I envision driving up from the Twin Cities (about 4 1/2 to 5 hours) and hiking a "short" day on Day 1 (2-3 hours). Day 2 would be a longer day (9-12 miles). Day 3 will be back to the car and on the road around mid-day. Specific trail segment(s) to be determined based on who wants to go.

    Weather, of course, is a huge variable. Rain would be miserable (30's and wet...ick!), but some snow would be "doable".

    Post here and/or send me a PM if you're interested.
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    I wish I could. Enjoy the brisk nights air !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
    I wish I could. Enjoy the brisk nights air !
    good to see you Ben!

    Beep- I wish you weren't 16 hrs away...I'm in need of some cool piney, north woods!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
    I wish I could. Enjoy the brisk nights air !
    I wish you could, too!! The weather could be a very interesting variable of the trip!!

    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    good to see you Ben!

    Beep- I wish you weren't 16 hrs away...I'm in need of some cool piney, north woods!!
    ROAD TRIP!!!
    I'll put you up if you want to make the trip! Chez Beep has an extra bed or two. 'Tis a long drive for you, though!
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    I may ...... Meg has me scheduled for construction at her space so ....... I will have too see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I may ...... Meg has me scheduled for construction at her space so ....... I will have too see.
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    It'd be great to have you along, Shug! If it helps with scheduling, I have a bit of flexibility as to which specific days to use, but using Saturday and Sunday as "base" plus one other day on either side of that works best for me so as to avoid causing big ripples at work.
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    Small bump...still looking for anyone who'd want to spend a couple of nights in the woods!

    At the moment, I'm planning to go up from Minneapolis on Friday, back on Sunday unless the weather is REALLY awful. REALLY awful would equate to windy and seriously wet and rainy with temperatures in the above-freezing-but-less-than-40 degree range.

    FWIW, a large portion of the SHT will be closed Nov 6 through Nov 21 because of gun-hunting deer season (i.e. all south of Caribou Wayside and all north of Grand Marais). There is still some nice trail to be hiked, including the stretch from Cascade to Oberg that Pizza, Stormcrow, Shug and Mr. Green did this past weekend.

    Anyone interested in coming along will need to wear blaze orange, including a blaze orange hat. I have a big orange vest from Gander Mountain, but need to find an orange hat!! What a fashion statement that will be!
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    Beep;
    Sounds like a great trip, I can't make it got hunting and then getting ready for the Winter Gathering at Grand Maris at the North House School.
    Looking forward to hear about the trip.

    fourdog

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    Small itinerary change...I'm headed for Jay Cooke State Park instead of the SHT. Since this weekend is the start of deer season for gun hunters, much of the SHT is closed. For the SHT parts that are open, blaze orange will be the uniform of the day.

    Since I've not been to this park before, it'll be fun to see some "new" territory. It's supposed to be scenic, interesting and has 50 miles of hiking trails (more than I want to tackle).
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    Look forward to hearing about your trip.

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