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    North Country Trail U.P Michigan

    I am wanting to do the 530 mile hike of the NCT across the UP from St. Ignace to Ironwood after this semester of college ends. I have found the maps necessary at northcountrytrail.org. However I am looking for some kind of trail guide so I can get an idea for resupplying, It looks kind of difficult for the first little bit. Anybody have any resources or experience with this hike in particular?
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    Travis

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    I don't but wanted to wish you good luck and safe journeys. Hopefully someone will have the info for you.
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    You may want to make a pre trip to make some Caches along the way. or line something up with us michihangers to hang along the way to resupply you. sounds like an awesome hike.

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    I plan on sending resupply packages by mail to checkpoints along the way from the home-front. I don't have all the details worked out as of yet, still gotta order the maps but I should be doing that fairly soon.

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    Sounds like a good time. Be sure to file rip reports with tons of pictures.

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    Good luck on your journey. You might want to touch base with some of the local chapters to see if they can help you out with resupplying. I met a great outfitter, Dennis at Grand Marais Outfittlers, who handled our transportation on a late fall PIRO trip. Also, check out Trailspotters Michigan in the Munising area for trail services.
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    Good luck on your hike! I just wanted to say I ordered maps from NCTA for a couple regions in my area and was quite impressed with the quality. The maps are made of that non-tearable, waterproof paper and fold up small enough to fit in a pocket. Each map has distances marked, water locations, campgrounds, trailheads, etc...... You receive a small discount by becoming a member of the NCTA.

    http://northcountrytrail.org/trail/s...re-by-section/

    Hope this helps!

    Quote Originally Posted by cmich View Post
    I plan on sending resupply packages by mail to checkpoints along the way from the home-front. I don't have all the details worked out as of yet, still gotta order the maps but I should be doing that fairly soon.

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    Trap Hills Section

    Hi! Just dropping a note to say that I interpret Old Victoria on the East part of the Trap Hills (right next to a lovely NCT shelter) in the Peter Wolfe Chapter of the NCT . . . and I am up there alongside the trail all summer. . . if you need a supply drop arranged here I would be happy to accommodate your needs, just drop me a line!

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    UP hang

    I am hoping to do a hang up in the NCT UP section late this summer. I called the NCT association to get more info and they gave me an email for a guy. I haven't had a chance to research any further but I will be very interested in your trip. I am wanting to do a much shorter trip along the shore of lake superior maybe 2 or 3 days

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    The pictured rocks national lakeshore part of the NCT from Grand Marais to Munising is a 42 mile stretch of trail skirting the shoreline that you could spend a couple of days checking out. There are plenty of opportunities for stunning views in this area. When I hiked this section of the NCT last year, I parked at GM and used the Altran shuttle service once I hit Munising falls.

    I am most looking forward to the Trap Hills section of the NCT this summer though.

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