SHT – Fall Colors Sept 17 -19

Trip Details

Trip Length – 3 Days/2 Nights

Sections – County 7 to Sugarloaf

Trail Mileage – 23 miles

Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate

Group Size – 6 People

Cost – $229.00 (Includes the shuttle and a pocket map of the sections on this trip)

Itinerary

Throughout the trip I will share my knowledge and experience. These are some of the items we will talk about.

  • Leave No Trace Rules
  • Tips and tricks at camp
  • Safe food storage
  • Water Filtration methods
  • Navigating the trail through blazing, trail signs and maps. Google does have the the Superior Hiking Trail and the campsites which is nice.

Sept 17th –

We will meet at 1pm at the Lake County 7 trailhead where we will be picked up and shuttled to the Sugarloaf trailhead and start our trip!

Hike 3.5 to East Caribou River campsite which sits on a hill above Caribou River

In this section we get to cross the very cool Crystal Creek Bridge and follow the trail through a forest of hardwoods and birches.

We will have some time to chill at camp. Get to bed early and dream about Horseshoe Ridge.

Sept 18th –

Hike 11.1 miles to East Baptism River Campsite which sits on the River bank

We start in the beautiful Caribou River Gorge followed by one of my favorite parts of the trail. The Horseshoe Ridge, which is a challenging hike but worth if for the amazing views of both inland ridges and rivers. The views of Lake Superior always make me smile. This is a rugged section but we will have all day to make the miles.

Sept 19th –

Hike 8.1 miles to the car

We get some lake action today. We pass through a forest of Cedars with a rocky area overlooking a valley below. Prime moose sighting area. Following the trail through a forest of Spruce and Red Pine we will hit a 80-foot boardwalk. The SHT has some crazy long boardwalks. We then pass by Sonju Lake followed by Egge Lake.

This is a realitivly level area. We will need level after the Horseshoe Ridge:-)

To the car for a cold beverage and a high five for a great trip.

Superiorhikingtrail.org is a great resource for information if you like to dig into maps. I personally use the “Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail- 8th Edition”. The Databook and Atlas are new and are probably great. You do not need a map! And there is a SHT mapping App for Android only.

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