- July 5, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Perhaps you’re aware of the gem that goes right through our town: the 310+ mile Superior Hiking Trail (SHT), which runs from the Wisconsin border, through Duluth, and heads up the shore to an overlook of Canada, crossing through 8 state parks along the way. Did you also know there are 93 free, shared campsites dispersed every 5-10 miles north of Duluth, and one down by the southern terminus? Backpacking is a premier way to explore this trail in your backyard!
Join fellow aspiring adventurers for a class designed to point you in the right direction when it comes to backpacking the SHT. You’ll learn how camping works along the SHT, shuttling, options for renting or buying gear, considerations when deciding where and when to go, and some common pitfalls of beginner backpackers (so you can avoid them). An assortment of gear will be available for demonstration. Those who choose to can network to increase adventuring options. Bring your questions and leave with knowledge to help take your enjoyment of the SHT to the next level!
This class takes place in the classroom (not outside).
Students go home with: a map section of the SHTA for use in class, and to help with future planning.
You should bring…
Just bring yourself, and any questions/concerns you might have!
No special skill required
Best for Ages…
Class is designed for adults, but kids are welcome to register along with an adult.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and is not handicapped accessible.