🌺🌻🌼🌷 Calling all wildflower lovers! July in Sheyenne National Grassland's 71,000 acre expanse of tallgrass prairie and oak savannah is the perfect time of year for wildflower viewing.
#GetOutGiveBack with fellow volunteers and the North Country Trail Association for a week of trail projects in this unique and beautiful setting. [Register via the link in our bio]. ____________________
#VolunteerVacations are made possible thanks to the generous support of @rei and @vasquefootwear || 📸 @northcountrytrail
The Next Generation Coalition is a great opportunity for young adults to get plugged in to the NCTA! Join to meet other conservation advocates and share outreach and development ideas with fellow outdoor lovers. ••• to join ••• For more information visit northcountrytrail.org
Watching @michellethedoe doing a 50k inspired me to do a little stroll of my own while waiting for her between aid stations.
Loving the Salomon Agile line. Since I wear them under my “outing” clothes (because they are super comfortable), I can just take off one layer of clothing and I’m ready to run. #imagile#salomonsquad#timetoplay
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Taken somewhere along the North Country Trail, in the Michigan Upper Peninsula.
The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the NCTA could use your help building a shelter this Saturday, October 20! ⛏️ Contact [email protected] with questions.
"Fall colors should be appearing as we hit the Trail to build a new shelter along Hammond Run. The shelter will be prefabricated by then and ready to build. We can park about 0.1 miles from the job site. This project is being completed with the help of an Eagle Scout and his troop from Kane. We also plan to do some clearing work on nearby sections of Trail. There will be something for everyone to do! All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for the weather - waterproof boots are strongly recommended - water, lunch, and work gloves. All tools are provided, and no special skills are required."
📸by ANF Chapter | #northcountrytrail#whyihike#findyourtrail#alleghenynationalforest
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The cliffs of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
On Saturday, October 13, we celebrated the Hutchinson Property and Angell Farm as the first parcel to be purchased by the @nationalparkservice to protect the North Country Trail.
We're all so excited about the potential for the Trail through this native prairie. We deeply thank everyone involved for your excitement, ideas, and willingness to assist in future management. We truly cannot overstate the importance of this event. There is still much to be decided about the future of trail protection for the NCT, but this parcel is an incredible start. It is a milestone and turning point for the North Country National Scenic Trail.
NPS staff planned a fantastic event with neighbors, NPS acquisition staff, NCTA staff, Chapter volunteers - particularly the Chief Noonday Chapter - local dignitaries, and @michigandnr staff. A group hike was lead by an NPS staff member and a landscape architect led the group through a discussion about what everyone would like to see on the property. The sellers of the property were presented with NCTA's Outstanding Landowner Award for their decades of service to the Trail prior to this sale.
📸by Mick Hawkins, Chief Noonday Chapter | #northcountrytrail#whyihike#findyourtrail
Nick/Robbie Backcountry Camping 4.0: In Search of Autumn.
Good news, everyone! Robbie and I found Autumn during a 3-day, 2-night hike at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Bad news. She's been hanging out with Old Man Winter - snow and everything.
No big deal, though. We hiked in, hung out, and saw some awesome sights. The pictures don't do this place justice (and, I'll have to post more on Mark Z's main site). Always a great time on the shores of Superior.
And, very proud of my hiking pal who certainly proved himself a worthy backcountry companion (and, official Junior Ranger) on this trip.
10.13.18 - Fall #NorthCountryTrail hike on the Manistee. This little section on the NCT was fucking beautiful! When I reached Harvey Bridge I started to hear gunshots and remembered that it is hunting season. I also remembered I didn’t wear any orange 😬 I am happy to report that my bun was not mistaken for a game bird and shot 😂✌️