Thu, Oct 05|
Fall Colors Backpacking Trip on the Superior Hiking Trail
Join us for a 4-day, 3-night fall colors backpacking trip on the SHT in the north shore region of Minnesota overlooking Lake Superior!
Time & Location
Oct 05, 7:00 AM CDT – Oct 08, 7:00 PM CDT
Lutsen, Lutsen, MN, USA
About The Event
The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) is a 300+ mile footpath that follows a rocky ridgeline above Lake Superior on Minnesota's North Shore, extending from the Wisconsin-Minnesota border to the Canadian border. Trail users will enjoy scenic overlooks, waterfalls, boreal forests, and wildlife. The trail contains 94 shared backcountry campsites which are maintained by the SHTA. Join us as we head to Minnesota's north shore for a truly magical time of year filled with fall foliage and cooler temperatures.
After arriving Thursday afternoon, we will backpack to our campsites overlooking a pristine inland lake. Over the next 3 days, we will hike 18-20 miles along the Superior Hiking Trail with numerous opportunities to stop at scenic overlooks, waterfalls, and even a ride on a ski lift gondola for a unique fall color tour! Backpackers should expect to hike approximately 2 miles on Thursday, between 6-10 miles each day on Friday and Saturday - with opportunities to add spur trail miles to scenic overlooks to enjoy fall foliage overlooking Lake Superior, and 4-5 miles on Sunday before heading home.
Backpackers attending this event should have previous experience in the wilderness. Members are responsible for obtaining their own gear. A recommended gear/food/clothing list will be provided prior to the trip. Essential gear includes a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad/mattress, tent or shelter, cooking system with fuel, rain gear for you and your backpack, clothing suitable for fall weather hiking (we recommended not wearing cotton), trail runners, headlamp, food, water filtration device, bear-proof storage bag or container, and water. Other recommended gear: trekking poles, first aid kit, compass, bug repellent, 25-50' of high visibility paracord.
If you have never backpacked before this event is not designed for you. We suggest attending one of our Backpackers' boot camps. Contact us if you have a question concerning your readiness or equipment. Participants should be able to carry a load of up to 30 lbs. for up to 8 hours over multiple days.
Registration fee includes camping registration, guide fees, and fuel surcharge. Carpooling pick-up locations will be based on the attendee's location.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 14 days from the date of the event. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% service fee. A refund will be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering.
This reservation is for 1 person. You must obtain your own gear. We will contact you with a list of required and recommended gear prior to the start of the trip.$514.50
1 Day Meal Package
This package includes everything you will need for 1 day including breakfast bars/breakfast meal, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, lunch meal, dehydrated backpacking meal and a dessert.$40.00
3 Day Meal Package
This package includes everything you will need for 3 days including breakfast bars/breakfast meal, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, lunch meals, dehydrated backpacking meals and desserts.$120.00
Rental includes all the gear you will need for your backpacking trip.$175.00