Cousin J and I went on a sub-24 hour backpack on the Superior Hiking Trail last week. We didn't have the trip planned until the day before. It was a nice 3 mile walk from the trailhead to the campsite, which was a perfect distance for a quick overnighter.
I picked Cousin up at his workplace near the trailhead Tuesday afternoon around 4pm. He had found a nice campsite while on a "training walk" on the SHT a few weeks earlier that he was excited to check out. It was a great site with access to the Knife River and plenty of hammock hanging trees.
|View from my hammock. A nice place to "hang out."|
|The campsite is located on a bend of the west branch of the Knife River.|
|One of several small streams to cross on the trail.|
|Responsibilities await....Heading back to the trailhead in the morning.|