Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mid-Week Backpack on SHT

 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.
The temperature only got down to about 55 degrees at night and the skies were clear, making for great stargazing.  We were up and out of camp by about 7:30 am the next day. I really appreciate having quick access to places like this close to home.
One of several small streams to cross on the trail.

Responsibilities await....Heading back to the trailhead in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. Looks fun Butter, I'd like to see it sometime! Lama