Here is the itinerary for the trip. Thanks to Tom for this excellent suggestion.
Grand Marais to Judge Magney State Park
Everyone meet at at the Grand Marais Trailhead and shuffle car(s) to the Judge Magney State Park trailhead. Hike to West Devil Track Campsite (2.5 Mi)
Option 1: West Devil Track Campsite and hike to Kadunce River Campsite (11.8Mi)
Option 2: West Devil Track Campsite and hike to South Little Brule River Campsite (12.5 Mi)
Option 1: Kadunce River Campsite to Judge Magney State Park (9.1 Mi)
Option 2: South Little Brule River Campsite to Judge Magney State Park (8.2 Mi)
Shuttle people back to their cars and everyone meets up for a group lunch at a local restaurant in Grand Marais!
We will cover three sections of the SHT over three days of hiking, about 23 mile total. There seems to be good amount of elevation change on this part of the trail, especially on the second day and then a mile, mile and a half ;) stretch where the trail follows the shoreline on the third day before we get to Judge Magney and three waterfalls including Devils Kettle Falls.
Grand Marais to Cook County Road 58:
"This (first) section offers a must-see spur to the panoramic vista at the summit of Pincushion Mountain. The trail then descends and climbs out of the Devil Track River gorge and follows the canyon edge to the end of the section."
Cook County Road 58 to Kadunce River Wayside:
"There are a number of unusual features to this section of the SHT. The section begins and ends with intimate streams, from the gentle gurgle of Wood's Creek to the deep gorges of the Kadunce River, which offer a fascinating glimpse into the region's geology. The middle part of the section takes you across a unique high, wet area with two dozen footbridges. Unusual trees on this section include red oak and black spruce."
Kadunce River to Judge Magney State Park:
"This is an exciting section of the SHT, since it is the only part which is directly on the Lake Superior shoreline. It also passes many different stages of succession following logging in the area, and some classic North Shore river gorges, including that of the Kadunce River."
Judge Magney State Park to County Road 70:
In this section, the trail follows the Brule River for over two miles and features the dramatic Devil's Kettle Falls. There are no campsites in this section. However, Judge Magney State Park has 36 fee campsites in the park.
THE FINE PRINT (I know, but I have to say these things as an organizer):
Due to the nature of this trip, it a open only to those who have RSVP'd for the trip and are 18 or over. If you have a dog you would like to bring with, please run it past the group first.
This is a fairly strenuous hike covering some distance, please know your ability and be prepared for the trip. Each person will be responsible for themselves as far as supplies and personal equipment, although there would be no need for all of us to bring some items such as water filter, etc, and we will have plenty of access to water along the route. Thanks!