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21 miles - 1 day - Hike the NCT / MRT Loop

  • Jul 26, 2014 · 6:00 AM
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I've been thinking of doing the NCT / MRT loop sometime this summer.

All 21 miles, and doing it in 1 day.

BECAUSE OF THE MILES WE WILL BE HIKING ON 1 DAY, THIS WILL BE A STRENUOUS AND DEMANDING HIKE, AND IT WOULD NOT BE A HIKE FOR BEGINNERS OR INEXPERIENCED HIKERS.


THE PLAN:

Start at Red Bridge early Saturday morning,,,maybe 6:00am.

Head NORTH and hike the NCT side first, early in the day, before it gets too warm, where there is a limited water supply.

Cross the Suspension Bridge around NOON, then head SOUTH and hike the MRT side in the afternoon, when we may need more water access.

Take only a light day pack - water / filtration, snacks, lunch - - - enough food (and ibuprofen) for roughly an 11-12 hour day hike.

Return to car 6:00-8:00pm.

Set up camp somewhere for the night...maybe backcountry in the Manistee National Forest, along the Manistee River, or in one of the campgrounds there (Seaton Creek).

Return for home on Sunday when we want to, no rush.

Who is up for the challenge?

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  • Pierre s.

    Great hike

    July 28, 2014

  • Pierre s.

    Great hike

    July 28, 2014

  • Linda R.

    Had a great time- beautiful scenery and weather, and a fun group of people to hike with. It all made for a wonderful werkend! :)

    2 · July 27, 2014

  • Greg P

    Sorry I missed this one. Foot is on the mend. Glad you all had a safe trip.

    2 · July 27, 2014

  • Loretta V.

    Great hike, weather and company!! Thanks for breakfast Brad

    July 27, 2014

  • Annette W.

    Thanks for the wonderful hike!!! Sorry I was so sniffly, but I had a great time. Beautiful trail.

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Brad

    This trail never fails to be a wonderful hike!

    July 27, 2014

  • Tim E.

    wow, I'm tired...

    July 26, 2014

    • Brad

      Tim- I have your green MSU hoodie in my car

      1 · July 26, 2014

  • Annette W.

    Where is the campground we're staying at? I probably won't be there until 8:00 or later -- save me a campsite if you can!

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Tim & C.

    sorry have to drop out...recovery from knee surgery not going as planned.

    June 28, 2014

    • Annette W.

      :( It's one of those things that you can't rush, I guess. Missing you, though!

      June 28, 2014

    • Brad

      Hope all goes well!

      June 29, 2014

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