This group is for North Country Trail hikers in North Dakota! The Sheyenne River Valley & Dakota Prairie Chapters of the North Country Trail Association use this Meetup to schedule events and trail work projects on the North Country National Scenic Trail in North Dakota. All of the group events are open to anyone. You do not need to be a NCTA member* to participate in our events. We invite you to join us!
Sheyenne National Grasslands, East Trailhead, County Road 23
Join Dan, a professional photographer for over 30 years, as he gives helpful, basic tips on what to look for and how to take good photos and videos in a natural setting, whether using a smartphone or digital camera. We will be hiking the Oak Leaf Loop Trail, a 4-4.5 mile trail, easy/moderate, which takes the trail user through a mix of hilly oak savanna and flat, open tallgrass prairie in the Sheyenne National Grasslands.
This hike should last between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. It was scheduled at 3 p.m. to take advantage of the late afternoon light.
Due to the continuing pandemic, we will practice physical distancing as we hike and take pictures.
This new but short section of the NCT crosses a large drainage ditch that has experienced major slumping over the years. Park at the trailhead of the Berg property/Sheyenne Overlook on 160th Ave SE, Kindred (ND NCT mile 419.6) and we will do a short road walk before entering the woods. Keep an eye out for interesting and unique lichens, mushrooms, etc. After crossing the big ditch on a wooden bridge, we will climb out and head east on a field road for a short while. We will then return the way we came. Total hike approximately 3.3 miles, easy/moderate. For those that desire, additional hiking can be done in the Berg pasture.
We are sorry to announce that this hike must be POSTPONED due to an injury which the leader suffered. Stay tuned next year.
Hike through the Sheyenne National Grasslands. Difficult hike of 13.1 miles.
More details will be posted at a later date.