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Celebrate the 2019 National Public Lands Day by challenging yourself to hike 50K IN A DAY on the North Country National Scenic Trail! This self-supported, long-distance hiking event is designed to test your limits (physical, emotional, and spiritual), be self-sufficient, and experience the beauty and diversity of the North Country Trail. The challenge for the event is to hike 50 kilometers on Saturday, Sept. 28. This is not a race and you are encouraged to "hike your own hike" up to the full 50K. Training body and mind for this challenge can start immediately. Event headquarters will be at Jorgen's Hollow Campground on the Sheyenne National Grassland, where camping, parking, toilets, emergency support, water, and limited food will be available during the event. This is meant to be a self-supported event. Hikers will supply their own food, water, and transportation. Participants will choose their own hiking route although suggested routes will be provided for hiking 50 kilometers on the North Country Trail and/or the Oak Leaf Trail both east and west of Jorgen's Hollow Campground. Transportation arrangements will be easier with out-and-back hikes. However, if you want to hike point-to-point, please make your own vehicle shuttling arrangements before the event. Following your hike, celebratory food (including grilled protein?) will be available at Jorgen's Hollow Campground. Complete details about routes and distances will be supplied in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned! This event is sponsored by Dakota Prairie Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. Please direct questions to Tim Bauer ([masked]) or Tom Moberg ([masked]).
Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center at 9am to carpool to the Baldhill Creek Wildlife Management Area for a hike out to the primitive campsite and back. There will be a special ceremony to dedicate a memorial to Clyde Anderson along with lunch provided by the chapter at the campsite.
Join the Dakota Prairie Chapter on a Full Moon Hike. We will be hiking by the light of the (nearly) full moon if the sky is clear and hiking by headlamp (or flashlight) if the sky is cloudy. The hike will be on the Oak Leaf Loop, which should give us some great views of the full moon. October weather can be unpredictable and can change quickly, so be sure to check the weather forecast beforehand so you have the appropriate clothing and gear. Please bring your headlamp or flashlight (even if we’re supposed to have clear skies)! We will meet at the East Trailhead in the Sheyenne National Grassland at 6:30 p.m. The 4.5 mile hike will be easy to moderate in difficulty.