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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Matt Davis to Present Midwest Trails

West Branch Ontonogan River
view of the West Branch Ontonogan River from above Old Victoria, MI, on the North Country Trail (photo by JHY)
from Matt Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator, NCTA for MN and ND

Have you ever noticed that Backpacker, Outside, National Geographic Adventure and some of the other national outdoor magazines gloss right over the Midwest? Well, I'd argue that they don't know what they're missing by focusing on our nation's mountainous regions.

I'll be giving a presentation on the best hiking trails in the central U.S. (everything between the Rockies and Appalachians) this week, March 12. It will be on Thursday at Midwest Mountaineering, Minneapolis beginning at 6:30pm. Come out to learn more about the great opportunities we have here in the "great flyover region." You don't need to travel long distances to find great hiking.

Feel free to stick around after my presentation to attend the North Country Trail Association's Star of the North chapter meeting. They'll be discussing 2009 plans (fun events, workdays, outreach opportunities, and more). Also, the chapter will be hosting its 2nd Annual hiking/snowshoeing/XC skiing day this Saturday (3/14) at Afton State Park. The group will be meeting at 10am at the park's visitors center. All are welcome!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Matt Davis.

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