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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Attend the 2010 NCTA Conference in Ashland, WI

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The 2010 North Country Trail conference will be held in Ashland, Wisconsin, August 5-8. This year, a number of pre and post-conference options are being offered. There is a two-day backpacking trip in Wisconsin, led by Bill Menke, prior to the conference. Afterward, Mary Coffin will lead a trip to sample the Superior Hiking Trail on the Lake Superior North Shore, with lodge accommodations.

The conference itself offers a panorama of hikes, tours, and activities. Tours include the Apostle Islands, an Eco-Geo Tour offered by "Down to Earth," and a canoe trip. Hikes will explore the NCT in the western Upper Peninsula, the historic Brule Portage route, and Copper Falls State Park. In the Chequamegon National Forest, Porcupine Wilderness, Mirror Lake, Brunsweiler River, and Lake Owen will be visited on hikes. This conference is loaded with hiking choices from easy to challenging.

Workshops are always an important part of conferences. Topics offered will include Wilderness Medicine, Chapter Communications, Outdoor Photography, Obtaining Grant Money, and more.

Special activities for kids are also being offered.

Outstanding evening programs include Frida Waara, a member of the 2001 Womanquest trek to the North Pole; music by Take Three; and barn dancing with Donn Christensen and the Red Pine Resonators.

For best rates, register by July 1.

See 2010 Conference

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