The SHT has two non-section hikes. The traditional one starts at Martin Road Trailhead and is about 260 miles long. The total thru-hike starts at Wild Valley Road Trailhead and is about 310 miles long.
Whether one goes northbound or southbound (NOBO/SOBO) makes no difference. I’m a NOBO total thru-hiker.
Backpackers often chose the traditional option because the total thru-hike goes through Duluth, and backcountry campsites are strictly prohibited inside city limits.
Unlike the PCT, people along the SHT weren’t familiar with the term trail angel. … Continue reading Trail Angel Advocates
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