The Superior Hiking Trail Story: The Trek Continues

Aug 2, 2023News

Rudi Hargesheimer draws on his knowledge of and involvement in some of the earliest days of the Superior Hiking Trail and it’s Association. His 2020 book, The Superior Hiking Trail Story, held a compilation of photos and stories sharing some of the history of the trail and some of the people connected to it. 
Four years later, the story grows and continues to develop, much like the Superior Hiking Trail itself.  
This edition shares additional photos of the trail as well as new interviews with volunteers and others, both present and past, that have worked to build, maintain and protect this beloved footpath.
About the Author

About the Author

Rudi Hargesheimer is a long-time North Shore enthusiast. He discovered the new Superior Hiking Trail in 1986 and was soon a Superior Hiking Trail Association volunteer board member, serving twelve years – six of those as President. Rudi was a 40-year employee and manager at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis. He traveled extensively all over the world, coming to realize that the best adventures of all were on Minnesota’s North Shore and the Superior Hiking Trail as his photos will attest. He has written many articles about adventure in Minnesota as a contributor to Minnesota Trails Magazine, Lake Superior Magazine and other regional publications. His current business is North Shore Photo Art.

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I’m Jan, the publisher of Minnesota Trails Magazine. I’m looking for that one trail, the next ride, a new discovery and other reasons never to sit still in Minnesota.

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