"Beacon for the Trail" Concert — Friday, March 23
A group of organizations, including the Kirby Program Board, is putting together "Beacon for the Trail," a benefit concert for the Superior Hiking Trail on Friday, March 23 at the UMD Kirby Ballroom from 8 p.m. to midnight. The band Trampled by Turtles (playing alternative bluegrass) will keynote. The price of the concert is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available in Duluth at Pizza Luce, Electric Fetus, or the UMD Bookstore.
About the Festival
Learn more about the Superior Hiking Trail from students and faculty at a Hiking Trail Festival to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 23 in the UMD Kirby Lounge.
About the trail
The Superior Hiking Trail is a 205-mile long footpath that follows the rocky ridgeline above Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail has trailheads with parking lots every 5-10 miles, making it ideal for both day hikes and backpacking.
Part of the Duluth city section of the trail winds through the Bagley Nature Area on the campus of UMD. The Superior Hiking Trail Association is currently building 40 additional miles of trail through the forests and ridges of Duluth. When completed, sometime this year, the Duluth segment will include Jay Cooke State Park, Ely’s Peak, Bardon’s Peak, the Magney-Snively old growth forest, Spirit Mountain, Enger Park with views of the St. Louis River and Lake Superior and the UMD Bagley Nature Area.
Hiking Trail UMD section
For info: http://www.d.umn.edu/~kirbypb/
— written by Cheryl Reitan with assistance from Communication Intern Jenna Hagen
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