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Benefit Concert for the Superior Hiking Trail

"Beacon for the Trail" Concert — Friday, March 23

Superior Hiking Trail

About the concert

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.

Superior Hiking Trail UMD section


When: Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.
Where: UMD Kirby Ballroom

Sponsored by : UMD Kirby Program Board
Why: To raise money for the Superior Hiking Trail.
Who: Trampled By Turtles, The White Iron Band and Noble Haze
Tickets: $8 In Advance or $10 At The Door
Available At: UMD, Pizza Luce & Electric Fetus

For info:

— written by Cheryl Reitan with assistance from Communication Intern Jenna Hagen

UMD Homepage 2007

Superior Hiking Trail

UMD home page editor, Cheryl Reitan,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830


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