Yesterday I was on the road. Today was the first day at the North Country Trail non-conference. Long story- just pretend it's the conference.
We awoke to a view of the harbor. Well, the harbor is out there somewhere. But it was pretty.
By noon, here was the view.
Hey, at dinner we could see the view. A bit muted, but at least it was there!
Tonight was the major banquet dinner. It was possibly the best of the dinners I remember at these events. Buffalo meatloaf was the main course- very tasty. The rest were real bread, not baked air, veggies cooked nicely- done but not mushy, salad with real vegetables, not shredded cold cardboard. Wild rice. Wowzers.
The program was given by last year's thru-hiker, Luke Jordan (trail name Strider). It wasn't a good setting to get a picture of him tonight, but here we are earlier in the summer, at an NCT event.
I also went to two programs this afternoon- one about the Superior Hiking Trail portion of the NCT, and the other about a separate loop trail in Minnesota about 30 miles long called the Sioux Hustler. Very interesting, and really more interesting than hiking in the fog.
Tomorrow, a six-mile hike!
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