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Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana

9/12/2008 Headed over the continental divide – more fantastic views. Having asked a ranger earlier, I pulled off at a historic site where the Continental Divide NST came through, and walked on the trail a little.

A blaze on a tree ...
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... and a sign
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5/31/2013 ... detoured north of town to find a Continental Divide NST crossing. At first we thought we had problems, because the sign we researched turned out to be on something else about Wyoming, but then we spotted nearby the real deal. We walked a very short way on the trail, mostly to photo a clean blaze.

Interpretive signage
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Me by a trail sign ...
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... and a closeup of the blaze
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9/20/2018 Glacier National Park.



New England National Scenic Trail (Massachusetts, Connecticut)

6/20/2014 ... on the road northeast to Castle Craig. This is a 32 foot stone tower dedicated in 1900 by Walter Hubbard as part of Hubbard Park. It stands on a very steep bluff of the Hanging Hills high over the surrounding land and offers great views. As nice as it was, the point of going here was to take a very short walk (due to the rugged nature of it) on the Metacomet Trail which is part of the New England National Scenic Trail.

Me by a blaze ...
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... and a trail warning sign
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A look down the rugged trail
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Castle Craig
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A nice panorama
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Great view from the Castle
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7/4/2015 then continued down to Meriden and Giuffrida Park. Here at the dam at the end of Crescent Lake we followed the New England Scenic Trail for a little bit.

The park sign
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Looking north up the lake
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Across the dam
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Me pointing down the trail
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A trail map
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The trail emblem
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North Country National Scenic Trail (Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin)

9/26/1998 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

6/6/1999 Watkins Glen.

6/13/2008 Stopped at Lake Sakakawea SP, which was formed by damming the Missouri. Stopped at the visitor center to register and get info, then walked about a mile of the North Country NST, which terminates right there. On the way Ken found a cool souvenir – a deer antler! Returned via the Overlook Trail, which did just that for good views of the lake.

The park sign
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Ken and me by the trail sign
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A trail blaze
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Nice view of the lake
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6/21/2009 First stop, Cascade River SP. We picked up a park pass for all the parks, then parked and walked across the river, viewing the beautiful gorge and cascades (duh). We hiked along the river following the Superior Trail, also part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. We went to a spot where we could get right near a cascade, and I climbed down on a ledge for a nice view. On the return hike, Ken went back to the bridge while I stayed on the gorge edge for good photos. ... Moved on down the road a little further to Gooseberry Falls SP. Here we walked under the highway, along then across the river on a bridge, and joined the Superior Trail (North Country) again for a loop around the other side of the river. We rejoined the path across the river under the bridge where the highway crossed for views of the Upper Falls then downstream to the Middle Falls. Very pretty, though not as spectacular as some of the falls we saw earlier in the day.

Cascade River park sign
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Rushing cascade
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The trail blaze
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Me on a ledge ...
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... and Ken on a bridge
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Gooseberry Falls park sign
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The trail blaze
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Me by the falls
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6/22/2009 Headed south through Superior to Pattison SP in WI. We knew the North Country trail came through here, and asking a grounds-keeper got us to it. The rain had picked up from drizzle to showers, so we walked the trail along the lake, photoed the blaze, and called it.

The park sign
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The trail blaze
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Fog on the lake
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6/29/2009 … drove to Canastota. Found a stretch of the North Country Trail in town along the canal and turning along the main road, and walked it a bit, then continued south a short way to Schreid Park. This “park” is pretty much unimproved scrub land. We walked down to and along an old railroad bed and hit the NCT again, which we followed to a footbridge over a stream. Very muddy around here due to a storm just a couple hours before, getting our good shoes and slacks dirty. Headed back up the trail ...

Ken by a blaze in town
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Another blaze
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A trail sign ...
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... and some detail
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A small bridge over a stream
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6/10/2010 Went a short bit east to the other side of I75, also in the park, and picked up the North Country NST. We parked and hiked this trail a ways to an observation platform with an even better view of the bridge. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The park sign
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Climb to the platform
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The view of Mighty Mac
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Ken and me
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6/1/2017 At the west end of the dam we hiked/walked a little on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail, which is also part of the North Country NST.

Park and trail signage
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Me toaking a photo of ...
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... the trail emblem
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More trail info ...
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... and emblem
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The trail
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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (California, Oregon, Washington)

5/13/2009 Back on the road east then north to Castle Crags SP. … Back down to the parking and picked up the Castle Dome trail for a short way to the Pacific Crest NST. Took that a short ways to make it official, then back to the car.

The park sign ...
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... and trail sign
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A pretty sight along the trail
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5/14/2009 Went south a ways, and got off I5 between Ashland and the border on 99. Here is where the Pacific Crest trail crosses I5. I parked and hiked a short ways in the woods.

Parked by the trail crossing
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The trail blaze
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Me on the trail
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6/22/2015 Continuing into the Sierra on the LH we made two minor detours for the Pacific Crest NST. At the first there were signs for the trail, and we walked it a bit although it was so obvious we didn't see any blazes. The weather was improving slowly and we enjoyed the short walk through the huge boulders in the rugged terrain among the beautiful tall pines. Driving up the summit to the second stop we stopped at the Echo Summit Lodge, which was marked with LH signs and offered nice views back towards Lake Tahoe. At the second trail site the trail, near Echo Lake cabin and boating areas, was not nearly so obvious as the first so there were many blue blazes identifying it.

The trail parking sign
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A little section of trail
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Very rough terrain
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A pretty trail sight
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Echo Lake sign
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Blazes on the trees
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A cool close-up of log
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Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (Idaho, Montana, Washington)

Not visited.


Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee)

5/18/2002 Pea Ridge National Military Park

5/19/2002 Fort Smith National Historic Site From there into Oklahoma and up to Tahlequah to the Cherokee Heritage Center (stopping for picnic lunch on the way). First, saw a very nice exhibit on the Trail of Tears (this is the official terminus). Next a guided tour of a Cherokee village by native people, then a walk around a bit of a rural town of later years.

The Heritage Center sign ...
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... and museum
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A native dwelling ...
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... and ceremonial art work
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10/15/2017 Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area