45 to Forest Road 733 (and possibly 733 to 733-F)
(segments 20 and 21) There are reports of a
fair amount of blowdown and a number of missing blazes. It may
require a little looking to find where the trail goes in a few
spots. Recent efforts have made this section much easier to
Victoria Dam Road south to top of hill
(segment 17) Segment 17 has been obliterated due to
Follow the north-south road that connects the ends of the segment (see map)
Private land section west of Lookout
Mountain (part of segment 13) The portion of segment 13 in section 36 from
east of the stream crossing shown just north of the words Small waterfall on this map and
the words Rocky road on that
map has been logged recently. The route through is followable,
but route-finding may be a little harder than normal. Note that
the trail stays on the top of the ridge from just west of the rocky
road to where it begins to drop down the north side of the road near
the west end of the logged area. There is recent blue blazing (including
a few blazes on wooden posts) in this area now to help you through.
Baltimore River Bridge below O-Kun-de-Kun
Falls to Middle Branch, Ontonagon River (Segment 23)
Recent efforts have improved this section, but you will still need to
keep a close eye on where the trail is going, and you may still
encounter some blowdown. Segment 22 is in fine shape, though
heavy use and a wet spring and early summer in 2013 have resulted in
mudholes that will require boardwalks and reroutes in many places.
Volunteer Adventure a
success! About a half a mile of high-quality trail
was built on Bill Lynch's property southeast of Herman in Baraga
County. It's a key link in an east-west route to connect existing
trail at Canyon Falls Rest Area and NCT Hikers Club Chapter trail at
Long Lake outlet.
We had a beautiful campsite on Little Spruce Lake, and our chef John
Forslin had all of our meals ready for us before we left each day and
when we got back. John stayed in camp and made trips to town for
food and water, and was visited in camp one day by a bull moose!
More trail needs to be built, and we'll use the campsite for short
overnight work trips or another VA.
Holman wins NCTA Outstanding Private Landowner of the Year Award for
2013 Scott received this award for exemplary
cooperation with our chapter to provide a new and critical link in the
NCT in Baraga County. He not only allowed the trail to cross his
land, but cut some trees on his land to help supply needed decking and
stringers for a 156-ft. bridge. More details are in the
July-Sept. 2013 North Star.