News & Events for 2017

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2017

Hike 100 Challenge! Last year’s challenge was so popular it has been carried over for another year! Starting January 1, keep track of your miles hiked on the NCT throughout 2017. New this year is the Build It Challenge! For more details or to register check out www.northcountrytrail.org/hike100challenge. The Dakota Prairie Chapter is also issuing a Dakota Challenge for hiking all 427+ miles in ND over the coming years. There will be incentives for every 100 miles hiked and a special patch for completing the entire trail in ND. For more information contact Rennae Gruchalla at rgruch@aol.com.


Wednesday, February 22

SRV Chapter Annual Meeting! Includes lunch provided by the chapter beginning at 6:00pm at the Woodland Lodge, 1241 SW 14th St, Valley City, ND.


Saturday, March 4

Medicine Wheel to Faust Park Hike! Meet at Medicine Wheel Park at 10am to hike 8.5 miles to Faust Park with the Dakota Prairie Chapter members.


Saturday, May 6

Lake Ashtabula Hike! Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center* at 9am to carpool to Sibley for a 6 mile hike to Old Highway 26 WMA and back. Lunch at Sibley on your own after.


Saturday, June 3

National Trails Day! Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center* at 9am to carpool to Fort Ransom State Park. A Ranger-led hike will begin at 10am. Pack a lunch for noon meal. At 1:30pm we will canoe the Sheyenne River. There will be park entrance and canoe rental fees. Dinner to be provided by the chapter at 5pm followed by an evening campfire.


Saturday, June 24

Trail Work Meet at Rosebud Visitor Center* at 8:30am. RSVP Chris at 701-490-2295.


Saturday, July 8

Trail Work Meet at Rosebud Visitor Center* at 8:30am. RSVP Chris at 701-490-2295.


Sunday, July 9

Fort Ransom State Park Hike! Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center* to carpool to Fort Ransom State Park. We will hike approximately 3.5 miles from the Park Visitor Center to the Fort Ransom State Historic Site. Contact us closer to the date for meeting time.


Thursday, July 13

Berry Picking Hike! Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center* at 5:30pm to carpool to Baldhill Dam for a 6pm hike in search of Juneberries!


Thur-Sat, July 27-29

2017 NCTA Celebration! The Upper Peninsula Chapters of the NCTA invite you to attend the 2017 NCTA Celebration at Marquette, Michigan at Northern Michigan University’s University Center. For more information go to www.nctacelebration.org.


Tue-Wed, August 1-2

State Trails Conference! 6th Annual State Trails Conference at Lake Metigoshe.  Contact Jennifer at clear10@btinet.net for more details.


Thur-Sun, August 10-13

Lake Ashtabula Weekend Hike! Hike one day or hike them all with the Dakota Prairie Chapter members. For more information contact Rennae Gruchalla at rgruch@aol.com.


Wednesday, August 16

Clausen Springs Hike! Meet at Rosebud Visitor Center* at 5:30pm to carpool to Clausen Springs Recreation Area for a leisurely hike around the lake. Approximately 3 miles.


Saturday, August 19

Trail Work Meet at Rosebud Visitor Center* at 8:30am. RSVP Chris at 701-490-2295.


Saturday, Sept 23

North Country Trail/Public Lands Day! For more information on an event near you, go to www.northcountrytrail.org/get-involved/calendar/.


Rosebud Visitor Center, 250 West Main Street, Valley City, ND.
*Rain/shine appropriate clothing is recommended for all events. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray.*