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Snowshoe hike Feb. 27, North Country Trail, Itasca

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A snowshoe hike of the North Country National Scenic Trail is set for Saturday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Highway 71 South Entrance to Itasca State Park.

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Abundant snow and an un-packed footpath will require snowshoes for the two-mile hike. Hikers should dress in layers appropriate for the weather and carry water and trail snacks. Children are welcome, but must be with a responsible adult.

State Park stickers required for vehicles are available at Jacob Brower Center in park. Snowshoe rental is $6/pair at Jacob Brower Center from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with a drop box for after hour return.

There will be a carpool at the Soaring Eagle Cross-country ski trail at 12:30 p.m. Other by arrangement.

Contact: Curt McCabe at 218-732-1038 or mccabecb@q.com for more information. This is sponsored by Itasca Moraine Chapter, North Country Trail Association, www.northcountrytrail.org.

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