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Latest Outdoor News – October 26, 2015

The latest news and gear from SpikeOutdoors. This issue includes Superior Hiking Trail nearing completion, ENO Vulcan Under Quilt review, and record setting attendance at state parks in NY and WI

Superior Hiking Trail: REI Fund Will Complete Route

The Superior Hiking Trail is a 300+ mile footpath traversing Minnesota’s North Shore along its namesake Great Lake. It’s been a work in progress since 1986, and now the end is in sight.  The trail currently runs from the Canadian Border south to Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth.  The new funding they have acquired will allow them to develop the remaining 6-7 miles, reaching the Wisconsin border.  Read more about this trail, and REI’s Every Trail Connects program.

ENO Under Quilt Review

When cooler weather rolls round, you need to add bottom insulation to a hammock to avoid Cold Butt Syndrome.  The ENO (Eagle’s Nest Outfitters) Vulcan Under Quilt, is a full length quilt designed to fit any gathered end hammock.  It is rated to 35-45 degrees.  Read more about it at sectionhiker.com.

Wisconsin and New York state park camping increasingly popular

Wisconsin state parks are seeing record numbers of campers this year as fine weather and a poor economy have already pushed both the number of reservations and nights stayed in campsites well over the previous high-water marks set in 2012, newly compiled data show.  Late season weather that is extending the camping season, is also helping to push the 2015 totals up.  Read more about Wisconsin’s State Parks here.

New York State is also breaking last year’s record with over 2 million campers in it’s State Parks as of Columbus Day Weekend.  Officials state that park attendance is up nearly 10% from last year.  New York State is spending $1 Billion upgrading it’s state parks over the next decade.  Read more about the New York State Parks here.

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