North Country Backpacking and Climbing

Exploring Minnesota North Country.  This 7 day back country backpacking adventure is you will navigate the challenges of the trail, as well as, field-based experiences.  You will have a chance to see northern Minnesota and enhance your understanding of yourself and others.  This expedition will challenge your understanding of leadership, the role of communicating, conflict resolution, the influence of risk, and strategic planning.


Tettegouche State Park began as a logging area that ended up becoming a State Park. Because of this park’s history of logging, there are many different kinds of vegetation to see. From tall cedar, birch, and various other trees, to moss and lichen that had grown due to the logging and burning of the area, there is a wide variety of vegetation.  In addition, Tettegouche State Park offers amazing views of multiple waterfalls throughout the park. You will be able to fish in the Baptism River, which flows within the park out to Lake Superior.

Mount Trudee is located of the Superior Hiking Trial in Northern Minnesota. Mount Trudee is a large granite dome that is over 400 feet above the trees. The summit of Mount Trudee promises fantastic views of Lake Superior, the Palisade Valley, and other inland lakes located within the area. This challenging hike will be worth the effort when the top is reached.

From Tettegouche we will take two day trips north to explore Temperance River State Park, Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and Grand Portage. This part of the Superior shoreline offer Minnesota’s largest waterfalls, highest peaks and majestic wilderness and wildlife.

Gooseberry State Park is home to grand waterfalls and Lake Superior shoreline.

Interstate State Park is a geological wonderland of potholes/kettles, these  massive glacier rock formations came about from thousands of years of glacial ice and rock pushing through the landscape drilling  polished holes into the bedrock. While at Interstate, you will have a opportunity to learn about top rope rock climbing, with some of the climbs reaching upwards to 80 feet.

Details for Executive Leadership Adventure

Dates: July 2015
Duration: 7 days
Location: Silver Bay, MN
Activity: Backpacking, Climbing
Gear: All gear provided outside of personal items
Cost: $2000.00 per person
Deposit: Non-refundable $750.00 due with application by March 30, 2015
Remaining Balance $1250.00 due with all paperwork by May 31, 2015
Additional information:
Overall map of course, equipment needed by participant, travel and logistics during trip. See Trip Itinerary

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