New to Tackling the Trail? Watch Episodes 1-3 to get caught up!

47-year-old Shannon Benolken is hiking the entire Superior Hiking Trail in one year. With just over 130 miles under her belt, she’s now embarking on a 13-day hike that will tack on another 160-180 miles to Pincushion Mountain in Grand Marais.

Shannon left the Demonstration Forest in Two Harbors with her hiking partner, Melissa Jorgenson-Rauzi, on June 3. We caught up with them the next day 22 miles in, at the Encampment River in Castle Danger.

Check back for updates on Duluth.com as they go the distance through tough terrain and breathtaking views along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

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