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47-year-old Shannon Benolken is hiking the entire Superior Hiking Trail in one year. With just over 130 miles under her belt, she recently embarked on a 13-day hike that was expected to 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. Their third companion, Katie Scharpf, joined them on June 9. Unfortunately, that was the same day Shannon encountered a major setback.

We caught up with the trio on Day 11 at Cascade River State Park in Lutsen, about 20 miles south of their final destination.

Check back for the final episode of Tackling the Trail later this week!

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