The Superior Hiking Trail Story Presentation

March 7th, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

No registration required.

Quarry Hill Nature Center visitors will enjoy a presentation on March 7 by Randy (Rudi)
Hargesheimer, a native of Rochester who spent many days of his youth exploring the quarry
and the hills at today’s Quarry Hill Park. Rudi will discuss the Superior Hiking Trail and his book,
The Superior Hiking Trail Story, The Trek Continues / Expanded Content. Just printed in 2023, the new
book offers many historical stories gleaned from interviews with hikers, volunteers, and
Superior Hiking Trail Association staff; many photos and “Sentiment” quotes from hikers plus
an emphasis on volunteers with portrait stories of several “Super Hero” volunteers. New and
long-time hikers will all enjoy the rich history of how the trail grew from nothing in 1986 to over
300 miles in length today. There were challenges, great successes and little-known missteps
along the way. His award winning photos alone – many presented in the talk – will make every
North Shore enthusiast want this book.
Author, Rudi Hargesheimer is a long-time North Shore enthusiast. He discovered the new
Superior Hiking Trail® in 1986 and was soon a Superior Hiking Trail Association volunteer board
member, serving twelve years – six of those as President.
Rudi was a 40-year employee and manager at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis, the
2010 Number One Outdoor Retailer in America. He traveled extensively all over the world
coming to realize that the best adventures of all were on the Minnesota North Shore and the
Superior Hiking Trail – as his photos will attest. He has written many articles about adventure in
Minnesota as a contributor to MN Trails Magazine, Lake Superior Magazine and other regional
publications. His current business is North Shore Photo Art:
These days his home is in the St. Croix River Valley, another cherished subject for Rudi’s always
busy camera.