Link, Crowley Pass 1,400-mile Mark On Full Circle Superior

Kate Crowley and Mike Link spent time near Lake Superior in March before starting their hike around the lake in April. (News Tribune file)

Naturalists Mike Link and Kate Crowley of Willow River are now hiking between Hovland and Grand Marais as they near the conclusion of their 4 1/2-month walk around Lake Superior. They plan to reach Duluth on Sept. 18.

Link, 64, and Crowley, 60, are hiking the entire shore of Lake Superior to call attention to fresh water resources, especially those of the big lake. They left Duluth April 29, hiking east through Wisconsin and Michigan before venturing into Canada.

A welcome-home ceremony in Duluth is planned for 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18, so well-wishers can hike the last mile with them and visit afterward at Canal Park Lodge.

For more information on their hike, go to their website here.