This 4.5 mile hike crosses rolling terrain through a forest of mostly white birch and maple. At the beginning, the trail passes a number of stations that are part of a 0.5 mile Fitness Trail. Once on the circuit portion of the hike, the forest has an open understory, evidence of the thick canopy overhead that blocks out much of the sunlight. There are a couple of overlooks providing views of the surrounding countryside, including a nearby taconite mine in Virginia.
If you happen to have a map showing the streams and rivers that flow from this area, check it out. You ‘ 11 find a river that flows north to Canada, another that flows to Lake Superior, and a third flowing to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
0.0 The hike begins by walking through the picnic area, bearing right at a sign for the fitness trails, and passing the trail to the left. In about 300 feet you’ll come to an intersection of a number of trails; turn right. Beyond this point, the main trail passes a number of fitness stations.
0.4 Trail intersection; Junction 1. Bear left passing the trail on the right.
0.5 A spur trail on the left ascends to an overlook on a rocky outcropping.
0.7 Cross under the powerline.
1.1 Trail intersection; Junction 4. Continue straight ahead passing a trail on the right.
1.3 Trail enters a small clearing and in about 75 feet turns right and reenters the forest.
1.4 Trail intersection; Junction 9. Bear left to begin the circuit portion of this hike passing the trail to the right.
1.8 Trail intersection; bear right passing the trail on the left. This is an unmarked intersection that does not appear on the information sheet.
2.1 Trail intersection; Junction 6. Continue straight ahead passing the trail on the left.
3.1 Trail intersection at Junction 9, completing the circuit portion of this hike. Bear left to return to the trailhead.
4.1 Trail intersection; Junction 1. Bear right.
4.4 Trail intersection; turn left.
Solomon K. Smith See also: Boston Tea Party; East India Company; Tea Act (1773); Trade. Best US family vacations 2014 Bibliography Brewer, John, and Roy Porter. Consumption and the World of Goods. New York: Routledge, 1993. Mui, Hoh-cheung, and Lorna H. Mui. “Smuggling and the British Tea Trade before 1784.” Country Historical Review 74 (October, 1968): 4873. Smith, Woodruff D. “Complications of the Commonplace: Tea, Sugar, and Imperialism.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 23 (Autumn, 1992): 25978. Tea Act (1773) When Parliament approved the Tea Act on May 10, 1773, it triggered a sequence of events that led to a crisis in the British Empire. First Lord of the Treasury Frederick North had urged its passage to save the financially troubled East India Company, England’s largest. Yet colonists in Country saw it as part of a plan to deprive them of their liberties. Since its victory over France in the Seven Years’ War in 1763, the English government had sought ways to fund the escalating costs of maintaining its expanded empire in North Country. In the face of growing resistance to taxation at home, British ministers concluded that they must raise revenue in the colonies. However, most colonists, who believed that only representatives they had elected could impose taxes, viewed parliamentary taxes as they did the 1765 Stamp Act and the 1767 Townshend Duties as evidence of a developing plan to take away their rights. Protests and boycotts by colonists led to the repeal of most of those taxes.
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