Fellow Norseman, I'm less than a week out from being on vacation up in Park Rapids. Saturday I'm headed to Itasca to pick up a state park pass. Sometime next week I'm going to hike the NCT section that cuts through the southern end of the park. From map and guide book recon it looks to be about 10.6 miles from start to finish. I'll take photos and do a proper trip report when done. My hike day s still open, any chance of one of you being up for a day trip?