Jo Swanson, volunteer coordinator for the Superior Hiking Trail Association, is on a mission to camp in every one of the trail’s 94 campsites. Here’s what she looks for when setting up camp:
• Examine nearby trees to see if any appear to be dead or dying. If so, stay clear.
• If there is a slope to your tent pad, set up so your head is highest on the slope to keep from feeling you’re falling or rolling.
• On a windy night, you may sleep better if your head is facing the wind as opposed to your tent taking wind from the side.