Boundary Waters Advisory Committee
Boundary Waters Advisory Committee (BWAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the Superior National Forest
This is the required meet & greet and gear check hike for:
April 25-29 "Early season backpack trip: Powwow Trail Restoration" led by Susan Pollock and Siobhan Quinn
May 9-13 "Powwow Trail Clearing by Backpacking and Canoe," led by Paul Stelter and Susan Pollock.
This meeting is mandatory for all volunteers who are registered for 2019 spring Powwow Trail maintenance trips. Outdoor enthusiasts who want to learn more about volunteering with a trail clearing crew are also welcome.
Express interest to join a 4-person crew to flag a two mile section of the Powwow Trail. The trip will be demanding but rewarding. The resulting marked path will permit trail clearing crews in May to focus on the trail clearing instead of trail finding.
This crew will hike from the trailhead and set up a basecamp west of the “wye.” We will remove trees that have fallen since this section of trail was last cleared in May 2018.
Hike the Powwow trailhead to west of the “wye”, past Marathon and Diana Lake. Tackle new tree falls from the winter storms. Clear to Campfire Lake.
Stay Friday night in an area cabin, followed by a trail-clearing day trip on Saturday. Open the path for spring crews and summer hikers. Return to the Twin Cities Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
Express interest to join a day-trip crew to clear a section of the Powwow Trail. The resulting work will ease the way for future overnight clearing crews.
Possibly stay Friday night in an area cabin, followed by a trail-clearing day trip on Saturday. Open the path for spring crews and summer hikers. Return to Duluth Saturday evening.
This very demanding trail clearing trip will clear the densest jack pine growth on the Powwow Trail. Our mission is canoe about 10 miles to BWCAW interior and then to dispatch treefalls and new growth on about 0.5 to 1 mile of overgrown trail using hand saws and loppers. It maybe painful but through your unselfish investment in time you will create a tangible wilderness value for the society.