Meet & Greet + Gear Shakedown Hike w/ Zach and Dimitris
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Meet & Greet + Gear Shakedown Hike w/ Zach and Dimitris

This is the required meet & greet and gear check hike for:

• Sept 12-26 "Western Powwow Clearing by Backpack - Are you Superstitious?" led by Zach Thorson and Dimitris Zermas.

Part of the meeting/hike will be logistics for the above trip, but others are welcome to come along to walk with us and to go over gear choices.

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Powwow Trail Clearing by Canoe (North Wilder Lake Area)
Aug
29
to Sep 2

Powwow Trail Clearing by Canoe (North Wilder Lake Area)

Join us on this 4 day backcountry trail clearing combining canoeing and backpacking. We will be paddling through 6 unique lakes before ending with a mile hike to set up camp on North Wilder Lake. We will be working to clear a part of the trail that is very difficult for through hikers to pass with all the current treefalls.

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Western Powwow Clearing by Backpack - Are you Superstitious?
Sep
12
to Sep 16

Western Powwow Clearing by Backpack - Are you Superstitious?

Want to see more of the trail by foot? Join Zach and Dimitris as we hike from the trailhead toward the wild western edge of the Powwow and mysterious Superstition Lake. The hike to the worksite is 11 miles in a rapidly recovering post-fire wilderness. We will hike through two of the surviving stands of pre-fire growth on our way to clear newly flagged trail near Superstition Lake.

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Day Trip Trail Clearing on the Powwow Trail
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Day Trip Trail Clearing on the Powwow Trail

New to the Boundary Waters or don't have the time or equipment for a backpacking trip this fall? We will spend a full day Saturday hiking and clearing. Our goal for this trip will be to clear any treefalls within the first four miles from the trailhead, in addition to removing all the encroaching brush along this section. This is a great way to get an introduction to the Boundary Waters and make some new friends, all while making a meaningful contribution to maintaining the Powwow Trail!

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Hike and Clear the Pow Wow Trail to Campfire Lake
Oct
16
to Oct 20

Hike and Clear the Pow Wow Trail to Campfire Lake

We will depart the Twin Cities area on Wednesday afternoon and drive 4-5 hours to the Pow Wow trailhead. We will backpack a mile in Wednesday night, and will hike the remaining seven miles to our work area Thursday. Friday and Saturday we will clear as a crew. We will begin clearing west of Lake Diana and will clear toward Campfire Lake. Sunday morning we will admire our handiwork, then hike out and enjoy the work of those who went before us as we walk back to the trailhead. We will then drive back to the Twin Cities metro area.

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Day Trip Trail Clearing on the Powwow Trail
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Day Trip Trail Clearing on the Powwow Trail

New to the Boundary Waters or don't have the time or equipment for a backpacking trip this fall? We will spend a full day Saturday hiking and clearing. Our goal for this trip will be to clear any treefalls within the first four miles from the trailhead, in addition to removing all the encroaching brush along this section. This is a great way to get an introduction to the Boundary Waters and make some new friends, all while making a meaningful contribution to maintaining the Powwow Trail!

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North Mississippi Regional Park--crew hike, logistics, and gear party
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

North Mississippi Regional Park--crew hike, logistics, and gear party

"Hidden behind the I-94 freeway wall, the North Mississippi Regional Park offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding woods and prairie."

This event is the crew hike and meeting for the September 19-23, 2019 canoe-in to Powwow Trail west side. Others are welcome to join us to learn more about volunteering for wilderness trails with BWAC and for an evening walk along the Mississippi River.

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Northern Hyland Park Reserve Hike
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Northern Hyland Park Reserve Hike

  • 9140 East Bush Lake Road Minneapolis, MN, 55438 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a walk through some of the less busy trails of Hyland Lakes Park Reserve. This is a great opportunity to just get out and hike, or to learn more about helping maintain trails in the BWCAW. This hike will pass through hilly sections of oak with mixed prairie and ponds throughout in a less developed northern loop of the park.

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Hike the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Trails
Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Hike the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Trails

  • 9921 Hanson Boulevard Northwest Coon Rapids, MN, 55433 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be the required training hike for the North Wilder Labor Day Weekend trail clearing trip. For those attending the North Wilder Labor Day weekend trip please bring your full pack. We will be having a gear check. All others Bring trail shoes, a snack, and at least one liter of water.
All members and guests are welcome.

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The Art of Giving (or Flag the last full mile of Powwow Trail)
Aug
16
to Aug 19

The Art of Giving (or Flag the last full mile of Powwow Trail)

  • Forest Center, Stony River Township, MN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be a part of a select crew that will flag the last mile of the Powwow Trail for fall clearing. The one mile segment from Superstition to south of the Mirror Lake has been flagged but jack pines have done their best to obscure the marking. We need you, the unstoppable human dynamo, the determined volunteer, to go into the wild and do what needs to be done.

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City Walk, Wilderness Thoughts || Mississippi River Bridges Hike
Aug
10
8:00 AM08:00

City Walk, Wilderness Thoughts || Mississippi River Bridges Hike

  • 2500 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee volunteers invite you to think about visiting--and being a part of stewarding--Minnesota's gift of the BWCAW. Neighbors and friends and people like you who are reading this posting, are volunteering for a long weekend to transform a fire-damaged wilderness trail into the destination hike it once was.

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See Yourself Hiking in the Boundary Waters - Fall Trips & Meet the Crew Leaders
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

See Yourself Hiking in the Boundary Waters - Fall Trips & Meet the Crew Leaders

Are you looking to discover the wilderness and what you are made of? Consider becoming a conservation volunteer on Boundary Waters Powwow Trail. The BWA Committee (BWAC) presentation is about affordable opportunities to help the US Forest Service maintain a wilderness trail.

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Banning and Kettle River - Hike the Best Kept Secret State Park in Minnesota
Aug
3
8:00 AM08:00

Banning and Kettle River - Hike the Best Kept Secret State Park in Minnesota

Banning State Park - the little gem with Kettle runs through it. Join us first for a social breakfast at Peggy Sue's cafe at Willow River (exit 205 off I-35). After breakfast we will drive and meet at the picnic parking lot at Banning State Park. A brief safety talk and we will depart on a challenging hike along the precipices, under the overhangs carved from sandstone dotted with miniature fern and moss gardens kept green and glistening by droplets of water tricking from cracks in stone. After a mile we will climb up on trail hike along the river in hope of reaching Wolfe Creek water falls and then return via old rail road bed to the parking lot.

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Mission to North Frontier - Clear South Wilder to North Wilder
May
9
to May 13

Mission to North Frontier - Clear South Wilder to North Wilder

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.

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BWCA Wilderness Trail Clearing Training Workshop
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

BWCA Wilderness Trail Clearing Training Workshop

Missed the April 11 Training at Midwest Mountaineering? You have an opportunity for a make up on April 16 at Frost River. Conveniently located only two hours drive on I-35 in Duluth north of Twin Cities, it is more than an traditional canvas, leather and brass bags store. It is also a heaven for lay camping gear sewers (?) with more than 20 industrial sewing machines in the manufacturing area where the workshop will be held. I And if you live in Duluth, it is even closer! Join us!

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