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Powwow Trail Circumnavigation: trail conditions and campsite survey Oct. 10-13

This trip is full. Please do not register unless you have talked with Lucas or Susan.

The 2019 Powwow circumnavigation and survey trip is reserved for participants who have already volunteered on a BWAC Powwow trail clearing trip.

Our crew will circumnavigate the entire Powwow Trail, surveying for sections needing priority clearing and creating waypoints for trail highlights. We will confirm GPS locations of the known campsite fire grates and record the number of tent pads, standing hazard trees, and water access information at each site. If time and conditions allow we will locate and clear a corridor to the South Wilder Lake campsite.

While challenging areas are inevitable on a wilderness hike, most of the fall BWAC work crews will have tidied up the last of the jack pines and step overs on the 30 mile loop by the time we head out for this historic tour. With near-peak fall colors, our group will visit each remote lake, stream, and unique rock formation that the trail has to offer.

Weather and daylength: historical averages mid-30’s-mid-50’s ºF. Balmy to blizzard can be expected. Sunrise 7:21AM; sunset 6:35PM.

Things to Know:
Pet and tobacco free. This is not an FKT (“fastest known time”) hike. +/- 2 mph with scenery and volunteer appreciation breaks.

Traveling in the wilderness has inherent risk with unpredictable trail and weather conditions; an extra day may be required to complete the trip. Participants should be fit and comfortable carrying their own pack and gear for a four day trip. BWAC requires a liability waiver and health form.

The $25 registration fee offsets administrative and club expenses. Other expenses include shared gas if you are a carpool passenger and your personal food for the trip. BWAC provides maps and BWAC trail partner, the U.S. Forest Service, will provide an administrative entry permit.

The trails thank you for your interest, and for "opening the loop" with BWAC for hikers today and into the future.

Lucas Raudabaugh

Susan Pollock