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

  • Wabun Picnic Area 4655 46th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

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.

We will meet at Wabun Picnic Area near Minnehaha Falls Park. Dress for the weather. We will go over rain gear, layering, footwear, and tick off major pack contents such as shelter and sleep system. We’ll check your pack for comfort and make sure that you have what you need, but not too much, for a safe and comfortable adventure on the Powwow trail. Leaders will have clearing tools on hand so that we can practice wrangling them in packs safely.

If you have not already signed the liability and USFS volunteer agreement, we will have copies onhand, or you can print it off and bring it with:

The gear has been emailed to volunteers registered for these trips. If you are on the trip and have not received the gear list, contact one of the trip leaders or consult the list on the website:

After the gear party we will head out for a hike around Minnehaha Falls. The trail will be along the Minnesota River, you can expect rocky and muddy terrain as well as paved surfaces. We’ll continue to get to know our fellow volunteers and talk about what to expect on our upcoming trips.

• What to bring
Dress for the weather. Bring the full backpack that you plan to carry on trail, 1 liter of water, a snack and at least two questions about what to bring or not bring on a spring trail clearing.

• Important to know
Thank you for volunteering! We are excited to be getting out on trail and tripping with you.