Big Logs for the big dogs! Rick and Lucas are returning to the Northern Tier this fall to cut the hundreds of pesky step-over logs across the trail. If you have Silky Katana Boy experience - we need you! If you want to learn to use these amazing lightweight saws - we’ll train you.
Early Thursday morning, we will carpool from the T.C area to the Isabella lake / Powwow Trail entry point. OAfter a 6.6 mile hike North and West to the Pose Creek overlook, we’ll set up a basecamp for 3 nights. Friday and Saturday we hit the trail and pull out the big saws to cut a 100+ step-overs. Loppers will also be used to widen areas of the trail. Sunday am we’ll pack up early and hike out. Group stop for a meal around Two Harbors, then return to the T.C. Area.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is a backpacking trip in the wilderness. Each participant will carry their own pack, shelter, sleep system, food, personal gear and a clearing tool. BWAC may have gear to share or borrow and has suggestions for menu and food packing. Participants should be in good physical shape and have a "can-do" attitude for unknown trail and weather conditions.
We will have a required local hike during August-September to meet each other and conduct a gear check for major gear components: footwear, pack, rain gear, layers, sleep system, tent; and to hash out trip logistics. Trail clearing experience is not required or expected. BWAC provides all tools and safety training.
You will make new friends, share your skills and learn new skills from your crew, and have an unforgettable experience helping restore a fire-damaged legacy trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for hikers today and into the future.
OTHER STUFF TO KNOW:
All participants must sign the BWAC liability release and BWAC medical health form before trip departure.
The $25 registration fee includes a Mckenzie map of the Powwow Trail and offsets some administrative and tool costs for BWAC. Additional costs will be your trip food, and $15-$20 shared gas for those not driving. Our trail partner, the U.S. Forest Service, provides the wilderness permit for BWAC volunteer crews.
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE BOUNDARY WATERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Your time and energy will leave a legacy for hikers now and in the future.