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.
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.
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.
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.
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.