Trail Clearing

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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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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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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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