Wilderness Backpacking Kickoff

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee hosts 2018 wilderness backpacking kickoff, honoring the 40th anniversary of the signing of the 1978 BWCA Wilderness Act

WHAT: Event kicks off the 2018 hiking season in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Keynote speaker, Jason Zabokrtsky, will present on bushwacking the Boundary Waters without a boat, an 80+ mile point to point off-trail hike through the Quetico and BWCA.  

WHO: BWAC is a Minnesota non-profit established in 2002 with the Mission “To preserve historical and intrinsically beautiful trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the Superior National Forest.”

WHERE: Camp Sacajawea Retreat Center, Lebanon Hills, 5121 McAndrews Rd, Apple Valley, MN 

WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

WHY:   Increase awareness of the history and condition of hiking trails in the BWCA Wilderness and celebrate 40 years of hiking history.


Jason Zabokrtsky, Founder, Ely Outfitting Company

Martin Kubik, President, Boundary Waters Advisory Committee

Susan Pollock, Vice President, BWAC and Trail Stewardship Crew Leader