Trip Information

Thank you for your interest in helping clear trail with us! To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, there are a few meetings and details that will be covered before getting onto the trail.

Initial Contact

After signing up for a trip, either your trip leader or co-leader will contact you via meetup for contact information and answer any questions or concerns you may have. (We request a phone number and email in order to make communication easier.)


We require attendance for crew orientation/training. During training, we will go over tools, safety, and planning details. If for any reason you cannot attend, contact your trip leader.

Pre-Trip Gear Check and HIke

A pre-trip gear check and hike will occur 2-4 weeks before your trip date. This meeting is a chance to meet other people in your group in addition to answering your questions.

Plan on bringing all of your trip gear. We will be doing a gear review followed by 2-4 mile hike with our packs.

Your trip leader will reach out to you with the exact date and additional details as the date gets closer.


Print and complete the following forms and bring them with you to your training or pre-trip gear check:

The following form will be provided to sign by your trip leader. Review it here in advance:

Additionally, as a visitor to the BWCAW, watch the Forest Service permit video:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the legal agreements, contact your trip leader as soon as possible.

Trip Day

We will carpool to the trail from one or more locations in the metro area. Meet at the location chosen by your trip will all your gear packed and ready. From there, we will drive 4-5 hours to the trail.