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Sioux-Hustler Backpack & Maintain I - Devil's Cascade

Be a member of the first crew out on the Sioux Hustler for 2014!

Maintenance Crew I will camp on Lake Jeannette (a USFS campground) on Friday evening.  On Saturday, we'll clear treefalls between the trailhead and Devil's Cascade, our destination for the day - we'll also address maintenance needs to the north as time allows. On Sunday, we'll do a little trail work to the east, then it's out and back to Duluth by roughly 5:00pm.

Participants must be in good physical condition.  A training hike with introductions is scheduled for Saturday, April 26.

Each backpacker is responsible to her/his own gear. Two or more cook stoves with fuel will be available for group use. Participants are responsible for their own meals/snacks. Saws will be provided; participants are welcome to bring non-motorized saws (crosscut saws will be permitted only if sawyers are USFS certified). Each person must bring protective work gloves and safety glasses.

Weather conditions can vary significantly in the BWCA. Be ready for high temps, low temps, clouds, clear skies, and precipitation. Bring appropriate insect protection.

Carpooling might be available.  Riders typically split the cost of gas.

Information about the Sioux Hustler Trail is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/superior/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=41626&actid=51 - a crude map is included . McKenzie Map 114 is a functional composite of the Sioux Hustler Trail; the route is depicted in greater detail in McKenzie Maps 12, 13, and 14.


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  • Jon

    Hi Monte, you wrote, " A training hike with introductions is scheduled for Saturday, May 1" May 1st is a Thursday, are you talking about the April 26th hike? If so I can't make that because I will be doing the "Spring Hike" with the NCT's WI Heritage Chapter, would I still be able to go on this trip?

    April 6, 2014

    • Jon

      So I inadvertently closed the box with the question when I signed up, sorry about that; I have read up on The Sioux Hustler Trail and looked at it on maps, but have never been on it. I have hiked in at least 1 "Wilderness Area" in the Chequamegon, so I am familiar that there are special rules, no power tools, permanent markers... but I have never done work in one, this will be my first. So I'm kind of new to this, but understand what I'm getting into.

      April 6, 2014

    • Jon

      I think I'm free every other weekend than the one mentioned for hiking and now that the big thaw is setting in I plan on hitting the trails pretty regualarly to shake off some of these winter cobwebs.

      April 6, 2014

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