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Hiking in the Ashes - BWCA Pow Wow Trail and Nursing It Back to Life

In August 2011 a small fire started at Pagami Creek area. After "fuel" was applied and weather changed, the fire consumed 148 square miles of BWCAW and within 98% of the Pow Wow Trail. Pagami Creek Fire has put future of the Pow Wow Trail in jeopardy. Will it survive?
Martin Kubik, an avid backpacker, has backpacked the Pow Wow Trail in 2012 and documented the extent of destruction as well as life coming back on the trail. Martin will also share constructive insights into Forest Service-volunteers relationship and need for comprehensive restoration plan. Martin have on hand detailed map and give advice on how ordinary mortal can negotiate Pow Wow, including the 7 miles of uncleared, unmarked trail and observe how the forest is coming back - a unique wilderness experience that changes from day to day.

Martin is a lifelong volunteer organizer and a passionate advocate for BWCAW trails. He is the author of the Guide to the Kekekabic Trail and president of Boundary Waters Advisory Committee. Learn more>

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  • curtis

    My first event!

    March 28, 2013

  • Martin K.

    Yes, this is a visiting presentation at Rovers weekly meeting. Thank you for sponsoring us, Ed.

    March 19, 2013

  • Ed S.

    This is the program that the BWAC is doing for the weekly meeting of the MN Rovers Outdoors Club, correct?

    March 19, 2013

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