BWCA Plain of Jars Snowcamping

Attention:  This trip is postponed again for camping in more amiable temperatures, otherwise everything stays the same.   You will need to attend training hike at Wild River State Park on Sunday, March 30. >>> Plain of Jars, is it a mysterious land in Laos or a remote location in the Boundary Waters?  Join us (but first read to small print at the bottom) for the physically demanding trip requiring high degree of mental resiliency, instinct for picking sound ice while crossing streams, and remaining composed while passing through a jungle of intimidating brush lining the banks of Cascade River.  A word of caution to the uninitiated:  On one of past trips, after a heavy March snowfall, we had to cut the trek short and snowshoe from Shrike Lake to Whale Lake through forest.  It took 2 1/2 hours to snowshoe 1/2 mile through deep snow (= 5 hours to a 1 mile) , while being drenched with wet snow from spruce branches.  Why do we do this then?  We do this to find out what we are made of, to forge the friendships and develop trust within the team.  Prerequisites:  Participate on March 16th hike.  36" or longer metal snowshoes, all the gear and food for the 3 day trip should weigh preferably less then 35 pounds.  Weather:  Days 30 to 40 deg F, night 23 to 25 deg F.  Small print:  Must have a crew leader approval to register, this trip is free of certain types of electronic devices, pets, tobacco and alcohol, subject to BWAC trip policy posted in 'Files' section. Registration  by check $25 includes map.  Free to Trail Committee members. Contact organizer if interested.  

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  • Henry T.

    Great and challenging. Martin did you find what you where looking for in the creek bottom, I saw you standing in the creek.

    April 5, 2014

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