Oct 17, 2012 · 5:00 PM
Kekekabic Trail - BWCA
Accept the challenge and backpack the Kekekabic Trail with teh BWA Committee crew. Kekekekabic Trail was damaged by the 1999 Storm of the Century and several years later by Cavity and Ham Lake fires. Yet the Kek is coming back, thanks to volunteers and USFS Minnesota Conservation Crews that cleared several segments of this 42 mile long wilderness trail. We will encounter rocky trail hiking from the east trailhead (scarred by the fires), cross the Agamok bridge and hike the hills and ridges of the central section before descending to western segment. This part of the trail looks similar to what the trail looked like 30 years ago. Our job, aside of surviving, will be to count number of treefalls, track and note condition of trail and campsites. After the trip, one of the crew volunteers will write a trip report for the USFS. Interested parties need to be in excellent physical condition, capable of carrying 35 lbs. pack for up to 15 miles per day (we will hike in range of 10-15 miles per day), and have proper gear (including sleeping bag rated to 25 deg F, rain gear, etc.) and participate in Saturday pre-trip hike. BWAC will provide 3 McKenzie maps, share stoves and cooking gear, water filter, tarp). Expected cost is $110 -$140 depending on number of participants in addition to registration cost $25, and includes shuttle service fee and gas and oil for carpool. Small print: Subject for BWAC trip policy, pet, tobacco and alcohol free trip, electronic devices not allowed except for GPS and heavy DSLR cameras. Permission to register is required - Email Martin Kubik or call[masked]-5849.