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New Meetup: BWCA Brule Lake Trail Clearing

From: Dave B.
Sent on: Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:19 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Friends of BWCA Trails!

What: BWCA Brule Lake Trail Clearing

When: Thursday, October 14,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $25.00 per person

Where: Eagle Mountain
FS road #158
Grand Marais, MN 55604

BWCA Brule Lake Trail Clearing:

This 3-day trail clearing excursion offers an excellent opportunity to experience the diverse beauty of northern Minnesota, while working hard to make that beauty more accessible to others. As a member of this crew, you will have the opportunity to summit Eagle Mountain (Minnesota's highest point), as well as view Whale Lake, beaver dams, open meadows, a granite pass and possibly some Moose sightings!

We?ll be going up by car pool Thursday afternoon/evening (October 14, 2010) and settling into a US Forest Service cabin for the evening. On Friday morning we?ll drive to the Eagle Mountain trailhead, and backpack 3-4 miles to our campsite for the weekend, near Whale Lake. We'll spend the rest of the day Friday and all day Saturday clearing the Brule Lake trail. We?ll be focused on clearing a 2-3 mile stretch from the east end of the Brule Lake trail to Ball Club Creek and an old Logging Camp. We'll spend our evenings at the campsite along Whale Lake. On Sunday morning, we'll pack up and backpack out to the trailhead. We'll plan to be back in the Twin Cities by 6pm on Sunday.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own gear or arranging to share gear with another participant. A recommended gear list can be found at the following website: Gear List. Participants should plan to bring their own food for the entire trip. Once the crew is formed, we may try to coordinate group meals, but that will depend on the interest of the crew as a whole.

Participants will receive safety and tool training from the crew leader prior to starting on the trail clearing. Trail clearing tools will be provided by the BWAC and crew leaders. Participants will be required to attend a training hike which will include a review of gear and trip logistics.

Registration and fee payment will be made electronically through Meetup and is required in advance. Registration needs to be completed by October 1, 2010. We will carpool and split the cost of gas between the passengers.

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    McKenzie Maps donates topo maps to BWAC trail maintenance volunteers.

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