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Wondering why we need trail advocacy for BWCA trails?

From: Martin K.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:43 PM

Protect what you love.  Do you love trails?  Do you know that 2/3 of BWCAW trails would be gone today if it was not for courage of hikers to speak out on behalf of trails? Kekekabic, Brule Lake, South Lake, Sioux Hustler and Pow Wow trails would be all gone.   Where would hikers go?   Forty times around Pike Island?  It is time to save the Pow Wow Trail all over again. Brave the Minnesota cold to save the Minnesota BWCA trail and learn why:

BWCAW Wounded Trail,Thursday, February 27, 7 PM, at  Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, (612) 339-3433.

After the Pow Wow Trail was swallowed in the Pagami Creek Fire, the Forest Service has cleared 2/3 of it in 2012, built rock cairns and in 2013 marked seven miles of Pow Wow with blue diamonds.  Yet the future of the Pow Wow Trail, built for hikers after the BWCA Wilderness Act of 1978 is still uncertain, as there is  no restoration plan and timetable in place.  Martin Kubik presents compelling photos from last two years circumnavigating the Pow Wow and surviving the ordeal on non-existent  trail in burned down, charred forest.  If you love Minnesota BWCAW, find out what we must do to save this trail.

For more information contact: Martin Kubik, Boundary Waters Advisory Committee, President




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