HELP TO BRING BACK POW WOW HIKING TRAIL
The Pow Wow was developed in 1977 by the Youth Conservation Corps. They made use of old logging roads in the boggy country east of what was then the small town of Forest Center. But the bogs prevailed forcing a move of the entire trail system to the west where the terrain is drier and more suitable for hiking. The trail has become well known to the public thanks to Cary J. Griffith's book ‘Lost in the Wild – Danger and Survival in the North Woods’ . This fascinating book is based on the true story of a Pow Wow Trail solo backpacking, getting lost and the rescue mission of Jason Rasmussen October 22 – 31, 2001. In September 2011 the Pow Wow Trail was completely burned down by the Pagami Creek fire. In November 2011 Martin Kubik started a coalition of several organizations to Bring Back the Pow Pow Trail in hopes to lobby the U.S. Forest Service to keep the trail open in the current location.