Help us "Open the Loop" and enjoy backpacking along some of the most picturesque scenery on the Powwow trail.
With your help, we'll connect the northern portion of the trail from the West to where other crews have been working from the East to make the trail completely navigable from trail head to Horseshoe Lake and beyond.
We'll carpool Thursday from the metro area about 5:00 pm. Once at the trail head, we will hike in about about a mile to spend the first night at the Isabella river campsite. Friday we'll hike through some of the most scenic areas of the Powwow Trail to South Wilder Lake to set up camp for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday we'll clear trail Westward along South Wilder to connect where previous crews have cleared from the East. Monday morning will be coffee & breakfast, hike out (~11mi), and return to our cars and the metro area, tired, happy, and rewarded with a job well done.
Participants should be fit and able to carry their own pack, tent, sleep system, food and personal gear. Gear list will be provided; BWAC has suggestions for rental and may be able to share or lend some gear. Plan to attend the spring crew member orientation/safety training on Thursday, April 11, at Midwest Mountaineering, and a local hike.
RSVP for crew orientation and training here:
Cost: $25 Meetup registration and about $15 shared gas cost.
The Boundary Waters Advisory Committee has been advocating for and restoring wilderness trails since 2002. We need volunteers like you to transform the Powwow Trail into the hiking and backpacking destination it once was. Your crew leaders promise a productive, rewarding and memorable trip!
For questions or to learn more about what a trail clearing trip is like, contact the crew leader, John Mattson. Message me through this Meetup site, email mattsokj (at) g mail dot com or call[masked]