Be a member of the crew to clear the last of the jack pines blocking the hikers path on the Powwow Trail! On this BWAC adventure you will paddle from Kawishiwi Lodge on Lake One to Lake Three (only two short portages!) camp overnight on Lake Three and then backpack three miles to Mirror Lake where we will start trail clearing.
Through your unselfish investment in time you will create a tangible wilderness value for the society. And that should put you right on the top of the Maslow's triangle.
Departure day, Friday, May 24: We will car pool and drive to the Kawishiwi Lodge on Lake One, and put it canoes provided by the US Forest Service. We anticipate to canoe to Lake Three and stay overnight.
Saturday, Day 2: We will paddle to a designated point on the Powwow Trail near Lake Three shore line and stash the canoes in the woods. Now, phase two of the trip will be to backpack to Mirror Lake. Here we will set up base camp. After lunch, we will start trail clearing south toward another BWAC crew working their way north from Superstition Lake. Safety will be our number one goal.
Sunday, Day 3: After a good nights sleep and nourishing breakfast, we will be doing more of the same. Hopefully we will meet up with the Superstition Lake crew at some point.
Monday, Day 4: If our job south of Mirror Lake is complete, we will clear treefalls going back to Lake Three.
Tuesday, Day 5: Extract to Kawishiwi Lodge and then off to Ely for 1,500 calorie cholesterol award winning Moose Burger at Ely steak house or another establishment. Believe me, after several days of freeze dried food you will be ready to compromise on your caloric intake.
Gear: Gear list will be provided
Anticipated temperatures: TBD
Risks and their mitigation: TBD
Food: Bring your own, we will advise on how many meals.
Cost: Registration $25, car pool cost, greatly discounted bunk house cost on the night of the arrival (about $20/person).
Trip leader will provide: BWCAW permit at no cost, canoes, paddles, PFD's, McKenzie maps for the area of operations, safety glasses, water purification devices for the group, tools and when available, some camping gear (stove, cook pot, steripen and possibly a tent/sleeping bag). Gear is available at REI or Center for Outdoor Activities.
You will need to provide leather work gloves.
Prerequisites and small print (i.e. READ this).
This trips is tobacco, drugs and pet free. Participants will need to attend crew member training on April 11 (see Meetup), and 1-2 training/ shakedown hikes.
RSVP for crew orientation here:
Must be a amiable team member, self motivated, goal oriented with individual and team safety in mind. Participants are required to sign a liability release and photo video waiver, USFS self certification health form, and BWAC medical form prior to trip. Participants will be required to follow organizer's directions, and to wear safety glasses and leather gloves when on the trail clearing or hiking. Organizer has the right to refuse participation to anyone for any or no reason. Participants need to contact the trip organizer for permission prior to registering for the trip. For more info email the organizer with your contact information.