Past Meetup

BRT X/C Skiing & Backcountry Snowshoeing at Heston's Lodge on Gunflint Lake

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Price: $185.00 /per person
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Due to a cancellation on 02/18/14, we now have room for one woman to share a room with another woman.

We welcome you to join us on the annual

Border Route Trail Association (

early March trip to

Heston's Lodge (

on Gunflint Lake for three days of excellent

X/C Skiing and Backcountry Snowshoeing (


If past winters have been any indication, barring an unusual February thaw, we should be pretty much assured of plenty of snow and hopefully reasonably warm weather to go along with the longer days of the approaching spring. If Global Warming wins out, we can always fall back to hiking on some of the best hiking trails in the Upper Midwest.

You'll enjoy excellent trails, some of the most spectacular scenery in the Midwest, great food, camaraderie that can't be beat, plus the best sauna on the lake.

We have Diamond Willow, and Spruce cabins reserved. They will accommodate one couple, five single women, and five single men.

Transportation will be via car-pool. Leave Thursday after work or earlier if desired, return Sunday evening.

Estimated cost of $185-$195/person includes Lodging plus meals from Friday breakfast to Sunday lunch. Actual cost may vary to some extent dependent upon the actual cost of food. Transportation via car-pool will be in addition with payment made to the owner of the car. Those that have participated in trail maintenance trips during 2013 are normally exempt from paying for the Upper Gunflint Ski Pass. Please note that a $100 deposit is required to confirm your place on this trip. To pay your deposit please write a check post dated to February 15th, 2014, made out to Ed Solstad, and mailed to: BRTA - Heston's Trip, c/o Deena Reisman, 12695 4th St. S., Afton, MN 55001. Another $85 will be due on Feb. 15th with any variance due or to be refunded settled up by 3/11/14.

You need to be in reasonably good physical condition to join this trip.

Please note that Heston's does not allow pets.

X/C Skis and snowshoes are available for rent at Gunflint Lodge just down the road from Heston's.

For further information, please email me at esolstad @ (delete the spaces in the address) or call at 612-822-0569 after 2/19/14. I'll answer emails as soon as possible but if we travel outside of Buenos Aires we may not have internet access on a constant basis.

Please remember that you will not be officially added to the confirmed list until you answer the questions and your deposit is received.

Thanks much,