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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Border Route Trail Reconnaissance Trip

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from Ed Solstad

We're looking for a few good people for a weekend of wilderness day-hiking and canoeing on the BWCAW section of the Border Route Trail.

Now that we have your interest, please read on.

After receiving reports on the less than ideal condition of the wilderness section of the Border Route Trail, we've decided that we really need to send out a reconnaissance trip in order to accurately assess the situation ourselves. While this trip is not for the casual day-hiker who loathes roughing it, neither do we require you to be a graduate of Marine Corp Recruit Depot, Parris Island - although that might not be a bad thing judging from some of the reports that we've seen. Still interested? See below for further details.

In order to get a first hand idea of the condition of the Wilderness section of the Border Route Trail between Clearwater and Loon Lakes We'd like to take a reconnaissance trip the weekend of August 15th and 16th. The plan is to do this as a series of day hikes and to spot a canoe or canoes at Stairway Portage in order to have a reasonable hiking distance per day. (See below for details) The ideal trip size would be 4 people but we could possibly accommodate as many as 8. Participants should be in sufficiently good physical shape to be able to hike up to 9 miles on trails that have an unknown amount of deadfalls and brush. GPS experience would be helpful as we want to create records of what needs to be done where. The plan is to leave Friday night and return on Sunday night. We could also go up for 3 to 4 days if people were interested. Trip cost would be no more than $49/person.

Let me know if you're interested. If you can't make it on the 15th and 16th, would you be interested if it went out later and if so, what weekends would work for you.

Minnesota Rovers

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