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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Help Create Spectacular Scenic Loop

Rose Lake and Rat Lake, Minnesota
Rose Lake and Rat Lake from the Rose Lake Cliffs (photo by Ed Morse)

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from Ed Solstad of the Border Route Trail Association

Join us in creating the most scenic loop trail in the Midwest.

From Tuesday, May 4th through Thursday, May 6th, we’ll be doing reconnaissance and possible initial layout for the newly proposed 2.5 mile trail connecting the South Lake and Caribou Rock Trails along the south side of Moss Lake. This proposed trail would create a loop route incorporating the spectacular Rose Lake Cliffs and Stairway Portage Falls on the Border Route Trail, the many scenic overlooks on the Caribou Rock Trail, plus the historic South Lake Trail built by the CCC in the 1930’s. It would without a doubt be the most scenic loop route in the entire Midwest.

This trip will be a part of the BRT Gunflint Cliffs maintenance trip for the first weekend and the Pigeon River Cliffs maintenance trip for the second weekend.

Thursday evening, April 29th - Sunday evening, May 9th

Lodging: Bunkhouse & Cabin at Gunflint Lodge, Car Camping at Otter Lake

Trip Cost: $120 (Consult trip coordinator for cost w/o Transportation or fewer days)

Difficulty Level: Be able to bushwhack 4 to 5 miles per day through thick woods, brush, and deadfall over semi-rugged terrain.

For more information, contact Ed Solstad

1 comment:

Todd said...

This new loop will be a remarkable achievement for the Border Route. The BRT is truly a national treasure, and the loop would help more people experience it.
regards from me, Tman