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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spring BRT Clearing Schedule

Border Route Trail logo
from Ed Solstad

The western portion of the Border Route Trail is likely to become an official segment of the North Country Trail when the Arrowhead Reroute is approved by Congress. The Border Route Trail Association in partnership with the US Forest Service announces the following clearing trips on the Border Route for 2009.

Wilderness Trips
McFarland LakeMay 7-10Car Camp3$65
McFarland/ East PikeMay 7-10Canoe In3$65
Pine/ Pike RidgeMay 14-18Canoe In4$65
Pine/ Pike RidgeMay 14-25Canoe In11$110
Pine/ Pike RidgeMay 21-25Canoe In4$65
Clearwater EastMay 14-17Canoe In3$65
Clearwater CentralMay 21-25Canoe In4$65
Clearwater EastMay 21-25Canoe In4$65
Mechanized Trips
Otter LakeMay 7-10Car Camp3$65
Otter LakeMay 7-17Car Camp10$90
Otter LakeMay 14-17Car Camp3$65

The tax-deductable trip fee covers transportation from the Twin Cities (MN), food, and group equipment including canoes and tools. Trips leave from the Twin Cities the evening of the listed start date and return the evening of the listed end date.

Mechanized trips use chain saws, power brush cutters and other tools on sections of the trail outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Wilderness trips use hand tools to work on the portions of the trail that are subject to the BWCAW regulations. Those wanting to use two-person saws or chain saws are required to attend a full day of Forest Service saw training on Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19. The Forest Service Training is not a requirement for trip participation as most trail work is done with bow saws and brush cutting tools that can be used by all volunteers.

For more information visit the Border Route Trail Association web site or contact John Garbe or Ed Solstad.

See Border Route Trail Association
Contact John Garbe
Contact Ed Solstad

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