Banadad Trail Meeting & Clearing

Have you ever skiied the Banadad Trail on the Gunflint Trail? If not then it surely belongs on your bucket list if you are a fan of wilderness and cross-country skiing.

Banadad on the Gunflint Trail
Banadad Ski Trail

The trail travels through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and is absolutely beautiful. If you’ve thought about helping clear a trail then here’s an opportunity to be helpful.

Banadad Trail Association Annual Meeting and Trail Clearing Day

Banadad Ski Trail Annual Volunteer Trail Clearing
 Last year a major Snow/rain storm hit the Banadad in mid December totally blocking the trail with snow weighted down brush and downed trees. While the Association spent hundreds of hours working to open the trail before the ski season began, we were only able to clear about one-third of the trail.
This year we must not only clear this past summer’s accumulated brush and down trees but much of which remains from last December’s storm. We really need help. Please join us in getting all the Banadad open for skiing this year- Saturday, October 22. Meet at 8:30 at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B

Cross-country skiing on the Banadad
Banadad on the Gunflint Trail

The annual meeting of the Banadad Trail Association (BTA) will be Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Schaap Community Center on the Gunflint Trail. (Next to the Fire Department, close to the Lima Grade intersection). The meeting will be at 5:30 and will follow with a Potluck Dinner; all are welcome.

The Banadad annual volunteer Trail Clearing Event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m.; Meet at Boundary Country Trekking/Poplar Creek B&B at 8:30 a.m. for tools and instructions.

The purpose of the BTA is to maintain and enhance the Banadad Ski Trails, preserve the history of the forest and the trail and promote appreciation and care of the BWCA wilderness. The BTA is a volunteer organization open to all who share these goals.

Questions contact:
Andy Jenks,
Banadad Trail Association or call 218-388-4487

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