- Estimated Cost: $45
- Deposit: $45
- Max Trip Size: 12 people
Join us on accomplishing our 2015 goal of getting the Pigeon River Segment of the BRT whipped back into decent hiking condition.
Please note that you’re welcome to join us for one, two, or all three days. Please get in touch with Ed Solstad, the organizer to arrange details.
On Friday morning we’ll be meeting Chel Anderson, Mn DNR Botanist, who will help with the final layout and clearing of a new re-route around the South Fowl Bluff rare plants. We’ll then continue eastward along the bluff and down off the ridge towards the banks of the Pigeon River and stash the gear at the end of the day. On Saturday we’ll continue along the Pigeon and hike back to our vehicles via the logging road. On Sunday we’ll clear from where we started on Friday westward towards the McFarland Lake Trailhead. On Monday some can do a 5.3 mi. day hike to take in the 270 degree overlook plus the other six overlooks between the Swamp River trailhead and our campsite while two of us will do scouting and layout for a re-route that would eliminate the wet areas at the beginning of the Otter Lake Cutoff Trail.
We’ll be car-camping at the Otter Lake campsite with it’s exclusive executive beach for cooling off with a nice swim before dinner. Other swimming options include Portage Brook Falls.
Trip participants need to be in decent physical condition.
The trip fee / deposit of $45.00 includes food from Friday breakfast through Monday lunch. Gas costs will be in addition with the riders contributing their fair share to the driver.
You may signup by calling me (Ed) at 612-822-0569, emailing me at [email protected], or on the Friends of the BRT Mu Grp at http://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-the-Border-Route-Trail/events/224197320/
Your place on the trip will not be confirmed until your deposit is received. You may pay your $45 deposit/trip fee via PayPal to [email protected] or by check made out to BRTA and mailed to BRTA c/o Ed Solstad, 3701 Pillsbury Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55409.
Thanks, Ed Solstad