- Estimated Cost: $45
- Deposit: $45
- Max Trip Size: 15 people
Join us for three days on the nationally renowned Border Route Trail! “It’s fun, it’s great exercise, it makes you feel good, and the scenics and camaraderie are unbeatable.”
Over the weekend you’ll get to hike the entire 12+ miles of the Pigeon River section of BRT including the final mile that we share with the Superior Hiking Trail. We also plan to do a dead fall and brushing sweep along the Bluffs overlooking the Royal River and South Fowl Lake then continue down to the banks of the Pigeon River where we’ll do a bit of clearing on the Pigeon River campsite.
Due to the relatively rugged nature of the BRT and the distances between access points you need to be in good to excellent physical condition.
All community gear such as trail clearing equipment, safety gear, cooking gear, stoves, etc. will be provided. You will be responsible for your own personal gear such as tents, sleeping bags, foam pads, etc. A packing list for spring mechanized trail clearing trips and directions to the Mcfarland Lake campsite are both posted on the MU Site under More / Files.
As always, we welcome people to join us for anything from one day to five. Just get in touch with us to work out details and cost for those sharing meals with the group. I’m up for leaving a day early or staying over until Monday evening if there is at least one other person interested. Please let me know if interested.
The trip cost of $45.00 will cover meals from Friday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Car-pool costs will be split with the passengers paying a larger share of the fuel costs than the driver as a way of compensating for the operating costs, etc. on the vehicle.
You may pay your $45 trip fee / deposit via PayPal to [email protected] and reference “07/16/15 Pigeon River” or you may notify us via email or phone that you’re paying by check and write it in the amount of $45 made out to BRTA and send it to BRTA c/o Ed Solstad, 3701 Pillsbury Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55409.
This event is sponsored by the Border Route trail Association and is cross-posted with the Friends of the Border Route Trail, Active Outdoors – Duluth / Superior and Twin City Hiking Meetup Groups and the Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club.
Thanks for helping to maintain one of the most scenic trails in the Upper Midwest.