- Estimated Cost: $45
- Deposit: $45
- Max Trip Size: 12 people
We welcome you to become a part of Rover history by joining our Rover/BRTA crews in clearing portions of the Border Route Trail. A nationally recognized trail which was laid out and built by Rover crews between 1972 and 1980.
This trail maintenance trip will clear the remaining brush and deadfall has made hiking difficult over portions of the eastern end of the BRT since last December’s ice storm.
We’ll finish clearing across the valley between the Stump River and Portage Brook and continue eastward along the ridge ending at the 270 degree overlook which marks the northern end of the Superior Hiking Trail. All of the hiking that you do will count towards the North Country Trail Hike 100 Challenge.
While you need to be in good physical condition, no prior experience is needed for the hand tools or for throwing the cut pieces off the trail. We provide OJT for the brushcutters and power pruning saw. USFS certification is need for chain saws.
We provide all tools and safety gear as well as cooking gear. You’ll be responsible for your personal gear such as tent, day pack, and eating utensils, plate cup and bowl.
We’ll provide breakfast& lunch for Friday to Sunday and dinners on Friday and Saturday. Thursday and Sunday evenings will be on your own at stops normally in Duluth. Gas costs will be split.
Please RSVP via email to [email protected]. Be sure to include your phone #, email address, experience level, if you need a ride, or can drive, food allergies, and any medical conditions that we should be aware of. Your place on the trip will not be confirmed until your deposit is received. You may pay your deposit 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.
Once we receive your RSVP with contact info, we’ll email out a packing list, etc.
Thanks, hope to see you on the BRT!!