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Date Tuesday  8/27/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Status Approved
Leader Vern Bass
Member Price $620.00
Non-member Price $1.00
Available Participants 2
Type Outings


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To obtain the trip application, itinerary, and more details about the trip, please contact the leader, Vern Bass, at e-mail or call (cell) 303-902-2905.


Dates: Tuesday, August 27th to Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day), 2013
Cost is $620 (not including round trip air fare to Minneapolis, MN)

Two days of travel and a five day canoe trip within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of the Superior National Forest of Northern Minnesota and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario, Canada. BWCAW Rules limit the group size to 9, with a maximum of 4 water craft per group.

The canoeing portion of the trip will begin and end North of Ely, Minnesota at Mudro Lake.

 The entire trip is approx 33 miles; over 10 lakes, several rivers and 12 portages (maybe more depending on water levels) over a period of 5 days.

For approximately the middle 1/3 of the trip we will be on the waters that are the border between the U.S. and Canada. This area is part of the original "Voyageur's Route"-these were well-established canoe fur trade routes which ships and larger boats could not reach or travel.

Average physical conditioning is required for this trip.
In addition to an organizational meeting the leader will arrange for two canoe practice and get-acquainted outings.

 One will be a day outing on Chatfield Reservoir and a full day outing on Lake Dillon. During these outings we will practice loading and un-loading canoes, portage methods and paddling skills.

The trip includes the following: round-trip transportation to Ely, MN from the Minneapolis airport, two nights lodging in Ely before and after the canoe portion of the trip, shuttle to and from Mudro Lake our entry point into the Boundary Waters, BWCA permits, canoe package in Ely, MN (canoe, paddle & personal flotation Device), individual Duluth Canoe pack (yours for the trip), canoe rental package in Colorado for 1 ½ days-a half day on Chatfield and a full day of paddling on Lake Dillon, a celebration dinner after we return from the BWCA and all tips and gratuities along the way.