The on-line vacation guide, "Midwest Weekends" published by Beth Gauper, most recent edition, had a great article about the Banadad Yurts. The article, "from Yurt to B&B on the Gunflint -In a snowy Minnesota wilderness, guests get the best of two worlds," was written by Gauper and was about a recent ski trip she took on the Gunflint.
Photo by "Midwest Weekends," Torsten Müller.
Cook County’s Volk Ski –400 on January 23
Cook County, between the Gunflint Trail’s three Ski systems, the North Shore and Pincushion Trails, has over four hundred kilometers of groomed trails. To highlight these trails, on Saturday January 23 the county is conducting the Volk Ski 400. Each of the county’s’ ski areas are being asked to have skiers ski their entire system. As part of the event contributions will be accepted to support Pancreatic Cancer Research
We think this is a great event and it should be lots of fun. You can join in the fun by becoming part of the Banadad’s Volk Ski relay by joining- Team Banadad. Skiers on Team Banadad will each ski a portion of the Banadad’s 39 kilometers. . You choose the portion of the Banadad you wish to ski and hopefully together the team will be able to cover the entire trail system.
Lodging along the Banadad Ski Trail at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Cabins
available at 30% off and Boundary Country Trekking will pay the $10 registration fee for all Team Banadad participants. All participants will each receive a colorful T-shirt. While this is not a race, skiers will be asked to time their treks. Times will then be posted that day at Poplar Creek Guesthouse and on www.volksskifest.com
Also Donations will be accepted for Pancreatic Cancer Research at trail check-in areas and a Volks Ski 400 pin is your gift for your donation. Skiers are encouraged to dress in purple to show your support!