Banadad Trail Work Day and Annual Meeting – October 26
Help Needed! The Banadad Trail Association invites you to help get the Banadad Ski Trail ready for winter. We will first be clearing the rocks and small sticks left by the bulldozer on the new rerouted trail section starting at the western Trailhead. Since this section should not take to long we then enter the BWCA cutting as much brush and stubble as time allows. It is also hoped that we will be able to install a kiosk to be donated by the Gunflint District- USFS at the new western trailheads parking area. Of course this will only happen only if the Forest Service is open for business by then.
According to Ted Young, Banadad Maintenance Coordinator, “Seven miles of the trail’s eastern end, outside the BWCA, was mowed by volunteers manning a tracked ASV with a brushhog and a hand brush cutter a month ago. That end of trail system is now almost completed. What trail work remaining is mostly within the BWCA where we can not use any power equipment. Believe me; it will take a lot of volunteers working with hand tools to get the remaining BWCA portion of the trail ready for skiing. Please join us; we really need your help!”
Volunteers meet for the Trail Work Day at 9:00 am, Saturday, October 26, at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, 11 Poplar Creek Drive (just off the Lima Grade) Gunflint Trail. Hand tools and lunches will be provided to all volunteers. Wear sturdy clothing and boots. After the work session volunteers are inviting to return to the Poplar Creek Guesthouse to clean-up and a social hour.
Then everyone is invite- trail volunteers and other friends of the Banadad to the Banadad Trail Association’s forth Annual Meeting followed by a Potluck Dinner. The Meeting and Potluck will be starting at 6:00 pm at the Schaap Community Center – Gunflint Fire Hall #1 – on Gunflint Trail next to Lima Grade. Bring dish to pass.
For more information on the Trail Work Day and/or the Banadad Trail Association’s Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner contact 218-388-4487.