Last week found the Boundary Waters under fresh snowfall, including a blizzard on Sunday. Read on for this and more news…
The top news item is SNOW! So much so, that it delayed our return home from skiing the Banadad; hence this report posting on Tuesday (Thanks for waiting). Accumulations from earlier in the week made for another 5 or so, all of it with a cotton-candy fluffiness. Sunday’s storm dropped 5-13″ according to the Gunflint Trail Association’s report.
A few lucky groups got to enjoy it all while dogsledding with Boundary Waters Guide Service. Follow the link for some amusing pics.
The Kerfoots of Gunflint Lodge may *say* things are slowing down lately, but there’s always a flurry of activity there. There were several wolf-in-pursuit-of-deer sightings to report. And then there was this trail-cam shot of a lynx – wow!
Also, some very large materials arrived by truck for the planned construction of a zipline on the grounds. Getting them there meant navigating some unique logistical challenges, but it got done. Anticipation is building…
Sawbill crew/family member Carl Hansen hitched on to a thrilling opportunity last week: Helping film the American Birkebeiner.
“He is working for the official film crew on America’s biggest cross country ski race. Carl’s assignment is to ride the snowmobile that precedes the race leaders for the duration of the marathon.” says Bill Hansen. Keep watching Sawbill’s online newsletter; Bill says photos are forthcoming…
Spirit of the Wilderness posted results of a small poll that asked, How many times have you traveled to the BWCA? Whether or not you participated, the results are worth a look.
And lastly, are you ready for Mush for a Cure? It’s only a few weeks away. The Gunflint Trail Association has something of a primer up, with schedules and all. This dogsledding race is unique in so many ways; if you can get up there to see this and all the other connected events, you really should.
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