4/2 Presentation: Hiking the BWCA Pow Wow Trail
Mar 19, 2013 10:50 PST
Hiking the BWCA Pow Wow Trail - and Bringing it Back to Life.
Tuesday, April 2
Macalaster College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul. Olin Rice Science Building Room #350
August 2011 a small fire started at Pagami Creek area. After "fuel" was applied
and weather changed, the fire consumed 148 square miles of BWCAW and within it 98%
of the Pow Wow Trail. Pagami Creek Fire has put future of the Pow Wow Trail
in jeopardy. Will it survive?
Martin Kubik, an avid backpacker, has
backpacked the Pow Wow Trail in 2012 and documented the extent of destruction as
well as life coming back on the trail. Martin will also share constructive
insights into Forest Service-volunteers relationship and need for comprehensive
restoration plan. Martin have on hand detailed map and give advice on how
ordinary mortal can negotiate Pow Wow, including the 7 miles of uncleared,
unmarked trail and observe how the forest is coming back - a unique wilderness
experience that changes from day to day.
Martin is a lifelong volunteer organizer and a passionate advocate for BWCAW
trails. He is the author of the Guide to the Kekekabic Trail and president of
Boundary Waters Advisory Committee. Learn more> http://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-BWCA-Trails/
Boundary Waters Advisory Committee
309 Cedar Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454