Sun, Jan 23 | BWCA

7-Day Boundary Waters Snowshoe Expedition

In the spirit of snow walkers and arctic explorers from the past, this is a real high-adventure expedition for anyone who absolutely loves the cold.
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7-Day Boundary Waters Snowshoe Expedition

Time & Location

Jan 23, 9:00 AM CST – Jan 29, 5:00 PM CST
BWCA, ELY, MN

About the Event

Join us for a week-long snowshoeing expedition through the vast Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in Northern Minnesota. We travel by snowshoe and toboggan during the day and sleep in large canvas “hot tents” at night. We warm the tent, cook meals, and dry clothes with a wood burning stove. Even if the temperature drops to -40F outside, we can be comfortable with light layers in the tent. Local wildlife includes moose, otter, wolves, beavers, eagles, lynx, and more.

Our winter expeditions are fun, challenging, and help you hone your skills for extended travel in extreme cold and deep snow conditions, including:

• Dressing appropriately for conditions  

• Maintaining proper nutrition and hydration  

• Managing thermoregulation

• Selecting, harvesting, and processing firewood  

• Using snowshoes  

• Packing toboggans  

• Axe and saw use  

• Ice chisel use  

• Winter cooking and baking  

• Winter fire building and stove use  

• Ice safety  

• Winter survival skills

We meet Sunday morning, January 23rd at the designated location. Those of us driving from a distance can drive up Saturday and stay at a lodge for a small fee. In the morning, January 23rd, we will check our gear and head to the put-in to start our journey!

This is a loop trip with 7 days on the ice. We travel most days and plan for 1 or 2 layover days (itinerary may change due to weather or other variables). We will travel roughly 25 miles in total. There are lots of places to explore along our route such as waterfalls, artifacts from the old logging days, and Native American pictographs. We will hike out Saturday, January 29th. You can head home or spend the night relaxing at a local lodge.

All meals and snacks on trail are included. If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know well in advance.

Difficulty: Challenging 

This trip is for experienced winter campers. You should be very comfortable camping and working in sub-zero conditions. You should be able to provide sufficient personal gear as per the provided gear list. Everyone will be provided a toboggan outfitted with tanks to hold your gear and some of the group gear items such as food, stove, axes, etc. This is an expedition style trip and every particiapnt will help with daily camp tasks such as tent set up and take down, cutting a hole in the ice and collecting water, processing firewood, etc.

AS ALWAYS >>> A gear list and details will be sent to you upon payment.

Price: $1,335 due January 10th.

You can also make $350.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.  

Use coupon code EB15 by December 1st and save $200

Included: 

• Permits  

• All meals and snacks on the trail  

• Group tents  

• Toboggans  

• Packable wood stoves  

• Group med kit  

• Group kitchen  

• Water purified daily  

• Axe and saws

Not Included: (Rental gear is available if needed)

• Personal gear (clothing, sleeping bag, etc.)

• Snowshoes    

• Transportation to/from the BWCA

• Rescue/trip insurance (recomended)

• Lodging nights of January 22rd & January 29th (this can be added for a nominal fee)

Please send all questions to info@nowoutdoors.org 

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