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Spring 2019 Trail Clearing Schedule

Check back in March for trips going out in the spring.

About Mechanized Trips

Trips depart from the Twin Cities the evening of the listed start date and return the evening of the listed end date. Sign up and pay for mechanized trips at the BRT Meetup Group website.

About Wilderness Trips

The wilderness sections of the Border Route Trail run above and along several border lakes and provide spectacular overlooks to those lakes. Trail clearing consists of removing brush and downed trees and in the wilderness is done with hand tools: crosscut saws, loppers, and scythes. Most trips travel up after work on Thursday and return on Sunday. All paddling equipment (Kevlar canoues; paddles; and PFDs) and tools will be provided. Once registrations start coming in, a trip organizing email will be sent out to set up carpooling arrangements, a food plan, a suggested personal gear list along with more information about the trip. Registration consists of selecting your trip, answering some basic experience questions, and reading and signing the liability waiver. Fee payment can be made by using a credit card payment to the BRTA PayPal account or by sending a check.

Contact Bob Westphal, Director of Wilderness Maintenance if you have questions about wilderness trail clearing or any of the trips gocbears@comcast.net

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