Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest
May 16 - May 24
Volunteers will help maintain sections of the “Kek” that are in dire need of basic maintenance work because of prior windstorms that severely damaged the trail. This entails using hand tools to remove blowdowns and clear brush from the trail corridor. We will be working on the easternmost 15 miles of the “Kek” within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the worksite will be very remote. The most difficult tasks will be 1) portaging 9 times on the way in/out and 2) doing the clearing work. Portaging is the act of carrying all your personal gear, some of the group gear, plus the canoes and tools over rough trails in between the lakes. This is often very difficult for folks unused to carrying heavy loads over uneven terrain.