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9 Day Boundary Waters Snowshoe Expedition – All-Inclusive

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - March 21 @ 8:00 am

$1300

Only 7 spots available so be sure to get your deposit in quick.

This is “The Big One.” Let’s wrap up the season with a big trek through a vast frozen wilderness few people ever get to see. Join Us!

We will travel by snowshoe and toboggan during the day and sleep in warm canvas “hot tents” at night. We warm the tent, cook our meals, and dry our clothes with the heat of a packable wood burning stove. Even if the temperature drops to -40F degrees outside, we can be very comfortable with light layers inside the tent. In the spirit of snow walkers and arctic explorers from the past, this is a great trip for anyone who loves the cold.

Plan to drive up Saturday March 13th and meet at the designated lodge around 5pm. We will bunk the first night indoors and go over gear. In the morning, we head on down to the put-in and start our journey!

Our planned route is a loop that follows along the Canadian border for several days. We will have 6 long snowshoeing days and at least 1 layover day (the itinerary may change due to weather or other variables). We will travel 40+ miles (65km) in total. We will take-out on day 8 and spend the last night back at the lodge.

Difficulty: Challenging/Exciting
Total Miles: 40+
This trip is for experienced winter campers only. 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. All group gear is provided (see list below). In addition, everyone will carry some of the group gear such as food, stove, axes, etc. These group items will be divided up between toboggans. A toboggan will weigh roughly 100 pounds at the start of the trip depending on group size and gear needs. They will lose weight as we consume food each day. They slide incredibly well on flat frozen ground over snow and ice. Portages can be challenging but fortunately, there are just a few of them.

Our winter expeditions are not only fun and challenging but they will help you build a strong set of skills required for extended travel in extreme cold and deep snow conditions. Some of these skills include:
• Dressing appropriately for conditions
• Maintaining proper hydration
• Selecting, harvesting, and processing firewood
• Using snowshoes
• Packing toboggans
• Axe and saw use
• Using an ice chisel
• Winter cooking and baking
• Winter fire building and stove use
• Ice safety
• Winter survival skills

All meals on the trail are included.

AS ALWAYS >>> A gear list specific for this trip and other details will be sent to you upon payment.

Price: $1,300 (Deadline March 1st)
>A $400.00 deposit will hold your spot. This is fully refundable up to 7 days after the deposit is received. After that, it becomes a credit.
>Paypal and Venmo address is info@nowoutdoors.org
>Checks are also accepted. Please pm for details.

Price includes:
• BWCA permits
• All meals on the trail (We will accommodate special diets as best we can)
• Hot tent accommodations
• Toboggans with tank and top bags for gear
• Packable wood stoves
• Group med kit
• Lodging/camping fees
• Group kitchen
• Water will be boiled and purified daily
• Axe and saws

Not included:
• Personal gear (clothing items, sleeping bag, etc.)
• Transportation to and from the BWCA (carpooling options available)

Please send all questions to info@nowoutdoors.org

Nick Gordon, Nationally Registered Wilderness EMT, is the owner and lead guide for NOW Outdoors. He teaches more than a dozen adventure recreation courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, medicine, and survival programs throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.

Details

Start:
March 13 @ 5:00 pm
End:
March 21 @ 8:00 am
Cost:
$1300
Event Category:

Organizer

Nick Gordon

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