The North Arm trails near Ely, Mn have been developed and maintained by the North Stars for nearly forty years. These are single-track trails through the woods into the BWCAW, so they are not machine-groomed.
Join us as we hike into the Boundary Waters to clear these beautiful trails with hand tools provided by the US Forest Service. We work all day Friday
and have the option to play on Sunday
Gas reimbursement per club policy for those who carpool.
Terrence Smith will call a dance for us this weekend to help loosen our tired muscles, and if that doesn't work, the sauna is ready and waiting.
Food and lodging are provided by the YMCA Camp du Nord and the USFS. There is a limit of 20 people, so sign up early.
Send your signed reservation and waiver form with a check for $35 (payable to Dana Siskind) to Dana at 5812 Thomas Circle, Minneapolis, MN 55410. You will receive a partial refund when you arrive at camp; the remaining money will cover the cost of the dance.
Directions from Ely:
Go east on 169 out of Ely 1 mile. (just east of the entrance to the International Wolf Center) and turn left onto Grant McMahan Bvld., # 88. Go 2.3 miles to #116, Echo Trail/Ely-Buycks Rd. Turn right and go 8.6 miles to North Arm Rd #644, (less than 1 mile past Fenske Lake Campground).
Turn left onto the North Arm Road. Go 3 miles to the YMCA Camp Du Nord. Go past the registration office, continue to the Log Lodge Center on your left. Your cabin assignment will be in there. Keep driving about 2 blocks, then take the next road on the left into camp. The cabins are there in a U shape. Park to the left, next to the shed, unload your things. To park your car, go back to the road, turn back to the right and park in the big lot on the left.
FFI: Inez Wick, 612-825-3596, or Dana Siskind, 612-929-0205.