We are doing another midweek trip to YMCA Camp du Nord near Ely. Ski the North Arm Trails (the ones we worked on in October)near camp or venture into the BWCA on skier-groomed trails (we may need to break these open). These trails are classic skiing only, but if skating is important, you could drive into Hidden Valley in town. We have three of the new cabins in Northland Village reserved - limit 14, with an option for additional cabins if we have enough trippers.
Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace in the living room and a bathroom with shower. We will be cooking our own meals, as the camp requires a minimum of 30 for their food service. Total cost is about $150 (last year’s trip was quite a bit less then that). Send a signed waiver and deposit of $100 to David Siskind at 5812 Thomas Circle, Minneapolis,MN 55410.
Directions form 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 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: David or Dana Siskind at 612-929-0205