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THRIVE Northern MN Yurt to Yurt Ski Adventure

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Date

January 30, 2020

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February 2, 2020

Time

Jan 30, 2020 at 8 AM – Feb 2, 2020 at 7 PM

Location

Banadad Trail Association, 11 Poplar Creek Drive, Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

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thrivehudson@gmail.com

Description

  • Jan 30, 2020 at 8 AM – Feb 2, 2020 at 7 PM
  • $325 (includes yurt lodging, all meals, gear/food shuttle, gas, vehicle, ski pass)
  • $150 deposit required.
  • Space is limited to 6.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Spend 4 days exploring cross country ski trails in northern Minnesota. We'll stay in secluded yurts deep in the boreal forest. Our food and gear will be hauled between two yurts by a local outfitter - we just ski with daypacks!

YURTS
Yurts are rustic and are heated by woodstove. Water is hauled in by an outfitter. An outhouse is nearby. Yurts have bunk beds and sleep 6.
http://www.boundarycountry.com/yurt-ski.html

TRAILS
We will initially ski in 1 mile to the Tall Pines yurt. The following day, we'll spend time exploring the Central Gunflint Ski Trail system. The next day we'll ski 11 miles along the Banadad Trail to the Croft Yurt deep within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The final day, we'll ski another 8 miles to the end of the trail where our shuttled vehicle will be waiting. The trails we'll be on are classic skiing only.

BANADAD SKI TRAIL
https://www.boundarycountry.com/banadad-maps.html

CENTRAL GUNFLINT SKI TRAILS

https://www.visitcookcounty.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Central-Gunflint-Trail-XC-Ski-Map-Cook-County-MN.pdf

DIFFICULTY INTERMEDIATE
You must be able to ski 8-12 miles two days in a row. Due to the distance required to ski and the remoteness of this trip, we consider this an intermediate trip. That said, difficulty depends on your level of fitness. Talk to us if you'd like more information about the challenges.

COST
$325 (includes yurt lodging, all meals, gear/food shuttle, gas, vehicle, ski pass)

This trip will be lead by Thrive Leader, Pam Wright. She has skied this trail system many times.

REGISTRATION
Click on "Register" button. $150 deposit required. Space is limited to 6.

CANCELLATION
Full refund if you cancel on or before December 28, 2019. No refund after unless we can fill your spot. This event will be held regardless of snow conditions or temperatures.