Archive for September 2010

MCC Crew Clears Trail’s Remote Interior Section

Five members of the Minnesota Conservation Corps canoe into and camped on Rush lake this August.  From their camp the crew was able to access the Banadad at the Rush- Banadad Portage. Over the eight days the crew worked on the trail two and one half miles of this remote section of the trail was cleared and widen including clearing several areas where the trail was nearly block with years of accumulation of brush.

In appreciation for the great job done by the MCC Crew the following letter was sent off to Len Price, Executive Director Of the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa:

“On behalf of the Banadad Trail Association, I would like to express my appreciation to the Minnesota Conservation Corp for the outstanding job done by the crew that worked on the Banadad Ski Trail this summer.  The Banadad is 21-mile ski trail must of which passes through the BWCA. Because of the trail’s length and wilderness location maintenance is very difficult – especially in the trails remote interior section where your crew worked.”

“The crew lead by Brennen Collins and included Adam Zantello, Dan Bach, James Hann and Micheal Kruempel canoed into and camped on Rush Lake. From their camp they were able to access a remote interior section of the Banadad we have not been able to adequately maintain for years.  Over the course of eight days the crew was able to clear some 2 1/2 miles the trail including widening several sections where the trail was nearly block by many years accumulation of brush.”

The Crew did a great job in re-opening this neglected portion the Banadad.

Also I would like to acknowledge Peter Lande from your Duluth Office for the great assistance he gave to me in coordinating this project.

Thank Much, Ted Young, Banadad Trail- Maintenance Supervisor.