Archive for June 2011

BTA 2011 Trail Plan – Meeting With Forest Service

Grand Marais- Members of the BTA presented this year’s Trail Plan to the Grand Marais District, USFS on June 7. Representing the Association was John and Barbara Bottger, Pete Harris and Ted Young. Steve Schug and John Benson accepted the Plan for the USFS.

Left to Right- John Bottger, Pete Harris, Barbara Bottger, Jon Benson, Ted Young

Left to Right- John Bottger, Pete Harris, Barbara Bottger, Jon Benson, Ted Young

The Plan requested that (1) the USFS request the service of  a MCC crew for up to eight days later this summer or early fall to clear the west end of the Banadad widening approximately 1  1/2 miles of the trail as they go, and (2) that the USFS provide a “fire crew” to clear the down trees on the Trail’s  east end that have fallen into the trail as result of last year’s Mead’s Lake Prescribed Burn.

Steve and Jon, representing the USFS agreed that they will work on fullfiling these two requests. For minutes of meeting go Meeting Minutes.

For a complete text of the click on Trail Plan.

Volunteers Needed to Rebuild Banadad Bridge

This fall we are looking for a crew to assist in rebuilding the Banadad Bridge. The bridge is located eleven miles out on the east end of the Banadad Ski Trail. To get to the bridge the crew will canoe into Rush Lake early Saturday, September 17 then spend that  day working on the bridge, camp on Rush, finish the bridge the next day Sunday return.  Tools, canoes and camp food furnish. If interested call  218-388-4487.