This trip is full – you can add your name to the waitlist and I will keep you posted of any changes.
What’s Included –
2 nights at the Hungry Hippie Hostel http://www.hungryhippie.com
3 days of guided snowshoeing trips
A professional, knowledgeable, backcountry hiking guide
Emergency equipment including a Medical kit and satellite phone
What’s Not Included –
-Snowshoes with crampon spikes (I can help with rental)
-Hiking poles suggested
-Daypack to carry extra warm clothes, snacks, and water
-Minnesota State Park parking pass
-Guide gratuity – Tipping is optional but customary.(Industry recommends 10-25% of trip cost)
Lodging options –
Option #1 – Private Room w/ queen bed
Option #2 – Bunk Room
Day 1 – Hiking/Snowshoeing
Trails – Shovel Trail
Rivers – Onions River
11am – Meet at Tettegauche State Park Visitors Center
Hike Shovel trail on the shoreline of Lake Superior. Head back to visitor center and get to know the group, have lunch, and drive to the Onion River trailhead.
The Onion River will be our river trail for the day. The picture above is a waterfall on the Onion, we just hiked up to the top. So much fun. Especially when you can hear the rushing water below.
Head to the Hostel. Get checked in and warmed up.
Dinner in town or at hostel
Sunset and bonfire at the hostel
Day two will be the day of River Gorges
These rapid flowing rivers have eroded the softer bedrock to form the deep parts of the gorges. Some bedrock has harder parts, these resist erosion which creates the falls and cascades along the North Shore
Day 2 – Snowshoeing
Rivers – Kadunce River Gorge and Devils Track River Gorge
Breakfast at hostel/in town
Snowshoe the Kadunce River Gorge – One of my favorite rivers to walk, frozen or not. The Kadunce sports 11 waterfalls. We’ll snowshoe as far as the river allows.
Hostel or town for lunch
Afternoon – Head South of Grand Marias and snowshoe Devil’s Track River Gorge. This river is rugged, with high walls and
Hostel or town for dinner
Bonfire if weather allows
Day 3 – Pincushion Overlook
Breakfast at Hostel or in town.
Head to Pincushion Trailhead
Snowshoe on the Superior Hiking Trial high above Grand Marias to the famous Pincushion overlook. This trip will be a 3.5 mile trip total. Pincushion overlooks Grand Marias, Lake Superior, Devils Track River valley, and the Sawtooth mountains. Fabulous Vista. Worth the work.
Take some final pictures and say goodbye until next time.