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The success story of a BWCA hiking trail

Martin Kubik is the founder of the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee. Submitted photo
Martin Kubik is the founder of the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee. Submitted photo

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is known for its endless options for, well, canoeing. However, the BWCA also features more than 200 miles of hiking and backpacking trails. Most of these trails are maintained by volunteers, including the 32-mile Powwow Hiking Trail. This trail was nearly destroyed by the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire.

Now, eight years later, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, the Powwow has been saved thanks to hundreds of volunteers who ventured and camped on the trail sawing dead falls and clearing the trail.

An open house to share information about the Powwow Hiking Trail will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6-7 p.m. at the Duluth Folk School.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Martin Kubik for an update on the Powwow Trail. Kubik is the founder of the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee and a spirited advocate for hiking trails in the BWCA.
 

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