We are looking for patrollers to work the following events in February and March:
Saturday, February 1: Seeley Big Fat Race in (You guessed it) Seeley, WI
Saturday, February 8: 45Nrth Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout, Crosby-Ironton, MN
Sunday, February 9: Mora Vasaloppet Fat Vasa, Mora, MN
Saturday, March 8: American Birkebeiner Fat Bike Birkie, Cable, WI
Details can be found on the patrol Facebook page under “Events” (https://www.facebook.com/pg/BackcountryTrailPatrol/events/)
Also, there are skiing/snowshoeing volunteer opportunities at the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center in Marcell, MN, on the Chippewa National Forest. Contact me if you are interested.
Also, we are trying to put together a 20 hour Wilderness First Aid/ Professional Rescuer CPR (16-hour WFA and 4-hour CPR/AED) class in late March or early April (Mud and slush season.) If you are interested, let me know as soon as possible. Shad will be helping me teach the class so that he can get certified to teach the four-hour class to TCMBP members.
Enjoy the snow while you can. It looks like melting temperatures from Wednesday into next week.
Stay safe, and warm,
Hans Erdman, WEMC
Backcountry Trail Patrol MN/WI