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Devils Track Gorge

Who: All Scouts and Scouters are welcome 

What: Hiking, and Backpack Camping

When: June 23rd - 25th, 2017

Where: Devils Track Gorge along the Superior Trail

Why: This a preparation Hike for Philmont High Adventure Campout, Scouts not attending Philmont are welcome to attend as well.

Cost: $35/Scout and $20/Adult

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, June 23rd at 11:30am. Eat Lunch before arriving. Please arrive 5 minutes early. It is a 4 1/2 Drive and hike to the campsite is required on Friday night as well.

Returning: Sunday around 4 pm. Scouts will be dropped off at their homes.

Sign-up: Sign-up online or on sign up sheet will be at the troop meetings. No shows and cancellations after June 20th will be charged $35

We will be hiking and backpacking along the Superior hiking trail, all gear and food will be carried so pack accordingly. All activities will be outside, so be prepared!

Devil Track River Trail Information

The name of this river comes from the Objiwe. “Devil Track River” is badly mistranslated "Manido bimadagakowini zibi", meaning the ‘spirits (or God) walking-place-on-the-iceriver.’

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 10 miles
    • Hike 1.5 miles to the canyon, 2.5 miles to the foot bridge, or 5 miles to Pincushion Mountain. 
  • Trailhead Access: 4 miles east of Grand Marais on Hwy. 61 with a left on Lindskoog Rd. (Co. Rd. 58) for one mile.
  • The campsites are just before and after the hiking bridge across the Devil Track River.  These remote sites are free but are first come, first serve.

Scouts should bring:

This camp consists of hiking - it is VERY important that everyone has suitable clothes for hiking, which means NO COTTON!  This could cause the boys great discomfort during the hiking.  Scouts will have be outside all day. 

Rain gear

2 underwear - non cotton

2 pair shorts (at least 1 pr non cotton for hiking)

1 pair long pants - non cotton

2 shirts (at least 1 non cotton for hiking)

2 pair socks - non cotton

Hiking boots

Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket 

Closed toe shoes for in camp

Sleeping clothes

Lightweight Sleeping bag

Small, compactable Pillow

Lightweight Sleeping pad

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, 

or call Eric Bergquist at (651)329-3270. (email:



Mess kit, cup, knife, fork and spoon (plastic recommended)

2 Water bottles

Backpack suitable for backpacking

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap and washcloth

Sunscreen and bug spray

Personal medication

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

Check the weather and pack accordingly.

Eric Bergquist,
Apr 9, 2017, 4:24 PM