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Boundary Waters Travel Basket Up the Trail

Course Overview

Join us for a unique North House experience up the Gunflint Trail! This course invites you to immerse in the rich ecological beauty and cultural history of the Gunflint Trail while harvesting materials and creating a one-of-a-kind basket. Using materials you will gather from the Boundary Waters area during the class, students will make a twined “nest” basket, approximately 8"-10" in size. In addition, students will learn the coiled basket technique and make a small ornament from materials collected over the weekend. Since you'll be collecting materials as you travel, your baskets will tell the story of where you've been. Gunflint Lodge offers a variety of lodging options to students at special rates, allowing students to enjoy the beauty and northwoods hospitality of one of Minnesota’s premier wilderness resorts and immerse in traditional northern craft while exploring the Gunflint wilderness.

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days