Seats will all be filled. We will be driving through the night so you should try to sleep. Choose you neighbor wisely. Pick up all your trash and don't spill anything. There is a bathroom but try not to use it as we will be making adequate stops along the way
What to Bring - wear comfortable clothes (have a change of clothes for the way back), snacks, something to drink/water bottle, pillow, entertainment, headphones, DVD's...appropriate DVD's the bus has a DVD player the van's do not have a DVD player.
Reststops, gas Stations, and dinner on the way up
Lunch and Dinner on the way up and back - We will stop for lunch and dinner at a restaurant either fast food or sit-down style (more information closer to the trip date). We always encourage you to pack a lunch for the first day in the event there is nothing that suits your tastes.
Rest Stops - we will be stopping at multiple rest stops along the way this is where you should take are of business! The bus is reserved for emergencies
Gas/Driver changes - we will have to stop for gas and a driver change so you will have an opportunity to get snacks/drinks and use the restroom
Zup's Grocery Store in Ely is where you can get snacks and things for the drive back.
Breakfast on the way up and back will either be at the hotel is we drive vans or at a restaurant if we are traveling by bus.
Ely - on the way up and back
Breakfast -Everyone will eat at the Grand Ely Lodge. It's Delicious!
Piragis - This is a local outfitters that we suggest for buying t-shirts, hoodies, hats, books, and any gear you might have forgot or think you might want. They do give us a discount so that is nice! after Breakfast the bus will drop you off here so you can explore town.
Zups - Local Grocery store at the "top of the hill" where the bus will pick you up after you have explored town and purchased anything you might need including snacks and other food for Lunch as we will not be eating dinner until 5pm at Williams and Hall.
International Wolf Center! - Time permitting we will have an opportunity to experience and learn about the local Canis Lupus (Wolf) in the area. If we are lucky we will see some pups and be there at feeding time.
Williams and Hall - before and after 14694 Vosburgh Rd, Ely, MN 55731 (218) 365-5837
Upon arrival at Williams and Hall you will be assigned a bunk/room for the night
We occupy the majority of their facilities but we are not the only group there so please be respectful to the staff and those also staying at the outfitters.
The guides will be organizing gear and preparing for an early morning departure. There are many things participants can help with, they just need to ask what they can do and are often rewarded for the efforts.
The rest of the day is or relaxing, buying fishing licenses, meeting new people and forming a bond with your group.
Everyone will watch a mandatory informational video about the BWCA
Dinner will be in two groups with the first group eating at approximately 5:00 pm and the second group at approximately 5:30 pm
Safety Meeting - Shortly after dinner will be a safety meeting conducted by Untethered Adventures.
Breakfast, consisting of oatmeal, muffins, cereal, orange juice, and milk, will start at 7:00 am and groups will start to leave as soon as 7:30 am
Day 5 groups will arrive back at Williams and Hall. Participants will be able to access their personal packs out of the bus/or vans, take showers and relax until dinner. Guides will be organizing and cleaning gear, again participants are more than welcome to help!
We will leave Williams and Hall around noon and make a quick stop in Ely, MN for a restock on snacks and a souvenir