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WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race returns to Ely

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WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race: 9 a.m. Feb. 27, Ely. Includes two distances: eight-dog, 50-mile race (through boreal forest on Taconite Trail) and six-dog, 30-mile race (on Taconite Trail winding around near Purvis Lake); both start and end in Ely. Mushers include John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon veterans as well as amateurs and youth. Limited parking available at Ely Chamber of Commerce and the Ely Softball Complex, off 17th Avenue/Highway 1 and Old Airport Road; look for Forest Concrete signs. Once the spectator parking is full, street parking available on White and Harvey streets. Visit wolftrackclassic.com . The race will also be streamed live on iFan at ifan.tv/page/show/872605-channel-6 and at WELY 94.5 FM .

55 and Over Snowshoeing: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Hawk Ridge parking lot just prior to the closed road, enter through East Skyline Parkway off Glenwood Street, Duluth. Join other 55-and-over individuals for a snowshoe social. Snowshoe up the closed road; trail features beautiful overlook of Lake Superior and slight inclines. No experience necessary; snowshoes provided. Weather cancellations will be made by 6 p.m. the night before. Fee $3. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Great Lakes Mono Ski Camp: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2-4, Spirit Mountain, Duluth. Partnership with Spirit Mountain and Move United brings together mono-skiers and instructors to work with beginner- through advanced-level mono-skiers to improve their skiing skills. Bring equipment or use theirs. Fee $325, includes three days of professional on-hill instruction, two sessions of movement analysis, three days of lift tickets, three days of lunch vouchers, a Thursday evening social event and one merchandise item of choice. Register on the Courage Kenny website, https://bit.ly/3r1H7QS .

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 2, Park Point Trail, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends March 1. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 9 a.m.-noon March 5, Pathblazers Snowmobile Club Clubhouse, 119 Sixth St. SE, Chisholm. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. To register or for questions, call Brandon Anderson at 218-247-7753.


Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5, 626 Sixth Ave. W., Calumet. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. Snowmobiles provided; must bring Department of Transportation-approved helmet. To register or for questions, contact James Watkins at 218-969-0871 or email mcssjim@yahoo.com .

12th Annual St. Louis River Summit: March 7-9, via Zoom and optional in-person events. Hosted by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. The keynote speaker is Jesse Roesler, a filmmaker with Credo Nonfiction, the company that produced “Breaking Trail,” a documentary about Duluthian Emily Ford, the first woman and person of color to through-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. Small-group, socially distanced field trips March 9: drone meet-and-fly; winter birding on Wisconsin Point; a snowshoe trek in the Superior Municipal Forest; and a tour of Carl Gawboy’s classic murals in the Superior Public Library. Cost: $30. To register and view the agenda, visit lakesuperiorreserve.org/summit.

River Talks: Bawa’iganaakoog (Wild Rice Harvesting Sticks): 6:30-8 p.m. March 8, Room 203, University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior. Part of the St. Louis River Summit. Marne Kaeske, with the 1854 Treaty Authority, will present about constructing wild rice knocking sticks. Get prepared to hit the rice bed during Manoomike-giizis (the wild ricing moon). All materials and instruction included. Capacity limited to 15 people. Face coverings required in building. Registration required; visit https://forms.gle/trdxExKZfi169XAG8 .

Guided Snowshoe Hike: noon-3 p.m. March 12, Piedmont and Brewer trails. All ages. Free. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $5. Registration ends March 11. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Dog Sledding and Sleigh Ride Adventure Day: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 13, Positive Energy Outdoors, Duluth. For families of people with disabilities, held each March in partnership with Positive Energy Outdoors, this day of outdoor winter fun provides participants with the experience of dog sledding with Alaskan huskies and draft horse sleigh rides through Northwoods scenery. Fee $20. Register on the Courage Kenny website, https://bit.ly/3G1UfKk .

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. March 15, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and the process for shooting archery. Ages 9 and up. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $5. Registration closes March 8. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Northern Hawk Owl Winter Ecology: What Do We Really Know: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17, via Zoom. The Northern Hawk Owl Project, led by University of Minnesota Duluth master's degree student Hannah Toutonghi, just finished the first full field season of tracking hawk owls in Northern Minnesota. Learn about the species; what they previously knew about hawk owls; and the novel preliminary results of using telemetry to track individual hawk owls throughout the winter. Hosted by Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Register at https://bit.ly/3HI9zgS.

Full Moon Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 18, Waabizheshikana Trail, Pulaski Street Trailhead, 63rd Avenue West, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline March 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .


Women Hike Duluth: 1-3 p.m. March 19, DWP trail, meet at Green Street and 63rd Avenue West, Duluth. Snowshoes provided or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline March 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Lutsen Spring Adaptive Ski Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 20, Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen. One-to-one instruction from Courage Kenny ski and snowboard volunteers for stand-up, snowboard and mono ski lessons. Fee $50, includes lift ticket, four hours of instruction and use of equipment if needed. Registration only open for stand-up skiers, intermediate- and advanced-level mono-skiers. Bi-skiers should Eric Larson before registering. Register on the Courage Kenny website, https://bit.ly/35qGrMN .

Trail Running the Superior Hiking Trail: 7:30 p.m. March 30, webinar. Hear from seasoned SHT runners about the best shoes, gear, training, races and strategies for getting up to speed on one of the Midwest's most rugged trails. Hosted by Mike Ward, SHT Board member and former "fastest known time" holder. Geared toward gunners of all abilities. Suggested donation: $20 (helps fund SHT improvement projects). Register at https://bit.ly/3Lo8v3K.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 30, Hawk Ridge, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends March 29. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Full Moon Hike: 8-10 p.m. April 16, Park Point Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline April 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. April 19, Hawk Ridge, East Skyline Parkway and Glenwood Street, Duluth. Snowshoes provided or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline April 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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