Winter Weekend Wonderland

Over 40 people joined the Friends for our annual Winter Wilderness Weekend at Camp Menogyn on the edge of the BWCA Wilderness January 16th through 19th. The weather was great, with light snow, mild temperatures and just enough clear sky to see a glimpse of the northern lights. Here are some shots from the weekend’s snowshoeing, dogsledding, and other winter activities (though there are no shots of the sauna and jumping in a hole cut in Bearskin Lake.) If you missed this weekend but would like to do something similar, YMCA Camp Menogyn offers another winter family weekend over Presidents Day weekend in February. You can register and learn more here.

Thanks to everybody who joined us and made it such a memorable weekend. Truly, the Boundary Waters are not just for summer fun – there’s a ton of fun to be had in the winter too!

The campers get an orientation to dogsledding from the Camp Menogyn mushers

The campers get an orientation to dogsledding from the Camp Menogyn mushers

The view from the dogsled, heading along the back trail behind Camp Menogyn

The view from the dogsled, heading along the back trail behind Camp Menogyn

This group went snowshoeing on the Caribou Rock Trail. This is the overlook of Bearskin Lake.

This group went snowshoeing on the Caribou Rock Trail. This is the overlook of Bearskin Lake.

The view from the top of the Caribou Rock Trail overlook of Bearskin Lake.

The view from the top of the Caribou Rock Trail overlook of Bearskin Lake.

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The hill behind the dining hall is a great place to go sledding!

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The Menogyn boathouse is covered in snow, but whispers a promise of canoeing in the spring

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The kids had a great time in the snow

The kids had a great time in the snow

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