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CURRENT EVENTS, NEWS, and NOTICES:
BNSC's Annual Trail Clean Up Day was another success! Dozens of volunteers showed up to prepare the French Rapids Trail System and partake in a chili feed in what some said may be the most beautiful setting in Brainerd.
The trails (French, the Arboretum, and Forestview) have been mowed. It took 23 hours of operating time to mow all three. A BIG thanks to new club member (and his wife Sue) Jim Natwick who helped club president, Mark Stadem, with the mowing. If you hike the trails please feel free to remove the small branches and debris that may have been scattered on the trails while mowing. If you should feel so inclined, bring a long handled pruner with you on the hike and cut back any overhanging branches, brush, etc. Think "snow load" when looking at branches. Watch for those "hat catchers"!!! Some of the mowing action:
The club is dealing with plenty of trail and lights damage from summer storms. Some photos from our repair crews:
More trail-clearing action below:
Photos of the big storm damage to Forestview taken by Committee Member James O'Hearn:
Our Biathletes have been hard at working training this past summer:
We are looking for a Lumberjack Jaunt Race Coordinator for the 2015 race (and beyond). After 13 years AND saving the Jaunt from disappearance, Josh Duda has reluctantly decided that he needed to let the reins go. Josh's hard work ensured that the event reached its 40 year mark, a claim which few ski clubs can make. Thank you, Josh!! This traditional citizen's ski race is not only important and dear to us but also to the Brainerd Lakes Community. The race is held the first Sunday in February at the Northland Arboretum. A new torch carrier is needed, however, please know that you will not be alone in your efforts! The club will stand behind you with many willing, experienced, and cheerful helpers! For more information please contact BNSC Board President Mark Stadem at 218-839-1900.
Last winter's Youth Ski League was another huge success! Check out the action below. More information on this great family activity under "Youth Skiing" heading.
- 2014 was also another great biathlon season! See photos below but please also check out our Biathlon page under "Youth Skiing".