January 10, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the legendary Memorial Snowmobile Ride up to the Isle of Pines on Knife Lake.
On that day, the US Forest Service (USFS) issued a pass for upwards of 1,000 mourners to travel by motorized transport into the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) to remember the Root Beer Lady. (Read more)
Although we can’t go into the BWCAW and visit the Isle of Pines, we will travel a route reminiscent of the ride up to Dorothy’s.
PLEASE CALL IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO WE MAY CONTACT YOU IN CASE OF CANCELLATION.
You would still be provided with a map of the route but would be “on your own” during the ride.
Saturday, February 11
10:00am (approx. 3-4 hours)
Potluck-style lunch to follow
The Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club is partnering with the Museum for this special event, which will begin at the Dorothy Molter Museum at 10am, and follow the Grassy Loop Trail.
Please read important participation information below.
- Provide their own snowmobile
- Have all required training/licensure and safety equipment in accordance with MN state law
- Be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18
Participants are not required to follow the exact route as led by event staff/volunteers or stay with the group. However, we ask that you inform event leaders of your choice to depart from the group.
Additional Trail Map Resources
Ely Area Snowmobile Map (pdf)