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Wolves and Women’s Weekend: Northwoods Winter

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Date: February 22-24, 2019
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 9 a.m.
Registration Deadline:  February 8, 2019

Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250

Note: If you are not a cold weather person, be sure to watch for our fall program, Wolves and Women’s Weekend: Boundary Waters Adventure 2019.

Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of dog sledding, radio telemetry, and trekking through the snowy northwoods. Enjoy everything the frozen wilderness has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!

Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form)

Minimum Age: 21
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum # of participants: 4
Maximum # of participants: 18

Activity Level:  MODERATE. Includes some outdoor activity such as hiking on uneven terrain, dogsledding, and snowshoeing. Lodging is provided through heated, rustic cabins on site at Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base.

Package Includes:

  • Camaraderie with other women while learning about wolves and the northwoods ecology
  • All meals included
  • Lodging in heated rustic cabins at Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base
  • Introduction to dogsledding (With a short dogsled ride!)
  • Introduction to radio telemetry
  • What’s for Dinner? program at the International Wolf Center
  • Wine and Cheese sessions each evening!
  • An unforgettable experience in the northwoods of Ely Minnesota!

Note: This program has many outdoor activities. Dress appropriately for the weather and be sure to bring warm layers of clothing, as well as bedding for your cabin. 

 


Sample Itinerary

Note that outdoors hikes and activities vary with weather conditions and temperature.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Receive free admission to the International Wolf Center. Use this time for self-guided exploration of the Wolves and Humans and Little Wolf Exhibits, watch a wolf-themed documentary in the theater, participate in an interpretive program in the auditorium or for observation of our ambassador pack of live gray wolves. The Center is open Friday at 10:00am.

  • 4:00 p.m. – Meet in classroom for introductions and expectations for this weekend program
  • 5:00 p.m. – Depart for Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base
  • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Northern Tier
  • 8:30 p.m. – Enjoy wine, cheese and refreshments.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Settle into your cabins for the night.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. – Start your day with a hot breakfast at Northern Tier
  • 9:00 a.m. – Introduction to dog sledding with a short ride
  • 10:30 a.m. – Discuss wolf research and radio telemetry. Prepare for an afternoon trip into wolf country in search of a wolf’s radio signal
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Northern Tier
  • 1:00 p.m. – Spend the afternoon snowshoeing in search of that elusive wolf radio signal via snowshoe
  • 4:00 p.m. – Depart for dinner at a local restaurant
  • 6:00 p.m. – Get ready to learn about predator/prey relationships during our weekly “What’s for Dinner?” program at the International Wolf Center.
  • Enjoy wine and cheese after dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. – Settle in for a slumber party style overnight in the International Wolf Center’s observation area

Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast at the International Wolf Center
  • 8:00 a.m. – Pack up belongings and wrap up our adventure
  • Program concludes at approximately 9:00 a.m.

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