GORGE RECOVER PLANS

RECAP:  On June 17, 2018 Swedetown Creek became a ragging wall of water due to historic rain fall.  Tragically, extensive damaged occurred throughout the Gorge, most notably the washout of three bridges resulting in the closure of a large portion of the River Trail.

Recovery of the River Trail between Sisu Hill to Sidewinder and Dam Hill to Tomasi is currently dependent on FEMA Funds.  Currently we are still waiting for approval of our submission.

The biggest expense will be replacement of lost bridges.

 

Special Thanks

Helping the Trails Recover…

Bridget Durocher, who was the Finlandia University Athletic Director at
the time of the 2018 Father’s Day Flood, approached KNSC about using
their student athletes to help clean up Swedetown Gorge. On September
8th of that year approximately 35 of the Finlandia Lions turned out to
salvage bridge lumber from the debris field just upstream from Sisu
Bridge. Bridget’s whole family turned out to help too along with her
husband John Durocher. John who is an experienced logger besides being
at Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Michigan Tech
brought his chain saw to help clear the mess.  Under the supervision of
KNSC Board members John Diebel and Wayne Stordahl much was accomplished
in just a couple hours. 

Getting a briefing for the day ahead.

This is what SISU looks like.  Many Thanks

Tackling the devastating damage

 

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023
    February 12, 2023 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at the Four Seasons Chalet, Hancock. Registration drop off begins at 1 pm, open to classic skiers aged 3 - 17. Due to COVID-19 we ask that you print off the Registration form on this page, fill it out and bring it with you.  Once you arrive at the Chalet Parking Lot you will be directed to the proper station for you race group.  All ages line up to race beginning at 2:00. First out are the 6K racers, and at intervals after that, 4K, 2K, then 1K. Questions: Wayne Stordahl  (906) 482-0292

     

    Download a registration form here: Barne registration_2022_V1

    Download an event flyer here: Barne Flyer 2022_V1.pdf

     

     

  • Glide 'n Gorge
    March 4, 2023 12:00 pm
    Glide 'n Gorge March 4, 2023

     

    The date for this event is March 4th 2023. 

    The 15th annual Glide N Gorge begins at noon on Saturday, March 4th, 2023

    This year's event will feature appetizers in Swedetown Gorge and desserts offered at the Chalet trailhead for finishers. See the event page for details.  Registration is free though donations are always welcome.

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!