October 11-13, 2019

Up to $140 Savings!

A workshop led by Jim Miller, a veteran instructor with the North House Folk School – Geology Up the Trail: Exploring the Ancient History of the Gunflint Trail

Head up the trail and experience the unique and ancient geology of the Gunflint area. We are pleased to partner with the North House Folk School to offer students an opportunity to immerse in the rich history of this special area.

The Gunflint Trail traverses an ancient sequence of rocks that tell an incredible and awesome story of how North America was assembled. We will start our exploration with a Friday night presentation to set the stage. Saturday’s exploration begins at the “end of the trail” where 2.5 billion year old granites that formed deep in the earth are now exposed. We will then progress into a 1.8 billion year old iron formation that was deposited in an ancient seabed and later ripped asunder by meteor impact generated tsunamis and earthquakes. Finally, we will explore intrusions of magma generated 1.1 billion years ago when North America was attempting to split apart. Along the route, we will also observe the effects that mile-thick glaciers had on reshaping the landscape as they repeatedly crept out of Canada over the past two million years. Course dates are October 11 – 13, 2018, with 2 ½ days of instruction, running from Friday at 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The schedule includes two evening gatherings at Gunflint Lodge as well as the classes on Saturday and Sunday.

Gunflint Lodge offer students this lodging and food package at special rates, although students are welcome to stay wherever they please. Register for the course directly with North House Folk School . Then you can call us for a cabin reservation at: 1-800-328-3325 and ask for the Geology Class special package. You do not have to stay with us to participate in the class.

This package includes

  • Accommodations in a lakeside cabin, each with fireplace, sauna (in room or available for reservation), and kitchen or kitchenette
  • Dinner day of check-in, breakfast day of check-out, breakfast and dinner for each full day stayed
  • Use of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards
  • Participation in all guided Naturalist activities and use of hiking trails

Package pricing

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