The Gunflint Trail traverses an ancient sequence of rocks that tell an incredible and awesome story of how North America was assembled. You will start your Saturday exploration at the "end of the trail" where 2.5 billion year old granites that formed deep in the earth are now exposed. You will then progress into a 1.8 billion year old iron formation that was deposited in an anient seabed and later ripped asunder by meteor impact generated tsunamis and earthquakes. Finally, you will explore intrusions of magma generated 1.1 billion years ago when North America was attempting to split apart. Along the route, you 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. On Sunday morning, you will take a pontoon boat to explore various geological and historical features on Gunflint Lake
Gunflint Lodge offers students lodging options at special rates, although students are welcome to stay wherever they please. The schedule includes two evening gatherings at the lodge as well as the classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Course dates are Oct 7-9, with 2 ½ days of instruction, running from Fri at 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Sun. A special 3 or 4 night cabin package is available for this course.
North House tuition is $200 per student, plus materials of $5. Registering for this course is a two-step process. You can register for the course directly with North House at:http://www.northhouse.org/courses/courses/course.cfm/cid/732
- Accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin with a full kitchen or kitchennete, living room with fireplace, one or more bedrooms as needed, and a shower bath (best cabin available).
October 2, 2016
- October 7, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Terms and Conditions
$ 99.00 per night- single or double occupancy for your own private lakeside fireplace cabin. This discounted rate is available from October 6th-10th. Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional