Published December 02, 2012, 12:00 AM

Outdoors Notes

Duluth XC Ski Club dryland workouts, 6 p.m. every Wednesday until the snow comes at Chester Bowl. Free. Go to

Duluth XC Ski Club dryland workouts, 6 p.m. every Wednesday until the snow comes at Chester Bowl. Free. Go to

Basic Fly Tying Course, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Wednesday through Dec. 19, Great Lakes Fly Shop, 4426 Regent St. Cost: $35. Call (218) 740-3040 or go to

Izaak Walton League, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Free. Call (218) 724-6735. “Serum Run 1925 – The Great Race Against Death,” with Dr. Jerry Vanek, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Holiday Inn, 200 W. First St. Admission: $15 at door. Go to

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, in Grantsburg, Wis., offers these events. Call (715) 463-2739 or e-mail

* Humans and beavers, 1-2 p.m. Saturday.

* Carnivore tracking and wolf ecology workshop, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12

* Candlelight night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

Jay Cooke State Park in Carlton offers these events. Call (218) 384-4610, ext. 229 for details.

* Nature-themed ornaments, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

* First day snowshoe hike, 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 1.

* Discover winter snowshoe hikes, 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and Jan. 12.

* Winter bird ID, 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

* Full Wolf Moon snowshoe hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

* Candlelight ski and snowshoe, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8.

* Full Snow Moon snowshoe hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

Duluth Superior Alpine Club board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, DSAC team room, Spirit Mountain. Go to

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center offers these events at 7328 Boulder Dam Road. Call (218) 724-3731 or go to

* Tracking workshop, Dec. 15

* Wilderness and remote first aid, Jan. 12-13

* Boulder Lake Ski Race, Jan. 20

* Winter tree and shrub identification, Feb. 12

* Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe, Feb. 23

* Winter weekend in the Northwoods, Feb. 23-24

* Wood and canvas canoe building workshop, March 1-10

Solstice Ski and Bonfire, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20, Lester Park. Go to for details.

Wintermoon Dogsledding for Women 2-4 day mushing adventures, Dec. 21-23, Dec. 30-Jan. 1, Jan. 4-6, Jan. 11-13, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, Feb. 8-10, March 8-10 and March 15-17 with a special trip Jan. 24-27 which will feature mushing and attending the start of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Cost: $325-495, includes lodging, meals, instruction and sauna. Go to, email or call (218) 848-2442 for more information.

Holiday Break Camps, for ages 4-9, Dec. 27-28 as well as Feb. 18-22, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Call (218) 724-6735 or go to to register.

Duluth Superior Alpine Club Holiday Camp, for ages 5-16, Dec. 27-30, Spirit Mountain. Cost: $169. Lift tickets and ski equipment rentals available. Go to

Chicks on Sticks, Jan. 4-6, Giants Ridge Ski Resort. Cost: $220 for weekend or $120 for Saturday. Registration deadline: Dec. 31. Go to

Fredenberg-Gnesen Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Jan. 5. Call Celeste at (218) 591-6076 or e-mail for more information.

Duluth XC Ski Club offers headlamp ski tour at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Go to

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Jan. 27-29. Go to for details and locations.

Sax-Zim Bog Winter Bird Festival, Feb. 15-17, Meadowlands Community Center. Go to for details.

Gooseberry Falls State Park near Two Harbors offers candlelight ski, snowshoe and walk, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Call (218) 834-3855.

Tour Duluth, March 9. Take your pick of many suggested trail runs and enjoy a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Duluth. Go to for details.

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