It depends on the group’s decision in our Orientation & Packing meeting the day/evening before departure into the wilderness. Typically, groups prefer to get an early start in the morning. Early can mean calmer waters with less wind. On the last trip day, most groups prefer to return to town by noon-2 pm. But again, departure and return times are determined as a group, with your guide’s leadership, during the O/P meeting, and may be influenced by airline travel or other important return deadlines of group members.
How to Find Us
Women’s Wilderness Discovery
Peta Barrett Owner/Guide
429 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731
Traveling to Ely, MN
By air or ground from airports
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – Shuttle service & car rental available. Approx 4 1/2 hr drive to Ely, MN
Duluth International Airport, Duluth, MN – Shuttle service & car rental available. Approx 2 1/4 hr drive to Ely, MN
Range Regional Airport, Hibbing, MN – A variety of ground transportation options & car rental available. Approx 1 1/2 hr drive to Ely, MN
Each airport does a great job! Duluth International & Range Regional are experts at getting you into NE Minnesota. They do offer larger commercial flights, not just commuters, though not as many as MSP.