Well I think I have scrapped the plan to go to Canada in favor of a "loop". This way we would not need a vehicle (or two) capable of hauling everyone back and someone having to man it.
I do hope to have one person in a smaller support vehicle with a spare sled or two and some tools, fuel etc. I do have someone in mind for this, she doesn't know it though.
I have two plans in the works. I am in favor of the MN plan due to less ditch riding. I am still open to suggestions.
Tentative date is March 3-4th. This allows a weekend to repair and recoup from LOS.
The ND plan would be to leave from my shop, head over to Lisbon (there would be about 15 miles of ditch banging with no trails) then up to Valley, loop around to Jamestown and back down. We could do this with very little overlap. This would take us through Fort Ransom which is a very nice unknown jewel in ND. Probably stay over night in Valley City, then head west on a bit of a loop and go back down.
My second and favored plan is to take off from the Smokey Hills State forest west of Park Rapids MN. We could go north on any number of trails. This would be a lot more tree covered and better in low snow conditions than the ND route. For those of you not familiar with the area, this is near Itasca and a number of other State parks. The first day we could go north and loop Itasca state park, then stay in Lake George. Next day leave Lake George and loop over to the Paul Bunyan State forest, down to Park Rapids and back to our vehicles.