I would like to explore Quetico
We are entering definitely from the Canadian site, either Beaver house or Stanton Bay.
Sites i would like to visit is pictographs on Quetico lake, Chatterton Falls and maybe Louisa Falls. And hopefully some historically sites where the fur traders and the loggers came by.
I have changed the difficulty rating to Intermediate, due to the remote places we are going. So experience in the outdoors is a definitely must. As it is working as a team is of high importance for this trip.
Trip is filling up with committed people. I realize it is still a long way away. But we need to start more detailed planning as a team.
Maybe you have heard or read about it.
to celebrate 150 years Canada, on June 25th, we want to celebrate 150 canoes on Canoe Lake.
see facebook page150 for 150 or at http://www.150for150.com
I have a booked a site for 2 nights prior to this event
And want to make it a lazy, exploring fun weekend.
Who wants to join me.
Join me on this 4 day, 3 night canoe adventure. The route takes us through a little bit of everything; cottage country and rough Canadian Shield wilderness areas in the Gravenhurst area. By signing up for this trip you also agree to the conditions in the WCA liability waiver. Please locate it on the WCA website under the Outings tab.
I have had an overwhelming show of interest in all of these trips - thank you. HOWEVER, I am getting only emails and phone calls from members and some non-members seeking to join the trip. This is a WCA trip and membership has it's privileges. PLEASE help me by signing-up on the website for the planning stage to show you are a member. Please email me too if there is more (wca members) in your group and which trip(s) you are interested in. I can only take 8 people maximum on each trip. I now have a waiting list started for Quetico. But it is in 2017 and no dates have been set so there maybe drop outs. A planning meeting is in the works to narrow down the dates and route.
Thank you to the everyone who has sent me some information on routes and trips.
The fine print - Everyone attending will have to agree with the WCA waiver of liability too.
Thank you Gary.
Who is interested in The Northwest Wilderness Quest by Ontario Parks?
See https://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest for complete information.
We have four year until October 15 2019 to do a canoe trip for three or more nights in Quetico, Wabakimi and Woodland Caribou Ontario provincial parks.
A few of us are interested in Quetico in 2017, that is as far as we have gotten. So if you are interested in getting in on the ground floor of the planning let me know asap.
If you cannot do all three let us know and we may have a spot for you on one or more trips.
If you have gone before us, please send me some details of your trip.
To participate please register by contacting me either by phone or email. Then we will contact Ontario Parks for any additional person under our reservation number. An advanced reservation and camping fee is required for this park. The park has no permit office on-site. Reservations are done by phone or on-line and paid by credit card. The camping fee is $12.43 per night for one adult person. There is also a $9.74 reservation fee that we will split the cost on later when we have the total number of participants. When you register, I will give you the park back-country campsite number and reservation number so you can pay for your camping fee.
On Sunday June 26 they want to see how many canoes fit in the Peterborough Lift Lock.
I like to participate in this fun event and paddle through the locks on the Trent
I am looking for partners to paddle with me, and for other people who are interested in this event.
The goal is to meet at Del Crary Park, 100 George Street, in Peterborough, at 10.30 AM
That we shuttle our cars
It is about a 35 minute paddle to the Lift Lock and we are supposed to be at the Lock at 13.00 (1 PM)
People that are interested in this fun event and are familiar with the area, please contact me and we can set up a more concrete plan
Starting/Meeting time can be adjusted -as we decide how many locks we are going to paddle, depending how long it takes to fill up the lock with all these canoes and how far we want to go after the lift lock to a following lock.
Hunter Island exploration of Quetico from West to East. I am planning to drive up from Toronto on the 3nd in order to get a start on the 5th. There is some flexibility on the start and finish. I have booked the entry point and will bring my own canoe. The itinerary does not have to be fixed as there are no marked campsites or portages in Quetico, although they are there. Winds are generally west to east. I have been going to Quetico for over thirty years and it beats all other wilderness parks in Ontario for solitude, fish and scenery that I know of. I am a relatively skilled outdoors person, but not a leader and would only look for partners and would look to collaborate.
This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers. We are now into the 12th year doing this and we’ve enjoyed perfect weather (most times), portage free paddling, and a social barbeque that has followed our outing. This is a wonderful day to enjoy an easy moving water river and to socialize with other WCA’ers. The trip will start in south Cambridge where we will put in and then paddle to Paris. We will pass through scenic farm country, stop at a haunted mill, negotiate some easy grade one water, and stop for lunch along the way. Those interested are welcome to join us back at our house in Cambridge for some food, beverage, and social time.
This year we will try a new place - Sherborne Lake in the Leslie Frost Center area.
Last year people expressed an interested in extending the social gathering one more day.
I have booked the Labour Day weekend, Friday September 2 to Monday September 5, 2016.
Sherborne Lake road Access Point
Group campsite # 18
It can hold 16 people. Then we look for an overflow site and organizer.
NEW - It can hold MANY tents.
Portages - from the car to the lake and back. From the shore to your tent and back.
Canoe across the lake to the sites and that is all the canoeing required. This site have been recommended.
Purpose - Once again the focus of the trip with be on gourmet food and the Turkey.
Membership has its privileges - please sign-up on line.
FEE - ONCE ADDED, YOU ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR SHARE OF THE PERMIT FEE.
More details will be sent to the participants.
By signing up for this trip, you agree to the WCA waiver of liability. It is found on the left dash board under Club Activites and Outings section.