Flatwater

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Prov. Park April 27 - May 3, 2013

Depend on who comes along this will be an easy paced trip to introduce the area to those who may want to explore the area. Will try and clean some of the portages between Fishog and Smudge lake middle route.
Will also try and find the nesting area of the Sand hill Cranes and see if we can find a feather for DNA for the bird people. It may be a sub-species of the Sandhill, and there fore rare.
Will try and introduce people to the great off trail hiking in the area.
As long as the black flies don't come for lunch.
The bugs can come out early here due to the incubation chamber the Shield creates for them.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Queen Elizabeth Wildlands Prov. Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
May 25
Event Duration: 
5 to 7 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6
Minimum Group Size: 
NA I will be going solo
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Depend on spring storms start may be delayed due to weather.
since this is beaver pond hopping flows and routes will vary from watershed to watershed.
The idea will be to establish some base camps and hike and paddle from there.
The loop itself is approx 50k.
At this time of year the critters can be pretty active.
To get an idea of the are here are a couple of past trip reports.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=39822
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=38103
And pics of the area
https://picasaweb.google.com/114224116055024928868/VariousQueenElizabeth...

Required Items to Bring: 

Will talk depending on how many come, so there is no duplication in some of the equipment.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Extreme weather, there is not a lot of areas for protection in this park, or if black flies are in full swing. It is not a pleasant area if they are out!
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jeff McColl
Phone: 
905-878-2565

Temagami Provincial Park - Florence Lake Loop - 2 SPOTS HAVE HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE

Flatwater canoe trip in Temagami Provincial Park - Northwest Region. (Gamble Lake - Florence Lake - Scarecrow Lake – Smoothwater Lake -Kaa Lake)

The Basics
Event Location: 
Temagami
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 20:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Revised to June 15, 2013
Event Duration: 
10 Days, 9 Nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
People who want to explore and are looking for a challenge.
Maximum Group Size: 
3 boats (6 people)
Minimum Group Size: 
4 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will meet and stay at a cottage just north of Parry Sound on Friday evening, July 12th and drive north early Saturday morning (Alternative carpooling locations can be discussed later if necessary). Our goal is to pick up the permits in the town of Temagami, drive north to the put-in at Gamble Lake than paddle down the Lady-Evelyn River to find our first campsite. Next morning,we will continue canoeing Florence Lake. An extra day has been added to take in Florence Lake’s beauty before continuing our journey south into Solace Provincial Park. The plan is to spend the next couple of days canoeing through Solace P.P. before reaching Scarecrow Lake where an optional hike up to Ishpatina Peak awaits us. Our journey will continue north to Smoothwater Lake where we’ll enjoy one last night before making the turn east for the last leg of the trip. The goal for the last day is to head up to Sunnywater Lake and down than down the other side where the trip will end at Gamble Lake to the south. I have built an extra day into the trip itinerary to finish in the morning of Monday, July 22nd.
Trip Highlights:
• Optional hike up to the Florence Lake Lookout on our day off (1 km long, 165 m elevation gain)
• Optional hike up to Ishpatina Peak; which has the distinction of being the highest elevation in Ontario (3.3 km long, 320 m elevation gain)
• Canoe on Sunnywater Lake; which is part of the highest active canoe route in Temagami
Total Canoeing Distance: 100 km’s,
Total Portages Distance: 22.1 km’s, Number of Portages: 43, Longest Portage: 1470 m, Average Portage Length: 515 m

Required Items to Bring: 

A required list of items will be sent out to the trip participants by the trip organizer.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

A recommended list of items will be sent out to the trip participants by the trip organizer.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Contact event organizer

Carpool Info: 

Approximately $.022/km split per car.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Please only sign up if you plan to go on the trip. A deposit of $100 per person is required to hold your spot (fully refundable if a suitable replacement can be found).
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Mark Totten
Phone: 
email only

Upper Credit River

Join us for an early spring run (water levels permitting) on the Credit from Inglewood to Glen Williams. Some competence in moving water is helpful. Suitable for novices. A potluck dinner will follow at the home of Barb & Dave in Brampton.

The Basics
Event Location: 
launching canoes at Inglewood
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 10:00
Event Duration: 
full day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

boat, paddles, PFD, lunch, change of clothes in waterproof bag.
If you don't have a boat, we may be able to find one for you.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

food item to share if joining us for the potluck dinner.

How to Get There
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Barb & Dave Young
Phone: 
905-457-7937

Grand River

This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers, including families. Over the last seven years we have enjoyed perfect weather, portage free paddling, and a social barbeque that has followed our outing. This is a wonderful day to enjoy an easy moving 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, negotiate some easy Class 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.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Grand River, Cambridge
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 8, 2013 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Doug Ashton
Phone: 
519-620-8364

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park - Explore

ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER EXPLORE ADVENTURE?
Join me, explore the hidden waterways of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. We will be travelling through classic Canadian Shield territory.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
10/15/2012
Event Duration: 
3 full days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Experience physically fit people who are looking for an adventure off the beaten track
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

If you are looking for a exploration challenge then this outing is for you.

We will be exploring new and old canoe routes as we explore the Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park.

We will be canoeing lakes, ponds, rivers and bush whacking hiking to find our way around the park. The goal of the outing is to find new routes through the park.
Our plan is to paddle ~15-20 km/8hours a day. Participants should be prepared to perform one way portages across un-marked bushwhacking Canadian Shield terrain.

Required Items to Bring: 

One light weight canoe pack and wilderness camping gear to allow one way portages.
Canoe and camping gear
Be prepared for wet and cold weather at this time of the year.
First Aid Kit
PFD, whistle, throw rope, bailer, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Camera
Food
Car clothes for drive home

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See event organizer

Carpool Info: 

Approximately $0.22/km split per carpool. $63.80/car

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you are sure you will make the event.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-683-3100 ext 1286

Canoe and Hike in Killarney

Three days on Killarney Lake with day trips, possibly staying an extra night in George Lake campground.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Killarney
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (All day)
Event Duration: 
4-5 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will drive to Killarney Tuesday, September 18, and paddle into Killarney Lake where we set up base camp for three nights. One day paddling into OSA, Artists and Muriel Lakes to Baie Fine or Topaz Lake; return the same way. Another day outing: paddling to Kakakise portage and hiking the trail to The Crack. Return from Killarney Lake Friday, September 21. Option to stay another night in George Lake campground for short hike on Chikanishing and/or Granit Ridge Trail.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gisela Curwen
Phone: 
416-484-1471

Pickerel River - Explore

ARE YOU READY FOR AN ADVENTURE?
Come join me, explore the hidden channels of the Pickerel River as it finds it's way to Georgian Bay through classic Canadian Shield theory.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Pickerel River
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Aug 30, 12
Event Duration: 
3 days, 2 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
People ready to explorer
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats (solo / tandem canoes)
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

If you are looking for a exploration challenge then this outing is for you.

We will be paddling the Pickerel River as it travels west and south into Georgian Bay. For the south and north bound portion we will be bushwhacking and pond jumping to find our way to and from the Bay. The goal of the outing is to find secondary routes through this area.
We explored one of these channels last year and we now are interested in finding a few more.
Our plan is to paddle ~25 km/8hours a day. Participants should be prepared to perform one way portages across un-marked bushwhacking Canadian Shield terrain.

Required Items to Bring: 

Light weight wilderness canoe camping gear.
Food
PFD
etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Camera

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Contact Event organizer

Carpool Info: 

Contact event organizer. Approximately $0.22/km split per car.

Parking and launch fees will be divided equally up.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Please only sign up if you plan to go on the outing.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434 or 905-683-3100 ext 1286

Four Nights on Rain Lake (Algonquin)

Night one camp at one of the jump-off campsites at the Rain Lake access point. Day 2 paddle Rain Lake searching for an appropriate campsite. Days 2-4 explore Rain Lake and area, hike nearby trail or relax at campsite.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rain Lake, approximately 30 km east of Kearney
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Aug 23. 2012
Event Duration: 
4 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Adults. Pet welcome
Maximum Group Size: 
5
Minimum Group Size: 
2
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Same as above

Required Items to Bring: 

Bring your own boat, food, gear, tents, bedding, etc.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

At Emsdale on Hwy11 turn east and follow Hwy 518 for 8 km to the village of Kearney. Park permits and information must be obtained at the Park Office in the Kearney Community Centre located at the main intersection in the village. From here, continue on Montieth Road for 0.5 km and then turn left just past the liquor store. After 1.6 km turn left again. Follow this road, paved at first, then gravel, for 24.5 km to the access point.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
519-855-9919

Thress Nights- Blackstone Harbour, The Massassauga

Let's enjoy three days/nights at a nearby wilderness area. Daily paddling outtings. Nearby hiking opportunities.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Blackstone Harbour, The Massassauga Pete's Place Access Point
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
July 18,2012
Event Duration: 
Three Nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Adults
Maximum Group Size: 
6 adults
Minimum Group Size: 
2 adults
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Meet at 10:00 am at Pete's Place. Unload and pack boats. Only one vehicle per site can park at access point. Additional vehicles must park at area marinas. Cost is $8-10 per night. All participants will share the cost of parking. Three tents allowed. I will have my own tent.

Required Items to Bring: 

B.Y.O. food, gear, tent, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Same as above

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Exit 189 (McTier) off the 400 north of Barry. Left onto Muskoka Road 11 through the village of McTier. Continue on 11 to Healey Lake Rd. Left onto Healey Lake Rd. for 17 km to Pete' Place Access Point. There are no signs indication The Massassauga or Pete's Place Access Point on Hwy. 400, Muskoka Rd. 11 or Healey Lk. Rd.

Carpool Info: 

NA

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
519-855-9919

Fall Turkey trip on Bentshoe Lakes September 7 to 9 2012

Join us once again for this Fall Festival weekend canoe trip. This year I have booked a group campsite on Bentshoe Lakes near Haliburton off of hwy 118. As usual the food is the theme for this trip, canoeing is secondary making the one short portage to the lake easy. The lake is small but big enough to explore for the day with adjoining lakes if interested. The permit fee will be split equally among the participants. Saturday’s turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be a group effort. The permit limits us to 8 tents and 16 people; I ask that you share a tent on this trip.

Due to the permit restrictions, I will only take reservations and make confirmation by email or phone only. Sorry no on-line bookings.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Bentshoe Lakes near Haliburton off of hwy 118 - group campsite # 53
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 7, 2012 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
a.s.a.p. - this event has sold out in previous years.
Event Duration: 
3 days to Sunday Sep 9, 2012
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
first 16 WCA members willing to share tents.
Maximum Group Size: 
16 people or 8 tents
Minimum Group Size: 
reached
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Turkey feast, social weekend and if possible canoeing. Details to follow.

Required Items to Bring: 

Details to follow.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Details to follow.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Bentshoe Lakes parking lot is located on highway 118 roughly 31.1 km east of Bracebridge and hwy 11 to the Cell Tower and 34.1 km to the parking lot. Or coming from the west it is 20 km west of Carnarvon and hwy 35. The parking lot is shared with Big East lake located on the south side.

Look for the green fire route address sign # 5128 on the south side; it is the ONLY sign marking the entrance to the parking lot and canoe system. You will see the large “Big East Lake” sign once you turn into the driveway.

I have GPS coordinates too.

Carpool Info: 

please make your own arrangements.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
I have already paid for the permit. You have requested to attend. I may have or had a waiting list. If you do not show, it is only fair that you pay your share.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James
Phone: 
416-512-6690.
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