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Killarney Prov. Park, 2nd Group Sept. 9 to 12, 2011

Since the trip to Killarney organized by Gary and Andrea is full, let's start a second group to the same location.  I've always said that if someone told me that they would like to try canoeing just once, then this is the trip that I would have in mind for them.
We will hike the Crack and explore other areas of interest.
This is a basic flat water canoe route as described by Gary James for the same date.
Park fees and share of reservation fee are in effect.
I have booked the camp grounds from September 9 to September 12, (three nights).  Participants may choose to stay September 8 at George Lake campground on their own or at nearby Grundy Lake Provincial park.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Killarney Prov. Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 9, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Aug 15, 2011
Event Duration: 
4 days, 3 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
8 people
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jeff Haymer
Phone: 
416 635 5801

Fall Turkey Trip - Bentshoe Lakes - September 23 - 25 2011 - NOW FULL

Join us once again for this Fall Festival weekend canoe trip. We have booked a group campsite on Bentshoe Lakes near Haliburton off of hwy 118. Gourmet food is the theme for this trip and there is one short portage to the lake. The lake is small but has connecting lakes to explore for the weekend. The permit and Saturday dinner, cooking will be split between participants. Trash Can Turkey with all the trimmings will be a group effort. Permit restrictions limit us to 8 tents and 16 people. Please consider sharing a tent on this trip. Therefore members willing to sharing tents will be considered first.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Bentshoe Lakes in the Poker Lake system
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 23, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
09/01/2011
Event Duration: 
2 nights and days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
16 people
Minimum Group Size: 
8 tents
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

The cost of the camping permit is $267.24 divided by (number of people = $? each). Of course subject to chance if anyone else attends or drops out.

Please bring the exact amount or small bills and coins.

Required Items to Bring: 

On a first come first serve bases, please let us know what gourmet dish or dishes you would like to bring to the dinner table and share. THEREFORE REPLY TO ALL WITH YOUR CHOICE(S)

You are responsible for all of the other meals too. You need to bring your own stove and cooking / serving utensils, chairs and liquid refreshments along too.

I hope you can also assist in bringing some of the group equipment. Please sign-up.

I will send out a list for the dinner and group equipment.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

BEFORE signing up - please let me know if you have any challenges to attending.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Big East Lake parking lot is located on highway 118 roughly 28 km east of Bracebridge and hwy 11 and 20 km west of Carnarvon and hwy 35. The parking lot is shared with Bentshoe Lake located on the north side. Park and unload. Portage north across the hwy. and follow the trail down hill to the lake.
We are on group campsite # 53. It is located in the northwest bay on the right or east shore line.
It is a short easy portage and paddle to the site.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
I have already paid. If you book and cancell without a replacement or don't show, I expect you to cover your share.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary and Geri James
Phone: 
416-512-6690

Killarney Prov Park Sep 8 to 12th 2011 - NOW FULL

We are going to explore by canoe, Killarney and OSA Lakes. We are also going to hike "To the Crack and back" for the incredible view of the area. The permit fees will be shared by the group. Maximum 4 canoes and eight people.

The canoeing is rated as requiring intermediate canoe tripping skills. Three portages, the longest two are 455 m. Also The Crack is rated as difficult and quite challenging. Allow approx 5-6 hour plus round trip.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Killarney Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Please book by 2011/08/01
Event Duration: 
2011/09/08 to 12 - four days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members first
Maximum Group Size: 
Maximum 4 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
8 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Cancellations - if you express an interest and are unable to attend without a replacement then we will ask you to pay.

Car pooling - only if you are able to leave when the driver is ready.

Price - permit for three to four nights (depending on whether or not you are staying at George Lake on Thursday Sept 9, plus parking and food.

Duration - three nights and four days (plus an additional night if you are arriving on Thursday night)

Required Items to Bring: 

Equipment - self supported. Please mention any special requirements or limitations up front.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Will provide if needed.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations - if you express an interest and are unable to attend without a replacement then we will ask you to pay.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James and Andrea Fulton at andrea.fulton@rogers.com
Phone: 
Gary - 416-512-6690 / Andrea - 416-726-6811

Woodland Caribou Park

Sorry the trip is full!!

Join us on a tour of some of the nicest lakes that Woodland Caribou Park has to offer. With 1.2 million acres and with less than 1000 visitors per year we will have lots of space to ourselves.

The park is home to one of the largest herds of woodland caribou south of Hudson Bay, this weathered Arctic watershed, once traveled by fur traders, promises ancient pictographs, howling wolves under starry skies, soaring eagles, solitude and adventure.

Basic Route: Leano, Bunny, Lunch, Jake, Mexican Hat, Glenn, Hansen, Wrist, Aegean, Paull, Boot Jack, and Leano lake.

Cost:
The shuttle from Red Lake to Leano Lake put in will cost: $140 for 2 plus $25 per person each way. The park permit is $10 / day and we will vote to determine if we want to rent a satellite phone at the additional cost of $50 / week + shipping etc. I will order 1 map per boat Rostul Lake (52 L/15) $15.

Planning:
We will be meeting at our outfitters’ place in Red Lake around 14:00 on Friday August 12th and will be shuttled to the put in at Leano Lake that evening. We will exit on the evening August 23 and stay in Red Lake overnight before heading back home.

Note: This is true boreal wilderness, egress may be long and difficult. Intermediate flat water and canoe tripping skills are required of all participants as is a cautious approach to risk. The topography is relatively flat but there are numerous portages so traveling light is strongly advised.

Brian Wraight
bwraight@gmail.com
450 458-1722

Friday, 12 August 2011, 02:00pm
To Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Basics
Event Location: 
Woodland Caribou Provincial Ark
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, August 12, 2011 (All day)
Event Duration: 
13 Days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
4
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Brian Wraight
Phone: 
514 748-4667 work, 450 458-1722 home

Minesing Swamp

The Minesing Swamp, centrally located between Barrie and Wasaga Beach, has been identified as the largest and best example of fen bog in southern Ontario. The confluence of the Nottawasaga River with three tributaries provide for an interconnected network of swamps, fens, bogs and marshes. The swamp is an important staging area for thousands of migratory waterfowl, and contains a large heron rookery.

We will enter from Willow Creek, cross the central flood area before joining the Nottawasaga, and follow the river down to Edenvale. A pleasant day’s paddle for canoeists of all skill levels.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Minesing and Edenvale, Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
Most of the day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone!
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
Just Ginger and I
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We will meet at the put-in (Willow Creek Parking Lot, along George Johnston Road) for 9am and shuttle to the take-out which is nearby. I am participating in the Toronto Marathon on Sunday, and so we will not be lingering afterward unfortunately.

Required Items to Bring: 

Bag lunch.
Dry change of clothes.
Water shoes, there is some wading.
Awareness that through the main section, there will be nowhere to land. Thus, nowhere to find a bathroom either! Please watch your coffee intake.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Rain gear just in case; it could be warm and sunny, it could be cold and raining.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

From Hwy. #400, exit at #96 to Dunlop Street West toward Angus.
Turn Right at George Johnston Road / Regional Road 28 toward Minesing.
After approx. 8km, there is a small parking lot on the left side next to the creek.

The take out is at the Edenvale Conservation Area. Continue on George Johnston Road and turn Left at Hwy. #26 West.
At Edenvale, there is a small parking lot on the Right side.

See directions here.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Matthew Eberly
Phone: 
905-951-9386

Grand River

Doug Ashton 519-620-8364, doug.ashton@rogers.com ----- Book by June 1. This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers, including families. Over the last five 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: 
Cambridge
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 (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

Algonquin Fall Colours Trip

Many of you have asked us for a fall trip so here it is. Algonquin is a place people travel from all around the world to see it's fall colours. This is a great time of year to trip with warm days, cool nights, and no bugs. This trip is for women of all skill levels who would like to spend time in the wilderness at this beautiful time of year. Portages will never seem so lovely with their canopies of colour. Price $250

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin Provincal Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Aug 1st
Event Duration: 
4 Days
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Women's only trip.
Maximum Group Size: 
7 paddlers
How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

Gas cost split between participants.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Beth Jones
Phone: 
519-655-3155

Kipawa Region, Quebec

This is a great trip for women who would like to explore a new area or for those who reside in the East side of Ontario. There is lots of solitude, primitive camping, and beautiful waterfalls to be found in this area. This trip will have a little of everything: lakes, rivers, and a little moving water. Women who would like the opportunity to learn to paddle in moving water will get the chance, and those who would prefer to walk around can do so. A great opportunity to explore a new wilderness area that not many get the chance see. Price $350.00

The Basics
Event Location: 
Kipawa Quebec
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 24, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
June 1st, 2011
Event Duration: 
7 Days
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Women's Only Trip
Maximum Group Size: 
7 paddlers
How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

Split between participants.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Beth Jones
Phone: 
519-655-3155

Canoeing & Hiking in Killarney

We will meet in Killarney after noon on Friday and have a base camp at Bell Lake for three nights. Paddling the David Lake Loop one day, and hiking to Silver Peak the other day. Leaving Killarney again Monday a.m. to be back in the city in the late afternoon.
Suitable for participants with intermediate canoe tripping & hiking skils.
Contact organizer immediately.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Killarney Provincial Pak
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 10, 2010 (All day)
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gisela Curwen
Phone: 
416-484-1471

Pickerel/French Rivers by Canoe/Kayak

This is a 5-day canoe/kayak outing on the Pickerel River, paddling onto French River & camping in the French River Provincial Park - starting point is Pickerel River at Hwy. 69 on August 23rd & ending at Hartley Bay on August 27th. Paddling skills at beginner or intermediate level (or anywhere in between) are required. Our group currently is three-strong, with plans of taking one canoe & one kayak. Additions of 1-3 persons - to join the group or paddle along as your own group - would be welcome. The terrain involved is geologically & aesthetically fascinating, offering opportunities for a serene paddling/camping experience.
This is short notice, but please contact not later than Friday, the 20th.

The Basics
Event Location: 
French River Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, August 23, 2010 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Friday, August 20th, 2010
Event Duration: 
5 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
N/A
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Starting at Pickerel River at Hwy. 69 on Monday, August 23rd (hopefully around 10-11am - we'll be driving from Toronto on Monday morning).
Paddling down Pickerel River, joining French River, and on to Allen Lake. Camping 4 nights around Pickerel River, Merranger's Island, and Pig Island.
Arriving pick-up point at Hartley Bay on the afternoon of Friday, August 27th. Please e-mail or call for more details.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Osmond Solomon
Phone: 
647 218 7719
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