Fall Turkey trip on Big East Lake

September 24 to 26 2010 - weekend
Gary James at gary.james@sympatico.ca or 416-512-6690. Join us once again for this Fall Festival weekend canoe trip. We have booked a group campsite on Big East Lake near Haliburton off of hwy 118. As food is the theme for this trip there is one short portage to the lake. The lake is small in width but big enough to explore for the day. The permit and Saturday dinner, turkey with all the trimmings will be a group effort for the purchasing, and cooking with the cost split between participants. We are limited to 8 tents and 16 people. Please consider sharing a tent on this trip.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Big East Lake near Haliburton off of hwy 118
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 12:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Event Duration: 
September 24 to 26 2010 - weekend
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
all WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
permit - 16 people or 8 tents
Itinerary description: 

Thanksgiving Turkey group dinner is the theme. Canoeing and camping are secondary bonuses.

Required Items to Bring: 

The permit fee of $248.60 will be shared by all participants.

Once again this year we are challenging your culinary skills at camp. This year we are continuing with everyone bringing your favourite Thanksgiving dish for the group. There are lots of bragging rights to be had. I have a list started.

Group equipment is required and we hope you can assist and bring some items. I have a list started.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Regular canoe / camping equipement for a standing camp.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Big East Lake parking 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. From the parking lot is roughly 200 meter portage trail to the launch or put-in site. Once in the canoe head south west along the north shore line to group campsite # 36. You will pass campsite 39 on the first point, 37 on the second point and ours is on the next point.

GPS co-ordinates
Big East lake parking is roughly UTM (NAV27 Canada) 17 T 663012 4989049
Or lat and long N45.03799 W78.92937
Group campsite # 36 is roughly UTM (NAV27 Canada) 17 T 662197 4988766
Or lat and long N45.03601 W78.94046

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James