Paddle Killarney from September 3rd to September 8th with a hike up to Silver Peak

There are 4 of us already going but would love to have more join us!

We will leave early morning Tuesday September 3rd coming back Sunday September 8

Tues and Wed, 3rd and 4th on Johnnie with a hike up to Silver Peak
Thurs, 5th on Kakakise
Fri and Saturday on Killarney; Saturday is either a rest day or explore OSA Lake and maybe Muriel.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Killarney (Johnnie Lake put in)
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Saturday, September 1, 2013
Event Duration: 
5 nights; 6 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats; 8 people
Minimum Group Size: 
4 people; 2 boats
Itinerary description: 

Tuesday: We will leave early in Tuesday morning. Drive to George Lake to grab our permits(not everyone need go there) and leave a car for our car shuttle. Put in on Johnnie and camp there for the first two nights.

Wednesday: Leave early morning and canoe to the portage to Clearsilver. 830m portage. Canoe across Clearsilver, 1.5km to the hiking trail. It is 4km hike each way to Silver Peak. Things to note...

Difficulty The beginning of the hike is fairly flat and well traversed, then a steep one-hour climb to the top of the Peak. Hikers should be in good physical condition and be prepared for a strenuous hike.
Caution Exposed rock can be slippery.
Sturdy footwear is recommended.

Thursday: We have an 8km or more canoe to the Kakakise portage which is 940m, depending on where we end up on Johnnie. Be nice if we can leave in the morning so we can relax a bit here.

Friday: We have two really long portages this day! 1470m to Norway and then 1390 to Killarney where we will stay our last two nights.

Saturday: We have the option of either hanging out here or exploring OSA and even Muriel if we wish. It's only a 450m (or 130m if accessible) portage to OSA Lake and another 595 if we wish to Muriel lake.

Sunday: We have short paddle to the portage, 380m to George Lake. Still be nice to head out early so we can hit the road, get what canoe(s) we've rented back and head home.

All dinners will be made by one of our group. Do our own breakfast and lunches, 5 each, though we will do a communal Saturday breakfast (optional) also put together by our group. Tuesday lunch on the way up.

Required Items to Bring: 

Gear: Backpack, clothes, rainwear, hiking boots, lunches and breakfasts and snacks, sleeping back, thermarest, dishes for own use, toiletries, headlamp,

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Will coordinate other gear such as water filters, saw, tarps, pots/pans, etc...

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

We will coordinate carpool depending on where you live. Could be King Rd carpool on the 400, Downsview for non-drivers or maybe even the George Lake Access(shuttle car) or Johnnie Access Point if you would prefer to meet in Killarney.

Carpool Info: 

Approximately $176.51/car will be divided by number of passengers.

Cancellation Policy: 
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sue Robertson