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McCrae Lake Loop (26km, 4.5 km/h) (8/23/2014)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: McCrae Lake
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 23 2014  7:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 21 2014 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:All day
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The terrain is rocky and challenging, a bit of climbing is involved. Length is 26 km, pace is 4.5 km/h

This hike is suitable for strong intermediate and advanced hikers. It is not suitable for beginners. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have significant D5 level hiking experience. To come on this event, you must be able to hike continuously at 4.5 km/h on Canadian Shield terrain over a distance of 26 km..

Situated between Parry Sound and Barrie on the east coast of Georgian Bay, the McCrae Lake Wilderness Area posses the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield. This is a challenging but rewarding hike. We'll pass by spectacular views of the lake from atop granite cliffs, windswept white pines, bedrocks, beaver dams and wetlands.

Members willing to drive, regular D5 hikers, and members with favourable attendance records will get first priority on the wait list.

Required Items to Bring:
  • lunch and snacks
  • water-3 litre
  • whistle
  • suitable hiking footware
  • change of footware for after the hike
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Sun hat and sun block

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take the first right once on Georgian Bay Road onto the entrance to Highway 400 South. Turn into the first road on your left and go to the bottom to park.
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):320Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $67.52 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Thursday, February 27, 2020). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

Photo credit: Daniel Parker
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!