ALGONQUIN HIKING WEEKEND, WOLFDEN - Fri, Apr 8 2016, Sat, Apr 9 2016, Sun, Apr 10 2016

ALGONQUIN HIKING WEEKEND, WOLFDEN (4/8/2016)

PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Oxtongue Lake
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 8 2016, Sat, Apr 9 2016, Sun, Apr 10 2016  5:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 5:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 10 2016 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:Friday evening to Sunday afternoon
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Caroline
Galina S
Gordon C
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Member Cost:$75.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:25
Minimum Group Size:21
Number Registered So Far: 22 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:


ALGONQUIN - SPRING HIKING!

Please read the whole listing before signing up to make sure you know what you are signing up for!

OVERVIEW

Woohoo spring in Algonquin as the forest wakes up from the winter! We will have a fun weekend, staying at the Wolfden! It's a fantastic hostel/eco lodge on the outskirts of Algonquin park, and has cosy bunkrooms and a large shared kitchen and communal areas. I've booked the whole place for the weekend!


DATE, TIME, AND COST

We'll travel up Friday afternoon/evening and return on Sunday. I'll try to sort out a carpool that will attempt to accommodate people's individual schedules, bearing in mind that Friday's departure times will depend on the available drivers and that the official leaving time is 5:00pm. Priority will go to people with good attendance records!
If you absolutely cannot leave until after 5pm please include the earliest time you can leave the city in the Notes section when you sign up, and do not pay until confirming with me. Official carpool time is 5pm!

The per person cost for the weekend's accommodation works out to approximately $75.00 (which includes a 3% TOC transaction fee). This cost is due up front by paying the TOC's Treasurer. Payment must be received by March 10 or you will be removed from the event. After the cutoff, anyone who hasn't paid will be removed and places will go to people on the waiting list based on who's paid first. .

If you're participating in the carpool, expect an additional cost on top of that for transportation. You will need to pay for that over the weekend so please bring cash. (Small bills help a lot!)


ACCOMMODATIONS

There are several rooms available both in the main lodge and in the satellite cabins. Expect to share a room with 3-4 others (I'll try to help guide early risers to match with early risers to keep things copacetic, but there are no guarantees.)

There is a private room with a double bed available. Any two people who wish to take advantage of this may request them from me: the first to request AND PAY, will get it. Confirm with me before paying that you're first in line for the room.

Communal bathrooms and showers are available in the main lodge.

Bedding and towels are provided. No outdoor shoes in the main lodge so bring slippers!


ACTIVITIES

While there are hiking trails within a short walk of the Wolfden (not to mention a great waterfall) we're right on Algonquin's doorstep!

With this many people, there will be multiple groups heading out both days so there should be various levels of hikers to suit everyone. I will not be organizing any specific hikes or activities, you are free to decide what you want to do in collaboration with other participants. For those who like photo hikes, I will be bringing my DSLR. It's the best time of year to see moose in Algonquin, plus there are some tracts of old growth forest I hope to check out. These are huge trees that are 200-300 years old...

In the evenings expect a social atmosphere upstairs in the loft talking or playing games, and in all likelihood, a campfire outside. And woohoo there is a sauna :)


FOOD

The Wolfden has a large, fully equipped kitchen available for our use.

Saturday evening we'll organize an (optional) potluck dinner. There are usually options for veggies and celiacs, however, please include info on any special dietary needs in the Notes when you sign up

Beyond that, meal planning will be up to each of you. (You may wish to look for like minded people on the trip or in your carpool. We can help here.)


THE REST

Did we leave out anything? Questions, comments, concerns? Email and let us know!

Looking forward to seeing you out there.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Spring hiking clothes (you may get wet)
  • Overnight Clothes/Toiletries
  • Hiking Gear
  • Food for Meals & Snacks
  • A container to carry water
  • Money for the carpool (if participating)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Slippers for inside
  • Alcohol (if you like?)
  • Bathing Suit for the Sauna
  • Games, Instruments, what-have- you

How to Get There:
Event Directions:This is a carpool event. If you do not wish to carpool please contact the organizer before signing up.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):600Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $154.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Tuesday, November 29, 2022). 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.

Notes:
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE!
Everyone must sign up for themselves, including signing the waver in the registration form.

Please do not sign up friends, family members spouses etc. Not only do they not have a spot if you sign them up, the organizer will remove both people from the event.

Notes on the Waiting List (as always)...
  • If extra drivers are needed, they'll get priority.
  • Those pre-paying will get priority.
  • People with good attendance records will get priority!

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the TOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with full refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where TOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refund of money if you cancel.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$75.00/Person
Cost Includes:

SEND ALL MONEY TO THE TOC TREASURER.

Cost includes: accommodation for two nights at the Wolf Den Bunkhouse and Cabins near Oxtongue Lake and the 3% transaction fee. Not included in this amount are costs for food, Algonquin Park permit ($16/car/day), equipment rental (if desired) and carpool expenses.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the TOC on Thu, Mar 10 2016.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.
 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Payment must be received in full by March 10. If you cancel after this date, you will receive a refund only if someone can *reasonably* be found to take your place.