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Easter weekend in Frontenac - Fri, Apr 14 2017, Sat, Apr 15 2017, Sun, Apr 16 2017

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Frontenac Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 14 2017, Sat, Apr 15 2017, Sun, Apr 16 2017  7:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 4 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Friday morning to Sunday evening- 3 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Charlene B
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Member Cost:$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 19 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Easter weekend backpacking in Frontenac!

Frontenac Provincial Park is situated on a southern arm of the Canadian Shield north of Kingston. This is a semi-wilderness park which features granite outcrops, vast wetlands and mixed forests.

We will leave Toronto on Friday morning and start our hike into the park when we arrive and spend 2 nights on the beautiful backcountry lakeside sites of the park. I would like to do the slide lake loop (cluster 1 on night one and 4 on night two). However, there are no reservations at this time of year, so we will plan a route when we get there based on site availability. We'll break camp *early* Sunday morning, stop for some lunch, and aim to arrive back in Toronto by mid-afternoon.

I welcome all levels, however, you must be a very strong hiker with access to all the gear necessary, including winter camping gear. You must be prepared for:

  • cold weather
  • snowshoeing/hiking up to 15 km
  • rugged, challenging terrain and/or snowy/icey conditions
  • setting up a winter camp twice as we may set up and take down at different sites each night.
  • COMFORTABLY carrying a fully loaded pack (approx 30- 40lbs)

    This won't be a speedy hike, as we want to enjoy the scenery, BUT we will keep the pace steady in order to stay warm and make sure we have some time to socialize and make merriment at our site.

    All planning will be done via email. Please make sure you can and will reply to all emails in a timely manner, or you will be dropped for the trip. As we are limited on the number of tents permitted, we may need to share. I will not be organizing common meals, but if others are interested I will put members in touch if you want to coordinate with each other. I will send out an email asking for you to confirm your gear AND what common camp gear items you can bring (ie: saw, rope etc). Once I have all your info, I will send out a final details message.

    Photo taken by Jaskirat Kaur- Frontenac, April 2009

  • Required Items to Bring:
    You will carry what you bring, so pack light.
    • Backpack 50-60L
    • Tent/Shelter
    • Hiking Boots
    • Snowshoes and/or icers
    • Suitable clothing for weather + spare (NO COTTON)
    • Whistle
    • Sleeping Bag rated for cold weather temperatures
    • Toiletries + Toilet Paper
    • Headlamp
    • Nalgene wide-mouth water bottles or hydration bladder (total capacity should be or exceed 2L)
    • Cup, Bowl, Eating Utensils
    • Food (note: cold trail food for lunch)
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    • First-aid Kit
    • Knife
    • Stove + Lighter
    • Pots + Cookware
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Water filter/treatment
    • Garbage Bag
    • Camp shoes
    • Gloves
    • Camera

    How to Get There:
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):525Km
    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 $105.53 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Tuesday, June 27, 2017). 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.


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    Cost & Payment:
    Member Cost:$25.00/Person
    Cost Includes:Campsite fees, parking. This does not include carpool and food cost.
    Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the TOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
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    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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

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