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Canoe QEII Wildlands to Victoria Lake Pt.2 (5/13/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Devils Lake Access
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 13 2017, Sun, May 14 2017  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 12 2017 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days, 1 night
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Kevin J
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This is a 2 day 1 night trip.This part 2 of a series of trips to explore the QEII Wildlands. This is a more invloved trip that involves almost 4km of portaging in total. We will be penetrating further into the park. Techniques will be focusing on packing light and one shot portages. On Saturday morning we will drive up and put in at Devils Lake Access. From the put in we will canoe and portage through several lakes and ponds(Devils, Sheldon, Coon Peter's Pond and Victoria) eventually ending up on Victoria Lake to set up camp.(which takes about four and a half hours after taking a wrong turn or two). There are about 4 kms of portaging so packing properly is essential. There are (rare)opportunities to spot wildlife such as moose,deer, bear, coyotes and wolves Once at camp there are options to hit hiking trails, canoeing down other routes or vegging in the camp if you like. This is an opportunity to canoe into places that are rarely frequented by other people. We will leave the park on Sunday and be back at the cars by 4 pm. From there we can drive to Coboconk, have a meal at the local eatery and sort out shared costs then head back to Toronto hopefully by 8. There will be a pretrip planning sheet to make sure everyone has proper gear. Canoeist with a bit of experience are invited to sign up YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR EXPERIENCE LEVEL. I have done this trip before and you can look it up on the TOC website. If you have any questions contact me ASAP.

Required Items to Bring:
Overnight camping gear: tent, sleeping bag, mattress. Details to follow, especially as regards tent and canoe-sharing.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Details to follow.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Copy and paste this for driving routes,+ON/Devi ls+Lake+Rd,+Minden+Hills,+ON+K0M/@44.2534566,-8 0.1059577,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s 0x89d4cb90d7c63ba5:0x323555502ab4c477!2m2!1d- 79.3831843!2d43.653226!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cd513aa5d4d f927:0x65599d000bd62b3c!2m2!1d- 78.8188018!2d44.8602363
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $80.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Saturday, November 18, 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 Includes:You are responsible for renting your own canoe, paddles and life jackets I will help with this(Count on spending about $100 each person for the weekend to cover canoe rentals, carpool and a meal at a restaurant afterwards.
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: Drivers get priority. I will expand the group if enough people sign up. Please be sure you can make the trip, last minute cancellations on canoe trips can be very disruptive.