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Backpacking the Western UplandsTrail in Algonquin (38km) - Sat, May 20 2017, Sun, May 21 2017, Mon, May 22 2017
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Algonquin Provincial Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 20 2017, Sun, May 21 2017, Mon, May 22 2017
7:15 AM (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Sun, May 14 2017 8:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||Saturday Morning - Monday Evening|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
|Member Cost:||$30.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
Members Only, 18 And Older Only
|Maximum Group Size:||6|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||
4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Are Dogs Permitted:||
Days are getting longer and warmer, providing a good
for spending the long weekend backpacking, as a way to
start of summer.
We will leave Toronto on Saturday morning,
head to the West Gate to get our permits, and
then we will hike approximately 15kms to our
first campsite along Maggie Lake, where we
spend our first night. On Sunday morning, we
camp and hike
10 kms to our next campsite along Oak Lake,
where we will
spend Sunday night. On Monday we’ll hike out 14
km to the
parking lot, and then drive back to Toronto.
Please read the points below, as they will affect your
Please note that this event is classified as a D5 in the
Outdoor Club (TOC) Difficulty Rating Scale. For more
about what this means, please click the corresponding link on
(blue) column on this page for details.This trip is for
backpackers, who have the proper gear. If you do not have a
backpacking history with the TOC, please describe your
experience in detail in the Notes Section when you sign up, or
be moved to the waiting list.
Total number of participants could increase, subject to
numbers of drivers and their vehicle capacity, as well as
regulations. Please note that people might be moved from the
confirmed list to the waiting one if there are not enough
will be added back to the confirmed one as drivers/cars
available, and as long as the experience and gear
Planning will be done by email, so please be sure you
respond in a timely manner, or you will be dropped from the
Please do not make plans to be back at a specific time in
Monday, as unforeseen circumstances can contribute to a late
to the city.
|Required Items to Bring:|
You will carry what you bring for your
personal use, so pack
light! Also, keep in mind that everybody is
expected to assist
carrying items for common use: please ensure
that there is
some room in your backpack for them.
Hiking boots, well broken in
Suitable clothing for weather (Absolutly NO
Sleeping bag and pad
Toiletries + toilet paper
Headlamp + spare batteries
Nalgene wide-mouth water bottles or
bladder (total capacity should be or exceed 2L)
Personal eating utensils, cookware and stove
Dry sac to hang your food/toiletries
Personal first-aid kit / medications
Tent or shelter (due to park regulations
maximum number of pieces of shelter allowed per
participants are expected to show flexibility
in case there is
need to share with other participants.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Suggested personal items:
Water filter or treatment
Rope for bear bags
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||570Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $114.57 (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:|
|Cost Includes:||1) Backcountry permit per person for Saturday
and Sunday night|
2) One time, non-refundable reservation fee split by number of
The cost does not include carpool cost,
common meals, voluntary donation, or any other
Group expenses such as carpool, food are extra
and will be calculated at the conclusion of the
|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.|
|Voluntary Donation: ( What is this?)|
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!