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Winter Backpacking in Frontenac (12/2/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION 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.You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the TOC.

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The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Frontenac Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 2 2017, Sun, Dec 3 2017  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 27 2017 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Saturday Morning - Sunday Evening
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Jessie
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Member Cost:$20.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me for a early winter weekend in Frontenac Provincial Park that will be quiet and lovely this time of the year. Depending on the snow conditions we will be hiking or snowshoeing. This is a good introduction to winter backpacking for those who have some experience hiking and camping and want to try out camping in cold weather.

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 Saturday morning and head to Frontenac Provincial Park where we will start our trip.We will backpack in for around 6-8 K on Saturday and set up camp on one of the campsites in the park. We may hike on the trails in the area after setting up camp on Saturday and on Sunday morning before heading home to Toronto.

A pre-meeting for this trip will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00pm to discuss car pooling arrangements, trip expectations,route , food planning and essential gear at Chalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro,247 Marlee Avenue,North York. If you are unable to make the pre- meeting please contact me to make alternative arrangements or you may be dropped from the trip

Photo credit: Jessie Kaur

Required Items to Bring:

You will carry what you bring, so pack light.

Backpack 50-60L

Hiking Boots

Suitable clothing for weather + spare


Sleeping Bag

Toiletries + Toilet Paper


Nalgene wide-mouth water bottles or hydration bladder (total capacity should be or exceed 2L)

Cup, Bowl, Eating Utensils

Food - will be discussed at pre-meeting

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

First-aid Kit


Stove + Lighter

Pots + Cookware





Water filter/treatment

Garbage Bag



How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be discussed at pre-meeting
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):540Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $108.54 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Monday, December 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 & Payment:
Member Cost:$20.00/Person
Cost Includes:Share of campsite fees and group expenses such as carpool and food will be calculated at the conclusion of the trip. Please carry cash with you for this.This does not include the cost of carpooling.
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:
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