|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 16 2019, Sun, Feb 17 2019, Mon, Feb 18 2019
6:50 AM (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Sun, Feb 10 2019 11:00:00 AM
|Event Duration:||Three days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Member Cost:||$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
Members Only, 18 And Older Only
|Maximum Group Size:||1|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||
4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Are Dogs Permitted:||
The trip will be in the backcountry of Algonquin Provincial Park.
We will depart Toronto promptly on Saturday,
and we will stop
briefly along the way for coffee/breakfast
before arriving to
the trail access point. From there, we will aim to
hike/snowshoe 4 to 5 hours before setting camp.
distance covered will depend on snow conditions
and pace of
On Sunday, we will explore the backcountry in snowshoes, and on
Monday will break camp, snowshoe back to the cars, and then drive
Please read the points below, as they will
affect your registration:
Please note that this event is classified
as a D4 in the
Toronto Outdoor Club (TOC) Difficulty Rating
Scale. For more
information about what this means, please click
corresponding link on the left (blue) column on
for details.This trip is for experienced winter
backpackers, who have the proper gear. If you
do not have a winter backpacking history with
the TOC, please describe your previous
experience in detail in the Notes Section when
you sign up, or your registration will not receive further consideration.
Everybody will be put on the waiting list right away, and will be
moved to list of confirmed attendees upon confirmation of
and gear requirement is met. Total number of participants will
depend on the confirmed
numbers of drivers and their vehicle capacity, but will be capped
around 8. Please note that people might be moved from
the confirmed list to the waiting one if there
enough drivers, but will be added back to the
confirmed one as
become available, and as long as the experience
and gear requirement is met. Drivers, please ensure you answer the
question regarding how many passengers, including yourself, can be
accommodated in your vehicle on the registration page; failure to do
so means your registration will be treated as a passenger's.
Planning will be done by email, so please
ensure you can/will respond in a timely manner,
or you will be dropped from the trip. I will contact all participants
about the logistics once the registration cut-off time has past.
Please do not make plans to be back in
Toronto on Monday at any specific time, as
circumstances can contribute to a late return
to the city.
|Required Items to Bring:|
Backpack, 60 litter or larger
Snowshoes, sized for your weight plus the
weight of your backpack. If there is not enough
snow, traction cleats for your boots would be
needed to walk on icy surfaces
Winter boot (removable felt liners strongly suggested)
Proper winter layers clothing for
snowshoeing and at camp
-20ᵒC, or lower-temperature rated sleeping system
(sleeping bag(s), sleeping pad(s))
Shelter (tarp, tent, hammock, bivy, etc.) -
could be shared if there is interest and
Food (dinner, breakfast, snacks)
Insulated wide-mouth water bottles to carry
least 2 litters of water
Personal first-aid kit
Cash for share of carpool cost
Group items to bring (to be determined during planning):
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Stove and fuel
There will be a kettle for melting snow,
but you might want to
your own pot if you are planning to cook and
not just re-hydrate your
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||600Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
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Log in for directions
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $114.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.191, effective Thursday, February 21, 2019). 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:|| $25.00 includes backcountry camping fees per person for two
nights. There might be some additional shared costs such as stove
fuel, any common meals, and carpool cost. Actual costs will be
determined at the end of the trip, so please carry enough cash
to cover any common expense. |
|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.
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