McCrae Lake Trail - 20 km - Sat, May 4 2019

McCrae Lake Trail - 20 km (5/4/2019)

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 are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: McCrae Lake Conservation Reserve
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 4 2019  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 2 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:about 8 or 9 hours (including carpool driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 18 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

DISTANCE: 20 km

PACE: about 4.5 km/h - everyone will be expected to keep up with the group

DIFFICULTY: D4 (pace, distance and terrain)

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: about 12

  • This hike is restricted to strong intermediate and advanced hikers.
  • Everybody will go directly to the waiting list and may be added to the event based on suitable hiking experience and available drivers.
  • Members on the waiting list who are willing to drive and those who have a good attendance record may get first priority.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY HIKED WITH ME:

This hike is not for beginners, or for hikers who are not in good physical shape
Everyone will be expected to keep up with the group.

If you are new to the TOC, or you have not hiked with me,
SEND ME AN EMAIL describing recent experience (within the last 3 months) you have hiking 15+ km on rugged terrain in order to be considered to join this hike.
This is required! No email, no hike.


WARNING
This trail is very challenging with lots of slippery rocks and boulders, logs, mud, ascents and descents and cliffs.
To get to the "narrows" crossing we will have to scramble down (then back up on the way back) a VERY challenging outcropping of boulders
There are wetlands and beaver dams to walk across, with lots of opportunities to slip and get very wet and cold.
The terrain is rocky Canadian Shield, about 17 km north of Port Severn, between Parry Sound and Barrie on the east coast of Georgian Bay.
We will have spectacular views of the lake from atop granite cliffs.


CARPOOL DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE # OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!!



Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking shoes/boots with excellent, gripping treads
  • cell phone
  • whistle
  • bring your OHIP / health card
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water 3 - 4 L (as much as you need)
  • carpool money if you are a passenger
  • change of clean shoes for the ride home
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • First aid kit
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • hiking poles (if you need them)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carpooling? Please arrive before the departure time. If you are late, you may miss the carpool, and the hike.

If you choose to meet at the event, please be ready to hike by about 10:30 AM. We will not wait for late comers.

MAP FROM CARPOOL TO HIKE START

ENTRANCE TO PARKING LOT (TURN LEFT INTO IT)

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $66.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.220, effective Tuesday, August 20, 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.

Notes:

photo credit: Arnie May 5 2018

This hike will go forth rain or shine, but a forecast of heavy rain or snow will cause cancellation

Please arrive before the departure time. If you are late, you will miss the carpool, and the hike.



- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@torontooutdoorclub.com.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at content@torontooutdoorclub.com.

 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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