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McCrae Lake (18 KM) (8/24/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: HWY 400 Onramp - From Georgan Bay Road
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 24 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 22 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:5-6 Hours (plus 2 hrs driving each way)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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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:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



This is my first time leading this challenging 18 KM hike, the McCrae Lake Conservation Trail posses the tough beauty of the Canadian Shield. There are a bunch of climbs and dips on this hike, (if you look at my elevation map above) but none greater than 20 meters.

We'll pass by spectacular views of the lake from atop the Eagle's Nest, a fantastic waterfall, while being challenging by the rocky forest of the Canadian Shield. We'll stop for lunch at the halfway point at the rapids near the McCrae Lake narrows.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will stop for breaks to enjoy the countryside, but there will not be any drop offs.

Total Distance is approx. 18 km

If you cannot walk the entire distance, please do not sign up for this hike.

Note: There are no washroom facilities at this hike.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!! If this is not completed, you will be moved to the wait list, until I get an answer.

Required Items to Bring:
  • -hiking boots
  • -2L of water
  • -snacks and lunch
  • -weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Bug Spray / Sunscreen

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Directions from Sheppard West Station

    GPS: 44°55'18.9"N 79°46'37.8"W - HWY 400 Onramp - From Georgan Bay Road

    Event Directions: Leaving Sheppard West - take the Allen Road south to the 401.

    • Travel west along the 401 West for 3 km to Highway 400 North
    • Follow Highway 400 for for 154 KM past Barrie in the direction of North Bay.
    • Leave the highway at exit # 168, Georgian Bay Road.
    • Turn right onto Georgian Bay Road and travel west for less than a KM.
    • At the first road, turn right (in the direction of the 400 southbound)
    • Turn left at the first road and find parking. If you don't make this turn, you will go onto the highway.

    Please be warned, that there are no washrooms at the event, so I'd suggest stopping at the Tim Hortons in Port Severn (exit #156) - address is 35 Lone Pine Road.



    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):320Km
    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 $70.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.220, effective Sunday, August 18, 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.

    • I’ve set the maximum event count at 1 as I don’t want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers. I will aim to take somewhere between 12-16 people.
    • If we are short of drivers, they will get priority on the waiting list.
    • This hike will go ahead rain or shine. If it's raining, please wear appropriate rain gear
    • If you choose to meet at the event, please arrive on time, I will not be waiting for late comers..

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

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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