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Jul
19
Fri
COORJC VMUTS Trip @ Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

Description

The Central Ontario Off Road Jeep Club (COORJC) is planning a trip to the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System near Mattawa, Ontario. VMUTS occupies a superbly scenic area between the ancient Algonquin Highlands and Laurentian Mountains, bordered by the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers.

Details for this event are still being finalized, and this event will be updated as new information becomes available.

Accommodations

At this time, there are no firm plans for group accommodations, There are several options for camping on Crown land, Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park 15 minutes outside Mattawa and Camp Conewango located just two minutes from the trail head. Motels and rental cabins are also available in the area.

Registration

There is no formal registration is required for this event, but a registration page will be setup to help coordinate members interested in attending.

Jul
28
Sun
Open Run – The Gorge @ The Gorge
Jul 28 all-day

 

Description

The trail runs along a power line offering a variety of rocky obstacles to play on with the option of bypassing obstacles you don’t feel you, or your vehicle, are quite ready for. Please come prepared for a slow pace, with plenty of opportunity to socialize while watching your peers tackle the various obstacles. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members and take some great photos!

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Burnstown, intersection of Calabogie Road (508) and Burnstown Road (52). Be prepared to join the rolling convoy as we pass through.

Map of Burnstown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Front and rear tow points are mandatory for this trail.

Fuel

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash or cheque for the $20.00 guest fee. This is credited to your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

This is an Open Run, please join us if you can. Please complete, submit, and bring the guest waiver.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

 

Aug
2
Fri
Camp EOTB 2019 @ Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day

Camp Banner web

Description

In accordance with tradition, Camp EOTB is being held in Calabogie at Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park. Camp EOTB is an opportunity for members to enjoy a weekend of off-roading and camping while fostering a sense of community among club members. This year, we continue the tradition of a club BBQ after the trails on Saturday, and each evening, a community bonfire will be lit for people to gather and share stories from the trail and otherwise discuss our shared off-road addiction.

For those who do not wish to camp, you are welcome to come up for the trail runs.

Directions

Once in Calabogie, take 508 west (passing Munford’s) travel till you reach Black Donald Road, turn right & drive straight through onto gravel road which leads into the campgrounds.  Please check-in at office and let them know you are with EOTB.

Trail Runs

To help select the trail runs for this event, please complete the trail survey by following the link below.

Take the Survey

Fuel

Fuel is available in Calabogie or at the marina at Black Donald. Please have your vehicle fueled and ready before the departure time each morning.

Non-Members

If you are not a member, you should confirm with an EOTB executive in advance. Space is limited, and we will give priority to members. In addition to camp fees, guests should bring a $20.00 guest fee per day which will be credited towards their $40.00 membership fee if they join. Please bring exact change.

Aug
10
Sat
Open Run – Darling Line @ Upper Darling Line
Aug 10 all-day

Description

The Upper Darling Line is an 8km stretch of road running NE from Highway 511 along a power line. The road itself is relatively flat and simple, with a few mandatory obstacles. While the road itself is mostly flat, we will be deviating from the road to play on various hills and rocks along the way to add interest to the run. Some of the obstacles can be quite challenging providing some fun for the more modified vehicles.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown

Map of Hopetown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Please bring cash or cheque for the $20.00 guest fee. This is credited to your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

To expedite the process, please complete and print the guest waiver form and bring it with you.

Guest Waiver Form

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

 

Aug
12
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

Wing Night BannerLocation

1365 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V7, (613) 225-6887


Departure

Usually through the doors, but if you must windows will work. Just be prepared to pay the damages.


Tow Points

Necessary, only if you plan on eating too many wings.


Non-Members

Everyone is welcome, come on out and meet some of our members, ask questions.


CB Radios

You can turn it on if you’re lost, hopefully someone else in the club will be listening to spot you into the parking lot.


T-Shirts

You must have a shirt to be served. If you don’t have a t-shirt you can always purchase your highly sought after EOTB t-shirt from me. Please let me know if you would like one and I will bring it for you.

For more information, use the Contact Form to contact us.

Aug
15
Thu
Camp Northern Lights 2019
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day

Camp NL is the OF4WD’s premier event. The name stems way back to the inception of the OF4WD when it was called Northern Lights Trail Rider Association. The main fundraising event for the federation kept the name over the years as it is well known and has been running for over a decade.

Camp NL is a gathering of 4WD enthusiasts who enjoy socializing, riding awesome trails and helping the hosting community of our trails. When attending camp NL you will enjoy

  • 3 days of guided trail runs, over 20 different trails to choose from, everything from mild to wild
  • An option to attend a wheeling 101 course
  • Catered breakfast and dinner
  • Entertainment
  •  Evening festivities like prize draws and games

Camp NL raises money for the operation of the OF4WD and through the event earning we make a donation to the Halliburton Hospital Health Foundation (HHHF). A way to give back to our trail hosting community.

Aug
17
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout Back door @ Lavant Lookout
Aug 17 all-day

Description

Lavant Lookout is a trail that leads to a scenic lookout near Lavant.  The trail is rocky, with some tight sections and a few muddy sections. There is a rock garden, known as the mine field, that requires careful navigation before reaching the top. On this run, we will also tackle run the trail from the back door and head up to the lookout.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown

Map of Hopetown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Members only for this run please. If you wish to bring a guest along, please contact us in advance.

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water.

Aug
25
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls
Aug 25 all-day

Description

Bear Skulls gets its name from a pair of bear skulls we discovered perched on a rock next to the trail. While the trail has been negotiated by a stock 4-door JK, it is tight, and has several optional obstacles that will certainly challenge even the most modified vehicle. Among these optional obstacles there is a tight squeeze that has been known to tear soft tops, an arm-wrenching rock climb and the infamous waterfall, that still hasn’t been done without the use of a winch.

There is an extended section of the trail that features a steep climb, however the last several trips to the trail, we’ve had to skip it due to damage, or simply being late in the day.

Meeting Place

Meeting Location: Bogie General Store (formerly Munford’s) in Calabogie @ 10:00am

Map of The Bogie General Store

Departure

Meeting Location: 10:30am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail.

This trail has some tight areas, and plenty of rock to navigate. Some lift, oversized tire and under-armour are recommended for this trail.

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This trail run is open only to EOTB members in good standing.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

 

 

Aug
30
Fri
EOTB Labour Day Trail and Camp Adventure @ Mountain Chute Dam
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day

Description

A relatively new annual event, this is a four day camping trip and trail run all rolled into one. In addition traveling 55km and hitting five of the most challenging trails the region has to offer, this event will feature on-trail rough camping. There will be no returning to the comforts of home between runs.

You must register to attend this event.

Treat this adventure as a 4+ trail run.

Restrictions

This event takes place on some very challenging trails with some of the most difficult obstacles. Damage is not only possible, but likely.

You must be self-sufficient. Each member attending the event must bring their own camping equipment, food, clothing and water. Do not assume that others will have items you may need or space to carry your equipment.

Limited Space

Due to limited space at some of the camping locations and the long nature of the event, we will be limiting the number of vehicles in attendance.

Itinerary

Please note, this is last year’s itinerary and will likely change for this year’s event.

Friday

Dinner: 6:30pm

We will kick-off the trip with our last civilized meal at the Redneck Bistro in Calabogie.

Departure: 8:00pm

The adventure will begin with a night run up the Crag Lake Front Door, adding a whole new dimension to this already challenging trail. We will setup camp at Crag Lake where there will be an opportunity for a night swim and some laughs by the camp fire.

Saturday

Departure: 10:30am

After tearing down camp and repacking our vehicles, we will venture around to the south side of Crag Lake, AKA, the Cragacon. This is probably the most technically demanding part of the trip, and will almost certainly require a winch on the return trip. We will be taking this trail further than ever before, having lunch along the cliff overlooking the valley towards Long Bay Lake. The day will include some exploring, possibly a hike to the cliffs overlooking Round Schooner Lake before returning to Crag Lake for a second night of camping.

Sunday

Departure 10:30am

With our campsites packed-up, we will continue along to the back door of Crag Lake and connect with the Sullivan Lake Trail. Sullivan Lake will be the second camping stop on our tour where there will be another opportunity for a swim.

Monday

Departure: 10:30am

From Sullivan Lake, we will head east then south to the top of Evergreen Mountain. Here, there will be some time to play and explore the mountain top for new obstacles and play areas before heading down the narrow pass that leads to the lower shelf and eventually down the south side of the mountain where, time permitting, we can run the Long Bay Lake trail on the way out.

Mandatory Equipment

Each vehicle attending must have appropriate recovery equipment, tools and fuel to sustain their vehicle throughout the trip. In addition, sufficient camping gear, food and water for all of the passengers in their vehicle.

Fuel

While the trip take four days to complete, the total distance traveled is relatively short, therefore refueling should not be necessary. It is highly recommended, however, that you fill your fuel tank in Calabogie to avoid any unexpected fuel shortages.

Food

Each member attending is responsible to provide food for the passengers in their vehicle. Plan to bring foods that do not require refrigeration, as there will be no opportunity to obtain ice or other means of refrigeration along the way.

Guests

As there is limited space, this is a members-only event.

Registration

You must be a member to register for this event.

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Aug
31
Sat
Member Overland – Calabogie @ Calabogie
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

The day will start in Almonte before touring through Pakenham, Darling to K&P and eventually the Calabogie damn. From there, we will drive hydro line and camp. At night there will be a small meeting before dark at the communal campfire. Next day we will have 3-4 hour loop on Sunday ending near Bon Echo park.

There is potential for some slightly tight trails and depending on environmental conditions, the campsite could have tall grass etc, please be prepared (wet ground, bugs, ticks etc)..

Please note that this trip will be limited to 5 trucks/tents due to camp site area, so hurry up and register!

Meeting Place

Meeting Location: Ultramar in Almont at 9:00am (5525 Appleton Side Rd, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0)

Map to meeting location

Departure

We will be leaving no later than 9:00am.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. Stock 4×4 vehicles welcome as well as AWD vehicles with at least 7″ ground clearance (Subaru Outback, Jeep Renegade etc).

Each member will be responsible for their own camping equipment, food and supplies. Additional requirements and recommendations will be communicated to registrants by e-mail.

Fuel

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This is a members only run. If you wish to invite a non-member, please contact the trail leader to confirm that this event is suitable for your guest.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

All rules applicable to regular trail runs apply to overlanding activities.  Absolutely no use of alcohol or drugs by drivers or passengers before or during trail runs.