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May
26
Sun
Member Run – Crag Lake Adopt-a-Trail @ Crag Lake Trail
May 26 all-day

In partnership with the OF4WD, the EOTB has adopted the Crag Lake trail. We will run the Crag Lake trail with a focus on clearing any debris or trees that may have come down over the winter months, trim branches encroaching on the trail and pick-up any garbage we find along the way.

While we will be running the trail, you can expect that progress will be slower than usual as we work to maintain the trail.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:00am

Given the length of the trail, we will forego the usual meeting spot in Bells Corners and meet at The Bogie General Store at the intersection of Highways 508 and 511.

Departure

We will be leaving no later than 9:30am.

Equipment

Since this is a trail maintenance event, we recommend you bring some work gloves and appropriate tools. We will likely require one or more chainsaws to clear downed trees, clippers and machetes to trim branches and we will bring garbage bags to collect any garbage we find along the way.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. A lift and 33″ or larger tires is recommended for this trail.

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

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.

Jun
1
Sat
Member Run – The Quinn @ The Quinn
Jun 1 all-day

Description

The Quinn is a club favourite and known as one of the most challenging trails in the region. The trail has seen a lot of wear and tear lately due to traffic. It is very rocky with rocky climbs and off-camber areas. In some areas even the bypasses can be challenging. There is a traditional lunch spot at top of the hill overlooking the lake. We usually go in the “back door” (north entrance) which makes the trail more challenging and exit via the “front door” (south entrance) over bridge.

Meeting Place

Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:30am

Map of the Bogie General Store

Departure

Meeting Location: 10:00am

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 fuelled 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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Jun
16
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls
Jun 16 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.

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
Member Run – Crag Lake South (Cragacon)
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Description

Crag Lake is one of the club’s favourite trails with challenging rock climbs ending at a very scenic lakeside. The trail, however, also branches off to the south where the terrain becomes even rockier and more challenging. Damage is likely on this trail.

This is an overnight event with limited enrollment that will include overnight camping and some hiking.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:00am

Given the length of the trail, we will forego the usual meeting spot in Bells Corners and meet at The Bogie General Store at the intersection of Highways 508 and 511.

Departure

We will be leaving no later than 9:30am.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. A lift and 33″ or larger tires is recommended for this trail.

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

Since we will be camping, bring a tent, sleeping bag and enough food and water to sustain you for two full days. 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.

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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
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.

 

 

Sep
14
Sat
Member Run – Crag Lake Front Door
Sep 14 all-day

Description

Crag Lake is one of the club’s favourite trails with challenging rock climbs ending at a very scenic lakeside.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:00am

Given the length of the trail, we will forego the usual meeting spot in Bells Corners and meet at The Bogie General Store at the intersection of Highways 508 and 511.

Departure

We will be leaving no later than 9:30am.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. A lift and 33″ or larger tires is recommended for this trail.

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

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.

Sep
21
Sat
Recovery Seminar & Lavant Lookout Sunset Run @ Lavant Lookout
Sep 21 all-day


The EOTB will be offering a recovery seminar for its members. During this seminar, you will learn techniques for the safe extraction of a vehicle stuck on the trail. Techniques will include use of the following equipment:

  • Recovery Straps
  • Winches
  • Snatch blocks
  • Air bags
  • Hi-Lift Jack

Following the seminar, we will do a dusk run to Lavant Lookout to catch the Sunset (at 7:05 pm)  before heading completing the day with a night run back down the trail. The trail run portion of the event is optional and you may choose to leave from Dixon Lake at the end of the seminar.

Location

The recovery seminar will take place at Dixon Lake, the traditional air down location for the Lavant Lookout trail.

 Meeting Place

As some participants may not know the way to Dixon Lake, we will meet in the Loblaws parking lot in Bells Corners and convoy from there. We will meet at 11:00am with the intent of departing no later than 11:30am.

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 11:00am

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown, on Highway 511 just west of Wolf Grove Road.

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 11:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 12:15pm (approximate)

Fuel

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

Members only

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.

Registration

To register for this event click the registration link at the top of this page.

Sep
27
Fri
EOTB Fall Camp
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Description

The EOTB will gather at Black Donald Tent and Trailer park to meet with good friends and enjoy a few days of wheeling as we near the end of the wheeling season. While the air will be cooler, and the nights a little crisper, we will warm our hands and feet by the camp fire and warm our hearts with friendly conversation and maybe a few laughs.

As we typically have a smaller group for this event, only one trail is usually run, and tends to be moderate to challenging.

Booking a Site

For Fall Camp, it is your responsibility to book your site directly with Black Donald. You can do so by e-mail (general@blackdonaldtntpark.ca), or by calling Black Donald at 613-752-2513.

Registration

Once you have booked your site, please take a moment to register for the event. While you will be booking and paying for your site directly with Black Donald, registering with us will help us track who is attending and where we can find you.

You can register with the button at the top of this event.

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.

Arrival and Departure

Campers can arrive any time after 3pm on Friday, September 23rd and must depart by Noon on Sunday, September 25th unless you have booked an extended stay with Black Donald.

Fuel

Fuel is available in Calabogie or at the marina at Black Donald. Please have your vehicle fueled and ready before the departure time of 10am each morning.

Non-Members

If you plan to invite non-members, you should confirm with an EOTB executive in advance. Space is limited, and prefer to 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.