Trail Report – Crag Lake Back Door – Camp EOTB 2008

Having lost the only JK willing to join our little group despite the tightness of this trail, to a leaky radiator back at the dam parking lot (Rodney can tell you all about that), five TJs embarked upon a quest to retrace last summer's blazing of the East-to-West running of the Crag Lake trail. After the usual disconnecting, airing down, mirror folding / removal and such, I in my battered and extra-wide '02 (soon to be more battered), Norm in his more sensibly shod Sahara on 36"s, Evan in hi...
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Trail Report – Lingham Lake – August 2008

The Lingham Lake event was held from 15 - 18 Aug 08. Members gathered at the Hardwood camp site in Bon Echo Provincial Park. The campsite was in a remote part of the Park; it had no electricity, but had running water, and one other necessary feature. The showers or comfort station was located the entrance to Hardwood about a kilometre from our camp site. Participating members were Chris, Carol and family, Evan, Christine and family, Pat Q. and kids, Paul D and clan, Ian S, Nick C, Mike B, a...
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Trail Report – Darling – July 2008

As is our habit, we met in Bells Corners at 9:00am. Just four trucks, Nick, Mario, Stephen and myself and waited until 9:30 to leave for the trail head in case someone else came. We were expecting to collect Ed in Hopetown, but got a message that he couldn't make it. So we were four. (more…)
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Trail Report – Carp – July 2008

I can here the echos now when the decision was made to do the Carp trail before the EOTB BBQ. "It's close to town"; "It's not so bad, it should be fine for the stock vehicles"; and I'm sure we all thought it would be a pleasant Sunday run. Nobody could have predicted this... (more…)
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Trail Report – Rusty Bat & Gorge – July 2008

Small group of 3 trucks met a Bells Corners. To my surprise I was elected trail leader. After a short discussion we decided that none of us knew anything about finding Griffith trail head. So the Rusty Bat was our new destination. 2 JK's and one Toyota. We met Ed along the way. Arrived at the trail head about 10:30 and proceeded to air down. We all took run at the rock face and succeeded except for Ed. Seems his trailer hitch got hung up and ended up being parked vertically on the rock fa...
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Trail Report – Darling – July 2008

As is our habit, we met in Bells Corners at 9:00am. Just four trucks, Nick, Mario, Stephen and myself and waited until 9:30 to leave for the trail head in case someone else came. We were expecting to collect Ed in Hopetown, but got a message that he couldn't make it. So we were four. (more…)
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Trail Report – Scotch Line & Ice Cream – July 2008

Well, it was a small group today. Not surprising given the carnage on Sunday. Four trucks left Bell's Corners at 9:30 this morning including myself, Pat in the Dodge pick-up, Ricco in the Rubicon and Rob in his white Cherokee. We made our way to Merrickville where we grabbed Carl and headed to the trail. Not having done the trail before, I wasn't sure what to expect. (more…)
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Trail Report – Brockvegas – June 2008

We started out the day with a nice sized group convoying from Bell's Corners picking up Matt in Kemptville and Ed in Merrickville on our way to Brockville. We joined the rest of the group at Tim Horton's in Brockville, and headed to the trail. With all the recent rain, and with the scouting report from Mike, we knew it would be a wet day. (more…)
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Trail Run – Rusty Bat – May 2008

As much as I enjoy trail riding I’ll admit that at 7:00 Saturday morning I was asking myself why I was getting the truck ready rather than just going back to bed. It was raining very hard, the sky was black and … I was wondering how many was actually going to show up. But… on with the show… Despite the weather six trucks with family and friends along for the day showed up at Bell’s Corners. Believe it or not the conversation, spirits and general enthusiasm was not that much different than ...
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Trail Run – Lavant – May 2008

It all started out as a beautiful day. It looked as though we were going to avoid the rain. We had small group, only six trucks so we hoped for a relatively painless run to Lavant Look-out and possibly an exit out the back door. How wrong we were. (more…)
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Trail Run – Gorge – April 2008

It turned out to be a sunny warm spring day, a perfect day for our season opener, newbie trail run. We had an excellent turn-out a total of 28 vehicles participated . We left Bells Corners shortly before 10am heading to the Antrim Truck stop in Arnprior where we gased up and regrouped. (more…)
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Trail Report – Carp – October 2007

For starters I learned that my meeting point of Shell/Timmies doesn't quite exist, but we all managed to meet up at the Shell just after 7. We ended up being 3 trucks out, Paul & Cyndy in their JK, Omar in his YJ and me in my Tracker. We went in via the usual route through Carp, being my 1st time in there since the spring I was surprised to see the 1st road in was now gravel. Once on the main trail it was nice and bouncy as usual. The darkness and dampness adding their extra challenges to a ...
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Trail Run – Camp EOTB 2 – September 2007

What a great weekend! Good weather, good friends, great trails. Friday a handful of us were able to scout a new trail up toward Griffith. Saturday we ran the Quinn trail and split the group mid trail, some heading off to pinion pass. I was so impressed to hear that all 8 trucks made it up the pass, some with more assistance than others. (more…)
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Trail Report – Crag Lake Back Door – Camp EOTB 2007

While the bulk of the Camp EOTB attendees repeated last years trail run to Crag Lake from the West entrance, a small group of four well-modified hardy souls set out to try getting to Crag Lake from the East. We'd heard that this had been done before by another club, and we had a GPS track from a dirt biking friend of Ian, so exploring we went. After doing the airing-down and disconnecting thing with the entire group at the Mountain Chute dam, Ian, Rod, James, and I, with assorted passengers a...
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Trail Report – Camp EOTB 2007

Hey All.... Just a quick note to those at the Camp this year.. thanks so much we all had a blast.. and a few giggles... some more than others...I apologize for keeping those awake who wanted to sleep but what can you do? Thanks to Carol and Crystal for all that was done re: organizing and food etc...Calabogie will never be the same. (more…)
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Trail Run – Quinn – July 2007

We had 11 trucks out on Sunday to the Quinn. Paul & Cindy, Scuba, Norm, and Steve left Bells Corners about 8:45 am, hooked up with James and 4 trucks from OJC at the Carp Shell and Chris found us at Munfords. All modified, nice looking rigs! (more…)
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Trail Run – B&D – July 2007

Well it wasn't raining, it had been that morning and for days before. We actually had a good turnout, 8 trucks in total. Steve L. and his fiancée Angie trailered his CJ down, Paul & Tammy Dufresne and their kids in their JK Sierra, Paul & Cyndy with their daughter in their JK Rubicon, Scuba Steve, Neil & Donna, Darryl and a full TJ of guests and Ross with his son and nephew in the Xterra. (more…)
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Trail Run – Brockvegas – June 2007

Well it turned out to be an excellent day, not to hot, not to sunny, not to many bugs and not to many trucks from Ottawa. :( We had 6 trucks in total. Paul and Cyndy made it out from Ottawa with a JK full of teens. Jay Thomas showed up from K-Town with his cool little Land Cruiser. Carl in his Renegade on 40's his Son-in-law Mike in a Jeep, my friend Cam in a Rubicon, Steve in a Red TJ and Clinton in another Black Rubicon. (more…)
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Trail Run – Carp – April 2007

Sunday morning, April 15 2007; Raining and cool… a perfect day to sleep in and simply wait for summer weather… or open the 2007 EOTB off road season. With quite a few people just itching to get out on a trail run no matter what the weather, ten trucks gathered at our usual 9 a.m. spot, completed some paperwork and thanks to Jason and all his radios made sure everyone could communicate on the trail. (more…)
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Trail Run – Carp with Geocaching – November 2006

Three trucks met at the Zellers/Loblaws parking lot in Bells' Corners: Trevor with friend Marc in Tevor's YJ, Jason with friends Marc and Jason (another EOTB member) in Jason's supercharged X, and me with my son Andrew and his friend Nick in my X. We discussed a little about geocaching and how to enter cache points into Trevor's Garmin 60CSx (very nice unit). We headed out at about 7pm, stopping at the Crappy Tire gas bar for some air and some snacks. (more…)
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Trail Run – Black & Decker, Brockville – November 2006

Well it had been raining for the last few day's and this morning was no different, I was hoping for at least a little let up in the rain, didn't happen. Cameron a friend of mine was back in town for a visit and we usually get together a pose and run a local trail. I had hoped to take him out to the Calabogie area but it being hunting season in that area we decided on a safer plan. The B&D trail is on the city limits sandwiched between the 401 and rail lines. No hunters here. (more…)
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