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May
22
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls
May 22 all-day

Description

The Bear Skulls trail 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 Munford’s

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.

May
29
Sun
Member Run – Evergreen Mountain Climb @ Evergreen Mountain
May 29 all-day

Description

Evergreen Mountain is the newest of the trails in the Crag Lake trail system. It extends past Sullivan Lake to climb Evergreen Mountain and exit down the south side. The trail offers large rocks, several changes in altitude, a tight ravine known as the Can Opener and stunning views along the way. For this event, we will climb this beast from the south side.

Register

Click here to register for this event.

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 in Calabogie 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.

CB Radios

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

Please note, that should the group choose to split, one group will remain on channel 4, the other will move to channel 16.

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.

Since this trail is long, and can take a full day, it is recommended you bring extra food, just in case, and they are forecasting hot weather, so bring extra water as well.

Jun
4
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout
Jun 4 all-day

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.

Please note, that due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running a potluck this year.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Rexall parking lot. Almonte @ 9:30am

Rexall, Almonte

We’ll roll through Hopetown, on Highway 511 just west of Wolf Grove Road, and pick up any stragglers!

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 10:00am

Convoy roll through Hopetown: 10:15am (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.

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.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch or shared food, 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
11
Sat
Member Run – Cragacon, Round Schooner Lake
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

Description

Cragacon: self-reliant travel on extreme trails when trips are multi-day where tent camping, wild (no facilities), is the only available accommodation. Regardless of what we drive on and where we sleep, cragacon is about the challenge, about exploring, about encounters with nature and with new obstacles. There will be many technical obstacles, which is the goal, but not the only goal.

Round Schooner Lake is an extension of the Crag Lake trail system. Turning to the west, this trail is a non-stop onslaught of obstacles with large rocks, tight turns and vehicle-punishing obstacles. While the trail is very challenging, the reward at the end is a stunning view overlooking Round Schooner Lake.

This is a multi-day 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

A lift, 33″ or larger tires, a winch and a tolerance for damage are required 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.

Jun
18
Sat
Member Run – The Quinn
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am

 

Description

This very popular well-known trail has been used for many years by all kinds of groups. In 2008, tire manufacturer BF Goodrich awarded it the status of “Outstanding Trail”.  This is a full day trail; 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 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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Jun
26
Sun
Open Run – Adopt-a-Road Clean-up @ The Bogie General Store
Jun 26 all-day

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Description

For the past two yeas, the county has suspended the Adopt-a-Road program due to COVID restrictions. If they do not lift the suspension, this will be a train run to the Calabogie Line.

The EOTB has adopted a 2km stretch of Calabogie Road, northeast of The Bogie General Store. Twice a year, as part of the Adopt-a-Road program, the EOTB take a crew out to clean-up garbage along that 2km stretch. The process usually takes less than two hours, and we end the day with a short trail run, likely the Calabogie Line.

Meeting Place

To avoid delays in getting to the trail, we will skip the Bells Corners meeting place, and meet directly in Calabogie at The Bogie General Store.

Departure

We will meet at 10:00am to begin the highway clean-up.

Primary Meeting Location: We will depart for the trail once the highway clean-up is completed

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. We also recommend you carry a tow strap and some shackles.

For the highway clean-up, we will provide garbage bags and rubber gloves, but recommend you bring your own gloves and wear high visibility clothing (bright colors). Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Gas

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 collected at every trail run for non-members and is applied towards your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

While guests are welcome to join us for this event, this trail does not have as many bypasses as our usual open events.

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.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Jul
9
Sat
Recovery Seminar and Trail Leader Course @ To Be Announced
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Heading out on trail runs is why we are members of the EOTB and getting stuck is an inevitable part of that. This training day in two parts aims to ensure our members have proper knowledge of recovery techniques and to ensure that those members volunteering to lead trail events have the proper training to provide a positive experience for all in attendance.

These events are scheduled back-to-back, but are independent, and it isn’t necessary to stay for the trail leader course if you attend the extraction seminar.

Click here to register.

Recovery Seminar

The EOTB recovery seminar will cover the proper use of recovery equipment including:

  • Tow Straps and Recovery Straps
  • Winches
  • Snatch Blocks
  • Jacks
  • Air Bags

The session will cover applicable safety measures, discuss what to look for in a recovery situation and various techniques applicable to common equipment.

Trail Leader Course

The aim of the trail leader course is to provide knowledge and share some of the club’s collective experience with those individuals that volunteer to lead the group. Individuals completing the course should gain an understanding of the skills, knowledge and experience to be an effective leader on the trail.

The course will cover topics such as:

  • Communications
  • Recovery Situations
  • Incident and Emergency Management
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Spotting
  • Environmental Considerations

Taking the course alone does not make you a trail leader, but is an important step in the process.

Jul
16
Sat
Member Run – Quinn Loop @ Quinn Loop
Jul 16 all-day

Description

The Quinn loop is an an extension of the Quinn trail that loops around the southwest side of Quinn Lake. It is a more moderate trail than the Quinn with some tight corners and rocky obstacles and a small waterfall that runs across the trail creating a lovely spot for lunch.

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 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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Jul
23
Sat
Member Run – Bear Skulls
Jul 23 all-day

Description

The Bear Skulls trail 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 Munford’s

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.

Jul
29
Fri
Camp EOTB 2022 @ Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park
Jul 29 – Aug 1 all-day

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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.

Register Now

Click here to register for 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.

Campground Rules

Please take a moment to review the Campground Rules. The EOTB has enjoyed the hospitality of Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park for over a decade, and we’d like to maintain a good relationship with the owners. Please observe the rules, and watch your speed on the grounds.

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.