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May
1
Sat
Cancelled – Season Opener, Sullivan Lake
May 1 all-day

Cancelled

Due to the 28-day provincial lockdown, effective April 8, 2021, this event has been cancelled.

May
2
Sun
Cancelled – Season Opener Day 2, Darling Line @ Upper Darling Line
May 2 all-day

Cancelled

Due to the 28-day provincial lockdown, effective April 8, 2021, this event has been cancelled.

May
8
Sat
Cancelled – Crag Lake Adopt-a-Trail
May 8 all-day

Cancelled

Due to the 28-day provincial lockdown, effective April 8, 2021, this event has been cancelled.

May
16
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls
May 16 all-day

Description

Bear Skulls is a relatively new trail to the EOTB, having been opened by the club over the last few seasons. The 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
23
Sun
Member Run – Evergreen Mountain
May 23 all-day

Description

Evergreen Mountain is the newest of the trails in the Crag Lake trail system. It extends past Sullivan Lake to climb the 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.

We will be running the trail south to north, climbing through the can opener.

Meeting Place

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

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 10:00am.

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.

May
29
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout
May 29 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.

Meeting Place

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

Rexall Pharmacy, Almonte

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 10:0am

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

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

Registration

In order to participate in this event, you must register. If you plan to attend multiple during the Civic Holiday weekend, you need only register once.

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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.

Jun
6
Sun
Open Run – Adopt-a-Road Clean-up @ The Bogie General Store
Jun 6 all-day

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Description

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

You must register and pay your guest fee online to participate. This is credited to your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

Please complete, submit and print the guest waiver form and bring it with you.

Guest Waiver Form

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.

Jun
13
Sun
Member Run – The Quinn
Jun 13 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 the 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
19
Sat
Member Run – Cragacon, Round Schooner Lake
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

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
26
Sat
Recovery Seminar and Trail Leader Course @ To Be Announced
Jun 26 @ 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.

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.