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Aug
8
Sat
Open Run – Darling Line @ Upper Darling Line
Aug 8 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: Rexall parking lot. Almonte @ 9:00am

Rexall, Almonte

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

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.

Registration 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
10
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ Buster's Bar & Grill
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

Wing Night BannerLocation

Buster’s Bar & Grill

420 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 4B2

Masks

In accordance with guidance from Ottawa Public Health and City By-law No. 2020-186, the restaurant requires the uses of masks.  You must wear a mask to enter, move from table to table and use the washroom, once you are seated you can remove your mask.

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
14
Fri
Member Overland – TBD
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day

The location for this event has not yet been confirmed as a result, the meeting place may also change.

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.

Aug
15
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout Back door @ Lavant Lookout
Aug 15 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, adding an extra challenge to the event.

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
23
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls @ Bear Skulls
Aug 23 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.

Aug
28
Fri
Member Overland – TBD
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

The location for this event has not yet been confirmed as a result, the meeting place may also change.

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.

Aug
29
Sat
Recovery Seminar & Lavant Lookout Sunset Run @ Lavant Lookout
Aug 29 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 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.

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.

 

Sep
4
Fri
EOTB Labour Day Trail and Camp Adventure @ Mountain Chute Dam
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

Description

An annual event, this is a four day camping trip and trail run all rolled into one. One might even describe it as extreme overlanding. 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: 10:00am

After breakfast, 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. We plan to venture towards Round Schooner Lake once we reach the top. 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 and a hike around the side of the lake.

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 Can Opener and 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, including a winch, 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

Click here to register.

Sep
11
Fri
Member Overland – TBD
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day

The location for this event has not yet been confirmed as a result, the meeting place may also change.

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.

Sep
12
Sat
Member Run – Crag Lake Front Door
Sep 12 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.