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Jun
25
Fri
Member Run – Cragacon, Round Schooner Lake
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 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.

Jul
1
Thu
Member Run – Canada Day
Jul 1 all-day

Description

Spending Canada Day on Capital Hill is probably a bad idea this year, so come spend it on the trails. This will be a member’s only event to an undisclosed location. Where will we be going? Join us, and find out!

Jul
3
Sat
Member Run – Quinn Loop @ Quinn Loop
Jul 3 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.

The trail has seen relatively little use over the past few years but thanks to some maintenane efforts last season, the trail is becoming more accessible and will return to the regular rotation.

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
18
Sun
Member Run – Lavant Lookout Double Header @ Lavant Lookout
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am

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: 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.

Member Run – Calabogie Line Dusk Run @ The Bogie General Store
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

Calabogie Line at Night

Description

The Calabogie Line is a 4.5km stretch of power line that roughly runs parallel to Calabogie road. The entrance is just north of where the power line intersects the road and heads north-north-east from there, exiting onto Ferguson Lake road. The trail has experienced relatively light use, although it is commonly used by dirt bikes.

The start time for this event is not a typo. The event will begin in the evening, allowing members to do a Saturday double-header and put those trail lights to good use.

Meeting Place

The Bogie General Store @ 7:00pm

Departure

We will leave the meeting place no later than 7:30pm.

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.

Registration

In order to participate in this event, you must register. If you plan to attend multiple during the Civic Holiday weekend, please register for each of them.

Register Now

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
30
Fri
Camp EOTB 2021 @ Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day

Camp Banner web

Regrettably, this event has been cancelled this year.

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.

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.

Aug
7
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout Back door @ Lavant Lookout
Aug 7 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: Hopetown lot @ 10:00am

Map of Hopetown

Trail Waiver

You will not be permitted to participate if you have not submitted a trail waiver.

Click here to complete the trail waiver for this event.

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: No later than 10:30am

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
22
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls
Aug 22 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
Sat
Recovery Seminar & Lavant Lookout Sunset Run @ Lavant Lookout
Aug 28 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.

Registration

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