Calendar

Apr
18
Sat
Trail Leader Course and BBQ @ Almonte, ON
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

Registration

If you wish to attend the course, please complete the short form by clicking the registration link. The trail leader course is open to members only.

May
3
Sun
Member Run – 2020 Season Opener @ Darling Line
May 3 all-day

The last two seasons, the EOTB has had to break with tradition and move our season opener to the Darling Line do to excessively wet conditions at the Gorge. This season, we thought we’d skip the rescheduling and go straight to Darling and limit our season opener to members.

The trail runs along a power line offering a variety of rocky obstacles to play on with the option of bypassing obstacles you don’t feel you, or your vehicle, are quite ready for. As the Season Opener usually attracts a large number of vehicles, please come prepared for a slow pace, with plenty of opportunity to socialize while watching your peers tackle the various obstacles. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members and take some great photos!

Given the unpredictability of our climate, the schedule could be changed. Please keep an eye on the calendar.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

There will be no secondary meeting place for this event. Please note, we will be starting from the North end of the trail, so we will not be passing through Hopetown. If you are coming from west of the city, you can join the rolling convoy as it passes through Almonte.

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Requirements

Front and rear tow points are mandatory for this trail.

Fuel

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

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash for the $20.00 guest fee. This is credited to your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

Members

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2019 season, please bring your guest fee or renew online on our website prior to attending.

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.

 

May
9
Sat
Member Run – Crag Lake Adopt-a-Trail @ Crag Lake Trail
May 9 all-day

In partnership with the OF4WD, the EOTB has adopted the Crag Lake trail. We will run the Crag Lake trail with a focus on clearing any debris or trees that may have come down over the winter months, trim branches encroaching on the trail and pick-up any garbage we find along the way.

While we will be running the trail, you can expect that progress will be slower than usual as we work to maintain the trail.

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.

Equipment

Since this is a trail maintenance event, we recommend you bring some work gloves and appropriate tools. We will likely require one or more chainsaws to clear downed trees, clippers and machetes to trim branches and we will bring garbage bags to collect any garbage we find along the way.

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.

May
24
Sun
Member Run – Sullivan Lake
May 24 all-day

Description

Sullivan Lake is part of the Crag Lake Trail System. The trail runs east of the back door before cutting south through a ravine and up to another stunning ridge-top lake.

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.

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.

May
30
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout Front to Back @ Lavant Lookout
May 30 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 the back door of the trail which adds some more challenging rocky obstacles and a tricky soft exit.

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.

Jun
14
Sun
Member Run – The Quinn @ The Quinn
Jun 14 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.

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

Description

We know the when, but we’re still working out the details for the rest! Check back here for updates.

Jul
3
Fri
Member Run – Crag Lake South (Cragacon)
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm

Description

Crag Lake is one of the club’s favourite trails with challenging rock climbs ending at a very scenic lakeside. The trail, however, also branches off to the south where the terrain becomes even rockier and more challenging. Damage is likely on this trail.

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
11
Sat
Member Run – Bear Skulls
Jul 11 all-day

Description

Bear Skulls gets its name from a pair of bear skulls we discovered perched on a rock next to the trail. It is a short trail, but it isn’t without it’s challenges. 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 The Bogie General Store

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
19
Sun
Member Run – Evergreen Mountain @ Evergreen Mountain
Jul 19 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.

We will climb the trail from the south this time.

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 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.

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.