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.
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.
We will be leaving no later than 9:30am.
A lift, 33″ or larger tires, a winch and a tolerance for damage are required for this trail.
Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.
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.
Please tune your CB to channel 4. No CB? Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.
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.
Regrettably, this event has been cancelled this year.
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.
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.
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 is available in Calabogie or at the marina at Black Donald. Please have your vehicle fueled and ready before the departure time each morning.
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, a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note, this is last year’s itinerary and will likely change for this year’s event.
We will kick-off the trip with our last civilized meal at the Redneck Bistro in Calabogie.
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.
After breakfast, we will venture around to Round Schooner Lake. This is probably the most technically demanding part of the trip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As there is limited space, this is a members-only event.