Bring your events to the restaurant and be the first to know about trips being planned, or put your two cents worth on what trips you'd like planned and where to go. As this is a Member driven club, we need your input on what interests you, as well as organizers who wish to help with putting together trips. Alternatively, if you just want to eat good food, enjoy the company of our Members. Feel free to invite a friend.
Tea N Bannock is a small 40 seat restaurant. Please REGISTER early so that we can make the appropriate reservations. We currently have reserved for 20 people.
The Five Winds President Day Hike will visit Lynde Shores Conservation Area. Established in 1972, the 272-hectare Lynde Shores Conservation Area, together with the adjacent Cranberry West Tract (40 hectares) is well known for its wildlife viewing opportunities. The area provides excellent habitat for nesting birds and acts as an important stopover point for waterfowl and shorebirds migrating along the north shore of Lake
Email me at Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Meet at the Parking Lot N43.854852, W78.967012. There maybe a small parking fee.
GoogleMaps link to Parking spot.
The day hike will be roughly 4-5 km, 2-3 hours of hiking at a modest pace, with breaks and lunch making up the rest of the time. Bring your lunch. We plan to walk to Lake Ontario for lunch on the beach.
No car to get there? No problem. You can take the GO TRAIN to the Whitby station. Get off on south side of the station and let me know and I'll pick you up. Leave Union at 8:43 PM (Sunday) - arrive in Whitby at 9:33 PM.
We will canoe in to McCrae Lake, 1 portage over the falls and one at the very beginning, and set up camp near our trail system. We'll split up in groups concentrating first on the western side of our trails which is usually the most difficult to reach.
If you do not have a canoe, but want to come, sign up anyways as there are usually people with canoes looking for partners. The club has extra trail clearing equipment. Just bring garden gloves.
If it turns out that this weekend is really rainy, we will postpone until May 26-27 for those who are still available.
Food is independent.
Meet Location: At "trailhead" or carpool locations. More info will be provided to those signed up.
Cost: Car pooling costs.
Organizer: Wendy O.
Select the REGISTER button to register/cancel for this event.
Registration closes on Sunday, April 29th at 9 p.m. so people have time to arrange their car pools.
This will be a one-way hike through marked and unmarked trails. We don't often get a chance to be on these trails very often unless we are doing a ski cross-over or a multi-day trip.
You need to be able to keep a pace of at least 4 km/hr on constant up and down terrain. You must be fit and have the endurance to continue as there are no turnaround points. There are unmarked sections both at the beginning and at the end of the hike. There are no water crossings.
Meet Location: At "trailhead" or carpool locations. More info and car pool arrangements will be provided to those signed up. We will need to have a car shuttle both at the beginning and at the end of the hike. Expect that it will be close to 6:00 before we are on our way back home.
Maximum: 20 (may split off in two groups with slightly different routes)
Registration closes on Sunday, Wednesday, May 9th at 9 p.m. so people have time to arrange their car pools, and work out the car shuttles.
Come join us for a weekend of music with over 50 artists/groups. Performers have started to be announced such as Danny Michel, Fred Eaglesmith, Nick Lowe, Bahamas, Bill and Joel Plaskett, The Good Lovelies (you've heard them if you've listened to Stuart McLean), Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Walk off the Earth won the Juno Group of the Year in 2016, and will be one of the headliners. Prices continue to rise as the date gets closer.
Festival Gates open from Friday 4:00 p.m. to midnight; and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. That's a lot of music! Many of the performers perform multiple times either by themselves or together as a group.
If you prefer to listen to less music, you can ride your bike, swim , or hike during the day, all available right from your campsite.
This is an event in conjunction with OCEY. In past years, we've had over 20 people attending/camping.
Meet Location: Tudhope Park, Orillia
Cost: Day Pass or Weekend Pass. Buy early as prices significantly go up as the date approaches. If you wait till last minute, the price of a single day is about the same or more than an "early bird" weekend pass.
"Festival camping" (only available if you buy a weekend pass/person, parking pass is extra) The "campground" is in Tudhope Park which is a no camping park at all other times. It is adjacent to the festival grounds so you can walk there. You can camp from Thurs. 3 p.m. to Monday 12:00 noon.
Food can be purchased onsite at very reasonable prices, or stoves may be used (limited facilities).
Guests: The Mariposa Folk Festival is a very family-friendly event, and you will see generations of families attending with activities for children/grandchildren to keep them busy. Special pricing for adults under 25, or free for 12 and under.
Buy your ticket first from the Mariposa website (you can buy the camping portion later if you're not sure of accommodations) and select the REGISTER button to register for this event.
Do you like cycling, hiking and camping? Can you cycle 50-60 km. including hills? Then, this is an event for you.
We will be car camping (glamping) at Six Mile Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, July 21. I have reserved a non-electrical site that will fit 3 tents. We are car camping, so we can bring luxury items that do not belong in the backcountry! There are also hotels nearby, so you can always join us for the activities but sleep elsewhere
Register by: July 7, 2018
Event Organizer: Louise L.
We will be camping near our Gravenhurst side trails and will spend a couple of days trailclearing/canoeing with the remainder canoeing/hiking/exploring). We have a number of portages about 800/800/400 m each way (Brotherson), so packing efficiently and light is essential as we also have to bring in trail clearing equipment and markers, and want to minimize our back and forths on the portages. Food will be independent. Trail equipment supplied, just bring garden/work gloves.
If you do not have a canoe, but want to come, sign up as there are usually people with canoes looking for partners, a canoe available if someone can car top it, or else the possibility that you can rent with another person.
Note: You must be at the put-in by Friday morning. If you are coming on your own on Saturday, you will need to be totally self-sufficient, as well as know how to find where we are located, which is not that easy if you don't have the map skills and unfamiliar with the area as this is not a well-known route.
Meet Location: At "put-in" or carpool locations. More info will be provided to those signed up.
Max: 10 people
Photos from a previous trip: here.
Registration closes on Sunday, August 25th at 9 p.m. so people have time to arrange their car pools. Max 10.
Do you like wild mushrooms? Either to eat or to admire or to photograph? Do you want to learn about mushroom identification? Do you love hiking on the Five Winds trails and taking time to stop and smell the roses? (in this case, the mushrooms). Then, this hike is for you.
Louise will be leading a hike on our trails near Gibson Lake. We'll meet at the Major Mackenzie Carpool lot at 7:45 a.m. and depart at 8:00 sharp.
Register by: September 9, 2018
Accommodations: At Mike and Wendy's cottage in Waubaushene, 20 minutes from the trails (1/2 hr from Barrie). Bring a sleeping bag or sheets. You can stay Friday (come up Friday evening after work) or Saturday morning. Maximum 12 staying at the house (even if tenting outside--we only have one bathroom).
Food: Bring your own breakfasts and lunches. Saturday night, we will have a pot luck. BYOB
Friday night dinner: I'll make a dinner for those that would like to eat when they get to Waub so no need to stop along the way up. (pass the hat for dinner). Dinner at 7:00, or eat when you get there.
Day Trippers: Those coming up either Saturday or Sunday, please let me know and will try to arrange car pools. All dependent on who will be coming up when.
Cost: Car pooling.
Trail Clear: We will be at the trailhead on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead or drop-off spot. Saturday, we will be off by 4:30-500 p.m.; Sunday will be shorter.
Select the REGISTER button to register for this event, whether you are planning to stay for the weekend or to do a day trip.
Deadline: Sunday, October 8 to allow time to plan what routes, groups, car pooling, make sure we have enough trail clearing equipment, etc. If you book later, you will have to make your own arrangements on travelling and/or accommodations.
Registration: Registration opens on September 1, 2018.
Note: This is an ALL DAY EVENT as per website.
(We needed to "trigger" the cancellation time of Friday 1:00 p.m.)
Note: Members who book after Friday 1:00 p.m. will need to select the "late fee" option. You will be responsible for paying the $10 late fee even if the other options are not grayed out. We can see the times people register.
There will be one Off-Trail Snowshoe Group, as well as a number of Ski Groups.
There will also be one Ski Navigation Group. This is an opportunity to gain confidence in wilderness navigation using a Five Winds map, compass, features of nature, or a GPS. Bring a map in a waterproof case (that hangs around your neck or is otherwise easily accessible) and a compass. GPS is optional
Currently, there is no Snowshoe Groups this week. If a Snowshoe Leader becomes available, we will update and let the Membership know.
Bus Pick-Up Times and Locations can be found here
Members: Login first to receive the Member Price options. Members are allowed to book up to the Friday 1:00 p.m. You may reserve a spot after this time but a late fee will apply. (Note: The Member Price without Late Fee does not "disappear" until midnight, however, if you book after the cut-off time, you need to select the correct option. If incorrectly selected, you will be responsible for the extra fee.) Cancellations without penalty can be made up to Friday, 1:00 p.m. for credit with any refunds to be settled by April 30 or before.
Non-Members: Non-Members pay an additional $10 fee and are allowed to book up to the Thursday midnight After this time, a Non-Member cannot register for the bus. Cancellations without penalty can be made up to Friday, 1:00 p.m. for credit with any refunds to be settled by April 30 or before. Non-Members should pay Online.
Quick Steps to Register
1. Login first if you have an account (much of your info will Autofill)
2. Click on the Register button
3. Enter your E-mail Address > Security Code (if present) >Next
4. Select the Price that applies (if late fee applies select from those options) >Next
5. Fill out Form > Next
6. Review Info and select on one of the following:
Cancelling Your Registration
1. Login and return to the Event
2. Under the Register button, click Already registered
3. Click the Cancel Registration button. You will receive an e-mail confirming the cancellation. (Note: After the Friday 1:00 deadline, the Cancel Registration button will disappear).
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