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Trekking with Chev @ Bon Echo ~ A Backpacking Adventure
THE TRIP IS NOW FULL, PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ANY MORE PAYMENTS. IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE STAY ON THE WAITING LIST, IF SOMEONE BACKS OUT THEN I WILL CONTACT THE REMAINING WAITING LIST MEMBERS. THANKS! Hi Friends, I'm going to return to one of my favourite backpacking trails, in Bon Echo PP called the Abes and Essens Trail and would like to invite you to join me! Just to see how awesome last years trip was click here: 2017: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Backcountry/photos/28172237/464644170/ Bon Echo Provincial Park located north of Napanee is renowned for Mazinaw Rock. This 1.5-kilometre sheer rock face rises 100 metres above Mazinaw Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Ontario, and features over 260 native pictographs - the largest visible collection in Canada. This is going to be a 17km trip split between 2 days. There is a 12 person limit for this trip! We’ll be meeting at Bon Echo Park on Friday September 21st and returning on Sunday September 23rd 2018. Friday night we’ll be car camping in Mazinaw Lake Campground then we’ll pack up our things and head to the Abes & Essens trail head on Saturday morning! We’ll be camping on Abes Lake on Saturday at with a beautiful views of the lake! The camping cost of the trip will be – $25.00/person - Which includes reservation fees, camping fees for both nights, two vehicle parking fees. (Any extra vehicles will be required to pay the extra vehicle fee.) Please remember that you will also need to have cash for: *Gas Money for carpooling *Food *If you drive an extra vehicle (driving solo) *Firewood contribution for Friday night! *Anything else you may require Because this is somewhat of an moderate to intermediate trip, I would recommend that you have at least some backpacking experience, and be able to supply your own gear. That being said we can always try to share the pack load by buddying up and sharing stoves and gear etc… TO RSVP FOR THIS TRIP: What I have found works best in the past, is that, I am requesting that if you want to attend this trip that you email transfer your camping payment to myself at [masked] (or feel free to use paypal) the $25.00 camping fee. I just find that this tends to encourage people who pay upfront to not cancel last minute, and seriously commit to attending. You can also pay in person - but as this is a small attendee limit, it could fill up fast. Once I have received your payment I will manually change your RSVP to a yes! In terms of refunds, if something comes up and you can no longer attend after you have paid, you can exchange your spot to someone on the waiting list. Travel Arrangements For 6 people I'd like to arrange us to travel in 2 cars! Once the RSVP's are full, we can start to figure out who can drive and who lives close to where for pick ups! I'll be driving from Kitchener on the friday at 3pm and can take 2-3 more people + gear! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me, I'm happy to answer any questions I can! Thanks -Chev

Bon Echo Provincial Park

R.R.1 · Cloyne, ON

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