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Intro to Backcountry Camping - Part II

Major Trips / ADVANCED

This second part of the Intro to Backcountry Camping workshop is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to practice and learn backcountry skills under the supervision and direction of experienced trip leaders.  This session is focused entirely on the newcomer to backcountry camping, participants will have the opportuity to perform the following:

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Sean for more information at srworden@mts.net

Porcus Lake camping

August 1, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Join Jerry for a 5 day leisurely canoe trip to Porcus Lake (in Exp. lakes). The trip begins at Ethelma Lake where the Berry River crosses the Highwind Lake road. Takes about 4 hours to reach Porcus (2 portages - longest an easy 300 m); 2-4 days of exploring the area; 4 hours back. You can stay the full 5 days or leave earlier.

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Jerry Ameis

Hawkcliff Lake canoe camping - CLOSED

July 11, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Join Jerry for a 7 day canoe trip to Hawkcliff Lake (just east of Exp. lakes). The trip begins at Vermillion Bay (Eagle L.); Takes 2 days to reach Hawkcliff; 3 days of exploring the area; 2 days back. Upon return, enjoy a rib supper at the world famous rib eatery in Vermillion Bay. The trip is classified as intermediate.

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Jerry Ameis

Kilvert Lake area canoe camping - CLOSED

August 17, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

Join Jerry for an 8 day canoe trip in the Kilvert Lake area (just west of Exp. lakes). The trip begins at Rushing River campground. It is a loop trip that involves a couple of long portages. There will be a few layover days. The trip is classified as advanced but strong intermediate paddlers are welcome.  Maximum of 3 canoes for the trip.

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Jerry Ameis

Backpacking Spruce Woods Epinette Creek

June 26, 2015 to June 28, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

HIke the 44Km Epinette Creek Trail over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After a couple of shorter hikes on this trail it's time to do the full deal. Friday night will be a 10Km hike to Hut 3, Saturday hike the 12Km to Hut 4, and on Sunday rise early to hike the 20+Km out to the trailhead. When registering by email please advise me of your hiking backcountry experience.

Contact / Registration: 

Phone Number: 204-781-0796, Email: srworden@mts.net, no texts please

Hike Mantario Trail September long weekend

September 3, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

We will hopefully be able to start on Thursday night
    by staying at either Hemingway or the Island view site.
    I plan to do the trail North to South this year. This is a rugged
    trail recommended for experienced hikers in good physical
    shape. When you register please advise me of your hiking

Contact / Registration: 

Sean Worden 204-781-0796 or srworden@mts.net   no texts please

Riding Mountain camping hike

September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

Hike in Western Riding Mountain on September 18th to 20th. We will depart Winnipeg Friday to arrive at the Trailhead about noon, setting up a car shuttle on route. We will start the hike at Bob Hill Lake and end near the Deep Lake Ranger Station. The hike is planned at 44.5Km with a saturday distance of about 17.4 Km. Register by phone or email, no texts please.

Contact / Registration: 

Sean Worden 204-781-0796  srworden@mts.net

Riding Mountain camping hike

July 11, 2015 to July 13, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

Hike from the trailhead on Hwy 19 along the South Escarpment trail to Muskrat lake and then do the Robinson loop to return along the South Escarpment Trail to the Trailhead on Hwy 19.  This hike is about 38.1 Km with daily distances of 7km, 17.3Km, and 13.4km.  This hike is scheduled as a Saturday to Monday hike, we depart on Saturday morning, returning Monday evening.

Contact / Registration: 

Sean Worden 204-781-0796  srworden@mts.net

Experimental Lakes Area Grand Tour

July 25, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

Join Roger for this ten-day canoe trip around the Experimental Lakes area. The route will include Stewart, Winnange, Teggau, Point, Dryberry, Hillock, Highwind, Porcus, and Geejay Lakes. Over 100 km of travel and 14 portages. Seven days will be devoted to paddling with three days for windbound/layover. Maximum of 4 canoes and 8 participants.

Contact / Registration: 

Roger Turenne rogerturenne@gmail.com or phone 204-237-5947

Riding Mountain Cycle camping

September 1, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

A week long cycle camping that starts at ends at the bison enlosure. About 80% of the Central trail and 90% of the Grassshopper valley trail will be cycled. The shortest daily distance cycled is about 5 km and the longest about 30 km.
You have until Aug 9 to register. The Riding Moutain permit process must be engaged then.

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West Coast Trail

June 13, 2016 to June 22, 2016
Major Trips / ADVANCED

NThis trip is tentatively full.  A waiting list will be established in case of cancellations. This hike is frequently rated as one of the top ten hikes in the world, the 75Km West Coast Trail is an extremely rugged trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. More details regarding the trip and the logistics are available by email.  Interested parties are encou

Contact / Registration: 

Sean Worden at 204-781-0796 or srworden@mts.net (no texts please).

Late Fall/ Winter Camping Whirlpool Lake Riding Mountain National Park

November 20, 2015 to November 22, 2015
Major Trips / ADVANCED

Join Sean Worden on this early winter camping outing to Riding Mountain National Park. Weather can be variable at this time of year with anything  including Snow possible.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Sean for more information at 204-781-0796 or email to srworden@mts.net (no texts please).

Relax, swim, fish 4-5 day canoe trip

July 14, 2016 to July 18, 2016
Major Trips / NOVICE

CLOSED. Trip is full. More details will be sent to particpants by June 13.Stay 3, 4, or 5 days. Trip begins at Luther Village parking lot (Dogtooth Lake). Cost $10 per day parking fee. Canoe about 10 km to east end of Kilvert Lake. Camp at point in Kilvert OR camp at Gale end of an easy 300 m portage between Kilvert and Gale. Campsite location depends on availability.

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Easy 5 day canoe trip

July 28, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

CLOSED.  Trip begins in Dogtooth Lake at Dogtooth resort parking lot (involves a daily parking fee). Canoe 10 km east on Dogtooth to 500 m portage to White Lake. Stay in White Lake 2 or 3 nights; 2 nights if returning via two portages to Kilvert; 3 nights if returning via portage between White and Dogtooth. Limit of 4 canoes. Contact Jerry using email please

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Canoe English River country (FULL)

August 14, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Major Trips / ADVANCED

 Join Jerry for a 2 week canoe trip starting at Caribou Falls Power dam, travelling to the southern boundary of Woodland Caribou park (Sydney Lake) and then returning to the power dam launch site. The trip involves about 200 km of paddling (2 x 100 each way) and a total of about 10 portages (2 x 5 each way). GO TO READ MORE.

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