Walters Falls Primitive Three Day Backpacking Trip

Trip Information

Hiking along the Bruce Trail for 65kms, utilizing primitive camp sites with streams for water supply, and only a trowel to do your business, this is the very essence of backpacking. This 3 day trip will show us many beautiful sites, including Walters Falls and it's historic surroundings.

This trip will be a primitive backpacking trip available to intermediate and advanced hikers only. There will be no running water, toilets, or showers. We will filter water from nearby streams, and use the cathole method for going to the bathroom.

Itinerary

Friday, September 11, 2020 (21.3kms)

4:30am - Leave Niagara, have breakfast enroute.

10:00am - Begin hike

1:00pm - Stop for lunch and rest on trail. 

2:30pm - Continue hiking.

6:00pm - Reach camp area, set up camp, prepare for dinner.

7:30pm - Set up camp for night (Dishes, clothes line, ect.)

9:00pm - Lights out

Saturday, September 12, 2020 (18.2kms)

6:30am - Wake up, begin breakfast

7:30am - Clean Camp, dishes, pack camp.

9:00am - Begin days hike.

1:00pm - Stop for lunch and rest on trail.

2:00pm - Continue hiking.

5:00pm - Reach camp, set up camp area, prepare for dinner.

7:30pm - Set up camp for night (dishes, clothes line, ect.)

9:00pm - Lights out.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 (21.9kms)

6:30am - Wake up, begin breakfast

7:30am - Clean camp, dishes, pack camp, ect.

9:30am - Begin days hike.

1:00pm - Stop for lunch and rest on trail. 

2:30pm - Continue hiking.

6:00pm - Reach finish area pack vehichles

7:00pm - Restaraunt dinner enroute to Niagara

Required Equipment

(Personal)

 

Clothing (Wearing)

  • Non-cotton underwear. 

  • Merino wool hiking socks

  • Convertible Hiking Pants/Hiking pants

  • Non-cotton t-shirt

  • Hat

  • 3/4 hiking boots

Clothing (Packed)

  • Non-cotton underwear

  • Merino wool socks

  • Shorts (If wearing non-convertible pants)

  • Long Sleeve Hiking Shirt

  • Light Fleece Sweater

  • Camp shoes (Sandles, Water Shoes)

  • Rain Jacket / Rain Pants

  • Light sleep clothes

Hygene

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Deodarant

  • Pack Towel

  • Pack Washcloth

  • Sun screen

  • Bug Spray

  • Lip Balm

  • Personal Medications

Gear

  • 60-70L Backpack

  • Rain Fly for Pack

  • Headlamp

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Pillow (optional)

  • Watch

  • Knife / Multitool

  • Food Dish/Bowl

  • Cup

  • Spork

  • 2 x 1L Nalgene Bottles

  • Extra Batteries (headlamp, camera, ect)

  • Repair Kit (toggles, paracord, buckles)

Personal

  • Zip or Velcro Walet

  • Identification

  • Health Card

  • Bank Card / Credit Card

  • $25 Cash

Extras (Optional)

  • Phone / MP3 Player

  • Earphones

  • Hiking Poles

  • Camera

Required Equipment

(Group)

 

Shelter

  • Tent(s)

  • Guide Tarp

  • Paracord

Cooking / Kitchen

  • Camp Stove / Windscreen

  • Stove Fuel

  • Lighter / Matches

  • Pot

  • Kitchen Utensil Kit

  • Water Filtration System

  • 10L Water Resevoir

Hygene

  • Poop Kit

  • Clothesline

 

Navigation

  • GPS Unit

  • Topo Maps

  • Compass

  • Notebook / Pencil

First Aid / Emergency

  • First Aid Kit

  • Emergency Kit

  • Repair Kit (Tent Patch, Pole Repair, ect.)

Extras

  • Reserve Waterfilter

Food

 

DAY ONE

Breakfast: Restaurant

1st Snack: BYO

Lunch: BYO

2nd Snack: BYO

Dinner: Freeze Dried Meal

DAY TWO

Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal

1st Snack: BYO

Lunch: BYO

2nd Snack: BYO

Dinner: Freeze Dried Meal

DAY THREE

Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal

1st Snack: BYO

Lunch: BYO

2nd Snack: BYO

Dinner: Restaurant

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