Outdoor Education Hiking Trip May 22-24 2019 Grade 10: The Mantario Trail
Outdoor Education at R.E.C. • Expose students to nature • Teach outdoor/safety skills • Appreciation for our wilderness • Recreation opportunities in and with the environment
Risks Reduce risk through: -Planning -Supervision -Communication -Instruction and assessment -Proper safety equipment General risks -Cuts, bruises, Slips and falls, sickness Water -Drinking Water, Drowning or near drowning, *Shallow water and rocks (Always supervised near water) Environmental -Sunburn, Dehydration, Hypothermia, Poison Ivy Wildlife -bears, rodents, bugs and other animals
Safety & Emergency Precautions • Canoe and Hiking Route pre-tripped by staff • DNR notified of our departure/arrival • Shoes worn at all times at Camp • Staff to student ratio of 1:8 • Lead/ trail in radio contact • Wilderness Frist Aid Cert. and First Aid Kit • Students hike inside instructors • Within Cell range (school contact/home daily)
Location Mantario Trail • https://www.wildernesssupply.ca/mantario-trail-hiking-guide • The South Trailhead • South Trailhead -The south trailhead parking lot is approximately 2 hours from Winnipeg > Hwy 44 turnoff to West Hawk Lake. Turn left at the stop sign to continue on Hwy 44, then right onto Hwy 312. • South Trailhead to Caribou Junction > From Caribou East to Marion Lake
Location Mantario Trail • https://www.wildernesssupply.ca/mantario-trail-hiking-guide The Route 1. South Trailhead to Caribou Junction • Distance: 7.2km. Official estimated hiking time: 3 hrs. 2. Caribou Junction to Caribou East Campsite • Distance: 5.1km. Official estimated hiking time: 1 hr 45 mins 3. From Caribou East to Marion Lake • Distance: 6.5km. Official estimated hiking time: 2.5 hrs.
Pre Trip Sessions • Packing and Navigation- gear checklists, waterproofing, map and compass instruction • Food and Menu planning • – what types of food, where to buy how to pack/prepare • and store food • Hiking Practice – Buns Creek and local walks – we will do a few longer walks and a variety of workouts.
Gear • Provided • Buddy Burners, fuel, water purification pumps/tablets. School can provide some backpacks, foam mattresses, tents. • Needed • Sleeping bag, camp foam, • personal items, Proper Hiking Footwear HAT and RAINGEAR. • Students will be given a gear list. Please try to borrowrather than buy gear you may not use again.
The Students Responsibilities: • To attend at all pre-trip sessions • Practice “No trace Camping” Ethics • To follow and abide by all rules • To work as a team member
Trip Rules and Regulations • Participation: Full participation and a positive attitude are expected • Attendance: be punctual and is compulsory for all activities • All campers are expected to help with chores such as: doing dishes, keeping the camp clean and tidy, packing gear and tents, carrying team gear, helping with general camp chores • Cell Phones: Limited service and personal time. • Students only allowed in his or her own tent after sundown. • No food is allowed in Tents! • No one should leave the camp area. • Footwear must be worn at all times in camp • All actives near water are supervised. School Rules apply at all times.
Food • Three days = 7 meals plus one ( extra stay in extreme weather) • Menu planning sessions • No coolers • Limit 2-3 cans • All garbage is carried back by group • Cooking on buddy burners.
Suggested Packing List • CLOTHING • Rain gear--water proof pants and jacket. Hood is preferable. • Toque • gloves • Comfortable sturdy hiking boots--NOT NEW – work them in to help prevent blisters • Socks – blended material if possible – 2/day to keep feet dry • polypropylene/capilene top and bottom underwear or other first layer long underwear. • wool or fleece pants – (sweatpants) • lightweight long pants and/or wind layer (slush/track pants) • Shorts • Extra underwear • Long sleeve shirt • Short sleeve shirts – 2-3 • Sweatshirt or fleece jacket • Bandanna(s) – optional • Hat • Swim suit--optional • Lightweight shoes, sandals, or moccasins for camp and/or stream crossings (Tevas or Crocs are perfect)
Packing List PERSONAL GEAR • Backpack—provided if needed • Sleeping pad--provided • Sleeping bag--down, polar guard, holofil, • Personal first aid kit -- prescriptions, basic first aid, moleskin. • Drinking cup (tin cup)--big enough for a large hot drink. • Toilet paper--one of the definite essentials • Water bottles—stainless steel/Nalgene is the best. Full at beginning of trip. • Flashlight/Headlamp--lightweight, extra batteries. Two small disposable ones are fine. • Eating Utensils—Non-breakable spoon, fork, knife, plate, bowl • Waterproof matches or butane lighter(s) (We will have some) • Sunglasses • Sunscreen • Bug repellent • Toiletries--toothbrush, toothpaste, deodarent, soap etc. • Pocket knife • Whistle • Small towel • Poncho/garbage bags
Packing List • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT • NotebookPencil/pen • Book • Mini games, cards • Pocket Knife • ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT FOR HIKER TEAMS/SUPERVISORS (Divided in teams) • tent w/rain fly--inspected by trip leader, full cover fly • tent stakes • stove w/extra fuel(provided) • cook set--if cooking as a team (provided) • scrubby and biodegradable soap (small amount) • water filters/pump/tablets (provided) • rope for hanging bear bag/tying tarps • map and compass (provided) • tarp • first-aid kit • Food (students will create menu plan as teams)
How to Pack SUGGESTIONS • Remove all unnecessary packaging from any items, especially food. Packaging creates litter that may be hard to manage. Repack items in zip lock bags with any instructions inside bag. • Follow the layering system of dressing making sure to follow the gear list Campers should pack their own gear under supervision and practicing is a great idea. The more you pack and repack at home the better you will be in the field. • Sturdy zip-lock bags are good for storing food. Use one as a trash bag also. • Blue jeans are uncomfortable and dangerous when wet. DO NOT BRING THEM. • If reasonable, hike in shorts and change into pile/wool/rain pants for cool evening. • The final loaded backpack should weigh between 30 and 40 pounds. Forty pounds is quite heavy...aim for thirty. • Waterproof everything and pack items separately in bag • Get accustomed to the idea of wearing the same article of clothing more than once. • Carabiners are great for attaching things like your water bottle to exterior of backpack • Lastly, try to keep matters as simple as possible so everything is easy to find and re-pack. • COMPACTABILITY(BULK) AND WEIGHT ARE KEY WHEN SELECTING YOUR CLOTHING
Gr. 10 Camp Trip Itinerary Day 1 7:30am Bus Transportation to South parking lot >Trail Enterance 9:30 Gear-up 9:45 Begin Hike 11:45 Water/Snack Break/Lunch 2:30 Caribou Lake Arrival and Camp Set up 3pm Snack 3:30 Explore area and Instruction and free time 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Fear Factor 8:00 Ring of Fire Day 2 8:00am Breakfast/ Cleanup/Pack-up Site 10:00 Day Hike to Marion Lake 12:30 Lunch/Cleanup 3pm Arrive at Caribou West >set-up site 3:30 Free Time/Fish/games 5:30 Supper/Cleanup 7:00 Fear Factor 2/Survivor Man 8:00 Ring of Fire 11pm Cleanup and to Tents
Gr. 10 Camp Trip Itinerary Day 3 7:00 Wakeup Breakfast Camp Cleanup-group use area, pack tents, grounds, gear etc. 9 am Hike Back to Bus 2 pm Transportation back to Winnipeg 4 pm Pick-up from school (They will call home when on bus)
Forms Needed by May 1 • Parental Consent Form for Trip – Permission Click • Out of School Medical Information Form • Return all forms and Payment to: Mr. Neuendorff