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Harriman State Park


Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the parks system, with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, two beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points. Harriman State Park's major facilities include Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds.

Harriman is appropriate for all but very new Scouts, but note there is rocky hiking to the campsites, where there is no potable water (we carry it in) or restroom.  So, pack light and lace up your hiking boots!

When: April 13-14, 2019

Fee: $10

Permission Slip: Due 4/11

Leader: SM Marijan Bernic 516-655-1744

Activities: Camping, Hiking

What to Bring:


Clothing:
  • Weather can vary this time of year, so proper clothing (layers of synthetic) is a must.  Monitor the weather conditions up to the trip.
  • hiking boots (NO SNEAKERS) / hiking socks
  • long pants
  • long sleeve shirt
  • fleece top
  • jacket (windproof & water resistant)
  • change of clothes & extra socks
  • poncho/rain gear
  • for sleeping: warm clothes/long underwear & wool or fleece cap
Gear:
  • frame pack (w/ padded straps and hip belt)
  • sunscreen
  • floored tent w/ fly and ground cover (Scouts can sleep in their own tent or make tenting arrangements with other Scouts - LIMIT TWO PER TENT
  • warm sleeping bag; bed roll; camping pillow
  • mess kit w/ utensils 
  • AT LEAST 64 oz of water
  • flashlight/headlamp w/ fresh batteries
  • personal toiletries (including 1/2 roll toilet paper)
  • personal first-aid kit
  • lighter/matches w/ striker (in ziplock bag)
  • large black trash bag (not for trash)
  • pocket knife; compass; work gloves
NOTE:  ALL GEAR/CLOTHING MUST FIT IN/ON YOUR FRAME PACK

Meals:
Eat a good breakfast before leaving.  Bring power/granola bars and a bag lunch.  Dinner and breakfast will be provided, but cooked by the Scouts.

Garbage:
THERE WILL BE NO COMMUNITY GARBAGE BAG AT THE SITE.  EACH SCOUT MUST BRING A 1-1.5 GALLON ZIP LOCK BAG FOR THEIR OWN GARBAGE. EACH SCOUT WILL CARRY OUT WHATEVER GARBAGE HE MAKES.  

Departure/Return:
Please arrive by 7:00 am (BE PROMPT) at the usual parking lot across from Plandome Country Club on Saturday (4/13) so we can hit the road early.  We should be back in Manhasset midday Sunday.

Hike/Site: 

Directions:
GW Bridge to Palisades North to Exit 14.
Follow Willow Grove West (Rt. 106), becomes Kanawauke Rd.
Turn right onto Seven Lakes Drive north for 1/2 mile.
Parking lot down ramp on left.