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OUR NEXT OUTING

Harriman State Park: 11/15-16

(details subject to change)

We will be camping *** of Silver Mine Lake in the northern part of Harriman State Park.  This backpacking trip is generally appropriate for all Scouts, BUT note there is about a 1-1.5 mile hike along rocky terrain to the campsite, we carry in all the water and supplies we will use and there are no bathrooms.

No cost.  Permission Slip due by 11/6.  We will also need BSA Medical Forms (Parts A & B) for any new Scouts and parents of new Scouts who did not attend Summer Camp or Alpine, as well as any other Scouts or parents whose forms may have expired.

Clothing: Weather can vary this time of year, so proper clothing (layers of synthetic) is a must.
  • hiking/work boots
  • 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
  • two-person floored tent w/ fly and ground cover
  • warm sleeping bag; bed roll; camping pillow
  • mess kit w/ utensils
  • TWO bottles of water (liter or quart size)
  • flashlight/headlamp w/ fresh batteries
  • personal toiletries (including 1/2 roll toilet paper)
  • personal first-aid kit
  • lighter/kitchen matches w/ striker (in ziplock bag)
  • large black trash bag
  • pocket knife; compass; work gloves
NOTE:  ALL GEAR MUST FIT IN/ON YOUR FRAME PACK

Meals: Bring a bag lunch (for before hike), "foil broil" meal to warm up over fire for dinner and simple (cold) breakfast.  NO COOKING GEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE. So, cook something at home for dinner, freeze it in heavy foil and a ziplock bag and put frozen in your pack before leaving home.  Then it will slowly thaw and can be warmed in the foil for dinner.  DO NOT BRING UNCOOKED/RAW FOOD.

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

Departure/Return:
We leave at 10:00 a.m. (please arrive by 9:45) from LIRR parking lot across from Plandome Country Club and should be back in Manhasset midday Sunday.

Address:
(For *** trail to Letterrock)
2801-2839 Seven lakes Parkway
Highland Falls, NY 10928

Directions:
Cross Island Parkway to Throgs Neck Bridge N
Cross Bronx Exp (I295) to I95 towards George Washington Bridge, UPPER LEVEL
Take first exit onto Palisades Parkway to LEFT EXIT 18
Follow to circle/roundabout
Take Seven Lakes Drive 1/2 mile to parking lot for Silver Mine Lake (left side)
We will follow *** trail to camp
Leaders:
Chris Simone - (917) 446-1775
Tom Wiebe - (516) 578-4866
Raul Rodriguez - (516) 319-5690


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