Harriman State Park: 5/2-3/15 - overnight camping
We will be camping at the William Brien Memorial (Letterrock) area. This backpacking trip is appropriate for all Scouts EXCEPT new Scouts who have not yet camped with the Troop. 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. We will also be hiking for two hours after arrival to visit the Cranberry Iron Mine.
Permission Slip due by 4/23. We will also need BSA Medical Forms (Parts A & B) for any Scouts and parents whose forms may have expired (we will let you know).
Required Clothing/Gear: Weather can vary this time of year so we will continue to monitor it. Proper clothing (layers of synthetic) and hiking boots are a MUST. (Scouts wearing something other than proper hiking footwear will not be permitted to go.)
NOTE: ALL GEAR/CLOTHING MUST FIT IN/ON YOUR FRAME PACK
Eat a hefty breakfast before we leave. Bring power/granola bars, a bag lunch, "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.
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. (Keep your food in this bag for travel.) EACH SCOUT WILL CARRY OUT WHATEVER GARBAGE HE MAKES.
We leave at 7:30 a.m. (please arrive by 7:15) from LIRR parking lot across from Plandome Country Club and should be back in Manhasset midday Sunday.
2801-2839 Seven Lakes Parkway
Highland Falls, NY 10928
Chris Simone - (917) 446-1775
Tom Wiebe - (516) 578-4866