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.
Troop 71 has camped in several locations in Harriman State Park. 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!
NOTE: Only adults registered with the troop as committee members or assistant scoutmasters are permitted to camp with the troop.
When: November 4, 2023 to November 5, 2023; leaving Saturday morning, returning before noon on Sunday.
Permission Slip: Hand in at troop meetings or bring it with you when you arrive at the Train Station. Note: all Scouts AND Parents going on the trip must submit a permission/waiver form. YPT is also required from all Parents going on the trip.
ASM Jay Qu - 718-913-8568
ASM Frank Milewski - 516-310-1098
Activities: We are going to park at the Popolopen Thorne Trailhead. Leave the bags in the car; hike up the peak, which looks like about 1 mile round trip; get back to the car and grab our bags then hike to Turkey Hill which is about 3.5 miles away. See map at bottom of page.
What to Bring: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
It will be warm during the day while we hike but cold at night, so proper clothing (layers of synthetic - NO COTTON) is a must. Monitor the weather conditions up to the trip.
hiking boots (NO SNEAKERS) / hiking socks
long sleeve shirt
jacket (windproof & water resistant)
change of clothes & extra socks
for sleeping: warm clothes/long underwear & wool or fleece cap
frame pack or internal frame pack (w/ padded straps and hip belt)
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; sleeping pad; camping pillow
mess kit w/ utensils
AT LEAST 64 oz of water (more if you get thirsty easily or plan on cooking with it), ideally split among several bottles.
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
Eat a good breakfast before leaving.
Bring power/granola bars and a day pack to carry a BAG LUNCH for the trail along with water.
For dinner, bring a foil broil or camp food (https://www.rei.com/c/food)
Sunday, BYO breakfast (pop-tarts are great!).
The troop will NOT be providing food or water, but will have stoves to heat water if needed.
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.
Parking Lot Location: