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!
When: May 13, 2023 7:30am to May 14, 2023. We aim to be back by Mother's Day Brunch 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.
Leader: SM Tim Katsoulis 917-679-7282
Activities: We will hike the 2.7 mile Bald Rocks Shelter via Kanawauke Road.
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 BAG LUNCH for the trail. For dinner, bring a foil broil or camp food (https://www.rei.com/c/food) and BYO breakfast (poptarts 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.
Please arrive by 7:30 am (BE PROMPT) at the usual parking lot across from Plandome Country Club on Saturday so we can hit the road early. We aim to be back for Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday.
GW Bridge to Palisades Interstate Pkwy N to Exit 14 (Willow Grove Road). Turn left onto Willow Grove Road, go about 1.5 miles and continue on to Kanawauke Road, after 0.2 miles the parking will be on the left. Approximately 1 hour from Manhasset with no traffic.