NCCOC - Maine: August 5-10, 2018
As of now plans are
to leave Sunday, August 5, stay in a Motel Sunday night, and
into the Park on Monday -- THESE PLANS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Meeting time: 8:45 AM Sunday August 14 at NCC (or if
arrangements are made, 10AM at Little
Neck Shopping Center directions).
(It may also be possible to meet earlier at the Woodside LIRR
station.) BRING LUNCH FOR SUNDAY! We be
Sunday and also for lunch on Monday and lunch and dinner on
way back. Plan to have enough money to pay for
Camping and transportation fees will be paid for by the
(FSA). We expect to be
returning very late (possibly after midnight) on Friday.
Since we expect to
receive a supplementary budget, the motel cost will be paid for by
school funds but the exact costs will depend on how many people come.
You should expect to pay a total cost of $60 in
the meals bought on the road.. You need to give us
deposit in advance; Please plan to bring it in to the last
on Thursday, May 10; if you cannot make it, contact Don Wade
(address at bottom) for
information on where to send it. There is a planning meeting
scheduled on a date to be announced in the Club office, room 304 of
the College Union Building when we will make final plans, assign
We will be in a campground in tents for the 12-20 of us.
campsite is right next to the car so you do not need to have
backpacks to carry your stuff to the campsite. We will be
in tents at Nesowadnehunk Campground at the northern end of the park.
If you want more
the park, go to http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/
You will need a sleeping bag of your own (the club can
lend you one if arrangements are made in advance).
We will bring extra foam pads, If you have a tent, you should
bring it; the Club has tents and we will arrange in advance
to have tents for everyone. We will bring stoves and pots,
etc. We will bring or buy
plates and plastic ware but you may want to bring your own
There are NO showers or
washing facilities once we are camping in the park. There is
access to electricity or phones, and no cell
within the park
It is too early for a forecast but in the past we have had
in the mid to
upper 70's and lows at night in the 50s -- near ideal hiking weather.
And we have also had highs in the 90s and lows at night in the 80s--
way too hot. And one year we had highs in the 60's and lows
at night of below freezing. It will be
much cooler at the top of the mountains; be sure you have windbreakers
and sweaters to take with you. If you will need
a day pack, we
can bring an extra packs, please let me know in advance.
will be hiking most days over some of the most strenuous terrain in the
Northeast. You must be prepared to face the physical
inherent in strenuous outdoor activities. Please
statement on the trip information page: http://www.nccouting.org/Trip_Listings.htm#responsibility.
This is not a trip for those who have never hiked before or
not prepared to spend all day hiking 7-12 miles or more.
Pack a separate smaller bag to take inside for the first night
the motel. (This way we will not have to unpack the entire
just for the first night.)
What to bring (as a minimum - use your good judgement):
-Bring enough clothes for the 5 days including some spare
-sleeping bag, warm enough for 40-50's, as mentioned above
-pillow if you need it, or a small bag to pack your extra sweater in and use
as a pillow.
-a light windbreaker
-sweater(s) including something really warm for night
and a hat for the evening
-a flashlight (we will have some extra if arrangements are made in
-a day pack for hiking (we will have some extra if arrangements are made in
-hiking boots or whatever you will be comfortable in going over very
-Everything you need for hiking in an area above tree-line including
sunscreen and a sun hat.
-A pair of work or gardening gloves to protect your hands when climbing
on the rocks
-bathing suit, there will probably be a place you can go into just to
-toiletries, shaving stuff, etc.
-a couple of towels for washing up
-comfortable shoes or loafers, clogs, etc. to wear around camp.
-any special snacks you may want (see below about food)
-any medication you need
-if you wear contacts, bring extras as well as a pair of eyeglasses to
wear if your eyes are irritated. (This is important.)
going into the
park we will stop at a good supermarket in Millinocket, Maine to buy all
the food we need for 4 days. Student funds will pay for some
food, your payment already made will pay for the rest. We'll
discuss what type of stuff we
need and we will bring an ice chests so we can store a few days
worth of stuff. If you see something special you want, you
then. If you have any special dietary requirements
allergies, etc.), please let us know in advance during the planning
Let me know if you have any questions or if I forgot
phone: 718-426-8555; cell phone (on the trip): 917-697-5701; email: donwade(at)NCCouting.org
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