|Event Title:||Dartmouth COllege Grant/Johnson's Brook Cabin|
|Event Date:||07 Mar 2003 - 09 Mar 2003|
|Report Date:||14 Mar 2003 BS|
(Times are approximate)
A very good trip. The terrain is manageable for all levels of ability. The cabin is in great shape, warm with a wood stove and plenty of fuel. Dedicated gas lights throughout cabin as well as gas stove/oven and refrigerator (summer only). Playings cards and reading materials available. Pillows and blankets provided, pillow-case would be a good item to bring.
The only diffilculty was with a frozen sink drain, so we had to clean all food scraps carefully into garbage and discard dishwater outside away from water sources. Used minimal dish soap and a very hot wash/rinse.
In the future, bring troop hand sanitizer as there is no running water in sub-freezing temps. Also recommned we bring dish soap, scouring pad, sponge, and/or wash cloth.
For future activities, there is a possibility of open slopes to the west of the cabin for those that would like some steeper terrain. Worth investigating. For a more destination-oriented activity, exploring Rand's Rock to the east would provide a good opportunity to combine skiing and snowshoeing with a loop up past Alder Brook. The trails were mostly flat with some uphill/downhill. Light X-country skis recommended for trails-- something with planty of "kick!"
Bring plenty of paper towels!
Submitted by: Bill Scavone, ASM