1.0 OverviewThis is late winter hike, one last chance to get out in some deep snow. It is also a chance to climb a mountain with a fire tower. The hike is about 3.7 miles in, with a lot of elevation to gain, starting at 1100 ft and going up to 3200 ft. It will be a long day and a physically challenging hike.
Smarts Mountain is located in Lyme, just north of the Skiway.
2.1 DescriptionWe will meet at the community center and car pool to the trailhead. We then will hike up the Ranger Trail. We will spend some time at the top having lunch and climbing the fire tower. We will return on the AT/Lambert Ridge Trail.
2.2 Schedule of EventsSaturday 6 March
0800 -- Meet at the Community Center
0900 -- Start Hike from Lyme's Reservoir Road.
1230 -- Reach the Top and have lunch
1330 -- Head down
1630 -- At trailhead
1700 -- Hanover
1743 -- Sunset
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyIt is a real climb with 2100 feet of elevation gain, deep snow, and the possibility of winter weather. There was nearly four feet on snow on Smarts Mt last week. This is a physical challenge
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all scouts, scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.
Snowshoes are required.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 10 February 10
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 3 March 10
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
3.4.2 Patrol EquipmentNone.
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Community Center
Drop-off Time: 0800 Sat 6 Mar
Pickup Point: Community Center
Pickup Time: 1700 Sat 6 Mar
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved TPS 1Mar10