Backcountry Ski Trip to College Grant

1.0 Overview

We are going to go up to the College Grant in northern New Hampshire near the town of Errol. We will be skiing to and then staying in the Johnson Brook Cabin Friday and Saturday nights. We will be skiing and snowshoeing during the course of the weekend.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at 12:00 on Friday afternoon and then drive to the Grant, where we will ski in. It is about a two and a half hour drive up so we need to leave promptly. We will probably get there at 3:30 because we will need to stop for lunch at a McDonalds seeing as eighth grade lunch time is 12:00 and high-school students donít have a lunch time. We hope to get to the cabin before dark but that can never be guaranteed so, there is the possibility of skiing in the dark. So be prepared. After skiing in, we will get comfortable in the cabin and spend the night. Saturday, we will be skiing and snowshoeing around the property and possibly breaking trail to one of the small mountains in the area such as Chase Mountain or Randís Rock or, if we are feeling adventurous, we could try to summit Black Mountain which would require a lot of bushwhacking. Sunday, we would pack up our camp and possibly take a small outing up a logging road, and then probably at around 11 or 12, we would head back to the cars and maybe get some food at the famous Errol Diner.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Friday 7 March
1200- Meet and get organized.
1530- Arrive at Grant, get ready and begin skiing in.
1800- Arrive at cabin, set up and begin making dinner
2000- Plan for next day.
2200- Lights out.

Saturday 8 March
0700- Wake up, make and eat breakfast.
0800- Pack for day and depart.
1400- Arrive back from day (approx).
1800- Dinner and possible night outing.
2200- Lights out.

Sunday 9 March
0630- Wake up and pack.
0730- Breakfast.
0830- Possible morning outing.
1130- Return and finish final packing.
1200- Depart from cabin.
1400- Arrive at cars. 1500- Mid-afternoon meal at the Errol Diner.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

It WILL be cold and snowy, so proper gear is required. You need to ski into the cabin and with a backpack or pulling a sled, the 2 mile ski will be strenuous. The ski out is harder seeing as most of it is up-hill.

2.4 Special Requirements

It is going to be cold so proper gear is required.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 30 Jan 2003

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 28 Feb 2003

3.3 Costs

$7.50 per person per night for employees and immediate family
$15.00 per person per night for alumni
$20.00 per person per night for non-Dartmouth

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

Personal equipment including overnight gear and warm (winter) clothes supplement. No tents, pads or stoves are required; we will sleep in the cabin which is equipped with cots and a gas stove. Use the equipment checklist!

Backcountry skis and or snowshoes are required. A sled is recommended for towing equipment (buddy pairs can coordinate sleds).

Class A Uniform required for travel. Look sharp!

Participants will coordinate food for the group.

3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First aid kit, maps, food, water jugs.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Richmond School Parking Lot
    Drop-off Time: 1200 7 March
    Pickup Point: Drivers will coordinate dropping participants at their homes.
    Pickup Time: estimated 1800 9 March

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Scavone
  • Mr. Olsen
  • Mr. Simpson

    Approved GCH 26 Feb 03

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