Camel's Hump Hike -- 18 Mar 06

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1.0 Overview

This outing is a winter mountaineering ascent of Camel's Hump Mountain. At 4,083, Camels Hump is the third highest mountain in Vermont. Its open summit and steep approaches will provide some significant challenges for experienced scouts.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will approach the Mountain via the Forest City Trail and the Long Trail. This route is about 4 miles long. After taking a break on the summit we will descend on the Burrows trail which is 2.4 miles long. There may be some technical terrain near the summit.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday 18Mar06
0800 -- Meet at the Community Center.
1700 -- Return to Community Center.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

Camels Hump is a four-thousand footer with all that entails. Be prepared for steep trails, rock scrambling, and severe weather including low temperatures, high winds, blowing snow, and driving rain. Snow and ice conditions near the summit may require the use of ice axes.

2.4 Special Requirements

Because this is a winter mountaineering outing, only those scouts and scouters who have completed ice axe training may participate.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 7Mar06

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 15Mar06

Please contact Oli if you plan to attend.

3.3 Costs

None.

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform for travel.
  • Standard hiking equipment. See Basic Overnight Outing Equipment Checklist. Note the Winter Supplement.
  • Ice axe.
  • Lunch, snacks, and water.

    In order to participate in this outing, you absolutely must have

  • Waterproof, hooded windshell including pants
  • Balaclava or similar full-head, full-face protection (a face mask is a good idea)
  • Goggles or glacier glasses
  • Mittens and windproof mitten shells
  • Spare hat and spare mittens.
  • Compass and whistle on lanyard.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    None.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit.
  • Map. Huntington Quadrangle.
  • Guide Book

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Community Center
    Drop-off Time: 0800 Saturday 18 Mar
    Pickup Point: Community Center
    Pickup Time: 1700 Same Day

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Oli.

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Smith
  • Mr. Simpson
  • Mr. Brown

    Approved YJB 15Mar06


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