Black Mountain Overnight -- 30 Apr - 1 May 05
Preliminary

| Return to Outings | Return to T45 Home | Return to Calendar |

1.0 Overview

This outing is a spring ascent of Black Mountain. At 2,836 feet, Black Mountain is not large, but it rises steeply from the Connecticut River valley to a rocky summit. At this time of year, the mountain poses some significant challenges, and is not well suited for new scouts. The approach over the Chippewa trail is quite steep in places, providing moderate challenge.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will approach the mountain via the Chippewa Trail, starting at the trailhead on Limekiln Road (elevation about 1300 feet). The trail is only about 2.5 miles, however it crosses bodies of water (the beaver ponds), several steep grades, and some mixed technical terrain near the summit. Be prepared for these challenges.

In the morning we will break camp and return to the base by way of the Chippewa Trail.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday 30Apr
1500 -- Xxxxxx
1530 -- Xxxxxx
1600 -- Xxxxxx
1700 -- Xxxxxx
Sunday 1May
1500 -- Xxxxxx
1530 -- Xxxxxx
1600 -- Xxxxxx
1700 -- Xxxxxx

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

2.4 Special Requirements

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 13 Apr 05

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 27 Apr 05

3.3 Costs

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform for travel.
  • All summer hiking gear. See Personal Equipment List    (HTML version)

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Map East Haverhill Quad..
  • .
  • .
  • .

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Community Center
    Drop-off Time: 0800 Sat 30 Apr 05
    Pickup Point: Community Center
    Pickup Time: 1400 Sun 1 May 05

    Driving Directions: NH 10 north through Haverhill. Right on NH 25, east to East Haverhill. Left on Limekiln Road, north about 4 miles to trailhead parking. The spot is on the right at the first left curve after a long, straight section.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • .
  • .

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC:
  • .

    Approval Pending


    | Return to Outings | Return to T45 Home | Return to Calendar |