1.0 OverviewWhat would you do if you were on a day hike and needed to spend the night on a mountain using only what you have in your daypack? This outing is an exercise in advanced land navigation with an opportunity to set up an overnight bivouac on Moose Mountain. There will be a few fun surprises thrown in.
Advancement opportunities include second and first class hiking, Hiking MB, and Wilderness Survival MB.
2.1 DescriptionWe will start at the AT trailhead on Three Mile Rd, and hike up to the Mink Brook crossing. From there we will hike overland by map and compass to Destination 1. Upon reaching Destination 1 we will establish a bivouac and break for dinner. After dinner we are going to find our way back to Three Mile Rd by logging roads and the Appalachian Trail.
2.2 Schedule of EventsSunday 20 November
1300 -- Meet at Three-Mile Rd AT crossing.
1310 -- Hike to Mink Brook campsite
1415 -- Set up land nav problem
1430 -- Start compass course to destination 1.
1600 -- Arrive destination 1. Debrief. Set up bivouac.
1630 -- Make dinner.
1730 -- Start Extraction.
1830 -- Arrive Three Mile Rd.
1845 -- Pickup at Three Mile Rd.
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyMoose Mountain is not very high, but it will be fall weather, so anything could happen. We will be off-trail much of the hike, and part of it will be after dark, so be prepared for a rigorous day hike.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 9 November 11
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 20 November 11
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Three-Mile Road AT parking lot.
Drop-off Time: 1300 Sun 20 Nov
Pickup Point: Same place
Pickup Time: 1845 Same day.
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved YJB 17Nov11