Wachipauka Pond Camping Trip

1.0 Overview

The Troop 45 Scouts will conduct a hike to Wauchipauka Pond and the surrounding peaks as an opportunity to conduct an overnight outing in a location that is close by and new to the Troop. This map shows Wachipauka Pond and vicinity (part of the Appalachian Trail has been rerouted since this map was made).

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at 9:00 at the OHP on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002. We will drive first to the intersection of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and Route 25C where we will leave one car. We will then continue to the intersection of Route 25 and the AT, and hike south along the AT until we reach Wachipauka Pond. We will set up camp near the pond. After setting up camp and having lunch we will climb Webster Slide Mountain for a fantastic view of the pond and the surrounding area. After the climb, we will return to camp and spend the night. On Sunday we will get up, break camp and continue on the AT over the summit of Mt. Mist, and on to Route 25C. The drivers will depart in one car to retrieve the other cars. Once the drivers return, everyone will drive back to the OHP.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday 23 November
0900- Meet at OHP
1000- Arrive at Appalachian Trail and begin hiking.
1230- Arrive at Wauchipaka Pond and set up camp.
1330- Leave campsite to climb Webster Slide Mountain
1600- Return to campsite.

Sunday 24 November
0800- Pack up, and hike across Mt. Mist to Rt. 25
1100- Arrive at one car, transport drivers to other cars
1145- Depart for Hanover
1300- Arrive in Hanover

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This outing is open to all Scouts. The AT to Wauchipaka Pond only gains about 650 feet of elevation. Cold and or wet weather could be a factor. All scouts need to be prepared with warm clothes. The hike is about two and a half miles in to the pond from route 25, and two and a half miles out to route 25C.

2.4 Special Requirements

Late November can be a very challenging time to be camping. Temperatures typically move slightly above freezing during the days and below freezing at night. Precipitation can be in the form of wet snow, sleet, or rain. It is important that participants have adequate clothing and equipment to cope with these conditions.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 6 Nov 2002

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 22 Nov 2002

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

Personal equipment including overnight gear and warm(winter) clothes supplement. Use the equipment checklist!
Class A Uniform required for travel. Look sharp!

3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

Food and tenting by patrol or buddy pair.

3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Old Hospital Parking Lot.
    Drop-off Time: 0900 23 Nov.
    Pickup Point: Participants will be delivered to their homes.
    Pickup Time: 1300 24 Nov.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Gregg Hoge

    Approved 17 Nov GCH.

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