Troop 45 Backcountry Ski Trip on the Dartmouth-Lebanon Property

1.0 Overview

Troop 45 will go on a backcountry ski and snowshoe trip to the Dartmouth-Lebanon property, which is just south of the DHMC. This trip will also serve as and introductory winter camping outing. We will set up camp then go on a ski excursion to exploring the area. We can bushwhack to the Boston Lot lake which is a mile from our camp area. We will return to camp for the night, then on Sunday morning, pack up camp and head back to the cars.

2.0 Concept

The purpose of this outing is to train scouts in winter camping and cross-country ski skills in a backcountry setting.

2.1 Description

We will meet at the old hospital parking lot, then continue to the Dartmouth-Lebanon property. We will then ski to our campsite to set up camp. Then we can go bushwhacking to Boston Lot lake. We will return to camp for the night, then on Sunday morning, pack up camp and head back to the cars.

2.2 Schedule of Events


  • 0930: Meet at the old hospital parking lot.
  • 0945: Leave for the Dartmouth-Lebanon property.
  • 1000: Arrive at Dartmouth-Lebanon property.
  • 1010: Start skiing to campsite.
  • 1030: Arrive at campsite.
  • 1030-1200: Set up camp.
  • 1200-1215: Eat lunch.
  • 1215: Leave to bushwhack to Boston Lot.
  • 1430: Arrive back at camp from bushwhack.
  • 1800: Eat dinner.
  • 2100: Go to sleep.
  • 0800: Wake up.
  • 0815: Eat breakfast.
  • 0845: Start packing up.
  • 1000: Leave for cars.
  • 1020: Arrive at cars.

    2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

    Be prepared for a cold night. There is about a foot of snow right now, so there might be some more by the 19th and 20th. The trail in is not hard at all. You follow a logging road then turn right onto a hiking trail. The bushwhack to Boston Lot is hard in some places, but there are some trail and stream-beds to follow.

    2.4 Special Requirements


    3.0 Administration and Logistics

    3.1 Announcement Date:

    9 Jan 02

    3.2 Roster Closing Date:

    16 Jan 02

    3.3 Costs


    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

    Participants should be careful to bring everything shown on the Personal Equipment Checklist paying particular attention to the winter equipment. Cross country skis/boots/poles and/or snowshoes are also required. Climbing skins for skis are optional.

    Scouts who wish to participate but who do not own all the necessary equipment should discuss their needs with Mr. Hoge on or before Jan 16th.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    Patrols should plan for tenting and cooking arrangements.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Old hospital parking lot
    Drop-off Time: 0930 Saturday 19 Jan 02
    Pickup Point: Old hospital parking lot
    Pickup Time: 1030 Sunday 20 Jan 02

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    Christian and Carl

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Hoge

    Approved pending availability of another adult.

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