1.0 OverviewThis 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.
2.1 DescriptionWe 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 EventsSaturday 18Mar06
0800 -- Meet at the Community Center.
1700 -- Return to Community Center.
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyCamels 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 RequirementsBecause 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: 15Mar06Please contact Oli if you plan to attend.
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
In order to participate in this outing, you absolutely must have
3.4.2 Patrol EquipmentNone.
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Community Center
Drop-off Time: 0800 Saturday 18 Mar
Pickup Point: Community Center
Pickup Time: 1700 Same Day
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved YJB 15Mar06