Mount Monroe 15-16 Dec 01

1.0 Overview

This outing will be a winter ascent of Mt. Monroe in the Presidential Range.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will be approaching via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and will camp somewhere near the Lakes of the Clouds AMC hut. The summit is only a short distance from that location so we can summit on either Saturday or Sunday depending on timing and conditions. If we are successful with Mt Madison on Saturday, we may also try to summit Mount Washington on Sunday if the conditions are acceptable.

2.2 Schedule of Events

15 Dec 01:
0600 -- Meet at OHP.
0615 -- Depart for trailhead.
0845 -- Arrive at trailhead.
0900 -- Start hiking.
1130 -- Arrive at campsite.
1130-1300 Set up camp and have lunch.
1300-1600 Summit.
1600- Return to camp site, dinner, stay warm, sleep.
16 Dec 01:
0800 -- Wake up, breakfast.
0930 -- Begin possible hike towards Mount Washington.
1300 -- Turn around time.
1530 -- Arrive back at trailhead and cars.
1800 -- Arrive back in Hanover.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This is expected to be a serious winter outing. We will plan on snowy conditions and possible high winds. Trail conditions are steep with the possibility of travel on ice requiring crampons.

2.4 Special Requirements

This outing is open to experienced scouts.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 5 Dec 2001

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 12 Dec 2001

3.3 Costs

None

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A Uniform for travel.
  • Winter camping gear
  • Ice axes
  • Crampons
  • Snowshoes
  • Harness or webbing
  • Map

    3.4.2 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Rope.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Old Hospital Parking Lot (OHP)
    Drop-off Time: 0600 Saturday 15 Dec 01
    Pickup Point: Scouts will be returned to homes.
    Pickup Time: 1800 Sunday 16 Dec

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    Carl

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Gregg Hoge
  • Yorke Brown
  • Bill Scavone

    Approved - GCH 12 Dec 01

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