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Holiday Backpacking '23
Holiday Backpacking '23

Sat, Dec 16


Big Hill Shelter

Holiday Backpacking '23

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Time & Location

Dec 16, 2023, 7:30 AM – Dec 17, 2023, 10:00 AM

Big Hill Shelter, Camp Winaki Rd, Stony Point, NY 10980, USA


About the Event


This is our Winter Backpacking trip. We will be parking on Route 106 and hiking-in on the Yellow trail, past ORAK Ruin and the fire tower to Big Hill Shelter. There we will set up camp and go on a side hike back to the tower for amazing scenic views. Upon return to camp we will gather and prep firewood for dinner and enjoy what the cooks have prepared.

Saturday: The group will meet by the trailer at the Germonds parking lot at 7:00 AM, departure is at 7:30. We will do a gear check, and gather any equipment we need from the shed/trailer. All scouts must have a ride to and from the trailhead unless arrangements are made in advance.

Pack for an overnight, including good hiking boots, at least 3 liters of water to drink, , extra water for cooking/cleaning up, extra layers and socks for when the sun goes down, fresh layers to sleep in. A list of required personal gear is available on the Troop website. Disposable warmers are great to have for hands, boots, or in your sleeping bag.

NO COTTON! WOOL OR SYNTHETIC ONLY. MUST BRING WATER. Bring a warm coat for the evening and morning wake-up.

Please plan on cold weather. Mid-December weather can vary greatly, and we will be going regardless of weather conditions.

Meals: Everyone should eat breakfast and bring their own lunch and snacks for Saturday. Dinner and breakfast will be provided by the cooks.


Troop Policy Reminder

Electronic Devices, to include iPods, Game Boys and similar devices are not allowed to be brought on trips by any scout.

Cell phones may be possessed by a scout but may not be used except in an emergency situation or by permission of an adult leader.

Equipment / Gear Required:

See troop website for winter packing list, 3 liters of water, disposable warmers, extra layers, wool socks, wool base layers, coat for evening and morning

Special Notes / Handling

Wool is King in cold weather!!


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