Intro to Backpacking, Dutch Doctor Shelter
Sat, Oct 09 | Dutch Doctor Shelter

Intro to Backpacking, Dutch Doctor Shelter

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Oct 09, 8:00 AM – Oct 11, 8:30 AM
Dutch Doctor Shelter, Southfields, NY 10975, USA

About the Event


Deadline to Register: Wednesday, October 6th

Saturday: The group will meet by the trailer at the Germonds parking lot at 8:00 AM (depart at 8:30), for carpooling to drop off at the parking area at the Johnsontown Road circle off the southwest end of Seven Lakes Drive. Led by members of the PLC, we will head to the Dutch Doctor shelter from the parking lot using the White Bar Trail. Once at the shelter, we will set up tents around the shelter. Troop Guides and Instructors will have an opportunity to fulfill their leadership requirements by helping novice backpackers select sites and pitch tents.  We will then take a side hike to see the famous outlaw Cladius Smith’s Den.When we return to the shelter, we will prepare dinner.

Sunday: After breakfast, hike out to pick up point back to the Circle at Johnsontown Road for pickup at 8:30 am.

Pack light and tight, remember that we will be carrying troop gear and food in addition to our own. A list of required personal gear is available on Troop website.  No cotton. MUST BRING WATER. Each scouts needs a facemask and sanitizer. Each scout must have their own tent, only siblings can share a tent. If you need to borrow a tent please contact Mr. Albrecht via email by Wednesday 10/6 so we can have an accurate number of tents available.

Please plan on cold weather. Early October weather can vary greatly and we will be going in all weather conditions.


Everyone should bring their own lunch. The Troop will provide dinner and dessert for Sat. and a light breakfast Sunday. Bring lunch, healthy snacks for trail and eat a good breakfast on Saturday. You must also bring 2+ liters of water, for yourself and to share with the troop for cooking.  ***REMEMBER, NO NUTS or PEANUT BUTTER***


PLC  with Mr. Albrecht and Mr. Mason

(845)709   9429


  • 10 minutes

    Meet at Germonds

  • 5 minutes

    Depart Germonds for the parking area at the Johnsontown Road circle off the southwest end of Seven Lakes Drive

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