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Be Prepared for the White Mountains Trip

posted Sep 18, 2015, 5:12 AM by Troop Webmaster
The annual White Mountains camping/backpacking trip is happening Columbus Day Weekend, October 10-12, 2015.  

This is special trip for many reasons:
  • It’s a 3 day weekend, allowing for a two night camp experience (Also, this year,Friday is a teacher development day for all of LPS, so if there is interest and willing adult leadership that want a 3 night experience, the campsite is booked forFriday too). 
  • The trip features wonderful long and challenging hikes in the beautiful White Mountains, often including summiting one of the presidential mountains such as Mount Washington or a nearby 4000+ footer.
  • Foliage - we’re usually a few weeks after after peak, but the high altitude views of the changing colors are great! 
  • Backpacking  The White Mountains trip is a rare troop trip where the boys (second year +) can experience a true overnight backpacking adventure. We try to arrange at least two backpacking crews - one for younger scouts and one or more for older scouts - in addition to the base camp experience.

Like all trips, we need adult help. Please join us. As always, for you and your son/s, the troop has gear to lend if needed.

Thank you! 

Peter Dube
White Mountains Trip Coordinator

Base Camp:
Barnes Field is situated in a mixed hardwood, spruce and pine forest at the base of 6,288-ft. Mount Washington, the highest peak north of the Smoky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River. The Peabody River and Culhane Brook pass by the facility as well. The campground is a hub for hikes into the Presidential and Carter-Moriah Ranges. The Daniel Webster Scout Trail leaves from the southern end of Dolly Copp Campground into the Great Gulf Wilderness on the northeast side of Mount Washington. Many more miles of trails can be accessed within a short drive.  Within the facility, anglers can try their luck for brook trout in the creek and river. The end of the camping season also offers great opportunities for viewing fall foliage.