This trip is for approved Star & above Scouts, who have previously registered with Mr. Ham.
The High Cabin sleeps 12 (bunk beds with mattresses). We will be having 2 practice hikes prior to our trip. The practice hikes will be with full back packs in the Blue Hills.
All participating will be required to participate in the two practice hikes.
Scouts and adults participating in the Mt. Cardigan Expedition will meet at the Church at 8 a.m. for our hike with full back packs-be sure to review your list as we will be looking through our back packs after the hike.
On the agenda: review our equipment, pick our hiking route for the morning, fill our water bottles and head off. We will plan to be back at the Church around 1-1:30 p.m. Everyone will be asked to bring a suitably delicious snack and lunch with them.
-- Leave Mansfield around 4 p.m. (to avoid traffic)
-- Pick up snow shoes at EMS and arrive at the Epsom New Rye Congregational Church in N.H. to spend the night
-- Leave the Church by 7 a.m., have a hearty breakfast at an awesome restaurant
-- Arrive/check in at the Mt. Cardigan Base Lodge by late morning,
-- 2 mile hike to the High Cabin and spend the night
-- Day hikes from and to the High Cabin, spend second night
-- Leave the High Cabin by 10 a.m. & check out,
-- Have a meal on the way home,
-- Return snow shoes
-- Back in Mansfield by late afternoon (dependent on traffic)