October 2012 – Kittatinny Backpacking

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October 19-21, 2012

*Please sign up by October 11, 2012*

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Backpacking on Appalachian Trail along Kittatinny Ridge

This will be a backpacking trip along the beautiful Kittatinny Mtn. Ridge. The majority of the trip will be on lightly rolling terrain which makes it a good trip for scouts of all experience levels (including beginners).  The approximate length of the trip will be 15 miles and will end at the Delaware Water Gap. The route also offers a couple of bailout points for beginners if they are unable to complete the trip. This trip should offer beautiful autumn views as the majority of the route is at an elevation of 1500 ft.  We will enter the Appalacian Trail at the intersection of Millbrook Rd in Blairstown, NJ and end approximately 15 miles South at the Delaware Water Gap.

Trip Plan


4:00 PM  Depart promptly from OLPH. The drive to the trailhead is off of Millbrook Rd in Blairstown, NJ and is approx. a 1 hr 15 min. drive from Oakland.

5:30 PM Begin Hike approx. 2-3 miles to campsite.


10:00 AM

Depart Campsite and hike approx. 7 miles to 2nd campsite.


8:00 AM

Depart campsite and hike approx.. 5 miles to Delaware Water Gap and meet carpool prior to Noon.


The good news is that the trip at this point should be free as we won’t be using any group campsites.


Each scout will be responsible to bring  their own food, water and supplies. We will discuss this at a future planning meeting.


Frame backpack – The troop has two new Kelty backpacks that are available for scouts use on first come, first served basis.  Contact Mr. Dugas to reserve them.

Lightweight gear is required, as outlined in the gear presentation for the December Trip.


No siblings allowed on this trip


We will need volunteers on Friday and Sunday to provide transportation to and from the trailheads in Blairstown and Delaware Water Gap


RSVP on Troop website by October 11, 2012

Guy Dugas SIC