Sign up this week for the last troop outing before summer vacation. We will leave Westford after school on Friday, June 5 and return at noon on Sunday, June 7. $60 per scout and $50 per adult. Come to the meeting on Thursday and hear more details. We will hike on the Midstate Trail and the Wapack Trail on the border of MA and NH near Mount Watatic. The routes/mileage will be on the lower end to account for the fact this is our first backpacking outing. Here is some information about the area and our campsite which is at the Valley View Shelter at Windblown X-C Ski Area. We will camp Friday and Saturday nights.
http://hikenewengland.com/Watatic000407.html Scout troop hike - just for reference - we won't be hiking this far!!
http://windblownxc.com/accomodations/shelters-camping.html Windblown info - Valley View Shelter. Sleep in the outdoor shelter or in a tent that you carry with you.
Reminder: If you are planning to go on this outing, make sure you have hiking boots or outdoor shoes that are broken in. Also if you need to buy a pack, there are options at the scout store, EMS, REI, LL Bean, etc. If you'd like to rent a pack, you can go to EMS in Acton and let them know you are with Troop 95 and would like to be fitted, then they will reserve your pack for the weekend of our outing. $10/day rental fee.