Mount Orient Backpacking Trip

(Revised Plan - Changed Due to Hurricane Irene) (previous plan)


Friday, August 26 -
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Mount Orient
Pelham, MA

Changing our plans to a shorter trip due to the approach of Hurricane Irene, our August trip takes us west to Pelham, MA. Friday, we will hike Sections 12 and 13 of the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail (which we have not done before). Then, we'll camp at the Mosher shelter (where we camped last November). We'll take a short side trip on the Robert Frost Trail one of the days to go fishing on the Atkins Reservoir. We will return Saturday along the same trail.

We will have a fly rod on the trip. The fishing will now be in Massachusetts, so anyone who wants to fish should obtain his own fishing license (participants under age 15 do not need a license).

Pack light - "Every ounce counts!"

A planning meeting for participants was held on Tuesday, August 23, 6:30-7:30 PM at the Froimson's house.

Use our Backwoods Camping List to make sure you don't forget anything. Be sure to include plenty of water. See other camping information on our Camping page. Definitely bring rain gear.


  • Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit this to the Scoutmaster before the event.
  • Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted this record within the previous year. This trip requires only Parts A and B (pages 2 and 3), including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
  • CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to the Mohegan Council within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by August 23.
  • Youth Protection Training - Adults staying overnight must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training within the prior two years. If you need this, submit your training certificate to the Scoutmaster by August 23.
  • Vehicle Information - If your vehicle information has not been included on a previous tour permit, please provide this to the Scoutmaster by August 23.
  • Cost (Scouts and Leaders) - Share of food cost for patrol.

Travel There:

Meet at the Immaculate Conception Church parking lot at 7:00 AM Friday for departure by 7:15 AM.

Travel to the trailhead is approximately 1 hours 20 minutes.

Estimated return to the church is 5:00 PM Saturday.

Planning status:

Tour permit - Done
Site reservation - Not Required
Fire Permit - TBD


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