Friday, May 25 -
Troop 54 will do CrabApple's "Deerfield River - Fife Brook Section" rafting trip with camping at Horace Moses Scout Reservation in Russell, MA. We will have a Friday evening departure and Sunday afternoon return to keep Memorial Day itself open.
The rafting trip covers 10 miles, starting 9:30 AM and ending about 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 26.
The current Scouting Rate for the rafting portion of the trip is $74/person including wet suit rental. The camping site portion is $5/person, and food is probably around $8-12/person. Thus, figure a total of around $90/person for the weekend.
To be a participant in the rafting, payment of at least the rafting registration ($74) was due by the troop meeting on April 24. We booked the reservation for initial participants on April 25. Add-on registrations may be possible later, depending on seat availability.
Crabapple, the rafting operator, has provided the following additional information:
Fife Brook Section Trip Itinerary & What to Bring
Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 PM Friday for departure by 6:45 PM.
Travel to Horace Moses (the camping location) is estimated at 1-1/2 hours.
On Saturday, travel from the camping area to the rafting starting location is estimated at 1 hour 20 minutes.
Crabapple has provided Directions to their Massachusetts Base and indicates that GPS directions are incorrect in their area.
We have to leave Moses by 11:00 AM. Estimated return to the church is 12:30 PM Sunday.
Page updated 5/14/12.