Grade 10 – Bigelow Traverse (E/W)

This group of sophomores will participate in the inaugural Bigelow Range traverse. The east and westbound groups will begin their respective trips on either end of the Bigelow Preserve and spend three days hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail known for pristine natural beauty and sense of remoteness.Through the course of the trip, one Chewonki guide and one Waynflete leader will lead the group to the summits of several peaks that offer expansive views of the surrounding landscape. 

Please review the information below to ensure your child is prepared for the trip and contact Blake Keogh ( with any questions.

Important Dates

August 15
Last day for Gear Requests

August 29
Welcoming Receptions and Outdoor Experience meeting (all students are required to attend). If you are borrowing gear, this will be the day to pick it up.

September 3
Outdoor Experience begins! Please see the schedule for drop-off times and locations.

September 6
Students return from Outdoor Experience. Please see the schedule for pick-up times and locations.


Outdoor Experience health forms are now included in our Magnus Health Portal. Please log in with your Veracross username and password.

All medication must be given to trip leaders the morning of the trip. The medication must be in its original, labeled container and placed in a ziplock bag with precise instructions for administration.

Please contact our health coordinator if your son/daughter has any new health or dietary concerns since you filled out the health forms.


A complete gear list can be found on the Packing List Page. Please review it carefully and check that everything fits well. If you would like to borrow any gear, please let me know by filling out this online gear request. Please complete this as soon as possible to ensure we have gear on hand to loan.

Your son/daughter should also bring a lunch for the bus on Tuesday. No other food is necessary.