Grade 10 – Mount Katahdin

This group of sophomores will be hiking in Baxter State Park. They will spend one night at Roaring Brook and two nights in a the lean-tos at Chimney Pond. This pond is about halfway up Mount Katahdin and is the perfect spot from which to explore Maine's greatest mountain.

If the weather is cooperative, the group will have the chance to climb to Baxter Peak, the highest point in all of Maine. They may also have an opportunity to explore Pamola's Caves, cool caves and caverns formed by giant boulders that slid from the mountain centuries ago. On the last day, they will hike out from Chimney Pond and make their way back to campus.

I know your son/daughter will love this classic Maine adventure! Please review the information below to ensure your child is prepared for the trip.

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.

Health

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.

Gear

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 Tuesday. No other food is necessary.