Camping Trip

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Note: this page in flux, due to continued planning efforts.

Camping trip to the white mountains is planned for Sep 23-25 2006. We will be staying in Intervale cabin.

Exciting Adventures are to be had:

  • Having a picknic dinner on Cathederal Ledge, Watching as the sun sets behind us and the valley falls into the shadow (of death).
  • Hiking somewhere in the whites. Possibly Welch Dickie trail, or something more rigorous.
  • Swimming in freakin freezing mountain streams
  • Stargazing, marshmallow roasting action
  • Beating up whoever snores


The following is a description of how I [Darth Bader] arrived at an estimated cost of the trip.

2 rental minivans for ~$420 (this price goes down if we return them before 6 on Monday.) I'm estimating gas cost at $100 but it may be more.

GRT budget pays for 200 of this cost. remaining cost split between 14 people for ~22.85

Intervale cabin costs $100 per night (but we don't have to pay for campgrounds and Mitoc equipment.)

Of this $200, GRT pays for $50. The remaining $150 gets split between 16 people (iJenn and Rodrigo are driving separately.) Estimated 9.40 per person.

Total estimated cost $32.25 per person


Shooting for about $8/person


Lunch - Echo Lake State Park

  • Tortillas
  • Packet Chicken (comes in tortilla-ready cut pieces)
  • Packet beef
  • Shredded cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • tortilla chips

Dinner - Carb heavy to provide energy for hiking sunday

Cooked on Mini Grill at Cathederal Ledge Picknick location

  • Sphagetti
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Meat Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Lemonade/Sparkling Cider?


Breakfast - Protein heavy

On stove at Intervale

  • Eggs
  • Smokies
  • Breakfast bars
  • Orange Juice

Lunch - Light, Non Squashable, Non Perishable

On hiking trail,

  • Sandwiches (pita bread possibly to prevent squashed sandwiches)
  • Summer Sausage
  • Fruit


  • Kabobs Roasted over the massive campfire
  • Bread and Honey
  • Apple cobbler and Stargazing, and sitting arround the massive campfire.


Breakfast - A lazy, at your own pace meal

  • Oatmeal/brown Sugar
  • Leftover breakfast bars

Lunch - Somewhere on the road. Leftovers, or a restraunt


From 4e

  • frying pan - from Kitchen
  • Camp stove and propane - Bringing Vimals
  • 9x13 pyrex dish / aluminum tray?
  • fire technology
  • TP

From Ijennville

  • Tents - 2x 3person
  • Large Pot
  • Big Tarp
  • Flashlights
  • Coolers 2x


  • Sleeping Bag/Sheets/Comforter/Blanket/Pajamas/Teddy Bear
  • Backpack (for hiking with, probably)
  • Nalgene/Camelbak/2 liter of water - must carry water when hiking or we push off mountain.
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Shoes you can walk in
  • Flashlight
  • N+1 pairs of dry socks, where N is how many you think you need
  • Rain Gear
  • The rest of your clothing, obviously
  • Something warm to wear in the mountains. Its just better to have it
  • camera
  • knife, fork, plate for eating spaghetti




We are thinking about hiking the Welch-Dicky Trail, which is 4.4 miles and is described by those in the know as "The best view for the least effort." We have all day to hike it and can take as much time as we want, have lunch on top, and most importantly, we can all enjoy it together, and promote a more Warm and Fuzzy spirit. Totally a bonus.


Apparently there's a swimming hole behind the police station... we'll find a better one

Shopping List - Costco

Anything we dont want to get at costco on this list can be defered to ijennville.

  • Fryup Breakfast
    • Smokies (little sausages)
    • Eggs (aaron, you know what to do)
  • Lazy Breakfast
    • Oatmeal (individual Packages)
    • Breakfast bars
    • Asst Breakfast cerial (if cheap)
  • Sandwich Lunch
    • sandwich rolls or Pita bread 32x
    • Package cheese
    • Asst Ham/Turkey
    • Jiffy whip (not mayo)
    • apples
  • Wrapup Lunch
    • Tortillas >32
    • Packet Chicken (pre cooked in tortilla sized bits)
    • Packet beef (pre cooked in tortilla sized bits)
    • Shredded cheese
    • Shredded lettuce
  • Pasta Meal
    • Pasta 5 boxes
    • Sauce in cans or jars 5x -flavors discresionary
    • Ground beef 2 lbs
  • Kabob Meal
    • Chicken breasts for Kabobs
    • mushrooms
    • onions
    • green peppers
    • tomatoes
    • pinapple
    • Kabob sticks
    • BBQ sauce
  • Apple Crumble dessert
    • Brown Sugar
  • Smores Desert
    • Grahm Crackers 1 box
    • Marshmallows 1 bag
    • Chocolate 16 bars
  • Just because
    • Sparkling Cider 5 bottles
    • Dried Mangoes

Shopping List - Ijennville

  • Fryup Breakfast
    • Potatoes
    • Milk/OJ
  • lunch
    • tortilla chips