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Lake George 2018 General Information

NCC OUTING CLUB

When:  Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, 2018.  We leave NCC 10:30 on Friday and return late Sunday night.

Where:  On Mohegian Island (a NY State campground) in the narrows of Lake George, reached by a 3 mile canoe paddle.  (Lake George is 60 miles north of Albany, NY; about 230 miles from NCC.  The drive will take 5-6 hours.)

Who:  The 100 or so students who usually attend come from schools all over the Northeast.  It is run by the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association (IOCA).

What:  We arrive at Bolton Landing on Lake George late afternoon (hopefully), canoe out to the island (weather permitting) and set up camp.  Saturday is spent hiking and/or canoeing (Tongue Mountain is a moderate paddle away, Black Mountain and Shelving Rock, a long paddle).  Saturday night IOCA has arranged a square dance on the island.  Sunday we break camp, and canoe back.

OTHER DETAILS:

Skills needed: You must have had previous experience in hiking and camping.  In order to go in a canoe you must be an experienced paddler; otherwise youwill go out in the powerboat. Please discuss this at the meetings prior to the trip.

Some NCC canoes are available.  (Or can bring your own canoe.)  A powerboat is available for emergencies or to take those who don't wish to canoe.

Food may be brought individually or by our group on the way up; we will discuss this more at the Club meeting before the trip. Stoves and cooking equipment can be supplied but each person should bring their own plates and utensils.  Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Shelter consists of individual tents.  If you do not have one, often others on the trip can share theirs with you and the Club owns several. A warm sleeping bag is advisable and several are available if you do not have one.  You should discuss equipment needs at the meetings before the trip.

Transportation is by school van and private cars, as available. If you can take several others in your car, the gas & tolls will be paid.

Clothes: The weather on Lake George can range from the sunny seventies to the frosty forties, and could sometimes dip below freezing at night.  We suggest warm shirts, sweaters, jackets, hat, jeans, long underwear, shorts, hiking boots, sneakers for the square dance, raincoat or poncho, bathing suit, sun glasses, and towel. (We will give you a detailed equipment list which also contains more information about the physical setting.)  link to equipment list

Cost will vary somewhat depending on the number attending.  It should come to a total of about $40 including food, canoe rental, registration. and meals on the way up and back. (Transportation and part of the costs will be paid by the club.)  Contact the co-adivsor Prof. Wade, at 718-426-8555 or E-mail DonWade as soon as possible and sign up at the club meeting on Thursdays, 11:30AM in room College Union U304;  The registration fee of $25 must be in no later than October 11!  you should come to that meeting and it is also mandatory that all participants come to the meeting before the trip on Thursday, Oct. 18.

 If you have further questions, call the club's co-advisor, Prof. Wade, at 718-426-8555 or E-mail DonWade.; cell 917-697-701.

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