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High Adventure Caving 

 

Eagle Cave at Chimney Mountain

Located in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, about sixty miles from Read Reservation, is Eagle Cave, the largest wild cave in the Adirondacks. Participation is limited to mature Scouts, at least fourteen years of age, and their leaders. The activity requires basic knowledge of rock climbing and rappelling. Group size, including adults, can be no more than ten persons. Payment of the fee accompanied by the parent/guardian signed permission slip (available below) must be received at the Council Service Center at least one week in advance of the Troop's arrival at Camp.

Scheduled for each Wednesday during the summer camp season, the timing of these trips is dependent upon the number of cavers signed up for this activity. (The time in the cave will be the same for each group.) The first group will leave Read Scout Reservation by council van immediately after breakfast and return to Read about 5:00 p.m.; the second group will leave Read at about 2:00 p.m. and return to Camp at about 10:00 p.m. after having had dinner at a restaurant in Indian Lake hamlet (cost included in the fee.)

Each participant should have the items noted on the equipment list, below. Trips will be led by a professional, licensed Adirondack guide.

Cost in 2016: $50.00 per person, youth or adult.

Permission Slip

 


Each participant should plan on having the following equipment for the High Adventure Caving trip to Chimney Mountain.


  • Personal medical form (from the Health Officer)
  • Any medication required
  • Hiking boots
  • One pair of shorts
  • An extra T shirt
  • One pair of tight fitting long pants
  • One tight fitting sweat shirt or light jacket
  • One canteen filled with water
  • One lunch pack and a small pack
  • A personal flashlight
  • Ability to follow directions
 

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