2017 Caving and Hiking in Carlisle PA
This is a car camping trip. We’ll briefly xplore the Conodoguinet Cave in Carlisle and then go on a couple of day hikes. Troop 179 last did this in 2015.
Troop boys should arrive at Westmont Methodist at 3:30pm on Friday the 13th to help the quartermaster organize tents and supplies.
Trip cost: $22, includes transportation, Sat dinner and dessert, and Sunday breakfast
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Meet at church at 8:00AM and depart around 8:30
Bring a lunch for yourself for Saturday.
Drive directly to Conodoguinet Cave, 4 Cave Hill Drive, Carlisle, PA, approx. 2 hours out the Schuylkill Exp.
The cave is pretty cool and totally optional to go in or not. 2-4 scouts go in at once with a headlamp or flashlight and is only about 200 feet in length. The scouts are in the cave for about 15-20 mins and then come back out and then the next group goes in. It’s all on the same level with a sandy and wet floor. I’ll bring hip waders, but some scouts might just go in in sneakers. I suggest bringing an old, spare pair just in case. When we went 2 years ago, most people went in with sneakers.
We’ll spend 1 ½ hours at the cave and then drive to our campsite Caledonia State Park.
The afternoon activity is a day hike from our campsite, thru Caledonia up the Appalachian Trail.
Hot breakfast and set up and conduct some Tot N Chip advancement.
Will depart for Haddon Twp around 11:00am and be back in town around 1:00pm.
Candice Stutzmen (Xander’s Mom)
Anthony Dezii (Thomas’s older brother)
We are car camping – our cars will be right next to the campsite.
Of course bring your camping gear.
The Troop has two 5-man and two 2-man tents. Personal tents OK too.
Use camping list as a guide and make your own decisions.
Old sneakers for the cave
Mess kit and utensils
Day pack (an old school backpack works well)
Small personal first aid kit
Check with your Patrol leader for more packing details.