Backpacking in March

Starts March 22, runs Fri-Sun

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Sandy Neck is a 6-mile-long spit of dunes in Barnstable on Cape Cod. To the one side is Cape Cod Bay, to the other a saltwater marsh. We’ll arrive at Sandy Neck on Saturday morning and backpack along the beachfront trail about 3 miles to the campsite, which is just beyond the dunes in a stand of pitch pines and black oaks. After making camp, we’ll hike along the marsh trail to see the light house Beach Point — the end of the spit. After dinner on Saturday, we hope to have a bonfire on the beach. We’ll break camp Sunday morning, backpack back to the parking lot, and arrive back in Cambridge early afternoon.

Note: we leave Cambridge on Friday night and camp at Camp Greenough Scout Camp in Yarmouth Port.

Adult leader: Brian O’Rourke

Asst. Leader: Robin Bonner

Youth Leader: Brian Zick

1 thought on “Backpacking in March

  1. Here is the packing list as well:
    Pack cover
    Sleeping bag+pad
    Method of carrying sleeping bag+pad in/on pack
    Broken in hiking boots
    2 pairs hiking socks
    2 pairs liner socks
    2 pairs underwear (only thing that can be cotton)
    1 pair of hiking pants
    1 pair of hiking shorts
    OR 2 pairs of pants with bottoms that zip off
    1 brimmed hat
    2 short sleeve shirts
    1 long sleeve shirt
    1 set of top+bottoms long underwear
    1 insulating layer
    1 warm hat
    1 pair of light yet warm gloves
    1 set of rain pants and jacket (NOT A PONCHO)
    1 bowl/cup
    1 set of silverware
    2 1 liter water bottles (Nalgenes preferred)
    1 Hydration system( e.g. Camlebak or Platypus) ~2 liters ideal
    1 Headlamp + extra batteries
    Sunglasses (cheap)
    1 Small daypack

    Small pocketknife (If you have Totin’ Chit)
    Bandanna (Can be cotton)
    Lip balm

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