Cornell/Wittenberg Mountains and Camp out
Camporee Scramble Weekend
The Crew was planning to attending the council camporee at Mohonk Mountain this weekend, but unfortunately the camporee was cancelled at the last minute. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to get outdoors, we scrambled to come up with another plan. After a short discussion the pln was to hike Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains and then camp out at the Sidney Clapp camp.
It was a beautiful day for a hike and there where many people out hiking. It was a little muddy in areas, and even experienced patches of snow and ice near the top. We did have a hail shower on the way back to Wittenberg for Cornell and it rained pretty heavy once we got back to the parking area. The round trip hike was 10 1/4 miles and hit two of the Catskill 3500 foot peaks.
Fortunately the rain stopped by the time we arrived at the Clapp camp and we where able to set up out tents before the evening rain came through. After a hearty dutch oven dinner, we relaxed around the campfire before turning in for the night. By morning the rain had past, but the wind was still blowing. After another great dutch oven breakfast, we broke camp and went home.