Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures Trip- Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine–Dates: October 23-25, 2015
We’ll hike into the Ski Shelter scenically set amidst birch, maple, and balsam forest on a Friday afternoon.
We will hike out on Sunday. The shelter is located approximately 2.5 miles inside Camden Hills State Park. While the focus of this trip will be on backpacking cooking, the weekend will also serve as an opportunity for anyone without backpacking experience to “taste” what it’s like to walk on some beautiful trails and spend a couple of nights in a back country setting in a tidy spot in the woods.
I will be giving a more in-depth course in cooking with home made multifuel ( wood, alcohol, solid fuel tablts) stoves on Saturday night. I will provide the tools, materials, and fuel to allow each person to to make, cook on, and then go home with their own multifuel backpacking cook stove, complete with custom titanium air mixing base plate.
Camden Hills has 25 miles of excellent trails, including the summit of Mount Megunticook (1,385’). Megunticook is a nearly three mile long mountain ridge extending out to Ocean Lookout which overlooks the expanse of Penobscot Bay. During the day, participants will be on their own to explore the park, or we can group up, if folks choose that option instead.
I am most familiar with the Park’s trails and can provide participants with insight about my personal favorite hikes.
I encourage folks who have iPhones to acquire the $3.99 Camden Hills Hiker app, which is also available in an Android application. We’ll become familiar with the App’s features, and use it to stay “found”.
This trip is permitted for up to 5 participants. The wood-stove heated shelter has 6 bunk beds, but no mattresses, so participants will need to bring their own sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and personal gear. We will purify water from a stream, and there is a clean outhouse adjacent to the wood-heated shelter. I can help provide items, like packs and sleeping pads and bags, if necessary.
Price drop! $100. Includes lodging/usage fees for 2 nights, and food for Saturday night’s dinner that we will prepare on multi-fuel backpacking stoves. I will send you a packing list.
207-230-4156 cell, texts. Your reservation can be secured with a 50% deposit via mail (to Tom Jamrog, 290 High St., Lincolnville, ME 04849).
ABOUT ME: I am a Registered Maine Guide. As a Maine Guide, I adhere to a code of ethics, provide quality service, promote safety, and have trained to be prepared to handle any potential problems. My professional credentials include Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. My background and training has prepared me for assisting clients to engage in a successful wilderness experience by bolstering mental preparedness as well as advising clients about gear selection and on-trail techniques.