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Trip Planning for 2014 Pacific Northwest Trip


Meet each month at the same time as the PLC meetings (first Friday @ 6:30 pm)

All interested parents are welcome.

Planning Lead = Laura
Planning Asst/Summer Camp = Rob
SM on trip = Erik

Airfare = Bill S.
Rental Vehicles = Rick L. and Bill S.

Quartermaster = Chuck
Grubmaster = Will
SWAG = Ron







Itinerary


This is the powerpoint from the last adult meeting.  It contains the day by day itinerary.


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Long Range Trip 2014 Adults Meeting 06132014 (official).pptx  

Luggage and Packing List



United Airlines allows one carry-on bag and one personal item into the seating portion of the plane. One of the bags has to be able to fit under the seat in front of you (see dimensions below). The other must fit in the overhead bin.

The maximum dimensions for the carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. It is recommended that the carry on be a larger day pack or a small duffel bag. Avoid wheeled bags as they don't fit well in some overhead bins and are harder to pack in the vans.

The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag, or other small item, are 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm). We recommended a small day pack. Make sure that you do not overpack it, so it meets the above dimensions.

(There are additional TSA restrictions for carry-ons).

United charges $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second. 

We are planning to ship the personal luggage and camping gear in a pod.  Not only will this save money over checking our bags, we will be able to take some troop gear that will camping easier.

However, your personal luggage bag must conform to standards for checked baggage.  This is needed to make sure everything fits in the pod and it allows us to check the bags if an emergency situation arises.

Max Weight and Size for Checked Bags = max 50 lbs, max 62 inches (l+w+h).

We will be posting the personal packing list here once the revisions from the 2011 list are made.






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2014 OW Personal Packing List 041114.docx Packing List  
2014 OW Personal Packing List 20140411b.docx Latest revision, 2014-04-11 (b)  

FAQ


Some general questions and answers.  Most have been relayed through the planning meetings, committee meetings, parent/child meeting, adult meeting, announcements at Troop meetings, and various emails.  Thought it may help some to collect the questions and answers in a single location.  Always check here (scoutlander) for information.

Hope this helps.


 

1.Can you tell us the date the bags need to be ready to be put on the pod and where/time we need to bring them?

The Pod Packing will be on Sunday, June 29 (the day after the Troop gets back from Henson).  Time to be determined.  It will be 2pm at the earliest.  We don’t want to be there when mass lets out.  Chuck is in charge of the pod.  We were planning on making an announcement at the Troop meeting tomorrow night (and again at summer camp send off on Sunday and return next Saturday).The pod takes 10 days to ship.  It will ship out on Monday, June 30.  And from summer camp on Fri, July 25 (or the next business day).

 

2.Is the Web site itinerary and packing list accurate?

Yes, doing our best to update information as it changes.  Both are on this webpage.

 

3.Are there shower facilities available at each camp site each day?

Not every day no.  National Park campgrounds are notorious for not having showers.

·         Sat, July 12, no, Lake Samamish State Park

·         Sun, July 13, no, Lake Samamish State Park

·         Mon, July 14, yes, at Sol Duc hot springs  

o   Camping at Elwah Dam RV Park, Port Angeles, WA, showers and laundry

·         Tue, July 15, yes, Screamin Eagle campground.

·         Wed, July 16, no, Cougar Rock

·         Thu, July 17, no, Cougar Rock

·         Fri, July 18, yes, Maupin City Park (coin operated)

·         Sat, July 19, yes, Astoria KOA [group laundry day]

 

4.What type of shoe is required for rafting?

Same as other times the Troop has gone rafting or for boating at summer camp, i.e., closed toe.  No open toe shoes on the trip.   Most just wear their spare sneakers and wear their hiking boots during the trip until the shoes dry out.

 

5.Can youth still sign up for his schedule at Meriwether?

Most definitely.  Send the information to Rob.

 

6.Will a one-week Adult’s bag need to come home with them at the end of first week or can it go in pod?

The plan is to send all the bags back in the pod (for 1 and 2 week people).  A one-week adult can bring his bag back with him after the first week only if he wants to pay the baggage fees out of pocket.  If there are items he needs before the Pod comes back then pack them in one if his carry on bags (personal item + carry on).

 

7. What is the Baltimore Orioles/Ravens shirt for?  Is this required?

The Baltimore/Maryland shirt is for a spirit day.  It can be anything Maryland related.  We will be wearing the shirts as a group one (or more) days.  It is just as required as the Troop 746 class B shirt.  That is to say, he will be chastised for not having it nor will he be restricted from participating.  But on the flip side if he doesn’t have one he’ll probably be the only one without it.

8.Will laundry be done for sure that Saturday prior to going to Meriwether?

Every long range trip we always have one laundry day.  We don’t have the space to pack for 2 weeks of clean clothes.

 

9.Do they need to bring laundry soap?

We typically buy some as a Troop and share.  No need for 40 jugs of Tide.  But if you want to bring specific detergent due to allergies that is fine.  If liquid make sure it is (double) bagged.  Powder or single use is preferred if bringing your own.


Pacific Northwest 2014 - Basic Route Plan



Google Map of the Touring Route  Route Plan Map
This map is of the basic loop.  It does not include side trips.



View Larger Map


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OW 2014 Basic Route.pdf Map with Directions  

Saturday July 12 Route Map



  Google Map link Saturday Map


View Sat July 12 SeaTac to Lake Sam SP in a larger map


Side Trip to Snoqualmie Falls if time allows

Google Map  Snoqualmie Falls Side Trip

 

View Sat July 12 Snoqualmie Side Trip in a larger map
 
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Jul 12 Sat SeaTac to Lake Sam SP GM.pdf Map with Directions  
Jul 12 Sat Side Trip to Snoqualmie Falls GM.pdf Map with Directions  

Seattle Attractions


Combination of Google Maps and Google Docs.

Google Docs - Seattle Attractions

  1. West Lake Center
  2. Pike Place Market (fish market)
  3. Pioneer Square  Chief Seattle Statue and Totem Pole
  4. Seattle Underground.  www.undergroundtour.com 
  5. Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park - mostly a Seattle museum but is free.
  6. Seattle Waterfront
  7. Seattle Space Needle, observation deck, 
  8. EMP museum.  Music and sci-fi.  “A nerd paradise”.
  9. Fremont Troll.  18 ft stone statue under a bridge

Google Map Link - Downtown

 

View Seattle, WA in a larger map






Sunday July 13 Route Map


 
Google Map Link: Sunday Driving


View Sunday July 12 Seattle Driving in a larger map


Google Map for Sunday Driving  Sunday Walking


View Sunday July 13 Seattle Walking in a larger map







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Sun 071314- Seattle Center Parking Hiking Map v3 MQ.pdf  
Sun 071314- Westlake Parking Driving Map.pdf  

Monday July 14 Olympic National Park



Google Map Link  Monday Google Map
 


View Monday July 14 via Bainbridge Island in a larger map



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July 14 Monday Seattle Ferry GM.pdf Map with Directions  

Tuesday July 15 Olympic National Park - Ocean City




Google Map Link-Tueday Goole Map


View Tuesday July 15 Olympic NP Day 2 in a larger map

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Tuesday July 15 Hoh Rainforest Ruby Beach.pdf Map with Directions  

Wednesday July 16 Mt Rainier National Park




Google Map Ocean City to Cougar Rock Campground -Google Map to Cougar Rock


View Wednesday July 16 Olympic National Park in a larger map


Google Map Mt Rainier NP Portion - Mt Rainier Cougar Rock
Dinner at Mt Rainier Railroad Dining Company



View Wed July 16 Mt Rainier Portion in a larger map
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Jul 16 Wed Mt Rainier NP route.pdf Map with Directions  
Jul 16 Wed Ocean City SP to Cougar Rock Campground.pdf Map with Directions  

Thursday July 17 Mt Rainer National Park Day 2




Map of Route in Mt Rainier National Park -Google Map Mt Rainier NP Day 2

 

View Thursday July 17 Mt Rainier NP Day 2 in a larger map


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Jul 17 Thursday Mt Rainier NP Day 2.pdf Map with Directions  

Friday July 18 To Maupin OR - White Water Rafting


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Jul 18 Fri CRG to Maupin, OR via Yakima UPick Stop 1.pdf Map with Directions U Pick Stop  
Jul 18 Fri CRG to Maupin, OR via Yakima.pdf Map with Directions with Pit Stop in Yakima only  

Saturday July 19 Ski Bowl and Columbia Gorge



Google Map - Maupin OR to Astoria OR
Route Includes Stop at Mt Hood Skibowl for some fun activities
 

View Sat July 19 Columbia Gorge in a larger map
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Sat map with Mt Hood Adventure.pdf Map with Directions  

Sunday July 20 Astoria - Drive to Camp Meriwether




Google Map -Astoria to Camp Meriwether
 
Lunch at Tillamook Cheese Factory.  The Camp Director tells me it is a favorite stop for Boy Scouts on the way to Camp.


View Sun July 20 Astoria to Camp Meriwether in a larger map
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Sunday July 20 - Google Maps.pdf Map with Directions  

Camp Meriwether


Camp Meriwether is the oldest and largest of the four Summer Camps operated by Cascade Pacific Council (Portland).  It opened in 1926 and one of a handful of BSA Summer Camps that is on the ocean.  The latest version of the leaders guides are attached to this section.  The picture below is of the beach at camp.

http://www.cpcbsa.org/camping/summer-program/boy-scout-camps/meriwether


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2012_CPC -allresident.pdf This is a general guide issued by Cascade Pacific Council  
2013 LDR GUIDE - Meriwether.pdf This is the newest Leader Guide Available Feb 20, 2014  
2014 LDR GUIDE - Meriwether.pdf 2014 Leader Guide  

Saturday July 26 Camp Meriwether to Seattle Tacoma


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Jul 26 Sat Camp Meriwether to Seatac 1st MSH VC GM.pdf Map with Directions  
Jul 26 Sat Camp Meriwether to Seatac MSH JRO GM.pdf Map with Directions. Johnston Ridge Observatory  

Meeting Information


Scout Parent Meeting - April 11, 2014
Adult Meeting - June 13, 2014
Packing Meeting

PowerPoint Slides are below
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Long Range Trip 2014 Scouts and Parents Meeting 20140411.pptx PowerPoint from April 11, 2014 Meeting  

Weather in Pacific Northwest


Weather in Pacific Northwest

Weather Data in July

 

Avg. High

Avg. Daily Low

Avg. Rain in July (in.)

Days of rain above
0.1 in.

Days above 90º F

Days below
32º F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore, MD

87

67

3.7

9

12

0

Camp Meriwether

Cloverdale, OR

70.6

50.3

1.19

3

0.2

0

Washington

Seattle

76.4

55.5

0.71

2

1.7

0

Elwha Dam

74.1

50.6

0.75

2

1.1

0

Hurricane Ridge

63

52.0

0.6

2

0

0

Hoh Rain Forest

71.6

49.3

2.28

5

1.1

0

Ocean City

62.3

50.4

1.9

4

0

0

Cougar Rock

74.1

47.

1.4

4

1.8

0

Sunrise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yakima

87.8

53.3

0.19

1

11.4

0

Oregon

Maupin

89

50

0.29

1

10.6

0

Ski Bowl

62.8

46.0

1.04

0.3

0.2

0.1

Bonneville Dam

78.8

56.8

0.85

2

3.1

0

Astoria

67.6

52.8

1.05

3

0.2

0

Tillamook  

67.4

49.5

1.31

3

0

0


Gas Prices


Gas prices will be higher in WA than MD (and CO from 2011).  There are not "good" spots in WA and OR (prices are high everywhere).
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Gas Buddy Prices WA 20130807.pdf price map 20130807