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CANCELLED - Spring Hike - Sunday, May 31, 2015

posted May 18, 2015, 2:46 PM by Brice Center   [ updated May 31, 2015, 6:18 AM ]
Based on the forecast of thunderstorms in the Sutton, MA area this afternoon, today's Pack 100 Spring hike at Purgatory Chasm is officially CANCELLED  

Please do DO NOT GO go to Purgatory Chasm this afternoon.  

If there is still interest in having this hike later in June/July, we can look at rescheduling. Pack 100 Families:












Please join us for our final hike of the year. We will be hiking Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA on Sunday, May 31st.  Meeting time is 1:00p. If you have never been to Purgatory Chasm it is a must see!

Purgatory Chasm is on a 900 acre reservation and is a deep feature created from a break in an ice dam in the last ice age about 14,000 years ago. There will be cliffs, interesting rock formations, and small caves to see.  There is a visitors center, bathrooms, a playground, picnic areas, and a playing field as part of the reservation


Time:
1:00 PM.  Meet at Purgatory Chasm State Visitor's center 

Duration:

The hike should be no more than 1 – 1.5 miles in total. Parking is $5.


Safety:

In accordance with BSA’s “Climb on Safely” rules, we WILL NOT be climbing the rock formations as a den or a pack.


Reservation Website for more info:

Here is the website for Purgatory Chasm: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-central/purgatory-chasm-state-reservation.html


Directions:

Take Rte 495 to Rte 290 West towards Worcester.
Take exit #12 and follow Rte 146S to Exit #6 in Sutton.
Take a right onto Purgatory Rd., following signs.
Reservation entrance & visitor center is 1,000 feet on your right.

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Brice Center,
May 27, 2015, 11:12 AM