December 3, 2022

Come unplug before finals at a backcountry cabin in Buchanan State Forest!

The Dawson Cabin has a cozy living and dining area and adjacent bunk room with bunk space for 8 to 10 guests. This is an off-grid cabin without electricity or running water. It does have a wood stove, so we will stay warm regardless of the weather. Participants will spend time cooking food, hiking nearby forest roads and trails, and learning backcountry living skills like fire building. This opportunity is open to any Dickinson student and will involve moderate physical activity. Food will be provided. 

We will be leaving from behind Allison Hall promptly at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning and will be back sometime Sunday afternoon. 

Note: We will meet in the Gearbox to go over our gear and food plans before the trip. Make sure you're able to meet around 7:00 pm Thursday, December 1st if you want to participate!

Please take a look at this backpacking checklist from REI and request any personal items you need from the Gearbox. A revised packing list will be sent out to registered participants before the trip:
– Packing list:
– Gearbox request form:


Further information

  • Location: Dawson Cabin
  • Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free