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The Summit looks beautiful under a blanket of snow and ice

Start a fire or grab a blanket before viewing these stunning new images of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in winter.

The fields where 30,000 jamboree participants camped seven months ago are now coated with snow. Lakes where Scouts and Venturers tried paddleboarding, dragon boats and “Water Reality” last July are iced over. The AT&T Summit Stadium, where tens of thousands gathered to hear Mike Rowe, 3 Doors Down and the King of Sweden, looks more suited for downhill skiing than a show.

The gorgeous aerial photographs are the work of Gary Hartley, director of community and government relations at the BSA’s newest national high-adventure base.

They prove that the Summit holds magic in any season. But the base really shines in the summer. Don’t miss what they have planned for your Scouts and Venturers during their first season as a high-adventure base.

And see the cool winter photos after the jump.

AT&T Summit Stadium

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Campsites and Lake

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7 Comments on The Summit looks beautiful under a blanket of snow and ice

  1. Kellt Horton // March 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm // Reply

    Has anyone winter camped there yet?

  2. I was going to ask that same question…*smiling*

  3. What are the winter programs/activities planned for the Summit?

  4. joselepervanche // March 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm // Reply

    Reblogged this on Scouting Adventures and commented:
    Winter High Adventures? Think about it. #scoutingadventures

  5. Has this winter been typical for the region in terms of temps and snowfall? If this winter’s weather as been atypical, it would be hard to build winter program/activities with any confidence.

    Although it looks mighty enticing!!!

  6. Reblogged this on Jambo Troop 4.

  7. Mike Clark // March 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm // Reply

    Gents, real Winter camping involves snow measured in feet or yards, not a crop dusting with bear patches as seen in photos. Need sufficient snow depth to build a Quinzee, say 18 inches medium density snow; no tent required. That being stated, why drive to WV when update NY, VT, NH, ME & MA suffice and are much closer. Gotta Love the Great State of New England, the land of four seasons, no passport required!

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