This Day In History: 1934-02-22
Fifteen Girl Scouts braved the deep snow for a hike into the mountains back of Mahwah. Led by Mary Ritter and Katherine Ackerman they trekked up through deep drifts to a previously selected camping spot. They cleared fire sites and cooked Kebabs of steak, potato, onion and bacon on green sticks. Despite some that were black and some that were raw everyone was reported to have cooked a good one. After lunch exploring parties went out to find good spots to slide down in the snow and after warming themselves on a large camp fire and cleaning up the camp site, the group returned home. They had been told that you can’t go hiking in the snow but this hike disproved it for those who went. Katherine Ackerman planned out the hike as part of her first class requirements.