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San Pedro Wilderness Backpacking 2002

Backpacking San Pedro Wilderness

The Troop went on a backpacking trip in Sept '02.

The SPL gives the group a briefing.

12 Scouts went and 4 Scout Master, we had 4 scouts that had never backpacked before and 1 scout that had never been camping before. We hiked for 2 miles then had a nice lunch and continued another 1.5 miles where we camped in a beautiful clearing that was at 10100 feet. The total hike was 7 miles and all the scouts did a great job.
Scouting activities included purifing water, cooking with small backpacking stoves, pitching tents, playing in the woods, collecting wood, making a camp fire, and a few scouts were seen chasing cows.
Saturday night got down to 32 degrees. Several scouts and scout master slept under clear skiies enjoying the full moon and the stars.
The scouts had a great time. Although no one won the marshmellow contest a few scouts did try very hard to get the prefect brown marshmellow. It's harder then it sounds.
The area was named "Dead Horse camp ground" due to finding the skull of a horse.

The start of a great campfire


You can see the entire group of photos taken during the backpacking trip by going to the photo link.