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Grand Canyon - Intermediate Backpack - May 25-28

posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:43 PM by Webmaster Troop777

This will be a hike on the South Rim down the South Kaibab trail and up the Bright Angel trail. Backpackers will spend three days in the Canyon and hike just under 18 miles. This trek requires the scout or adult to have completed a beginner backpack trek with the troop and two training hikes.

La Costa Reserve - Day Hike - April 22

posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:17 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 5:20 PM ]

This is a 6.5 mile day hike through the La Costa Reserve on April 22, 2018. Before the hike, participants will be looking at a backpack packed to go to Philmont along with a Q&A session. Further information including prerequisites and the meeting location are provided in the attached document below.

Mt. Woodson Loop - Day Hike - April 8

posted Apr 8, 2018, 2:28 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 4:48 PM ]

Mt. Woodson Loop -  Day Hike – Full Climb on April 8, 2018. This is a day hike that is a 6.6 miles with a roughly 1,800 foot climb.

Crystal Coast Beginner Backpack - 19-20 Aug

posted Aug 1, 2017, 9:30 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Time to hit the trails for this beginner backpack at Orange County's largest remaining example of open space and natural seashore. This trek will consist of approximately 3 miles of hiking each day through coastal sage scrub/chaparral and riparian terrain, leading to an ocean view bluff. We will need to pack all water for this trek as there is no water source at the campsite.  Trek is limited to 16 participants.

San Gorgonio Advanced Backpack - 24-25 Jun

posted May 4, 2017, 9:16 PM by Webmaster Troop777

This is an advanced backpack due to the extreme elevation gain (5,442 feet) and the long distance (13.1 miles) on day 2. There will be lots of water on the trail, so we can pack 2-3 quarts and keep our packs light.

Prerequisite(s): At least 1 prior intermediate backpack with troop 777 and be in good physical condition.

Catalina Island Intermediate Backpack - 11-15 Jun

posted May 4, 2017, 9:10 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Intermediate Backpack on Catalina Island covering ~20 miles of coastal mountain hiking over 4 days on the Trans-Catalina and other trails.  After a ferry ride from San Pedro, we will hike and camp at Two Harbors, Parson’s Landing, Two Harbors (again) and Little Harbor.  We then plan ride the Safari bus to Two Harbors for the ferry ride back to the mainland on Thursday.


* Current/signed BSA forms A, B and C.

* Swimming Merit badge or recent completion of a BSA swim test.

Cost: (estimated) $300 per person - also bring money for lunch on the drive home.

Sports Shooting Day and Overnight - 20-21 May

posted May 4, 2017, 9:08 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated May 4, 2017, 9:21 PM ]

This trek will be done in conjunction with the San Diego/Imperial Council’s Spring Shooting Sports Day.  After spending the day shooting, we will camp overnight at Mataguay Scout Ranch and return Sunday morning.

Mt. Baldy Day Hike - 20 May

posted May 4, 2017, 9:05 PM by Webmaster Troop777

This will be a “High Adventure” day hike. We will ride the Baldy chair lift from Manker Flat to Baldy Notch, at 7,840 feet. We will then hike the 3.2 mile Devil’s Spine trail to the summit of Mt. San Antonio (also known as Mt. Baldy), at 10,064 feet. Then we will hike back all the way to the parking lot at 6,500 feet via the fire road.

Mt. High Ski Day and Merit Badge

posted Jan 12, 2017, 10:05 PM by Webmaster Troop777

February 5 - Go from the beach to the snow and back again . . .in less than a day by spending the day skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of the Mt. High Ski Resort.  Read the trek form closely; there are multiple options for equipment rental and lessons (ex. merit badge, lessons, or just skiing).  Trek forms are due by January 23rd.  Helmets are required for all Scouts.

Ponto to San Elijo State Beach Day Hike and Overnight Car Camp - Sat, Nov 26

posted Nov 17, 2016, 9:15 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 9:28 PM ]

All scouts and parents are welcome on this beginner day hike from Ponto State Beach to San Elijo State Beach during low tide.  The hike will be approximately five miles and may get longer depending on detours to Coast Highway if the tide is not low enough. After the hike we have space at San Elijo State Beach for up to six Scouts and one adult to camp overnight. During the overnight we will learn to cook with dutch ovens and give a Scout the chance to complete their First Class cooking requirements.  Scouts camping overnight can also work on any other rank requirements they need to complete.

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