Rim of the Bay hike to Mt. Wittenberg !!
This is the prettiest R.o.B. Hike – don’t miss it!
Troop 57 scouts!
Come join us for the FANTASTIC Rim of the Bay hike to Mt. Wittenberg.
What: Rim of the Bay hike Where: Mt. Wittenberg, in beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore
When: Saturday, March 4th Meet at the scout house at 8:00 a.m.
Return to Palo Alto late afternoon.
Scout Leader Brian Ho firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Leaders: Richard Clark email@example.com 650-245-8003
Activity: An easy 10 mile hike through the BEAUTIFUL Pt. Reyes National Seashore –
good weather is required for this trip, it is not rain or shine.
Reply Deadline: Please sign up by March 1st.
Please bring: a daypack, sack lunch, two large water bottles, 10 essentials, rain gear.
Link to sign up: http://bit.ly/2kVe55c
Skyline-2-Sea Backpacking trip (Feb. 17-20)
The beautiful Skyline-to-the-Sea backpacking trip is just around the corner.This is a 3 day, 2 night backpack trip covering 29 miles through Castle Rock and Big Basin State Parks, finishing at Waddell Beach.
Volunteer Drivers will drop off hikers at the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail head (Intersection of Skyline Blvd [SR 35] and SR 9).
Hike approx 8 miles to Waterman Gap Trail Camp for our first night of camping.
Day 2: Hike approx 10 miles from Waterman Gap to Big Basin State Park where we will stay in Jay Camp. This is a beautiful day of hiking that includes old growth redwoods as well as chaparral when we cross over China Grade (we'll be a few miles from the Cutter Scout Reservation at that point). Bring a little spending money for our arrival at the Big Basin snack shop (everyone loves ice cream after a day of hiking).
Day 3: Hike approx 11 miles from Big Basin to Waddell Creek. Another beautiful day of hiking that takes us past Barry Creek Falls.
There is a net elevation drop of about 2600 ft from the Skyline trail head to Waddell Beach. But with all the ups and downs of the trail, I'd estimate there is probably 2400 feet of climbing, resulting in a total of 5000 feet of descent (a rough guess from looking at an elevation profile of the trail).
NOTICE TO ADULTS:
I still need at least a "second" ASM, and of course welcome even more, so don't hesitate to sign up. You will enjoy it!!
Please enter your information directly into the sign up sheet:
This event is not recommended for first year scouts. Second year scouts who believe they have the stamina should consult their lead ASM for guidance/endorsement. Let me know if you have any questions.
I'm estimating $30/person to cover camp fees and food for the three days -- but I will provide a final accounting to those who sign up after I've worked out the details.
Pinnacles All-Troop Outing (Jan. 28-29)
It is time to start signing up for Pinnacles! This outing is mandatory, so unless you have another more important conflicting event, you should be attending.
Please indicate on the spreadsheet whether you are going with a 1 for yes and a 0 for no. If you are attending for part of the outing, put a 1 and add this in the comments section.
Hope to see you there!
Excited for a great outing this year!
Scout Lead: Jay Bhateja (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lead ASM: Jason Bernas (email@example.com)
Mission Peak Hike (Jan. 21)
Mission Peak is a 10 mile hike that counts towards the Hiking Merit Badge requirement and will also earn a special Rim of the Bay rocker as one of 6 Rim of the Bay hikes.
The hike has magnificent views of the surrounding East Bay area, providing some great photo opportunities.
If you're interested to the Canyon Country of Utah and Arizona spring break trip please add your name to the list by this week.
We have enough interest to run the trip. Next we need to determine the permit size for the group. This week is the deadline.
**********************************We're judging whether there is enough interest to have a spring break trip (April 2-8, 2017) to the Canyon Country of Utah and Arizona. We're considering two prospective trips, one to the Grand Canyon and one to Escalante National Monument. More details here.
Either trip is long enough to count as one of the four required for the Backpacking Merit Badge.
We need to apply for a permit by the end of this month for an April trip. Minimum trip size is two ASMs and two scouts; maximum is 11 people in the Grand Canyon and 12 in Escalante.
The trip difficulty levels are:
· Grand Canyon: Moderately Strenuous
· Escalante : Moderate
If you're interested you can add your name here.