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2014 Mt Wittenberg, Pt Reyes National Seashore, Rim of the Bay hike, Jan 25

On Saturday, Jan 25 twelve scouts and seven adults completed another hike in the Rim of the Bay series. The weather was very cooperative. We experienced an interesting variety of habitats along the way including quite a few Douglas Firs (i.e. Christmas tree). Scouts did some plant identification and fulfilled the Second Class “5-mile hike” … Continue reading »

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2013 Mt Tamalpais Rim of the Bay hike, Dec 21

  On Saturday, Dec 21st a small group of T5 scouts and adults hiked Mt Tamalpais as part of the Rim of the Bay series of hikes. It was a challenging, yet pleasant hike of 8.5 miles with 1800′ of elevation changes. We were treated to nice views of San Francisco and the North Bay. … Continue reading »

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2013 Monte Bello, Sept 21

  16 Scouts and 10 adults optimistically set out for an overnight backpacking trip to Monte Bello. Arriving mid-morning to a picturesque scene of misty clouds drifting over the mountains and a bracingly stiff breeze, the troop set out on a 2 mile hike to our campsite. Little did we know that Mother Nature had … Continue reading »

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2013 Sunset Beach Aug 24-25

  At Sunset Beach we did many things. First off we arrived at around 9 o’clock at Elkhorn Slough. We prepared for the three hour kayaking trip, preparing to get into the kayaks. The least amount of clothes layers was around three or four, but some of us were wearing up to six or seven. … Continue reading »

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2013 Snow Camping at Lake Alpine, March 2-3rd

  A group of two adults and eight scouts had a fun snow camping trip at Lake Alpine. The troop used sleds to carry equipment to the campsite which was an easy 0.5 mile downhill hike. The troop set up camp and had eight hours of free time. Scouts had time to make a tunnel … Continue reading »

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2012 Monte Bello Backpacking

Sixteen scouts and three adult leaders had a great time on the Monte Bello backpacking overnight. The trip highlight was sleeping under the open sky and watching the very impressive Perseid meteor shower. Other highlights were watching the sun set from Black Mountain and singing the Scout Vespers. The return hike was a long, but … Continue reading »

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