Backpacking Trip - March 2008

Start Date: Saturday, March 8th, 2008 7:00 AM
End Date: Sunday, March 9th, 2008 4:00 PM
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Carmenita Middle School
Location: Valley Forge, in National Forest (start from Red Box Gap in Angeles Crest Hwy
Location of Trailhead: Latitude 34.2416, Longitude -118.0928
Forms Needes: Troop 693 Permission Slip
Coordinator: Howard S. Choi, Eric Aune
Cost: $20 per Scout, free for Adult
Last Date to Signup: February 25th, 2008
Things to bring: Backpacking Checklist


  • Enjoy a short (3 miles), scenic hike along 'The West For San Gabriel River' in Angeles National Forest.
  • Camp in a remote wildness campsite (Valley Forge).
  • Round trip 6 miles.
  • Elevation Loss: 1,150 ft on Saturday hike.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,150 ft on Sunday hike.
  • We will have enough free time to enjoy nature.
  • This is an ideal training backpack outing for a long-term outing.
  • Bring your own lunch.


  • Waterproof your hiking boots.
  • If you have round shaped (cross section) shoelaces on your hiking boots, replace with flat shaped shoelaces.
  • Good backpacking spirit and health
  • Swimming Merit Badge because we have to cross river many times. If you do not have it, do not worry. We will make bridges for you.
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