Log Cabin - August 2010

Start Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:00 AM Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 5:00 AM
End Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010 3:00 PM Saturday, August 28th, 2010 6:00 PM
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Carmenita Middle School
Location: http://www.logcabincamp.org/
Video Link: HAT Log Cabin Video Watch Log Cabin on You Tube
Forms Needed: Troop 693 Permission Slip
Coordinator: Alok Sancheti
Cost: $425.00 (scouts), $150.00 (adults)
Last Date to Signup: March 29th, 2010
Things to bring: Backpacking Checklist



Log Cabin is highest BSA camp, located in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. This is one of favorite long-term opportunity for the scout, or experience Philmont in a mini-way. The outing is highly recommended to scouts who are signed up for Philmont-2011.

In 1981, the Clem C. Glass Eagle’s Nest was built to serve as headquarters for the Log Cabin Wilderness Camp. Over the years, Log Cabin was transformed from a traditional summer camp to a high adventure base camp. Log Cabin Wilderness Camp is truly a unique and special place that your crew will want to return to again and again.

Log Cabin has two programs Gateway and Mountain Man. Gateway is primarily backpacking for 4 days + 1 day of low cope. You have the choice to choose from 17 predefined treks ranging from moderate to strenuous, from 22 to 45 miles. As a group we will decide which trek to take. Mountain Man is means staying at the base camp and doing smaller hikes + rock climbing + low cope + high cope. Further details on the two programs can be found in the Itinerary section.

Payment Plan

Due Date Amount
March 29, 2010 $100
April 19, 2010 $100
May 10, 2010 $100
June 14, 2010 $125

Preferred Trails

Trip 2 (Yosemite Creek to Tenaya Lake)

Yosemite Creek to Tenaya Lake 34 mi. +3400’ Moderate
Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Creek 34 mi. +3800’ Moderate

via Yosemite Falls
Peaks along this trail: Mt. Hoffman and Tuolumne

This hike offers breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley. A short side hike to North Dome provides a view of the entire Yosemite Valley. Experience the majesty of Yosemite Falls from the top. You will see water rush over Upper Yosemite falls as it plunges over a thousand feet to the valley floor. You also will have great views of Half Dome from the north rim of the valley. Fish or swim in May Lake and along Yosemite Creek and Snow Creek.

Trip 4 (White Wolf - Tuolumne Meadows)

White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows 34 mi. +4700’ Moderate
Tuolumne Meadows to White Wolf 34 mi. +4000’ Mod./Strenuous

Peaks along this trail: None

Hike through the majestic grand canyon of the Tuolumne. This hike offers views of beautiful waterfalls along the Tuolumne River. You will see Tuolumne Falls, Cascade Falls, California Falls, Le Conte Falls, and Waterwheel Falls. Your group can fish or swim in the Tuolumne River and Harden Lake (no fish).

Trip 5 (Tuolumne Meadows - Green Creek)

Tuolumne Meadows to Green Creek 31 mi. +4430’ Moderate
Green Creek to Tuolumne Meadows 31 mi. +3870’ Moderate

Peaks along this trail: Sheep, Camaica, Virginia, North Peak, and Excelsior Mountain

This hike travels though beautiful Cold Canyon and Virginia Canyon. Summit Lake sits on the boundary of the park at 10,400 ft. You will see both Tuolumne falls and Cascade Falls near Glen Aulin. Your group can fish or swim in the Tuolumne River, McCabe Lakes, Return Creek, Summit Lake, Hoover Lake, East Lake, and Green Lake.

Trip 9 (Green Creek - Twin Lakes)

Green Creek to Twin Lakes 39 mi. +6400’ Moderate/Strenuous
Twin Lakes to Green Creek 39 mi. +7400’ Moderate/Strenuous

Peaks along this trail: Virginia, Camiaca, Matterhorn, Slide, Excelsior, and Whorl

On this hike you will have breathtaking views from the four passes you will climb. You will also see both Matterhorn Peak and the Sawtooth Ridge. Your group can fish or swim in Green Lake, East Lake, Hoover Lake, Summit Lake, Return Creek, Miller Lake (no fish), Crown Lake, and Barney Lake.

Trip 10 (Virginia Lake - Budd Creek)

Virginia Lake to Budd Creek 47 mi. +6950’ Moderate/Strenuous
Budd Creek to Virginia Lake 47 mi. +8270’ Moderate/Strenuous

Peaks along this trail: None

This hike travels through beautiful Virginia Canyon, and Cold Canyon. This hike passes over three moderate passes that offer views of the surrounding peaks. You will also pass by Sunrise Lakes, Cathedral Lakes, and towering Cathedral Peak. You will hike through some beautiful long meadows were you could stop to photograph the wildflowers. Your group can fish or swim in Summit Lake, Return Creek, Tuolumne River, MeGee Lake (no fish), Sunrise Lakes, and Cathedral Lakes.

Trip 16 (Tuolumne Meadows - Vogalsang)

Tuolumne Meadows to Vogalsang 41 mi. +5100’ Moderate

Peaks along this trail: Vogalsang Peak, Rafferty Peak, and Fletcher Peak

Loop Trail. On this hike you will visit many beautiful lakes and Meadows. From the two passes you will climb you will have views of the surrounding peaks. You will also see beautiful cascading streams as you hike through the canyons. Your group can fish or swim in Lyell Fork, Ireland Lake, Evelyn Lake, Fletcher Lake, Vogalsang Lake, Bernice Lake, Babcock Lake, Emeric Lake, and Boothe Lake. This trail is very popular, therefore, may be hard to get permits for.

Trip 17 (Tenaya Lake - Half Dome)

Tenaya Lake to Half Dome 38 mi. +7230’ Moderate/Strenuous

Peaks along this trail: Half Dome

Loop Trail. On this hike you will see breathtaking views as you pass over Clouds Rest and climb Half Dome. You will also see beautiful streams, meadows, and glacial sculpted canyons. This trail uses part of the John Muir Trail, so it may be crowded with people. This trail is very popular, therefore, may be hard to get permits for.


No. Scouts
1. Ansh Sancheti
2. Byron Chien
4. Jonathan Chen
4. Lancelot Chu
5. Tameem Berik
6. Andrew Johnson
7. Patrick De La Funte
8. Daanish Noor
9. Edward Yi
10. Curtis Cha
11. Nichlos Won
12. Rickey Gilliland
13. Victor Dang
14. Lawrence Dang
No. Adults
1. Alok Sancheti
2. Ed Johnson
3. David Yi
4. Richard Gilliland


8:00 AM Leave Cerritos
3:00 PM Arrive at Log Cabin (LC)
5:00 PM Leader and SPL Meeting with LC Staff
6:00 PM Dinner (Prepared by LC)
7:00 PM Free Time
10:00 PM Lights Out
6:00 AM Wake Up
7:00 AM Breakfast (Prepared by LC)
8:00 AM Free Time
9:00 AM Leave-no-trace Training
Trail Sanitation
Whisperlite Cooking
Back country Edict / Forest Regulations
First Aid and Safety
12:00 PM Lunch (Prepared by LC)
1:00 PM COPE
5:30 PM Shower / Hot Tub
6:00 PM Dinner (Prepared by LC)
7:00 PM Pack Check
10:00 PM Lights Out
6:00 AM Wake Up
7:00 AM Breakfast (Prepared by LC)
7:30 AM Drive to Trailhead
4 days Backpacking at one of the 17 trails
Afternoon Return from Trail
5:00 PM Shower / Hot Tub
6:00 PM Dinner (Prepared by LC)
8:00 PM Campfire
9:00 PM Free Time
10:00 Lights Out
6:00 AM Wake Up
7:00 AM Breakfast (Prepared by LC)
9:00 AM Leave from LC
3:00 PM Arrive at Cerritos

Training Hikes

Date Time Leaving From Location Miles Notes
June 5th-6th, 2010 5:00 AM Carmenita Middle School Cedar Glen 2.5 + 5 overnight
June 26th, 2010 6:00 AM Carmenita Middle School Inspiration Point, Altadina 10 day
July 10th-11th, 2010 7:00 AM Carmenita Middle School Malibu Creek 8.5 + 5 overnight

Cedar Glen

No. Scouts
1. Nichlos Won
1. Ansh Sancheti
3. Patrick De La Funte
4. Edward Yi
5. Rickey Gilliland
6. Vignesh Sadras
7. Tameem Berik (PL)
8. Byron Chien
9. Jonathan Chen
10. Daanish Noor
11. Curtis Cha
No. Adults
1. Alok Sancheti
2. Michael Chern
3. Richard Gilliland
4. Andrew Chien

Inspiration Point


Last Date to Sign Up: Friday June 18th, 2010

Group I Group II
Who can attend mandatory for Log Cabin Crew + open to all open to all
What to take Full backpack Day Pack + 10 essentials
Lunch Cook on the Trail Sack Lunch
Distance 10 miles 5 miles
Cost $10 $5

As this is a day hike only, it is open to all the scouts. We will be splitting the scouts into two groups. Group I (mandatory for log cabin crew) will do a 9 mile hike with a full backpack from trail head to inspiration point. They will also cook on the trail. Group 2 will start at the same trail head, but will stop after hiking for 2.5 miles, when Group I can continue on. Group 2 will get sack lunch. After spending some time at Echo mountain Group II can decide to wait for Group I to return or can hike down and return home. Alternatively if the Group II scouts have the energy and enthusiasm to hike another 2 miles they can continue on with Group I. Following have signed up:

No. Group I Patrol
1. Ansh Sancheti (PL) 1
2. Jonathan Chen 1
3. Curtis Cha 1
4. Victor Dang 1
5. Lawrence Dang 1
6. Lancelot Chu 1
7. Ntin Sadras 1
8. Vignesh Sadras 1
9. Andrew Johnson (PL) 2
10. Byron Chien 2
11. Tameem Berik 2
12. Patrick De La Funte 2
13. Edward Yi 2
14. Allen 2
No. Group II
1. Paul Youn
2. Samuel Cho
3. Dylan Sun
4. Justin Chiang
5. Prithvi Chauhan
6. Justin Kadi
7. Siddarth Mannava
8. Saumitra Kelkar
9. Victor Phong
No. Adults
1. Alok Sancheti
3. David Yi
3. Santos Kadi
4. Charles Cho
5. Grace Sun
6. Jay Chiang
7. Hein Dang
8. Uttara Kelkar
9. Ed Johnson

Malibu State Park

No. Scouts
1. Byron Chien
2. Andrew Johnson
3. Daanish Noor
4. Edward Yi
5. Curtis Cha
6. Nichlos Won (Sunday only)
7. Rickey Gilliland
8. Lawrence Dang
No. Adults
1. Alok Sancheti
2. Ed Johnson
3. Andrew Chien
4. Hein Dang
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