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Point Reyes – Intro to Backpacking

Saturday Mar 23 2019 / 12:00 AM - Sunday Mar 24 2019 / 11:59 PM

Point Reyes Station


Event Contact: Hisham Ghazouli: hghazouli@gmail.com
Event Location: Point Reyes National Seashore 1 Bear Valley Road Point Reyes Station

Geared towards scouts interested in learning more about backpacking (vs car camping). Scouts will hike about six miles (moderate) into Point Reyes National Park to Wildcat campground, setup camp and spend the night before heading back on the same route. Scout will carry all of their personal items, gear, and their own food for this adventure. On Sat after arriving at camp, the plan is to trek out to the waterfall for some fun. Older scouts/adults will share their knowledge of backpacking (e.g. Gear, Leave No Trace, Dining, and Risk/First Aid) and relax and enjoy Point Reyes natural beauty.

Troop Medical Forms required. (Contact Anna if you need to update at amuischool@gmail.com)

At the February 28 Troop meeting we will be going over the gear needed for this campout. 

PLAN

  • Saturday, March 23
    • 8:00 AM – Meet at RWS Elementary
    • 10:00 AM – Arrive at Pt Reyes, pick up permit and drive to Point Blue Palomarin Field Station
    • 11:00 AM – Check scouts/gear and hike about 6 miles to Wildcat Campgrounds. Eat lunch while hiking
    • 2:00 PM – Arrive at Wildcat Campgrounds, setup camp
    • 3:00 PM – Head to waterfall
    • 6:00 PM – Return to camp and have Dinner
    • 10:00 PM – Lights out 
  • Sunday, March 24
    • 7:00 AM – Wake up, break camp, breakfast, practice Leave No Trace
    • 8:00 AM – Start 6 mile hike to parking lot
    • Drive Back – Stop at In/Out or Pizza for lunch
    • 2:00 PM – Arrive at RWS Elementary (will email parents as we get closer)

Resources

DETAILED MAPS (Highlighted route) – Click Point Reyes Trail Map

Register below

  • DEADLINE TO Register is Saturday, March 16, 2019, or when registration fills up
  • Specify if Parent is Attending and can drive
  • In the Comment Section:
    • Indicate the number of seats available, if parent is driving
    • Older Scouts let me know if you are interested in talking about: (1) Gear, (2) Leave No Trace, (2) Dining, and (4) Risk/First Aid
If RSVPs are accepted to this event, you can register using the form below:
Bookings no longer allowed on this date.