Portola Valley & Woodside, California

Point Reyes Backpacking Trip, Dec 16-17

Troop 64 at Alamere Falls, December 2016

Our next trip is our annual backpacking trip at Point Reyes on Saturday to Sunday, December 16-17. This weekend is selected to be after finals for most of our Scouts. We’ll leave Portola Valley at 8:30 am on Saturday and return home around 4 pm on Sunday. The hike in to Wildcat Camp is 5.5 miles with a few hundred feet of elevation gain; the hike back, partly on the beach, is a little shorter, and will go up Alamere Falls.

There are many opportunities to complete requirements for ranks and merit badges, including a 5-mile hike with map and compass, selecting a campsite and setting up a tent, and cooking for ranks and MBs. This is a great backpacking trip for first-timers as well as veterans. I really like getting away from the chaos in the Bay Area to the quiet and beauty of the Point Reyes backcountry.

Kirt Williams will give a talk on what to bring and how to pack a backpack at the December 6 troop meeting. We are limited to 25 people in the campsite. First come, first served. Scouts’ parents are welcome.

Go to calendar page for this event for more information, the trip plan, and to contact Kirt.

 

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Upcoming Meetings
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9
Sun
7:00 PM Troop Committee Meeting @ Alpine Hills
Troop Committee Meeting @ Alpine Hills
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11
Tue
6:15 PM Troop Court of Honor @ Valley Presbyterian Church
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Wed
7:00 PM Troop 64 Meeting @ Portola Valley Town Center
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14
Fri
9:00 AM Annual Christmas Tree Sale @ Stanford Stadium Parking Lot
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15
Sat
9:00 AM Annual Christmas Tree Sale @ Stanford Stadium Parking Lot
Annual Christmas Tree Sale @ Stanford Stadium Parking Lot
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16
Sun
9:00 AM Annual Christmas Tree Sale @ Stanford Stadium Parking Lot
Annual Christmas Tree Sale @ Stanford Stadium Parking Lot
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Troop 64, Our Annual service project to assist our Sponsor organization Menlo Park Kiwanis Club is upon us.  Tree Sales at their Community Service Fund raiser lot. Where:   Stanford Stadium Parking lot  Corner of El[...]
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23
Sat
8:00 AM Merit Badge Midway @ Ralston Middle School
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