We are preparing for some high adventure camping that will be appropriate to all the ages and ranks of all the scouts. We are going to finish our Snow Sports Merit Badge by hiking to a camp site in Snow Shoes!! This is going to be really fun! Imagine seeing the stars from the mountain woods on a cool crisp night….or having a camp fire in the snow! I can only think of being in a Narnia like environment when I think of hiking and camping in the snow.
At the moment, the location is looking like Leadville, CO and we are either going to have it the weekend of Feb 24-25 or Mar 3-4. We are looking for somewhere that actually has snow! It will be a 2 day/1 night camping trip. We will leave Saturday early in the morning and return Sunday afternoon. The reason for the date change is I might have to work one of those weekends and I am the only one in the troop that is Avalanche trained and I have the most experience camping in the snow….so I ask for you consideration and flexibility on this weekend. I would like to ask additional parents to go too!
On this sign up there are two things you are committing to…..signing up and requesting Snow Shoes if you do not have them. You may rent or buy your own or you may click on the link and I will rent a pair for you! I’m not sure of the cost of snow shoe rentals but it should not be that much. If you choose to buy a pair then I would recommend Costco! They have great snow shoes and hiking poles at a great price!!
I will send the packing list a week prior but here are few mandatory items for this trip:
– 0 Degree Sleeping Bag
– Hand and foot warmers
– Waterproof insulated Hiking Boots
– Good Gloves
– A positive attitude!
Please sign up on the sign up Genius Link below