Squirrel Creek Backpacking / Bishops Castle

Ray Petree —  August 25, 2022 — Leave a comment

Just wanted to send out a reminder for this weekends backpacking trip.
The plan is as follows Friday 8/26/22 4:30pm meetup/ 5:00pm departure to Sunday 8/28/22 return about noon give or take.

Please print off and complete a permission slip for your scout and bring it with you to turn in tomorrow when we meet up. Remember Class A uniforms for travel.

We still need a few drivers. Please sign up below with comments on how many seats you have available for scouts .


Patrol shoppers ( Austin, Orion, and Ben) should arrive tomorrow with the food portioned out per person for the weekend so we can hand each scout their rations to add to their packs. Adults we are on our own.

We are looking to start near the Davenport Campground located at the end of Forest Service Road 382. From there we will head out northwest to perform the hike in a clockwise direction and plan to host two skill levels of loops. We will start and finish together as a troop but will split out along the way.

The red loop is just a little over 7.5 miles / 2034 ft elevation gain.
The green loop follows the beginning and the end of the red loop, but will continue further southeast making it a little over 14 miles / 3612 ft elevation gain.

The Troop will supply tents, JetBoil stoves/Fuel, and water filters. Scouts will be responsible for their 10 essentials and all other personal gear.
Following the completion of the hike on Sunday we will all head over to Bishop’s Castle for about an hour or so and explore this monument.

Ray Petree


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