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    Backpacking trip with the Troop.

    Whooo Buddy what a great weekend we had this weekend. 13 of us 8 kids and 5 adults went backpacking this weekend, and what a weekend it was. We left the Chesterfield Church Friday afternoon at 4:30 to drive 2 hours to Mt. Washington MA state forest. we arrived about 6:30 where we started our backpacking trip by hiking in about a mile in the dark to Glen Brook Shelter off the Appalachian Trail. Setup camp and settled in for the night where it got about 24* at Night. In the Morning we took off Hiking over Mt. Everett, Mt. Race and settling into our second camp at Sage's Ravine campsites. We arrived about 4:30 in the afternoon with enough light to setup camp and start dinners. On Sunday we left Sage's and and hiked over Mt. Round, Mt. Frissell, and Mt. Alandar. For the weekend I think we covered about 17 miles or so. I will be posting a short video of my perspective of the trip.

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    Looks like a ton of fun. One of the only things better than hammocking/backpacking is hammocking/backpacking with others, especially the next generation. Thanks for sharing the brief report.
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    Looks like a great trip!
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    Great trip! Wish I could have been there with you guys. I had a great time the last time I hiked with all of you.

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    Sounds like fun Tim, glad you all had a great time!

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    Thanks guys for the comments. I had a blast. It was one of the most challenging trips for me that I have had. The most of the kids and adults made it the whole way. We did have a few that bailed out mid stream because it was too much for them. I also found out my 20* HG phoenix UQ does not go much be that. I was a little chilled on Saturday night. Either way I had a great time and experience.
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    Excellent. Looks like your troop logged in some miles too. Loved it and you play a mean guitar too ;-)
    Stealth camping is all fun and games until you have to take a dump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brambor View Post
    Excellent. Looks like your troop logged in some miles too. Loved it and you play a mean guitar too ;-)
    Thanks Brambor. Yeah we log some miles which I truly enjoyed. As to the guitar the only way I play that mean of a guitar is through me stereo speakers. Lol
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    How is it to hike in a mile and then set up camp? I have never done that with my troop. We usually camp at a park near the trail head on Friday night, then start the hike the next morning. Are there any safety concerns about the night hiking with full packs? Just wondering.
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    Great trip! I love seeing the kids getting out into nature and away from things using electrons! Good on Ya! I have yet to get out in that area near Everett, but will this coming year.

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