TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 5-6 miles DIFFICULTY Easy with some elevation up to Avalanche Lake DATE July 4, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Trail winds through towering Cedars and evergreen forest along waterfalls and rushing river to turquoise blue Avalanche Lake. Be sure to walk to the end of the trail for the best view. Woke up before everyone again and ordered … Continue reading Glacier National Park | Trail of the Cedars, Avalanche Lake and Paradise Point.
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH about 3 hours (I lost track) DIFFICULTY Easy with an awesome guide like "SOCCER MIKE"! DATE July 3, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Amazing views of Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Woke up at 4:45am, made the hostel coffee and headed out to Brownie's front porch to enjoy the sunrise. I get the feeling that I am … Continue reading Glacier National Park | Whitewater Rafting
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 4-5 mi DIFFICULTY Easy to overlook without snow, but extremely steep down to the lake. Moderate to Difficult with snow. DATE July 2, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Panoramic views across mountains, glacial lakes and snow fields, mountain goats. One of the benefits of adventuring with Scouts is that the Senior Patrol Leader and ASPL decide each night what time … Continue reading Glacier National Park | Logan Pass & Hidden Lake Trail
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 7.9 mi (longer if you start at the visitor center) DIFFICULTY Moderate to Difficult DATE July 1, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Beargrass, wide mountain views, Hoary Marmot and Sheep My day started at 5am. Made a pot of coffee and relaxed on the Brownie's Hostel porch with a mountain view for a good hour or so. Today's … Continue reading Glacier National Park | Scenic Point
Welcome to the first post from last week's trip to Glacier National Park! Last year, 18 of us went to Isle Royale, this year another group of 18 Scouts and adults to East Glacier for our Boy Scout Troop's 2017 High Adventure Trip. We planned the trip 9 months out and held almost all of … Continue reading Glacier National Park – Day 1 & 2: Amtrak & Brownies
“Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if your were a sponge, and the big days will go uncounted. If you are business-tangled, and so burdened with duty that only tweeks can be got out of the heavy laden year, then go … Continue reading Glacier National Park Part 1: Remembering our first trip.
Wilderness and Remote First Aid, CPR, AED certification is 18-20 hours of intense training packed into two or three days. As a leader of High Adventure treks with Scouts, I am required to take it every two years. Last weekend was my 3rd time going through the course and I learn something new every time. … Continue reading WRFA-Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification weekend!
And at the end of the day (or week), Your feet should be dirty, Your hair messy And your eyes sparkling ~Author Unknown So....it's Thursday and my hair is still a mess, I keep finding dirt under my nails and my eyes are definitely sparkling; stronger, braver and wiser. Last week started with a trip … Continue reading Micro-adventures, Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 and Women’s Serrana Sleeping Bag gear review!
I've done a packing Demo for my Scouts for the last 3 years and every year, it gets easier. Next week I get to do a Backpacking Demo for a room full of regional Scout leaders! (They pack the heaviest). Here's a 38 second packing video I made as I was getting my gear ready for … Continue reading A Post About Packing
Here's the 3rd installment of our backpacking trip to Isle Royale National Park! This post will focus a little more on planning and packing for our backpacking adventure! Know your facts about where you can and can't stay: Group camping: Like most NPS Backpacking sites, there are regulations on how many people can stay in a … Continue reading Isle Royale Part 3: Prepping and Packing!
As promised, here is the follow up post to Part 1 with a few helpful tips on how we prepared physically for our trip! Our training locations were based the following: Sturdy trail, able to withstand a large group hiking on it Nearby for easy access Accessible to all levels since we would be focusing on distance and … Continue reading Isle Royale Part 2: Training Hikes
I’m pretty stoked to finally get to share about our backpacking trip last year to Isle Royale National Park! There a ton of resources out there to help you plan your trip, but my perspective is of a thrifty Scout Leader that went with a large group of youth backpacking for a week. The trip went … Continue reading Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park: Part 1
Today is the 107th Birthday of the BSA Scouting movement in America. As a seasoned scout leader, I spent more time reflecting on what it truly means to be a Scout today than I have in the past. I woke up bound and determined to do a good turn and dutifully post it on social … Continue reading #likeascout