High Adventure trips give boys who participate in Scouts the opportunity to practice skills they have learned in a safe leadership environment.
Scout Troop 140 from Kerrville, Texas hiked the trails in the San Juan National Forest – Pagosa Springs, Colorado area, which soars up to an elevation 10,000+, during their High Adventure trip this summer.
The troop went specifically to the Weiminuche Wilderness area of the San Juan National Forest, Williams Creek Trailhead. They spent 3 days backpacking with their Flying Circle Multi-Mission Backpacks. The heaviest pack weighed in at 50lbs loaded with gear, food, and extra items for the boys. The backpacks were comfortable to wear while hiking, didn’t chafe, and the padding helped with the distribution of weight perfectly during the hike.
The boys enjoyed learning survival skills like finding shelter, how to purify water, thermal survival after getting wet in glacier fed streams, cooking, starting and maintaining camp fires, fishing, stringing up their gear and food in bear country, and seeing a ton of wildlife in their daily short hikes from base camp. They explored waterfalls, climbed on boulders, and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors all while gaining experiences and building friendships that will last a lifetime.