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TROOP 355 SPRUCE GROVE BACKPACKING TRIP
WHEN: Saturday May 1st, Sunday May 2nd
WHERE: Spruce Grove Camp, Big Santa Anita Canyon.
We will leave on Saturday from Chantry Flat.
MEET: Scout House 8:00 A.M. Saturday May 1st to disperse crew gear and food. Arrange your own carpools to Chantry Flat. We will return to Chantry Flat Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M.
DIFFICULTY: This is a moderate hike. 3.7 miles on the Gabrielino trail with 1200 feet of elevation gain. A beginner can handle this hike if he is physically fit.
AVAILABILITY: The trip limit is 24. If you have signed up and cannot go, please e-mail Dr.Snaer (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can open your spot up to another scout! If you wish to sign up, e-mail Dr. Snaer and get on the list.
COST: $10 per person. Deadline to confirm your spot is Monday night, April 26th. Bring your check made out to BSA Troop 355 to the meeting or mail to:
2605 South Oak Knoll Avenue
San Marino, CA 91108
MEALS: Bring your own trail lunch Saturday, dinner will be provided Saturday night (Philmont style), bring your own breakfast bars, instant oatmeal, cocoa for breakfast.
Saturday’s dinner will be prepared by individual crews. Crews will be announced Tuesday night April 27, by email.
It might be cold (45 degrees) at night, be prepared with long johns and a beanie hat to sleep in, a good sleeping bag, a jacket and gloves. Of course always bring your rain gear! BE PREPARED.
If you have any equipment questions please call Dr Snaer at 626 840-7702. Remember: the gear list is posted on the website go to the home page and click the resources tab.
Fires will be allowed in the designated fire pits, as long as wind conditions are safe.
Any cars parking at Chantry will need a National Forest Adventure Pass available at your sporting goods store (REI, Sports Chalet). This is strictly enforced. Overnight parking is available at the pack station for a small fee.
DIRECTIONS TO CHANTRY FLAT
210 Freeway East to Santa Anita Avenue
North on Santa Anita Avenue
Santa Anita Avenue becomes Chantry Flat Road at the base of the foothills
Follow Chantry Flat road 2-3 miles until it ends in the parking lot at Chantry Flat
We will meet in the lower lot