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Schedule start time TBD (due to the Halloween Breakfast at Huntington Middle School, we will be leaving in two groups. The first group will begin their trip late morning and the second group will leave early afternoon).
This is a great trip for first time and seasoned backpackers alike. Henninger Flats is situated above Eaton Canyon, off Altadena Drive. The hike is approximately 3 miles distance each way and has a total elevation gain of 1,400 feet. The hike to Henninger Flats is on the historic Mt. Wilson Toll Road, which originally provided an access way to haul parts up for the 100-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory back in 1917. The trail offers spectacular views of the entire San Gabriel Valley, Downtown Los Angeles and, on very clear days, Catalina Island.
Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Nature, Plant Science and Fish & Wildlife Merit Badges in connection with this trip. We will work on the badges Saturday late afternoon and early evening with the help of Johann Lockard from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Scouts will also have the opportunity to tour the Henninger Flats Nature Center.
No overnight parking is allowed in Eaton Canyon but overnight parking is allowed on Altadena Drive. Carpooling and dropping off of hikers will be necessary to minimize the number of vehicles parked overnight.
We will be returning to the Eaton Canyon parking lot late Sunday Morning.