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Troop 355 Mt Wilson Family Trail Hike
On Saturday, December 11, at 7:00 AM, Troop 355 will hike the Mt. Wilson Trail. Moms, Dads and family are all welcome. All children who are not registered 355 scouts must be accompanied by a parent. There will be two hikes available on the same trail. One trek will hike to Orchard Camp and return for a moderate 7 mile out and back hike. The other trek will head for the Mt. Wilson Summit. This is a strenuous 14 mile round trip hike. The first 7 miles gain 4750 feet. It is generally considered a 6-8 hour hike. See the attached map for the route. We will meet at the trailhead at 7:00, buddy up, and hike at 7:15. See the trail head directions below.
To sign up, please reply to this email. Or send an email to Brian Snaer, email@example.com I’d like to get a general idea of how many scouts and parents will be hiking. Specify which trek you are planning on: Orchard Camp or Mt Wilson Summit. Dad’s: I need you for this one, come out and enjoy the hike!
There is no cost for this adventure, but you will need to be prepared. The summit is cold, with an average high of 45 degrees.
The Gear List (The Ten Essentials)
Water (2 liters for Orchard, 4 liters for Wilson)
Food (eat breakfast, pack lunch and trail snacks, you need a lot of food to go 14 miles)
Warm Clothes (35-45 degrees at the top)
Rain Gear (light poncho)
Map and Compass (map is attached)
First aid (share)
Sun Protection (share)
Waterproof matches (share)
Pocket knife (share)
Flashlight (small and light)
Other Recommended items:
Cell phone (to call for your ride home after the trek)
Bug Spray (usually more necessary for summer but worth the weight if the bugs are out)
Directions to the trailhead:
From 210 Freeway
North on Baldwin Ave
Turn left under freeway, left on Foothill, then right on Baldwin, go 1.2 miles
East (Right) on Mira Monte Ave, go .1 miles, we will meet at the corner of Mira Monte and Mt Wilson Trail