Saturday, February 3 2018
6:30am - 9:30am

5 Mile Hike: Echo Mountain
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Come on out and hike with the troop this Saturday - we will be hiking up Echo Mountain. This is the classic Troop 355 training hike - the trail rises over 1300 feet on its way to the Echo Mountain ruins. The total hike distance is 5.2 miles round trip. This hike will satisfy the Second Class five mile hike requirement, so if you have not had the chance to get this signoff yet, this would be a great opportunity to do so. We will orient our maps and use them to navigate on this hike. And we will spend a bit of time at the top exploring the hotel and railway ruins.

In addition, scouts currently taking the Citizenship in the Nation MB will have the opportunity to complete the speech requirement on this hike (definitely more fun than doing it at the Scout House). This hike will also count as a visit to a historic place for scouts who have not yet completed Requirement 2(a).

We will meet at 6:30 a.m. sharp, at the top of Lake Avenue in Altadena, where Lake meets Loma Alta - meet by the stone gate on the northeast side of the intersection. The early morning is the best time to do this hike - this trail gets very crowded on weekends, and also can be very hot, so by going early we can avoid these problems and still have most of our day left after the hike. We should return to the trailhead between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Bring a daypack with your 10 essentials (most importantly 1 to 2 liters of water), plus your Scout Handbook if you wish to obtain any signoffs.

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