Troop 129 went backpacking to Albanita Meadow in Kennedy Meadows over Memorial weekend. It was a great introduction to backpacking for our newer Scouts. We hiked a little over 2 miles with only 200 feet of elevation gain. The meadow was huge with beautiful trees lining it. We managed to find a spring and with filtration had plenty of water to go around. While the drive is a little long the views were well worth it. Temperatures were perfect for hiking during the day, but at night be prepared for the cooler weather.by Dennis
Normally, as Scoutmaster, I would not be the one writing this post. However, since our Historian was busy with other duties at the Polar Cub Winter Camp, I was the only one with a camera available to take pictures. My apologies to the boys working the Scavenger Hunt and Bead stations, but it seemed that I spent most of my time speaking to the Packs as as they rotated through the other four stations.