Grayson Highlands Backpacking

Troop 26 went to Grayson Highland Virginia State Park for a backpacking trip. We were accompanied by two scouts who used to be in our troop. There were four new scouts on this trip.On Friday December 12th we split our backpacking equipment up to even out the load and then we left for Grayson highlands. We arrived at 10:00 at night. The temperature was below freezing. We put our packs on and hiked in a mile to our site. We then set up camp in the dark. On Saturday we all woke and ate our own food that we cooked our selves.The scouts who have gone on backpacking trips packed up their tents and left around 8:30 a.m. The younger scouts went on a five mile day hike to the top of Mount Rogers the tallest peak in Virginia. The older scouts hiked 10 miles and camped somewhere different from the younger scouts. There were many wild horses on the trail. On Sunday we all packed up camp and headed for the parking lot the older scouts got their last. Then we all left.

By Eric

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