On the weekend of March 24-26, 2017, Boy Scouts from Troop 4 went on a backpacking trip up in the San Gabriel Mountains. On Friday night, the boys hiked up the trail from Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats Campground and camped overnight. The next morning, the boys continued to hike about 4 miles to Idlehour Campground and stopped for lunch.
After, they hiked up a grueling trail for over four miles with many switchbacks and a steep incline in elevation. It was almost dusk by the time they got to Mt. Lowe Campground.
“It was a good first backpack. Sort of challenging, but fun.” -Adrian Villaneda
The scouts were exhausted. That night, the boys camped near the ruins of the Ye Alpine Tavern. Just before the troop headed back, they stopped by Inspiration Point to see miles of clouds in front of them. On the way back, the scouts visited the Echo Mountain Hotel.
From there, the scouts were excited to get back home from a long backpacking trip.
By: Mathew HU