Mt. Zion Loop Backpack — 11 Miles

JTP-ZionLoop-52On May 11, a few adventurous scouts completed a two-day, 11-mile loop in The Angeles National Forest. This backpack qualifies Scouts for the San Gabriel Trails Award. As stories come in from the scouts who attended, we will post their accounts here!  Until then, see more photos…

Hikers taking a quick break on the historic Gabrielino Trail

Last stop before Spruce Grove

First time backpacker enjoying the freedom of being self-sufficient

Setting up camp near Spruce Grove

Scouts get sign-off for lighting a camping stove in preparation for dinner

6am and the Scouts greet the morning with anticipation for the 6-mile hike ahead

Breakfast at Camp 1

Summit of Mt. Zion

All 15 of us in front of the historic Camp Sturtevant