Henninger Overnight — Jan. 24-25, 2014

Three Scouts and two ASMs headed up into the foothills above Pasadena again for a quick overnight to Henninger Flats. The weather forecast called for warm and dry weather so the Scouts decided to leave the tents behind in favor of the tarp.

The Troop 4 Scouts all arrived on time at the trailhead and headed down into Eaton Canyon to begin their trip. The three Scouts took a vote on which route to take; either the Horse Trail, which is short and steep, or the longer and easier Eaton Canyon road to the Toll Road route, which gives the Scouts an additional mile for their trip.

About 2-1/2 hours later, the crew arrived at Henninger Flats. Camping destination was Fuji.

Visibility was super clear but overcast above 5,000 feet, which helped bounce city light back onto camp–we hardly needed our flashlights! After setting up camp and eating, the Scouts and ASMs enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display from Disneyland. Yes, it was that clear!

Saturday morning came all too early as we tore down camp and prepared breakfast on Mr. Scott’s new wood-burning stove. Once all the chores were complete, Mr. Scott took the Scouts on a tour of a Nature Trail he helped build years ago.

Overall, this was a good trip. All the Scouts and ASMs went lightweight but suffered no inconveniences. Average pack base weight (not including water, food or fuel): 14 pounds.

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