Death Valley National Park Trip

Greetings Troop,
We successfully completed our 670mile trip by arriving safely home today at about 4:30pm.  We dodged the bullet by avoided the approaching storm system targeted to for tomorrow.

Thank goodness we all were able to survive the long drive, but we did manage to pack in quite a few "adventures".

Arriving quite late (about 12 midnight) at our first stop, Diaz Lake- we quickly made camp and tried to get some sleep.
We arose early to get a quick start for our travels.

Hiking With Troop 719

Our troop is ‘a hiking troop’…meaning that though we participate in other activities, the main emphasis of our program is hiking.  The normal hiking season consists of the following activities:

Little Jimmy Hike

Hello Hikers.
    We endured a great experience this weekend.  With a 30% chance of precipitation- we normally proceed on our hikes as planned; since, as our motto states "be prepared" we should be- for all types of weather conditions and changes.  We spend a majority of our time on long term hikes in the High Sierra areas and the weather can turn with a blink of an eye.  We saw this first hand.  Normally we have seen snow on this trail in the past- but this time the snow covered the entire camp as well.  The pictures below show a very pretty setting to set up camp, but this was while the sun was still shining.

HAT HiLites

May 2008

  • National Trails Day 2008 - The Los Angeles River Ranger District, USDA-Forest Service, and its associated volunteer organizations invite you and your Unit, along with the general public, to join them in celebrating National Trails Day on June 7, 2008.

April 2008


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