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Big South Fork // Nov 2022

SUMMARY 🟢🟡+🔴

WHAT: A combined trip (beginner+intermediate and advanced) at Big South Fork.
RSVP: Registration is closed
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The beginner+intermediate trip is open to all Scouts.
Space is limited to 12 people (8-10 Scouts, 2-4 adults).

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The advanced trip is open to Scouts who:
Have been on 4 or more Troop Intermediate backpacking trips in the last 2 years, OR have been on a Philmont or Boundary Waters High Adventure Trip.
Space is limited to 12 people (8-10 Scouts, 2-4 adults).
DEPART: 4PM on Nov 11 from Publix @ Royal Oaks
RETURN: Late afternoon on Nov 13 to Publix @ Royal Oaks
DISTANCE/ELEVATION:
Beginner+intermediate: 4.5 miles, 883 ft ascent, 890 ft descent
Advanced: 11 miles, 1752 ft ascent, 1765 ft descent
MEALS:
Friday: eat before you come
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast (lunch on the road - bring money)
COST: $41 for Scouts, $18 for Adults ($24 discount for Scouts using OWNFOOD-BSF if bringing your own food)
PACKING LIST:

ITINERARY

We will have 2 crews that travel to Big South Fork together on Friday, and will each hike the same trail on Saturday. Both crews will camp in nearby sites on Saturday night, and will finish at the same time and travel back together on Sunday.
Crews will hike a total of 5 miles (3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday), followed by a mile or two to see the Twin Arches. Both crews will be hiking around the Honey Creek Loop, a fantastic loop with some amazing rock formations that wind along the creek, some technical bouldering, caves/rock houses, waterfalls, and big overlooks. There are a lot of neat campsites in the area where we’ll be spending Saturday night, and there should be abundant water sources.
We will leave Franklin Friday afternoon, and make the drive up to Big South Fork. We’ll spend the night in the Bandy Creek Campground. Saturday morning we’ll break camp and drive a few miles to the Honey Creek trail head for our hike.
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Honey Creek Overlook
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Honey Creek Trail
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Honey Creek Rock House
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Clear Fork River
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Clear Fork River

MEALS

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Friday: Eat dinner before you come
Saturday:
Breakfast (in camp)
Lunch (on trail)
Dinner (on trail)
Sunday:
Breakfast (on trail)
Lunch (on road - bring money)

💰 Cooking Budgets:

Crew 1: $115 (5 Scouts)
Crew 2: $138 (6 Scouts)

MAPS & ELEVATION

Elevation Profile: Saturday
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Elevation Profile: Sunday
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WHO IS COMING


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RSVP list current as of 9:30PM Nov 7.

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Due to registration numbers we are combining both trips into a single trip based on the beginner+intermediate trip, and will split into 2 different crews.

Crews

Crew 1 (5 Scouts, 2 Adults)
Crew 2 (4 Scouts, 2 Adults)


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