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Latimer Backpacking // Apr 2024

First time backpacking trip at Latimer Reservation
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ELECTRONICS REMINDER 📱🕹️
One of the great benefits of heading out on any of our trips is that we’re able to unplug from our digital world for a few days. Electronics are allowed while traveling to our destinations, but we have a longstanding rule that
Scouts are not allowed to use electronics while on our trips (i.e. if brought they’ll be left in vehicles and not used during the trip).

SUMMARY 🟢

WHAT: Beginner backpacking trip at Latimer Scout Reservation
Open to all Scouts (ideal for all first time backpackers - as well as older Scouts who can help teach backpacking)
DEPART: 7AM on Apr 27 from Publix on S Royal Oaks
RETURN: Afternoon of Apr 28 to Publix on S Royal Oaks
DISTANCE/ELEVATION: ~5 miles, ~473 ft ascent, ~505 ft descent
MEALS:
Saturday: Lunch, Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast
COST: $31 for Scouts, $15 for Adults (couts can use discount code OwnFoodLatimer if bringing your own food)
PACKING LIST:
MEDICAL FORM: This form must be signed by all participants:
Latimer_Health_and_Medical_Form_(1).pdf
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ITINERARY

This trip is an ideal trip for first time backpackers. In addition to hiking and camping on the beautiful Latimer Reservation, we’ll learn and practice the core fundamentals of backpacking. Saturday we’ll hike a little over 3 miles to their backcountry campsite, and Sunday a little under 2 miles back out - with gentle elevation throughout. The hiking trail at Latimer is in the heart of some of the most popular sites for hiking and camping in the state - it’s just across the gorge from the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, and just north of Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Each participant must have a signed, completed Health Form and Parental Informed Consent and Hold Harmless Release Agreement (attached above).

MEALS

The has trail tested recipes ready to go. See for additional inspiration. Cooks should complete the as they plan their meals.
Saturday
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday
Breakfast
💰 Cooking Budget:
TBD

MAPS & ELEVATION

These maps are estimates based on a previous trek, mileage and elevation may be slightly different from what’s shown here.

Elevation Profile: Saturday
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Elevation Profile: Sunday


Elevation Profile: Saturday
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Elevation Profile: Sunday
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WHO IS COMING


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See who’s coming on the RSVP page linked above.

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