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Latimer Backpacking // Oct 2023

Beginner backpacking at Latimer Scout 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 at Latimer Scout Reservation (coincides with for older Scouts)
RSVP: TBD
Open to all Scouts (ideal for all first time backpackers - as well as older Scouts who can help teach backpacking)
DEPART: 7AM on Oct 28 from Publix on S Royal Oaks
RETURN: 2:30PM on Oct 29 to Publix on S Royal Oaks
DISTANCE/ELEVATION: ~5 miles, ~473 ft ascent, ~505 ft descent
MEALS:
Saturday: Lunch, Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast
COST: $37 for Scouts, $20 for Adults ($16 discount for Scouts using OWNFOOD-LAT 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.
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. It’s also possible that we take a different route through the southern end of the trail system.
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 TIME/DATE.
TBD
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