Thursday, April 28, 2016

San Mateo Camp

The troop headed up to San Mateo campground (part of San Onofre State Beach) for the first time.  We had some good sites that had the adults behind a screen of bushes and trees.  On Saturday morning, we hiked out to Trestles beach and enjoyed the sun and sand for a while.  We saw some whales that were very close to the shore.  We later found out we missed a dead whale washing up on shore by a day. After lunch, we did some skills and advancement.  In the evening, we an very nice campfire.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Laguna Mt. Hike

A couple friends are I headed up to the Laguna Mountatin Recreation Area for a good hike.  We parked at the information center along Sunrise Highway and headed out along the Sunset Trail.  After some incline and then a gentle decline, we headed south on the Big Laguna Trail.  We stopped for lunch and coffee at a nice spot overlooking Big Laguna which had a decent amount of water.  We then followed the trail back to the car ending up hiking 11+ miles.  The weather all day was threatening rain but we never got anything more that some light mist.  The rain threat kept most of the people away and there were only a few on the trail.  Great hike on a great day.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Diet, Exercise, History and Geology

A slew of books were read about a variety of subjects

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Wrightwood Hiking

We had to cancel our troop outing up near Wrightwood due to logistics but I decided to drive up and check it out.  I headed up early in the morning and got to Wrightwood in just over 2 hours.  I stopped for coffee and headed to see the campsites.  Apple Tree and Peavine are pretty nice campgrounds and are good candidates for future outings.  I then headed up Angeles Crest Highway for some hiking.  I stopped at the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center and chatted with the cool volunteers for a while.  They warned against hiking Mt. Baden-Powell due to icy trails but gave me some great tips on some other hikes.  I drove to the trailhead (which was where the road was closed for winter) and started on the Vincent Gulch Trail down into the canyon.  I stopped at the cabin on the way down.  I hiked about 3 miles down to where the river was flowing pretty well.  At this point, the trail was hard to follow so I turned back for the long slog back up.  After some coffee at the car, I headed on the popular Big Horn Mine Trail.  This lead to the remains of a old mine.  There were lots of people and their subsequent trash but it was pretty cool anyway.  I had dinner back in Wrightwood.  Due to the lack of snow, things were pretty slow but it was fun.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Weekend Activities

  • Some dash-n-caches
  • Another Troop 774 Eagle Project for Jacks Pond in San Marcos
  • Wonderful time with the family and Sophie at Del Mar Dog Beach
  • Discovered the official MST3K YouTube channel

Thursday, March 10, 2016

First the Koalas, Next the Pandas

That fat old koala was probably the easiest meal P22 every had.  Hopefully it will move on to pandas next.