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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Laguna Snow Hike

Due to a busy month, we day hike planned rather than an overnight.  So we headed up to Mt. Laguna.  We got lucky and it happened to be the day after they got some snow.  Not much, only 1-3 inches, but it was enough to brake our long troop snow-less streak.  The hike started at Burnt Rancheria, headed north on th PCT then back down along Los Huecos road.  When we arrived, the air temp was 25 and we finished, it was 38 but everyone was well dressed and did great.  We also stopped in at the legendary Laguna Mountain Sports and Supply.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Colorado River Trek

We had our bi-annual Colorado River canoe trek this past weekend.  We did the Reverse Needles Topok Gorge itinerary in order to make the return drive a little earlier in the day.  I got to Park Moabi before everyone else and grabbed a spot.  The campground was much more crowded than last time, maybe work is getting out about Veterans Day canoeing.  The float through the gorge was awesome.  We made a stop this time at the sand dunes which was very cool.  We also found some caves near Castle Rock that we could canoe into.  After the drive back to camp, we had a great burger and corncob dinner.
The Sunday float out of Needles was fun but a bit tedious.  It was nice to finish early and get back home in time for dinner though.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Birthday Weekend

  • Great dinner at Tripel in Playa Del Rey with parents and the family (including Jaya).
  • Mark's group went on the Agua Tibia loop.  It was a brutal 24 mile, 4500 foot gain slog.  Great views were had from the top ridge but the price was high.  A couple of us tried to get to Eagle Crag but could not the way up from the trail as it was super steep.

Monday, October 31, 2016

AppSecCali 2017

See you there!

Two Local Fires

One fire is bad enough, but two is quite suspicious.

La Jolla Beach Hike

I joined up with a local hiking group for a neat hike from La Jolla Shores up to Torrey Pines State Park and back.  It was along the beach most of the way so pretty flat.  However, the tides were a bit higher than expected so we got pretty wet on the way out.  Perfect weather made for a great 11 mile hike.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fiesta Island Webelos Event

The troop hosted some Webelos scouts at Fiesta Island for some boating, geocaching and campfire activities.  We rented a bunch of canoes and kayaks and most everyone had a great time on the water.  We then hit some geocaches nearby on the island.  The highlight of the event was the dinner and campfire.  The patrols each made a Dutch oven meal and the Sr. patrol made some dessert.  The ovens were completely cleaned out!  We finished the day with a great campfire right on the water.  Fiesta Island is always a great time!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Eagle Board of Review

I recently had the privilege of sitting on some Eagle boards of review.  It was refreshing to see such upstanding young men.  Gives one hope for the future of scouting and the country.