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.

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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Desert Backpack

As part of SDIC HALT Specialist, a group of us did a desert and navigation skills weekend in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  We drove in and stopped at a bunch of interesting spots then drove through Split Mt. into Fish Creek wash.  After a few miles, we parked one car and shuttled up to our starting point.  We then spent the next day and a half navigating through badlands.  It was a great time and I learned a ton about navigation.


Whale Peak in the Distance


My First Horned Lizard!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bengt's Eagle Project

Bengt had a big work weekend for his Eagle project.  He built and installed 8 horseshoe pits at San Dieguito Regional Park.  It was a lot of work but we had plenty of help from the troop.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fry Creek Campout

The first campout of the season for T774 was up at Fry Creek in the Palomar Mountains.  We drove up at night and had to scout out sites in the dark.  The terrain was very sloped so good tent locations were hard to find.  Saturday was spent mainly on advancement and we did cooking, knots, lashing and orienteering.  The older scouts did some scouting in the nearby hills.  It was warm but there was plenty of big oaks to give us nice shade.  I did a quick hike on the Fry Creek Trail.  It was pretty nice but some spots were heavy with poison oak.

Fry Creek Patrol Boxes