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Big Basin / Cutter-to-the-Sea - May 4-6, 2012

Scout-in-charge: Austin Browning
Scoutmaster: Brent Browning
Coordinator: Larry Przywara

What: Camping at Big Basin, Mountain Bike Cutter-to-the-Sea
Why: First Year Skills and Mountain Biking
Who: All Scouts (mountain biking is for main troop only)
Cost: $40/person or $50/person for bikers

Come join us for a camping in beautiful Big Basin Redwoods State Park.  Main troop scouts will have the opportunity to ride an 18-mile downhill mountain bike ride from Cutter Scout Reservation all the way down to the sea to Año Nuevo State Park.  First year scouts will work on skills training and testing and then take a short day hike in the park

NOTE: In order to mountain bike you must have ridden Monte Bello previously OR attend a training ride (4/15 or 4/29).  This ride is 18 miles in length total with 10 miles down a steep fire road with many ruts, ditches, tree roots, and rocks.  You must have intermediate level bike handling skills on dirt trails in order to successfully navigate this trail.  This trail is rough and fun, are you up to the challenge?!?!

Space is limited to 40 people for this trip, we have 5 campsites and each one holds up to 8 people.

We are in campsites 52H, 53H, 55H, 57H, and 60H in the Huckleberry Campground area.  
Click here to see a campground map

Friday May 4th

4:30pm - Meet @ LAUMC, checkout gear, organize carpools
5:00pm - Leave LAUMC for Big Basin
5:45pm - Arrive Big Basin, setup tents and patrol areas
6:15pm - Cook dinner, eat, cleanup
8:30pm - Games
10:00pm - Lights out

Saturday May 5th

Mountain Bikers

7:00am - Wake up
7:30am - Cold breakfast
8:30am - Drivers drop off riders and return to Big Basin
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch on the beach
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Visit Año Nuevo State Park
4:00pm - Low tide
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Depart for Big Basin
5:30pm - Cook dinner, eat, cleanup
8:30pm - Campfire
10:00pm - Lights out

First Years

7:00am - Wake up
7:30am - Cook breakfast, cleanup
9:00am - 12:00pm - Skills training and testing
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm - Skills training and testing
3:30pm - 5:30pm - Free time (hike?)
5:30pm - Cook dinner, eat, cleanup
8:30pm - Campfire
10:00pm - Lights out

Sunday May 6th

7:30am - Wake up
8:00am - Cook breakfast, eat, cleanup
10:00am - Pack up
11:00am - Depart for LAUMC
12:00pm - Arrive at LAUMC

Map of Cutter-to-the-Sea MTB ride

View Bicycling directions for Cutter to the sea in a larger map