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Kings Canyon - January 5-6, 2013

Snow Camping - 
Kings Canyon NP

What:  Snow camping and hiking amongst the giant sequoias.
When: January 5-6, 2013.
Where: Azalea Campground, near Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park.
Who: Scouts who have attended two weekend campouts and one of two Winter Awareness training sessions offered in December (see below).
How: Click here to sign-up
Cost: $60
SMIC: Dean Wilken 650-515-6413
SIC: Nathaniel Wipfler
AC: Roy Lambertson 650-823-2299


Learn what it takes to be prepared for snow camping, and sign up for this one-night trip.See the most massive living things on earth - the giant sequoia trees - as few get to see them. 

We will be car camping in 4-season tents at Azalea Campground, off of Highway 180, 1/2 mile from Grant Grove.
Trip limit 25 people.

Winter Awareness Training (required)

Wednesday, Dec 12th, 7:30-9:00 p.m. OR Sunday, Dec 16th, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m
Winter awareness training sessions - LAUMC, Room 9
NOTE: Scouts going on the trip must attend one of these two sessions.
More details in a separate announcement.


Friday, January 4th

  • 7:30 p.m. Drivers/SPL/PL/Quartermaster checkout gear; Finalize carpools.

Saturday, January 5th

  • 6:30 a.m. Meet at LAUMC parking lot/check-in/gear check
  • 7:30 a.m. Depart for Azalea Campground via CA-180 park entrance
  • ---Stop in Los Banos for breakfast---
  • 12:30 p.m. Grant Grove Visitor Center/eat sack lunch/rent snowshoes
  • 1:00 p.m. Arrive Azalea Campground/set up tents
  • 2:00 p.m. Snowshoe hiking, including Grant Tree Trail loop
  • 4:30 p.m. Cook dinner/cleanup
  • 5:30 p.m. Campfire
  • 8:30 p.m. Inside tents
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights out

Sunday, January 6th

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake up*
  • 7:30 a.m. Hot breakfast/cleanup/Scouts Own
  • 8:30 a.m. Pack up gear
  • 9:00 a.m. Snow play
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Depart for Los Altos via CA-180 park exit
  • 5:00 p.m. Arrive Los Altos
*Sleeping overnight in a tent on snow qualifies Scouts and Adults for the Pacific Skyline Council Polar Bear patch

Dean Wilken,
Jan 4, 2013, 2:56 PM
Dean Wilken,
Jan 4, 2013, 2:55 PM