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Black Mountain - April 18-19, 2014

Philmont Overnight Shakedown
Who: Crew 717-N
When: April 18 - 19, 2014
Cost: $15/person (bring $10 for lunch at Alice's)
SMIC: Jun Kim
Activity Coordinator: Chan-Su Yun


Join us for this MANDATORY overnight (2-day, 1-night) backpacking shakedown trip right in our back yard.  Black Mountain is in the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve.  We will hike ~2-3 miles into the Black Mountain backpack camp where we will practice Philmont backcountry cooking and then do a night hike to see the Silicon Valley lights at night from the top of Black Mountain.  The next day we will hike 9 miles to a vista point where we will be picked up and taken to Alice's Restaurant on Skyline for burgers!

NOTE: We need drivers for drop-off on Friday and pick-up on Saturday since this is a point-to-point hike.




What to bring

  • Gear – please use the Troop 33 backpacking checklist
  • Tent – pair up with a buddy and pick up a tent at the meeting Tuesday
  • Snacks – for hiking Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning 
  • Money – to pay for lunch @ Alice’s Café
NOTE: Dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday are provided and will be cooked using the Philmont backcountry cooking method.



Judy Bergwerk,
Oct 31, 2014, 8:50 AM
Brent Browning,
Feb 10, 2014, 12:13 AM