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Black Mountain - February 15-16, 2014

Philmont Overnight Shakedown
Who: Crews 618-T1, 618-T2, & 618-T3
When: February 15-16, 2014
Cost: $15/person (bring $10 for lunch at Alice's)
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 ~6 miles into the Black Mountain backpacking 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 5-6 miles where 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 Saturday and pick-up on Sunday since this is a point-to-point hike.



  • 12:30pm - Check in at LAUMC
  • 1:00pm - Load cars and depart for Stevens Canyon Road gate
  • 1:30pm - Hike to Black Mountain backpack camp (6 miles)
  • 4:30pm - Arrive at camp, setup
  • 5:00pm - Cook dinner
  • 8:00pm - Night hike up the ridge
  • 10:00pm - Lights out


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 Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are provided and will be cooked using the Philmont backcountry cooking method.



Judy Bergwerk,
Oct 31, 2014, 8:51 AM
Brent Browning,
Feb 9, 2014, 11:25 PM