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Black Mountain Shakedown - March 12, 2016

 Black Mountain Shakedown
When: March 12 - 13, 2016
Cost: $12
SIC: William Stanley & Kevin Kafayi
Activity Coordinator: Laurie Hartford
Who: Philmont 2016 Crews 615-Q1 and 615-Q2 ONLY


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.



  • 11am - Check in at LAUMC
  • 1130am - Weigh backpacks, issue crew gear, tents and meals, pack crew gear into backpacks
  • 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 -  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 Restaurant
NOTE: Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are provided and will be cooked using the Philmont backcountry cooking method.


Peter Stanley,
Mar 10, 2016, 10:04 PM
Laurie Hartford,
Jan 30, 2016, 12:48 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
May 19, 2016, 11:43 AM
Peter Stanley,
Mar 10, 2016, 10:08 PM