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Sunol to Del Valle Shakedown Hike - May 13, 2016

What: Sunol to Del Valle Shakedown Hike
When: May 13 - 15, 2016
Who: Philmont Crews 
Cost: $30 ($31.20 through PayPal)
SIC: William Stanley & Kevin Kafayi
SMIC: Chris Webb
Activity Coordinator: Julie Crane


This is a 19.5 mile, 6,000' elevation gain, 3-day, 2-night shakedown designed to give crew members a taste of longer distances, elevation gain/loss, and a multi-night trip.  Ask any Troop 33 Scout who has been to Philmont about this shakedown and they will tell you it was really hard but was a perfect test of whether they were ready for Philmont or not.  If you can survive Saturday at Sunol, you can survive any single day at Philmont.

NOTE: This is a point-to-point hike, we need driver to drop-off at Sunol on Friday and pick up at Del Valle on Sunday.


Friday - May 13th

  • 3:45pm - Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:00pm - Depart for Sunol Regional Wilderness Visitor Center
  • 5:15pm - Arrive SRW Visitor Center
  • 5:30pm - Hit the trail
  • 7:30pm - Arrive at camp

Saturday - May 14th
  • 6:30am - Wake up
  • 8:00am - Start hiking
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Continue hiking
  • 4:00pm - Arrive in camp
  • 5:00pm - Dinner

Sunday - May 15th

  • 1:30pm - Pickup Del Valle Regional Park, Family Campground Entrance (South end)
  • 2:00pm - Depart for LAUMC (~45 miles)
  • 3:00pm - Arrive LAUMC



Payments can be made with no payment fee by check and given to the Activity Coordinator.

Online payments through PayPal can be made below:

Scout/Adult Payment ($30 + $1.20 fee)


Chris Webb,
May 4, 2016, 4:58 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
May 19, 2016, 10:20 AM