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Fremont Peak Camping Hiking and Astronomy - May 20-21, 2017


What: Fremont Peak Camping Hiking and Astronomy
When: May 20 - 21, 2017
Time: 8AM Back of LAUMC Parking lot (Rummage sale is going on)
Where: Fremont Peak State Park -
             Fremont Peak Observatory Association -
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts (32 total)
Cost: $25
SIC: Karshin Gupta
SMIC: Chris Webb
Activity Coordinator: Shiv Krishnan
Meals: Lunch will be troop provided.  As patrols Scouts will cook Dinner and Breakfast.


This park features expansive views of Monterey Bay, from its hiking trails in the grasslands of the higher peaks of the Gavilan Range.
Other views include the San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. Pine and oak woodlands in the park are home to many birds and mammals.
There are camping and picnic facilities in the park.
The park also features an astronomical observatory with a 30-inch telescope, which is open for public programs on selected evenings.

This will be a great trip to work on basic camping skills all first year and second year scouts should consider attending.


Tuesday, May 9 - Planning Meeting immediately follow the Troop Meeting (9:00 - 9:30 pm)

7:00 PM
Meet up at LAUMC to pre-pack and pull out gear including:
Tents/Stoves/Patrol Boxes

Saturday: Note: Rummage sale is going on, meet at Magdalena Avenue parking lot near the Sanctuary
8am - Meet at LAUMC
8:30 - drive to Fremont Peak State Park - travel time 1hour 30min
10:00 - Arrive at Campsite, set up tents
Noon - Lunch - provided by troop.
1:00 - 3:00 - Day hike
3:00 - 5:00 - Solar Program (see sunspots, granules, facula and solar prominences though special sun telescopes)
5:00 - Make "Night Vision" Flashlight
6:00 - Dinner - made by patrols
8:00 - 9:30  - Night Hike
9:30 - Midnight - Evening Observatory Program
Midnight ~ 1 am - Lights Out

8:00 - cook breakfast - made by patrols
10:30 - Drive home
Noon - Arrive at LAUMC


Los Altos United Methodist Church

655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024
Get on I-280 S
2 min (1.0 mi)
Follow CA-85 S and US-101 S to CA-156 E in San Benito County.
Take exit
345 from US-101 S
47 min (53.3 mi)
Drive to San Juan Canyon Rd
30 min (14.1 mi)

Fremont Peak State Park

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045


Scout/Adult Payment ($25 + $1.06 fee)


Chris Webb,
Apr 27, 2017, 10:31 AM
Judy Bergwerk,
Sep 26, 2017, 1:17 PM
Peter Stanley,
Apr 24, 2017, 10:12 AM
Chris Webb,
May 9, 2017, 1:22 PM