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Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series - Pinnacles February 2, 2019

What: Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series
When: February 2, 2019
Where: Location (include link to website)
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost: Gas Money
Activity Coordinator: Nicole Lilly


What: Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series

When: Various dates between December 15 and June 2019

Where: Check below for each hike, depending on group and weather; can be up to two hours away.

Who: Scouts and adults (Ages 10+ is recommended)

Cost:  FREE to hike, cost for gas.  

AC: Nicole Lilly

SMIC:  Cameron Oates

Hey, Scouts!

Troop 33 Scouts, merit badge-seekers, parent hiker enthusiasts -- do I have an activity for you!!

Earn an Eagle-required merit badge over the summer or hike for hikers sake!

Ms. Oates will be leading the Rim Rover and Hiking Merit Badge, which requires 5 long hikes of 5 to 20 miles with one overnight.  This is a great preparation for the 50-milers, and if you make all 6 Saturdays and 1 weekend, you will definitely get the merit badge as well as qualifying for other merit badges.

What’s that you say? You already have the badge? You can’t make all 6 Saturdays? No problem!

You can make as many or as few as you like, and you are guaranteed to see some amazing peaks around the Bay Area that you likely have never seen before.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Scouts (and all participants) must be physically fit and accustomed to 5 to 11-mile hikes, which could take up to 5 hours, depending on the speed of the group.

Below are the dates for the hikes:

·                December 15th— Mission Peak

·                February 2nd- Pinnacles

·                March 9th- Mt. Tamaulipas

·                April 6th- Mount Wittenberg

·                TBD- Mount St. Helena/Mount Diablo- overnight camping, possibly May or June

We will meet at LAUMC at  depending on the hike 5:30 am to 7:30 am, so that we can do these hikes before the hottest part of the day.

Cost: Gas Money. Drivers will be reimbursed for gas, and will need to bring a lunch and water.

The more the merrier, as long as we have drivers.

Have we eliminated all of your reasons for not going yet? Good.

See you there!

February 2 Details

Name: Pinnacles

Hike Distance: 5.9 miles

Location: Pinnacles National Monument, Paicines CA 95043

Type of Hike: Moderate

Directions to Trailhead: Start at Visitor Center

Trails: Dirt, rocky and steep. We will be stopping in the Bear Gulch caves flashlights are required

Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,384 ft.       

Where and When to Meet: Meet at LAUMC at 7 am to go camping with the troop

Bonus: We will be doing this hike during our planned camping trip to the Pinnacles

What to Bring:  Flashlight are required for the caves, 10 essentials, water backpack, snacks, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, and camera

March 9th Details

Name: Mount Tamalpais

Distance:  8.5 miles

Trial Head: Start at Pan Toll

Type of Hike: Moderate to Difficult


West Bay: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge north. From Highway 101, take north Highway 1, Stinson Beach exit. After 3 miles of winding road, where Highway 1 continues to Stinson Beach, turn right on Panoramic Highway and follow signs reading "Mt. Tamalpais." After 1 mile, pass the Muir Woods Road - Mill Valley junction. Continue to follow the "Mt. Tamalpais" signs. Pass parking lots of Mountain Home and Bootjack, and turn left into parking lot at Pan Toll.

Elevation Gain/Loss: 2,571

Where and When to Meet: Meet at LAUMC at 7 am

Approximate End Time: Back at LAUMC approx. 2 pm

What to Bring:  Activity consent form, 10 essentials, waterpack, snacks, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, and camera

April 6th Details

Name: Mt. Wittenberg

Hike Distance: 5-6 miles

Location: Point Reyes Station, CA

Directions: North on Highway 101. Take Sir Francis Drake Exit. Follow Drake until it dead-ends into Highway 1 at Olema. Turn right onto Highway 1, then take first left onto Bear Valley Road. Park entrance is 1/2 mile on left. Follow signs for "Seashore Information."

Type of Hike: Moderate, out and back.

Elevation Gain/Loss:1,407 ft.

Where and When to Meet: LAUMC at 6:30am

Approximate End Time: 2pm at LAUMC

What to Bring:  Activity consent form, water backpack, snacks, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, and camera.

May/June TBD Details

Name: Mt. Diablo and Mt. St. Helena

Hike Distance:  Mt. Diablo- 7.5 miles. Mt. St. Helena-11 miles

Location: Mount Diablo (96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517). Mt. St. Helena (Robert Louis State Park parking lot).

Type of Hike: Moderate-Difficult

Elevation Gain/Loss: Mt. Diablo-1,997 ft.,

Mt. St. Helena-1,384 ft.

Where and When to Meet: LAUMC

Approximate End Time:TBD

What to Bring: Activity consent form (if not already turned in), camping supplies, 10 essential, water, backpack, snacks, hiking boots, sunscreen, and camera

* After each hike we will put up a new activity page for the next hike, so continue to sign up for the next hike.


Every hike has a different start time.  Please Check.  

-:__ . Meet at LAMUC

- Leave for destination
- Hike/Explore
-Return to the LAMUC


Leslie Becker,
Dec 2, 2018, 3:51 PM
Adam Braun,
Dec 6, 2018, 9:29 AM
Adam Braun,
Dec 6, 2018, 9:32 AM