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Philmont Shakedown - Henry Coe Backpacking - March 20-22, 2020

What: PS - Henry Coe Backpacking
When: March 20 - 22, 2020
Who: 2020 Philmont crew
Cost: TBD
SMIC: Tom Poppitz
Activity Coordinator: Jessica Chang
How:   This activity is not open to the Troop scouts in general.  Philmont scouts are automatically registered for this activity.


Henry Coe is the largest state park in northern CA of wild open spaces.  The terrain is rugged, varied and beautiful. The park is located near the city of Morgan Hill, and in both Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.


This is a 3-day, 2-night Philmont shakedown for all crews. Plan on bringing all of your Philmont gear including full rain weather gear. As we get closer, we'll provide advice on clothing -- Henry Coe can be significantly colder or hotter than other areas in the Bay Area.

It is an approximately 1.5 hour drive with traffic to the entrance of Henry Coe State Park.   Driving direction (from LAUMC to Henry Coe): Google Map Instructions

Here is a link to their web site:

Agenda (NOT FINAL)

Friday, March 20

3:30 PM: Arrive LAUMC
4:30 PM: Depart from LAUMC for Henry Coe State Park (~46 miles) -- We leave at 4:30 sharp; please don't be late!
6:00 PM: Arrive at Henry Coe State Park, stay at Coe Ranch Campground site???

Saturday, March 21

Sunday, March 22

We will return to LAUMC late on Sunday morning. Updates will be provided via email.