On Friday, Troop 60 Scouts drove out to Kisatchie Bayou Campground and backpacked in all their gear for the night, quickly setting up camp at dusk and using personal cookstoves to make their suppers as evening fell and the forest became pitch black. Everyone turned in early in preparation for Saturday. Dawn broke slowly with lots of fog. Scouts broke camp, made breakfast, repacked their backpacking gear, and headed out to the Caroline Dorman Trail for a 6-mile hike.
The Scoutmaster was presented with a thoughtful gift before the hike began: a beautiful carved walking stick! It really helped navigate the slippery climbs and wet trails. (Thank you!)
(Even our canine companion carried a backpack!)
The trail was wet, but the Scouts and adult leaders slogged through with enthusiasm and made the 6-mile trek in a leisurely 3 hours, with rest breaks and snack stops. What a fun adventure!
Special thanks to Mark for planning this trip and to Garrett for joining us at the last minute. We couldn’t do it without your support!