Hot Springs - May 20

May 20 we have a backpacking trip scheduled on the Appalachian Trail around Hot Springs, NC. This is a great trip that the troop has done several times in the past (Most recently 2010). It is also a trip that will require a lot of adult logistical support due to the amount of vehicle shuttling involved and the fact that we will maintain a complete separate Shark “base camp” south of Hot Springs. The older boys will be hiking the AT near Max Patch, north of Hot Springs. The entire troop will hike into Hot Springs from opposite directions and meet on Sunday. The older boys will hike around 11 miles on Saturday and 3 miles on Sunday and the Sharks will do base camp activities on Saturday and then hike approximately 3 miles into Hot Springs on Sunday.

When we did this trip in 2010 we had 19 adults in attendance (and around 45 scouts). The reason for sending this note early is to try and get as many early commitments from adults as possible so that we have the appropriate staffing to make the trip a success.