On the weekend of February 28 & 29, twelve Troop 75 Scouts went on a backpacking trip to Harriman State Park. We hiked 1.5 miles to the William Brien Shelter where we set up camp on the snow-covered ground with the bright sun beating down on us. After setting up camp, we had a tremendous snowball fight while running up and down the side of a gigantic rock cliff near the shelter. After about two hours of snowball fun, we went on a side hike. We were going to go to hike to a mine but ended up having an extreme time in the snow. At one point we stopped on a large rock to sun ourselves. When we returned to camp everyone was exhausted. After a not so scrumptious dinner we sat around a roaring campfire and had a contest singing songs.
Even an experienced hiker can meet up with an unfortunate accident as in the case of our Scoutmaster, Mr. Lowen, who sprained his ankle. The Scouts lashed a structure to carry his pack and everyone made it safely back to the end of our hike. A great time was had by all.
- by Larry R., Troop Scribe
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