Fourteen intrepid Scouts and seven adults of Troop 26 gathered on October 19th for the backpacking trip to Piedra Blanca. We were fortunate that the Los Padres National Forest had reopened (with the rest of the Federal Government) a day or two before our trip.
We brought extra water so as to be prepared for dry stream beds (which turned out not to be the case). We arrived at the trail head and SPL David Z. circled up the Scouts and adults with our backpacks. Cooper B. was named trek leader for the trip. He oriented the area map with ASM Belfiore and scoped out the route.
We then set out and scaled the hill to reach the impressive white rocks that give their name to Piedra Blanca. At one trail fork Scouts were sent to determine the proper trail. We continued on and reached the camp after about 3 miles of hiking.