Manzana Narrows Backpacking Trip Report

On a very cold saturday morning, 14 boys and 6 adults from Troop 26 met at Big Five for a overnight backpacking trip. After about an hour we arrived at the trailhead. The weather was perfect and clear for a good day of hiking. It was 7 miles, but an easy hike even for the younger and new scouts/adults.

As for that, we went about 2 miles an hour so we got farther than usual for lunch. We had lunch about 2 miles away from our campground. We had a fast 20 to 30 minute break for lunch then pounded away until we eventually we arrived at camp. Finally, when we arrived at camp and immediately set up camp.

Later when everyone was done some scouts decided to get sign offs from scoutmasters and then some of the older scouts started a card game.  At 1600 we started dinner. When dinner was done we cleaned up our mess and then retreated back to our tents.

The next morning when everyone was done with breakfast and refreshed we started to clean up camp. At about 0830 we headed out for the cars. It was a quick hike and we stopped once for a horse coming in. In conclusion we made it out around 1100. Above all, I think everyone had a fun time even though it was a short stay.

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