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2019 Backpacking the Rim Rock Trail – Camp Naish

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - March 31 @ 2:00 pm


UPDATE: The Dates Have Changed to 3/29-3/31

Troop 118 will be going to Camp Naish On Friday March 29 to backpack the 13 mile Rim Rock trail and returning on Sunday, March 31st. This will be a trip planned for scouts of all ages and abilities with accommodations for the first year scouts and challenges for the older scouts. We will be camping Friday night, hiking about 8 miles on Saturday, camping on the trail Saturday night and hiking back about 5 miles on Sunday.

For the scouts who will be on the Philmont trek this summer this event is MANDATORY. We will have a shake down before setting off on the trail where the Philmont hikers will lay all their gear out and crew leaders will see it they have the right stuff for high adventure (not too MUCH stuff!). The Philmont crews will be hiking the trail in full packs with all of their personal gear, tent, food and crew gear. Dr. Safely may even add a few rocks for those having a easy time of it ; )

First year scouts will be hiking the trail with a day pack, water and their lunch. All of the first years on the Rimrock trail last time hiked the full trail both days so we expect the same with our new crop of scouts.

Second year scouts, with backpacks with padded hip belts, can pack and carry their personal gear including sleeping bag and pad. Also water and their lunch.

Third year scouts and older will be encouraged to carry a full pack (personal gear, 1/2 tent + crew gear) and depending on pack capacity (volume and weight). Leaders will help you evaluate your packs in the weeks leading up to the hike.

If you're not headed to Philmont, no one needs to be buy gear just for this event. If you don't have a pack suitable for backpacking, many old timers have spares they are willing to loan. If you need a loaner, let a leader know in advance.

There will be more e-mails to follow with additional details and guides for back packing meals so stay tuned. I would like to get a count early for scouts and adults so if you are planning to attend please let me know. Adults that want to come down and are willing to shuttle gear and not necessarily hike the whole hike please let me know.

If you have questions, contact Scott Shorter ([email protected], 816.674.6674).

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March 29 @ 5:00 pm
March 31 @ 2:00 pm
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Scott Shorter


Theodore Naish Scout Reservation
Theodore Naish Scout Reservation, 1100 Martinek Ln
Kansas City, KS 66111 United States
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