Jack Wasley (jwasley@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 7 Nov 1994 07:53:46 -0500
Scouters, thanks for all those that provided comments and advice.
The first leg of our trip was great. The weather was in the 70's
and just couldn't possibly fail. No matter how had hard we try.
We had a late start (keys to the building thing). Ate breakfast
on the road. Each scout had his own lunch. Lots of good trail
food, etc. We hit the trailhead t at Cumberland, MD (mile 184)
hiked into Spring Gap (mile 173.3). We ageragered about 2.5 miles
per hour. We camped at Spring Gap. A total of 10 Scouts and 3
leaders. The boys cooked a great spagetty dinner (sic). We had
two parents join us for dinner. It rained that night and two new
scouts (they had only tented two times before) had a wet tent.
The SPL tented with two new older scouts and their tent was flooded,
f but they had a great time as the weather was great like a summer
camp out. At any rate The two new scouts that got wet decided to
go home and one older (dry) so scouts had a couple of blister and
decided to pack it in. The seven remaining scouts and myself and
another leader hit the trail for another great hike. We finished
at Oldtown MD (mile 166.7) where we leaped froged our vehicles.
We also checked out our next leg. We play to camp near the Paw Paw
tunnel at mile 156.o. Our next trip is scheduled for Dec. 3.
Any advice on Oldtown to Fifteen Mile Creek will be shared with
all. BTW we ag averaged 3 miles per hour Sunday the 5th of Nov.
Our newly elected leadership had an opportunity to fail and new
scouts will receive additional tenting training by the Junior
Leadership. We plan to keep warm and dry. YIS Jack the used Owl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City