C&O Canal, Leg 2 Complete
Jack Wasley (jwasley@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 07:06:05 -0500
Scouters that have provided comments and suggestions, Thanks again.
Troop 1887 completed its second trek along the C&O Canal. The
weather was great. We hiked from Oldtown, MD (mile 166.7) to Paw
Paw Tunnel (mile 156.0) about 10.7 miles on Saturday. Sunday was a bit more,
ab a bit more, about 15.1 miles, from Paw Paw Tunnel to Fifteen
Mile Creek (mile 140.9). Saturday we took one break before lunch.
Sundayday we took a rest break at mile 151 and lunch break at 146. At
the breaks, the point group had to wait until the arrival of the second adult.
second adult. Lunch break, the point group was held back until all were present
were present. We all visited Paul's place were I was told to stop
by Scouts that had previously been there. Yes, I purchased the
slides for the Scouts that put in their order w before I left. Paul
had a few left in an old box. Paul's place (mile 140.9) was a real bear to find
bear to find. Many of the side roads are not on the map and hard to distinguish
from the main route. B
to distinguish from the main route. Basically the directions are
Take Route 51 from Paw Paw Tunnel Camping facilities toward
Old Tonwn Old Town, take the first right (Malcolm Road, I
believe) to Old Town Road. Take a right on Old Town Road.
Old Town Road goes directly to Little Orleans and Fifteenmile
Creek camping facilities. Paul's place serves Deer bergers, etc.
M Walls are covered with Outdoor trophies -- The ceiling is covered
with $1.00 bill that were signed by visiting troops and glued to
the ceiling. Approximately 16,000 dollars cover the ceiling before
Bill called the ceiling complete and the practice discontinued. At any
rate the boys earned two rockers. The Potomac Council and the
Shenandoah Area Council for their patch. We also earned the Historic
Trails Patch. The point group clipped along about 12/15 minute miles
and the snails did about 20 milute miles. Mou Most of use did about
20 minute miles. We had one ankle injury. This being from a
game of predator Saturday night. Sunday we pressed into service
a trail bike one of the Transport Leaders brought. The injured Scout
insisted on hiking 10 miles but rode the bike the other 5 . He
and the rest of the scouts are working on their hiking MB. It worked
out great because b we let the two buddies (30 minute snail --
yes change snail rate from 20 to 30) trade off and we all finished
together. I don't know when the next leg 3 is going to be. We
(the leaders think it might be Jan 1 and 2 with spouce approval).
Our new Scout Leader ASM for new Scout Patrol acu actually came
back to Troop Meeting where the Boys had a reflection _great time
and recounted all the thing s done right and wrong. The boys trashed
his van, forgot the Dutch Ovens (he gro brough the ingredients of
desert) but they made reflector cardboard/alum. foil ovens and
made bisquick pies (turned out good -- no leftovers). The trail
beat him up pretty good but he showed and in good scouter spirt
had a smile on his face. YIS Used to be an Owl.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City