White Rock Mountain Backpacking Trip (12/11/2020 to 12/13/2020)

Activity: 

Backpacking at White Rock Mountain.

Everyone will camp Friday night at White Rock Mountain.

Long Hike: Shores Lake Loop (13.4 Miles).  Camp at White Rock Falls Saturday (10.1 Miles).  Return to White Rock Mountain on Sunday (3.3 Miles).

Short Hike Option 1:  Day hike the White Rock Mountain Rim Trail 2.1 miles.  Basecamp at White Rock Friday and Saturday.

Short Hike Option 2:  Drive to where Shores Lake Loop trail crosses FR#1003, then backpack to White Rock Falls (1.8 Miles) and camp with the Long Hike Scouts.  Hike back to FR#1003 on Sunday (1.8 Miles).  Drive to White Rock Mountain to pickup the Long Hike Scouts.

Location: 

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area.  Campsite 8

Departure Time:  

Meet Friday at 5:30 at the Church, depart by 6:00.

Return Time:  

Estimated return by 2:00 Sunday.  This could change.  Be sure to watch your email on Sunday.  Pickup at the Church.

Cost:  

$25 plus money for McDonalds

Emergency Contact:

John McAlister 501-259-9066.

There will be little cell phone service in this area.  Mr. McAlister will be able to contact us via the troop’s Satellite phone if needed.

COVID Precautions:

We will be following the BSA and Department of Health guidelines as our safety plan. Everyone must sleep in separate tents and no stacking hammocks.

Everyone will be expected to have a mask and wear it when needed.

Food will be individually purchased and cooked separately from others.   We will not be utilizing patrol boxes so bring your own utensils and anything that you require for your meals.

Please have a conversation with your youth before departure so that the rules are clearly understood.

Packing List: 

COVID Mask

See Backpacking Checklist on our website.
http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Checklist-Weekend.pdf

See Backpacking Food Ideas on our website.
http://www.bentontroop99.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Backpacking-Food-Ideas.pdf

Food: 

Eat supper before you arrive on Friday.

Each scout will be responsible for providing their own food for the following meals:
Saturday Breakfast (Hot or Cold).  Need to be able to prepare and eat in less than 30 minutes
Saturday Lunch that can be eaten on the trail
Saturday Supper
Sunday Breakfast (Hot or Cold).  Need to be able to prepare and eat in less than 30 minutes
Money for McDonald’s on Sunday.

Weather: 

Rain Friday night.  Low of 34 degrees.
Saturday, High of 42 degrees.  Low of 27.  Cloudy.
Sunday, low of 21 degrees.  Partially Cloudy.

Schedule:

Friday
5:30 – Meet at church, pack trailers.
6:00 – Depart from church.
Setup Camp at White Rock

Saturday
Backpacking

Sunday
10:00 – Depart with goal of stopping at McDonald’s.
2:00 – Estimated arrival at church.  This could change, be sure to watch your email.