Scouts in attendance: Mike, Owen, Jason, first time backpacker Ian,
: Ben and Howie.
The entire weekend was bright & sunny...AND the long drought continued so local streams were TOTALLY dry. With careful rationing of canteen water & using backpacking stoves we managed our meal preparations.
But the dry conditions allowed us to enter the local mines a little farther than is usually the case.
Owen uses the Clifton Samurai Sword to prepare a campfire "backrest"
Wonderful fall foliage always makes the October hikes special !