Scout Trip to Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park
This was an end-of-school, low-key campout. Ten scouts attended:
We left about 1 PM from the Church and arrived at the Park around 2 PM. Campsites 22 and 23 were assigned to us. After some frisbee and other games, we fixed dinner and enjoyed a campfire. Sunday morning we cooked breakfast and took a hike up the valley and back down by the observatory. We got back to the Albertsons parking lot around 12:15 PM.
We had the most amazing piece of firewood: it was a complete stump of eucalyptus with a hole in the middle. About 20" across, it worked as a flue and produced the hottest, most interesting fire most of us had ever seen. If you get a piece of wood like this, don't split it: take it on the next camp trip.
Note that the weather was beautiful. It can be really hot up there, but it was about 80 degrees F in the day and nice and cool in the evening.
Thanks to the parents who drove: Mr. Weil, Mrs. House, Mr. Mattern & Mr. Von der Porten.
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