Troop 77 - "Science" Expedition Campout 2001

When: Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001
Where: Primitive campsites, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
What: Backpack about 2 miles in to campsites
Cost: $5 per person.  Park entry fee and campsite fees are paid by Troop.

Primitive campsites are reached only by backpacking about two miles over an excellent trail.  There may be a privy.  But "be prepared" with trowel and "mountain money" (toilet paper).  There is only surface water which must be treated, so bring full canteens and means to treat water.  Ground fires are not permitted.  Bring backpacking stoves.  Leave vehicles in parking lot at trail head.  Travel light.

If arriving late, have a flashlight or head lamp for backpacking in.

Activities: Backpacking, camping, astronomy, land navigation, plant identification, forestry, mammals, bugs, birds, etc. galore - lots of fun!
 Route: From Lago Vista, west on FM 1431 to Marble Falls, south on US 281 to Johnson City, west on US 290 to Fredericksburg, north on FM 965 to park.  Estimated driving time is just under two hours.