Troop 77 - Philmont Shakedown - Good Water Trail,
Lake Georgetown 2002
||Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19, 2002
||The Good Water Trail is located at Lake
Georgetown, 4 miles west of Georgetown on FM 2338. See
directions below and/or maps.
The trail is 16 miles in length.
||Participants in Crew #12 of the Capitol Area
Council's 2002 Philmont Contingent. Family members not going to
Philmont but who are registered Scouts or Scouters are most welcome to
also participate in this shakedown hike and campout also.
Our purpose is to:
- Make sure we're all prepared for the 10-day, 64-mile Philmont trek in June.
- Get better acquainted and build teamwork.
- Have a good time!
||Bring enough for the campsite fee, which is $6
per site with a maximum of 8 people per site. Since this amount is
to be divided up among everyone on the site, your actual cost should be
only a couple of dollars or so. Bring your own food and everything
else you need.
|You must have turned in your "Philmont
2002 Health and Medical Record". For those who not going to
Philmont, you must have completed a current "Personal Health and Medical Record Form - Class 3".
Either of these forms require a medical checkup.
"Leave No Trace"
will be practiced. "Pack it in...pack it
|For ideas, see the lists for:
|This is your chance to make sure you have all equipment
you need and that's it's in working order, ready for 10 days on the
backcountry mountain trails at Philmont. You can also learn from these
lists which items are available from Philmont, should you choose to use
them. For example, you may use your own tent if you wish, but since
you have already paid for it, you may use tents supplied by Philmont and
save wear and tear on your own tent. Of course, for the shakedown hike
at Lake Georgetown, you'll need to bring your tent. :-)|
|Bring your own food and snacks. Buddy system will be
used for cooking. Bring trail
foods. You will need two no-cooking-required lunches, one supper, one
breakfast, and snacks.|
|See the "Backpacking
Meals" handout for some ideas. You will need about 1.5 times
the food which you normally eat at home, plus snacks.|
|You will need containers for two quarts of water, plus a
water treatment system, e.g., iodine tablets, iodine crystals, water
purifier, or clorox. There is water available, but it must be treated.|
||Meet at trailhead at
Cedar Breaks Park. Route: From Round Rock, go north on I-35 through Georgetown,
then northwest on
FM 2338 for 3.5 miles to Cedar Breaks Rd., then south 2 miles to park
entrance. Follow signs to Cedar Breaks Park and trailhead. We
will try to leave a cell phone on so that if you have trouble finding the
group for some reason you can try calling 658-4478.
hiking Good Water Trail. Hike to Tejas Camp (11 miles).
||Arrive at Tejas Camp. Make
||Reveille & breakfast
||Continue hiking to end
of Good Water Trail at Russell Park (5
||Lunch at Russell Park
||Wrap up by discussing
any insights or lessons learned, particularly with respect to Philmont
||Load up and depart for home.
||Home and Hiker's Showers
(Definition of Hiker Shower: Runs at least 15 minutes and exhausts the
hot water supply.)