Boy Scout Troop 509

La Cañada City Loop Trail

Join the Philmont crew on our first training hike! We will be hiking the La Cañada City Loop. This trail goes behind Descanso Gardens, down to JPL, up into the mountains where Angeles Crest Highway enters the park and then back down. This trail has a 2,500 foot elevation gain and is a mix of trails, fire roads and town streets. This is an easy 10-mile hike for those working on the hiking merit badge.

Saturday March 17th, 2018 (we will plan to hike if it rains)

8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

What to Wear

Troop 509 Class B T-shirt, comfortable pants, socks and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Make sure you have a backpack with your ten essentials, lunch, and a jacket for cool weather and a rain jacket or poncho. Bring a signed consent form (adults/siblings also) and medication if needed. (knife and matches only if  earned Totin' Chip and Firem'n Chit - must carry cards)

Philmont crew members should carry a backpack with at least 15 lbs in it.

Meeting Place

Meet at 8:00 am in the parking lot on the south side of Foothill Blvd at Indiana Ave in La Cañada (across Foothill from Armstrong Garden Center; next to Apple Cart)

If you don't want to hike the full loop, you can arrange for a parent/spouse to pick you up along the route. There is cell coverage along the entire trail so you can contact your ride to decide a place and approximate time. Note that rides must be on time; the group will not wait for rides to arrive and scouts will not be allowed to wait alone.

You can see a map of the route here:

If you have questions, please contact Mr. King:

Date: 03/17/2018 (Sat.)

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm PDT

Location: South side of Foothill Blvd at Indiana Ave in La Cañada. (Across Foothill from Armstrong Garden Center; next to Apple Cart)

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