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2017 Treks

2016 High Adventure Crew

Welcome to Troop 8's High Adventure Team homepage for 2017. Several of us met in January and planned out a series of treks leading up to a 7-day 50-mile trek in the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the eastern slopes of Yosemite. Watch this page for details as they get threshed out.

Preparation Treks

Experience has shown that a well prepared crew has a much more enjoyable experince on longer treks, so The High Adventure Team is organizing several shakedown treks. These treks are open to any scout in the troop that meets the HAT criteria. Scouts who are attending the 50-miler are required to attend at least two of the prep treks, one of which must be in the latter months when we can get to the High Sierra for altitude conditioning.

Details of these treks will be expanded upon as the trek dates approach:

  • Mar 3, 4, 5:
  • Azalea Creek / Mount Hood (Sonoma County)
    Organizing Scout: Zach Lovett
    Download a map and another map of our route, plus the info packet.
    Visit the
    Mount Hood web page
  • April 1:
  • Point Reyes Day Hike
    Organizing Scout: Zach Lovett
    Download a PDF map of our route and the permission slip.
  • May 5, 6, 7:
  • Toejam Lake / Emigrant Wilderness
    Organizing Scout: Open!
  • June 30, July 1, 2, 3:
  • Desolation Wilderness (destination TBD)
    Organizing Scout: Open!

And Finally

  • July 30 - August 7:
  • Yosemite and Ansel Adams Wilderness
    Organizing Scouts: Asa and Zach

Forms and Downloads

BSA requires that we collect Class A, B and C medical forms for outings longer than 72 hours. Any scout or adult attending the Ansel Adams trek will be required to submit the medical form prior to the trek.

  • Annual Health and Medical Record

    This is a link to the BSA official site for the Annual Health and Medical Record form. Scouts and adults attending the Ansel Adams trek will be required to submit parts A, B and C. Note that parts A and B both require a parent signature, but part C must be filled out by a licensed medical professional who may require that your son schedule a physical exam. Plan ahead so you're not rushed when the forms are due!


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me:

David Kensiski
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Troop 8 is a member of the Silvergate District of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.
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