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Boy Scout Troop 514 rock climbing

Troop 514 recently took its annual September backpacking, camping, rock climbing weekend. Eleven Scouts enjoyed their time camping at Hoffer Lake above Anthony Lake and then rock climbing higher up.  We have been doing this event since the early eighties.

We set up our tents in the rain.  When the clouds cleared in the evening, we enjoyed a spectacular sunset that reflected in Hoffer Lake.

 

Hoffer climbing wall
Hoffer climbing wall
Hoffer climbing wall
Hoffer climbing wall
Hoffer climbing wall
Gunsight Anthony Lake
Hoffer climbing wall
Hoffer Lake fall
Hoffer Lake Anthony Lake sunset
Hoffer Lake Anthony Lake sunset
Hoffer Lake Anthony Lake sunset
Hoffer Lake Anthony Lake sunset

Camping in the rain with Troop 514 at Hoffer Lake

This is the time of year Troop 514 heads up the alpine country above Anthony Lake. We go up on Saturday via a long hike, set up tents, cook, and then rock climb on Sunday. This year, the rain forced us to cancel the climbing, but the boys tested their skills and fortitude in the rain. They were not as well prepared as we had warned them to be, so it ws an excellent learning exprerience. Most importantly, they stayed “cheerful”, one of the requisites of the Scout Law.

The trail was soggy!!
The trail was soggy!!

Campfire, Hoffer Lake

Troop 514 around the campfire

Hiking down to Anthony Lake

Troop 514 hiking back down to Anthony Lake

Warming up by the campfireWashing dishes

Enjoying the smell of dutch oven bacon
Enjoying the smell of dutch oven bacon
Camping in the rain above Anthony Lake
Camping in the rain above Anthony Lake
Hoffer Lake above Anthony Lake
Hoffer Lake above Anthony Lake
Troop 514 dutch oven breakfast
Troop 514 dutch oven breakfast
Opening a baked cinnamon roll
Opening a baked cinnamon roll
Troop 514 camping
Troop 514 camping