Troop 58 went “Big” and actually “Little” by taking on a 3 day 2 night 18-mile backpacking trip in the George Washington National Forest and summiting Big and Little Schloss Mountains. The adventure started with a 2-mile night trek by headlight to a beautiful high meadow campsite just short of Little Schloss Mt.
The scouts were up early to watch the amazing fall sunrise over the Shenandoah Valley from the summit. The next day they backpacked to a beautiful campsite along Little Passage Creek with a big campfire, fun and much earned rest.
On the final morning, they summited Big Schloss and enjoyed lunch with 360-degree views on Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. For most of the scouts, this was their first time backpacking but surely not their last! Additionally, The trip also served as a training opportunity for a crew of scouts preparing for Philmont planned for next summer. The scouts provided a lot of great feedback via roses, buds and thorns and the troop is already thinking about backpacking adventures in 2021!