Earlier this month Troop 248G took the Hornaday hike, one of the HOST trails through Washington, DC. Six Scouts and three adult leaders joined the hike that commenced at the Smithsonian Zoo at 8 am and wrapped up at the Smithsonian Castle around 1:30 pm. The hike was about 6.2 miles in total.
Four of the Scouts completed the entire hike and the associated eight Hornaday-specific trivia questions, and got their hike card stamped at the WWII memorial. Another of the Scouts got her hike card stamped at the WWII memorial and answered 6 of 8 trivia questions, which is the minimum threshold for earning the hike pin.
The Scouts met many people along the way, including a Canadian Scout from Quebec as well as several WWII and Korean War vets who were there for an honor flight visit.
The Hornaday Hike overlaps much of the hike trail with the Colin Livingstone HOST hike. However, the trivia questions to earn the pin are unique. The hike was a lot of fun but be aware that many of the hike notes or directions are cryptic and it took us some time to orient properly. Now that I know where certain items are or what hint a hike item refers to, I think the hike could be winnowed down to a solid 4.5 hours.