What is a High Adventure and how does it differ from a regular adventure??
Young adults today seek greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities. High-adventure activities entice them to “stretch” to attain the goal of successfully completing an exhilarating outdoor experience. A high-adventure trek is a joyous opportunity—beyond the scope of the routine. It is more than just a scenic outdoor experience. It is more than just a physical challenge. It is an experience in living and cooperating with others to meet an exciting challenge. It is learning to overcome difficulties and learning to live in harmony with nature.In meeting these challenges, young people gain confidence, humility, and self-reliance. Trekkers become self-reliant by acquiring a wealth of knowledge and skills. High adventure develops critical thinking, judgment, and decision- making skills.High adventure stimulates good citizenship through teamwork and opportunities for leadership. It emphasizes spirituality by bringing young people closer to nature. It connects individuals to the land, developing a bond of respect for wild places and wild things. Through high adventure, a person becomes committed to wildland stewardship. High adventure inspires young people to undertake worthy challenges and to work together to meet common team objectives. It offers a meaningful and lasting experience in their lives. (Taken from the BSA Publication Passport to High Adventure)
We took the Amtrak out to East Glacier, and returned on Amtrak from West Glacier. We hiked over 50 miles, hiked the best trails in Glacier that were not on fire, through high heat and sleet, saw moose, bear, big horn sheep, deer, and plenty of squirrels, and some of the most beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and scenes in the world. Day 1- Two Medicine area, South Shore Trail, Aster Park, Aster Falls, Twin Falls, North Shore Trail. Day 2- Many Glacier area, Iceberg Lake, Ptarmigan Lake, Ptarmigan Tunnel and back. Day 3- Many Glacier area, Redrock Falls, Bullhead Lake, Swiftcurrent Creek, and back. Day 4- Avalanche Lake, Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Day 5- Going to the Sun Road shuttle to Logan Pass, Highline Trail, Grinnel Glacier Overlook, Granite Park Chalet, the Loop. Day 6- the Whitewater Rafting trip
Boundary Waters 2015 Details-
Sunday 7/22 (300 rods): Snowbank Lake- Boot Lake -Ensign Lake - Vera Lake Monday 7/23 (310 rods): Knife Lake – Bonnie Lake – Spoon Lake – Pickle Lake – Kekekabic Lake Tuesday 7/24:Flex Day to make up for travel lost to weather, fishing, swimming. Wednesday 7/25: : Kekabic Lake -Strup Lake - Wisini Lake- Ahmakose Lake -Frasier Lake - Thomas Lake Thursday 7/26: Thomas Lake - Hachet Lake - Ima Lake - Jordan Lake - Cattyman Lake -Adventure Lake -Jitterbug Lake - Ashsub Lake Friday 7/27:Disappointment Lake - Parent Lake Saturday 7/28: Parent Lake, Snowbank Lake exit point #27 by mid morning.
Sea Base 2014 Details-
Out Island Adventure- Tuesday: at Fort Lauderdale Beach baking in the Florida sun. Wednesday: Bus ride to Sea Base, Briton Environmental Center Thursday: 5 mile canoe trek to Big Munson Island for four days of island 'survival' Monday: Leave island for Sea Base Tuesday: Leave Sea Base for flight home **Thank you to the coordinators and adults who went so the two crews could go to Sea Base and have such a terrific time.
Philmont Scout Ranch 2013-
In August 2013, 6 scouts went on a high adventure trip to Philmont Scout Ranch, NM. They spent 10 days in the mountains, tenting, camping and enjoying high adventure. They are shown above after climbing The Tooth of Time.