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High Adventure Trip Travels 3,800 Miles!

Highlights of this year’s trip include

  • Visiting 3 national parks in Canada (Waterton Lakes, Jasper, and Banff).

  • Hiking 6+ hours to Crypt Lake, which included a boat ride across Waterton Lake, hiking past 4 waterfalls, climbing up a 10’ ladder, crawling through a 60’ tunnel, maneuvering around a cliff using cables as a railing, and gaining over 2,300’ in elevation during the hike.

  • Hiking in the snow in Jasper National Park.Exploring the Ink Pots above Johnston Canyon.

  • Summiting the Plain of the Six Glaciers, Sulphur Mt., and Tunnel Mt.Riding the snow bus and walking on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields.

  • Walking on the glass-bottomed Skywalk 900’ above a canyon.

  • Wildlife Spotting- black bear, brown bear, grizzly bear, badger, bald eagles, mountain goats, elk, and big horn sheep.Rafting the Class IV rapids of the Kicking Horse River.

  • Bathing in the freezing waters of the Belly River.

  • Visiting 2 hot springs, our only showers in 2 weeks!

  • Rain and Snow in Jasper Park, which caused several rock slides.

  • Traveling over 3,800 miles.

Check out the 400+ photos from this year's HAT trip in the Troop Google Photo folder

The Troop would like to thank the adults that provided the leadership for this year’s High Adventure Trip: Tony Bender, Greg (Doc) Harrington, Pete Kendl, Brian Moscicki, Ian Schmitt-Ernst, Brodie Spolar, and Paul Roback.  We would also like to thank the numerous adult leaders that helped support the trip, especially Gene Genal, Jeff Gengler, Joe Hagen, Mike Mueller, and Pat Morse.

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