Backpacking Shakedown

We will be doing a backpacking shakedown camping trip this weekend, 6/22-6/23 on the west side of Gross Reservoir — less than an hour from Superior. Think of this as ‘backpacking lite’ where we will arrive and park our cars, pick out our campsite, and then do a short (less than two miles) hike with our packs and return to our campsite. In the event we are not living up to the scout motto ‘be prepared’, our cars are right there! We will, however, pack everything in and out in the spirit of ‘leave no trace’.

Note: There is no untreated water and are no bathrooms on this campout, but that’s part of the fun!

The second part will take place at the entrance to the campground — our troop annual planning session from 5-8 PM on 6/23. Everyone is invited to attend, and we will be providing pizza for dinner! . The location is here:,-105.4005616,1273m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x876bea86116b1d83:0x8faf67b94ac3a066!8m2!3d39.9609732!4d-105.3961077?hl=en

DEPART from Safeway: 3:30pm, Friday, 6/22
RETURN to Safeway: about 9:00pm, Saturday, 6/23
BRING: Please plan on bringing the following:
Backpacking pack with tent and sleeping bag. Let us know if you need to borrow a tent or backpack.
10 essentials in the backpack. A packing list for everything else is attached.
Two filled 1L water bottles.
The permission form and suggested packing list are attached.