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Backpacking Trips
Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers

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"What Scouting Should Be"-
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekker Reunions
2012-2016 Trips
2011 Trips
2008 & 2009 Trips
2006 & 2007 Trips
2005 Trips
2004 Trips
2003 Trips
2002 Trips
2001 Trips
2000 Trips
1999 Trips
1998 Trips
1997 Trips
1996 Trips
1980's Trips
Leaving the Ramon Lakes, Pasayten Wilderness
Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trips
-Cascade Bill Mooseker



Date(s): 1980-2009. 1 - 17 of 17 Total. Shared
1. 2017- trips  (June 20, 2017)
1 Albums, Shared Folder
2. What Scouting Should Be 
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Troop 24 - The High Adventure Troop
"What Scouting Should Be"
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Photos from our backpacking trips suitable for desktop wallpaper.

Scouting has meant a lot to me, and I estimate that I have spent about a year's worth of nights camping or backpacking as a scout or as a scout leader and hiked over 2000 miles on scout or scout alumni trips. Having two sons 16 years apart made it possible for me to have a long career, and when I started on my second stint I promised myself that I would take of every opportunity to provide a challenging outdoor adventure. If a troop doesn't have an outstanding outdoor program, it is going to be hard to retain a boy's interest over the long haul.

This became apparent to me when my grandson joined a troop that by all the standard measures was an outstanding troop - lots of boys made Eagle rank, was well funded and with efficient and well trained adult leadership. Unfortunately he dropped out in his third year due to a less than stellar outdoor program. As a committee member I tried to change the culture, but was stymied by comments such as "this is a boy run troop", etc.

Our troop was branded as Troop 24 - the High Adventure Troop, and our adventures bear that out. We had one of the best, if not the best outdoor programs in the country. Even today, more than a decade after they graduated from Scouting, we still try to have at least one backpacking trip every year. We've hiked in Washington, California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.

In 2001, when my son's group graduated, there were 24 boys in the troop with 4 or more years in scouting. For their scouting careers they had amassed 2011 nights of camping between them for an average of 14.9 nights per year per scout. Ten boys had more than 100 nights of camping, with one having 152 nights in 7 years and another 147 in 5 years. Those same boys racked up a cumulative 9183 hiking miles for an average of 69.1 miles per year per scout.

Nineteen of those 24 scouts had more than 200 hiking miles, with 10 scouts having more than 500, and with 2 having more than 700. Seven scouts averaged more than 90 mi/yr over their careers with one scout having an amazing 788 mi for an 157.6 mi/yr average with 209 miles in one year alone. And this wasn't easy hiking either, 10 scouts had more than 100000 feet of cumulative elevation gain, with one scout having almost 174000. Of the 24 boys, 23 of them completed their Eagle requirements. The one that didn't was proud to be a Tenderfoot for life as he was only in it for the hiking and camping.

I did a similar study for my grandson's troop. For a similar time range (2005-2012), there were 25 scouts with 4 or more years in scouting. For their careers they had 1418 nights of camping for an average of 9.5 nights/yr per boy. Only 4 boys had more than 100 nights of camping, with the maximum being 109 nights. When you compare hiking totals, the difference is even more revealing - 1898 hiking miles for an average of 12.7 mi/yr per scout. Only 4 boys had more than 200 miles with the maximum being 283 miles.

Every year I make calendars for my hiking companions with photos from our hikes. This album is a collection of those photos, and I think it shows "What Scouting Should Be". I'm making slow progress scanning in negatives from our hikes over the years (I only got a digital camera in 2006) so more will be coming. I use them as rotating wallpapers for my desktop. Photo albums for our backpacking trips may be viewed if you CLICK HERE.

If you want to save any of these photos to use as wallpaper on your computer, click the box under the thumbnails of the photos that you want to download. Then click the "Download" button at the top of the album. Pick the size you'd like to download (Original is best)and the photos will be downloaded to a folder of your choice. Save as many of these as you like.

I use Evjo Wallpaper changer to change my background every 10 minutes. Click here to download this program.

Check back every now and then as I'll add additional photos as I scan them in.

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip Photos
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


2657 Visits, 280 Images, Shared Album
3. 2012-2016 Trips  (2012-2015)
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2012-2016 Backpacking Trips

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Grand Gulch, Utah- May 2016
Crystal Lake - Labor Day 2015
Slickhorn Canyon, Utah- May 2015
Robber's Roost Canyon, Utah- April 2014
Pyramid Mtn - Labor Day 2013
Kickass III - August 2012
Dark Canyon Utah - May 2012
Along the Massie Lake High Route

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


7 Albums, Shared Folder
4. 2008 and 2009 Backpacking Trips  (2008 & 2009)

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
2009 Backpacking Trips

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Upper Paria River - March 2009
Chelan Summit - September 2009
Heading Down Paria Canyon
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


2 Albums, Shared Folder
5. 2006 & 2007  (2006 - 2007)

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
Backpacking Trips 2006 & 2007

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Lower Grand Gulch - March 2006
Emigrant Wilderness - Sept 2006
Owl and Fish Canyon, Utah -April 2007
Roger Leaving Emigrant Lake

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


3 Albums, Shared Folder
6. 2005  Backpacking Trips  (2005)

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
2005 Backpacking Trips

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Grand Gulch, Utah, March 2005
Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, Montana, August 2005
Granite, Montana Ghost Town - August 2005
Roger and the Illusive Mountain Flamingo
at Oreamnos Lake, Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, Mt

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


3 Albums, Shared Folder
7. 2004 Backpacking Trips  (2004)

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
Backpacking Trips 2004

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Slickhorn Canyon - Cedar Mesa,Utah
Seven Devils Wilderness, Idaho
John Muir Wilderness: Sierra Nevada
Switchbacks to Duck Pass Above Barney Lake
Sierra Nevada - California

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


3 Albums, Shared Folder
8. 2003 Backpacking Trips  (August  2003)

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
Backpacking Trips 2003

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Escalante Canyon, Utah - March 2003
Beartooth Wilderness, Montana - August 2003
Fred Crossing Inlet Stream at Lone Elk Lake

Click on the thumbnails in the albums to view them at 800 x 600. You can also select one of the other sizes (small, medium, extra large, and original size) as well. If you want a copy of the picture to save on your hard drive, click on the thumbnail; then choose "Original" Size; right click and select "save image as". If you want to comment on a specific picture click the "thumbnail" in the album to enlarge the picture. Then click the "Add Comment" link at the bottom of the picture. You can also use the guestbook at the top of the album to send me a general comment.

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


2 Albums, Shared Folder
9. 2002 Backpacking Trips  (2002)
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
Backpacking Trips 2002

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Grand Gulch, Utah - March 2002
Idaho Sawtooth Wilderness - August 2002
Enchantments - August 2002
Jason at Imogene Lake

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


3 Albums, Shared Folder
10. 2001 Backpacking Trips  (August 26, 2003)
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
2001 Backpacking Trips

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Pasayten Wilderness - June
Kickass II - Glacier Peak Wilderness - August
Back to Bridger II - Days 1-3 August
Back to Bridger II - Days 4-6
Shelby & Roger Fording the Chiwawa River

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


5 Albums, Shared Folder
11. 2000 Backpacking Trips  (Summer 2000)
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Troop 24 -"The High Adventure Troop"
2000 Backpacking Trips:

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Grand Gulch Utah - Bullet Canyon to Collins Spring
Buckskin Ridge - Paseyton Wilderness
Eagle Cap Wilderness- Oregon
Heading from Goat Lake back to Crest Trail
Near Rock Pass

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


6 Albums, Shared Folder
12. 1999 Backpacking Trips  (1999)

1999 Backpacking Trips

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Sierra Nevada, California - August 1999
Chiwawa Basin - October 1999
Leaving Muriel Lake -Andrew, Danny & Peter
Piute Pass Scramble - Sierra Nevada

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


4 Albums, Shared Folder
13. 1998 Backpacking Trips  (1998)

1998 Backpacking Trips

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Bridger Wilderness, Wyoming - August 1998
Fording the Fremont River at Lost Lake
Bridger Wilderness - Wyoming

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


7 Albums, Shared Folder
14. 1997 Backpacking Trips  (1997)
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1997 Backpacking Trips

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Chelan Summit - July 1997
Kickass Trek - August 1997
Lost Creek Ridge - September 1997
Lake Fontal - November 1997
Deception Pass -December 1997
Kickass Trekkers at Spider Gap
August 1997

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


7 Albums, Shared Folder
15. 1996 Backpacking Trips  (1996)
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1996 Backpacking Trips

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Fire Mtn Scout Camp
Pasayten Crazyman
Troop 24 on Bald Mountain

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


6 Albums, Shared Folder
16. 1980's Hikes 

Troop 24
1980's Backpacking Trips

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1980 Crater-Devils Dome Loop
1981 Pasayten Thru Mud and Snow
1981 Mini-Miler Over Boulder and Little Giant
1982 Spider Meadow
1983 Halfway Around Glacier Peak
Crossing June Snowfields Above Remmel Lake

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trips
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


5 Albums, Shared Folder
17. Kickass Trekker Reunions  (2007-)
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
Annual Reunions

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2007 Reunion
2010 Reunion
2011 Reunion
2012 Reunion
2014 Reunion
2015 Reunion
First Annual Reunion - 2007


-Cascade Bill Mooseker


6 Albums, Shared Folder
 
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