Our Yucaipa Youth Commission got to visit the new El Dorado park here in Yucaipa. It is a nature preserve with trails for hikers, horse back riding or bicyclist. It is truly beautiful and only about 1 mile from my home.
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This was our first hike of the year. We hike about 10 miles total. It was great hike to start year and my last time here with the Scouts.
I went out on a 21 mile day hike today with my fellow scout Aidan McGloin and two adult leaders, Mr. Leysena and Mr. Becker.
We started at 6:30am and finished up by late afternoon.
It was great hike, now I need to get home for Color Guard Assignment this evening for Eagle Court of Honor.
My summer vacation comes to a close. I just spent the last 4 1/2 days doing a 31 mile backpacking trip through Yosemite National Park with my Boy Scout Troop 11 and my parents and my 6 year old little sister.
On Day 3 of the hike we climb to Half Dome after 1 hour hike up to sub dome and then to the bottom of the cables. I just got on those cables and pulled myself up and reach the top Half Dome.
What an amazing experience to be in such a beautiful place.
We ended the day with a 10 mile trek to the Yosemite Valley, although it was all done hill it was one of the toughest hikes and yes, my sister did all 31 miles of hiking including climbing up half dome.
What an awesome summer. Here are just a few things I completed in our short summer vacation:
- United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar – 7 Days
- California Boys State Program – 7 Days
- Air Force JROTC Summer Leadership School – 7 Days
- Marine Corp Devil Pup as Eagle – 14 Days
- Yosemite 31 Mile Backpacking Trip – 4 Days
School starts in 14 days, so I need to start studying for ACT exams.
I got home yesterday from Air Force JROTC Summer Leadership School. Then I overhead my parents they where going on a 8 mile training hike this morning to Mazanita Peak in the San Bernardino National Forest.
I’ve never done that hike. So instead of getting some rest today to get ready for my two weeks with Devil Pups. I went on the hike with my parents and my Boy Scout Assitant Scoutmaster Mr. Kerhylein aka “daddddy.”
I figured I needed to get a least one hike in this summer before our big hike to Yosemite Half Dome in 3 weeks.
I get at least 10 days rest this summer before school starts.