From canoeing the mighty Huron River to Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Troop 8 at St. Thomas Church runs the most amazing year-round outdoor adventure and leadership program in the area.

Intro to Backpacking

To kick off our backpacking unit for the year, we will be going to the fantastic Allegheny National Forest! We will be hiking in the beautiful Minister Valley, on the aptly named Minister Valley Hiking Trail Loop. The trail is 6 miles in total and has multiple large rock foundations, perfect for bouldering, caving, and messing around. The valley is located in Northern Pennsylvania and has fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Aside from the interesting rock formations, Minister Valley has lots of rolling hills and pretty stream crossings.

Date and Time: 
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:30pm - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 9:00pm

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