Shenandoah Base Camp
By Kevin “Reese” G.
This past summer trip was to Shenandoah Valley; there was a group of backpackers, (when isn’t there), and the rest of the scouts that weren’t apart of that group, were the base campers. Base Camp does a bunch of day trips/ activities in the local area. The first day, the base camp group went along Skyline Drive to see the views of mountains; they were simply beautiful and it made you feel peaceful. The next day was caving. The awkward part was the entrance of the cave was in the middle of a meadow. It was about an hour and a half to a two hour activity. After the caving, the
group went to a local park. Day three consisted of rock climbing; to get to the rock climbing destination, the base campers had to hike for 30-45 minutes. The rock that the scouts were climbing, (really repelling), was 60 feet high. An eight mile hike was the game plan for the next day. It was four miles up and four miles down a big and ambiguous mountain. The last day of activities was a day of tubing. In this activity, all scouts were there; the base campers and the back packers. The distance of the tubing was 3-5 miles down the river. It was a long and wet day. Before we left Virginia, the troop visited an historical town, Harpers Ferry, for 2 hours free to explore. These were the actions of Base Camp in the Shenandoah Valley Summer Trip 2013.