Less than an hour’s drive took us to the trail head, and from then we took it easy with the steep climb up to Boyd Camp about 2.2 miles in. We made it in a bit over 2.5 hours and enjoyed loads of time at camp to loaf, relax, climb trees, play ninja and cook up some food.
A bunch of us then took an afternoon hike down to William’s Gulch – a short ~1/2 mile but with 500 feet of elevation gain. oof. Lots of water was drunk on the way back up! We found a lovely shaded gulch and some gently moving pools at the gulch and caught a glimpse of the onwards trail to Stewart’s camp.
The scouts were up at 0600 for an 0700 departure and we were back at the cars barely 1 hour later!
This weekend was made even more special as it was a double first:
- first time for the Troop (if recent history) backpacking on this part of the Ohlone Trail
- first time with one of our female youth leading trip (thanks Acting SPL Emily C!)