On Saturday, 4/13, the troop did a six mile shake down hike to the fire tower at Culvers Gap on the AT Trail. After a lunch break at the Glen Anderson shelter, we encountered a hiker stopping for his break. Long distance AT hikers are given trail names by other hikers. Castaway started his trek back in January in Georgia and is packing all the way to Maine. He spent some time explaining his trip, equipment, and shared some of his pictures. After wishing him luck, we departed ways. He must have been inspiring, because most of the kids talked about him for some time on our return down the mountain. Castaway expect to complete his trip sometime around June.
Troop 174 meets every Friday, during the school year, 7:30 - 9:00pm, American Legion on Ball Park Rd. Dingmans Ferry, PA.