June 2015 DevilsTrackGorge

Backpacking and Hiking along the North Shore

Who: ALL Registered Scouts and Scouters

What: Hiking, Backpacking and Camping

When: June 19 - 21, 2015

Where: Devil's Track Gorge along the North Shore in Minnesota

Why: To have fun and explore the outdoors. Scouts will be participating in backpacking and hiking

Cost: $40 per Scout and $30 per Adult (includes Sven and Ole's pizza), personal money needed for Sunday lunch

Departure: Otter Lake Elem. School on Friday, June 19th at 11:30am. Eat lunch before arriving.

  • Drive to Grand Marais Campground with an intermediate stop at Gooseberry Falls
  • Walk to Sven & Ole’s for pizza after camp is set up
  • Saturday morning - breakfast and hike about 4 miles to the campsite at Devil’s Track Falls including walking down the “stairway to heaven” staircase
  • Sunday morning - breakfast, break camp and hike out with a stop on Pincushion Mountain to climb around
  • Depart for home about noon - with stop for quick lunch should be home about 6pm
Returning: Sunday around 6pm. Scouts will be dropped off at their homes 

Sign-up:   Sheets will be at the troop meetings.  All cancellations after Tuesday, June 16th will be charged $25.

This camp consists of hiking - it is VERY important that everyone has suitable clothes for hiking, which means NO COTTON!  This could cause the boys great discomfort during the hiking.  Scouts will have be outside all day. 

Scouts should bring:

Rain gear

2 underwear - non cotton

2 pair shorts (at least 1 pr non cotton for hiking)

1 pair long pants - non cotton

2 shirts (at least 1 non cotton for hiking)

2 pair socks - non cotton

Hiking boots

Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket 

Closed toe shoes for in camp

Sleeping clothes

Lightweight Sleeping bag

Small, compactable Pillow

Lightweight Sleeping pad

Scout book



Mess kit, cup, knife, fork and spoon (plastic recommended)

2 Water bottles

Backpack suitable for backpacking

Smellables (personal hygiene):


Soap and washcloth

Sunscreen and bug spray

Personal medication

Wear Class A uniform with a Class B underneath for traveling

Check the weather forecast to see how cold it might get and pack accordingly.

If you have any questions, ask us at the troop meeting, or call MarySue Abel at 651-253-0134. (email: abeljms@gmail.com)