Pictures from our recent adventures/Historian page

You can click on the link above each picture and see the full Google picture albums.
The "trip quote" is from the Troop Historian who talks with fellow Scouts who went on the trip.

Spring Conditioning Hikes to prepare teams for Summer HAT Treks               2019
14,500' of elevation gain so far, combined with 58 miles of hiking

Sandstone Peak and Balancing Rock - Santa Monica Mountains Backbone    April 2019

Towsley Canyon New Scout Hike Training                       March 2019

Big Santa Anita Canyon (Sturtevant Falls)                        February 2019
(If you are reading this and lost a family hiking stick, we found it and left it with the Pack Station.  You can identify the vacation history and claim it there.)

Urban Day Hike Downtown LA                                        February 2019
Why does the anime say "I want to eat your pancreas?"

Highway 395 Road Trip                                                    January 2019
Alabama Hills, Fossil Falls, and other neat places
Super Wolf Blood Moon

Ski and Snowboard Day                                                    January 2019

Troop Leadership Training                                                    December 2018

Blue Ridge Backpacking                                                        December 2018

Flaming Chariot Race                                                            December 2018
Lashing built A-frames armed with water cannons to put out a fire

InSight Mars Lander lands on Mars!                                            November 2018
Chip with "TROOP 609" is on this lander.

Webelos Overnighter                                                                  November 2018

3-Day Navigational Patrol Capture The Flag Challenge                October 2018

South Sierra Wilderness Backpacking Fishing                                September 2018

Blindfolded Bicycle Navigation (Dropped off outskirts of SCV, find way back to In-n-Out)  September 2018

Sierra Peaks-Passes-Meadows, summitting Trail Peak                       September 2018

T609 Scouts practice public speaking before room of adults,          September 2018
presenting on High Adventure Sierra trekking/mountaineering
at the SCV District Adult Leader Round Table

Top Out Climbing Gym Morning                                                      August 2018

50 mile canoe trek Colorado River                                                    August 2018

Deep Sea Fishing Marina Del Rey                                                        July 2018

Eastern Sierra Team - Thousand Island Lake Area                                July 2018
"Mosquitos suck - literally"  :)

Western Sierra Team - High Sierra Trail 5-day trek                              July 2018
Summited Eagle Scout Peak!
"Aaaaahhhhhhh!!!"  Another trip of Epic-ness!

Troop Leadership Training                                                                    July 2018

Camp Fiesta Island Summer Camp                                                         June 2018
Honor Troop

National Youth Leadership Training                                                        June 2018
Photos TBD - two Scouts attended, one on staff, one in class

Lower Kern River Rafting                                                                        June 2018

Oat Mountain - Nike Site - Nethercutt Museum                                        May 2018
"Not sure about the cannibalistic humanoid under city dwellers, but the old base tunnels looked cool..."

Older events - links-only, to reduce load time for pics above

Viking Themed Camporee                                                                         May 2018

Sierra Pelona - Part off-trail orienteering hike looking for giant oak trees Apr 2018

Little Jimmy Backpacking and Mt. Islip                                                        Apr 2018

Long Beach Grand Prix OA Volunteering                                                      Apr 2018

March Annual Troop and Patrol Photos                                                        Mar 2018
"What an awesome bunch of Scouts!"

Towsley Canyon New Scout Hike Training                                                    Mar 2018

Joshua Tree National Park Backpacking                                                        Mar 2018
Two teams, spaced apart, two campsites

Slide Mountain Fire Lookout Tower Hike                                                        Mar 2018

Coastal Survival Trip - Emma Wood State Beach                                             Feb 2018

Urban Day Hike - Chinatown                                                                          Feb 2018

12 Points Scout Law Religious Hike of SCV                                                        Feb 2018

Saddleback Butte Campout and Desert Orienteering                                           Jan 2018

Archery Day                                                                                                        Jan 2018

Backpacking Death Valley Canyons for 3 days                                                      Dec 2017

Top Out Climbing Gym                                                                                        Dec 2017

Sniper Spartans Patrol Hike of the Ridges beyond Towsley                                    Nov 2017

Turkey Shoot (Clay Discs)                                                                                        Nov 2017

Star Wars Themed Webelos Overnighter Hart Park                                                     Nov 2017

Mars Insight Probe Planned for 2018 Launch                                              Nov 2017
Troop 609 will be on a chip installed on the probe.

Quadruple Peak Hike LPNF                                                                                        Oct 2017
Abel-Grouse-Sawmill-Pinos:  Roof of the Los Padres

Yosemite National Park Camping and Exploring                                        Oct 2017

Cirque Peak 12,900', 3-day Sierra                                                             Sept 2017

White Mountain Summit - 14,246'!!!  3rd highest peak in CA!                   August 2017

T609 Scout R attends 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia        July 2017

Silver Knapsack Sequoia National Forest - First Team            July 2017
"Epic Endurance 50 miler criss-crossing the forest"

Silver Knapsack Sequoia National Forest - Second Team        July 2017
"The best part of the silver knapsack was being able to witness a group of scouts achieve something the didn't think that they could do." - JH

Los Padres National Forest Backpack Training   July 2017

Camp Emerald Bay                                            June 2017

Troop 609 Patch carried to top of Mt. Kilimanjaro by Scout M, 19,341'   June 2017
Breathable air pressure at the summit is about 40% of that at sea level.

National Youth Leadership Training                    June 2017

Bridge to Nowhere Day Hike                                June 2017

Leadership Training for the newly elected           June 2017

SCV Bike Ride                                                      June 2017

Veterans Flags Placement                                        May 2017

Cub Cup Service                                                     May 2017

Kern River White Water Rafting                                May 2017

Camporee at Camp Three Falls                                May 2017

First Aid Merit Badge Training Day at Henry Mayo    April 2017

Blue Ridge Hike                                                       April 2017

High Adventure Team                                              April 2017
Jr. Basic Backpacking Course

Gold Hill Wilderness Survival Training                      April 2017

Towsley Canyon Loop New Scout Training Hike        Mar 2017

Wilderness First Aid Training - 2 days                       Mar 2017
"What to do when 911 isn't close by"

Sulphur Springs Backpacking - Angeles Nat. Forest  Mar 2017

Gaviota to Refugio Coastal Hike                                Mar 2017

Jupiter Mountain Day Hike                                        Feb 2017
"A roller coaster of a trail!"

Little Tokyo Urban Day Hike                                        Feb 2017

Big Bear Snow Camping                                                    Jan 2017

Joshua Tree National Park Backpacking                            Dec 2016

Sullivan Ridge Day Hike                                                    Dec 2016

Skeet Shooting                                                                 Nov 2016

Webelos Overnighter Hart Park                                           Nov 2016

Backpacking to Little Jimmy along the PCT                          Oct 2016

Leaders of Character Event                                                  Oct 2016

Vasquez Rocks Hike and BBQ                                               Oct 2016

Santa Cruz Island Camping and Kayaking                            Sept 2016
Also got to meet T609's 1st Eagle Scout!

Urban Day Hike to USS Iowa                                                Sept 2016

El Capitan Beach Coastline Survival Day                              Aug 2016

Bat Cave and Hollywood Sign                                              Aug 2016

Sierra Trek 4 Days - Mt. Langley 14,042'                            July 2016

Canoe Trek Colorado River Black Canyon                            June 2016
"This was one of those trips you remember for the rest of your life!"

Summer Camp Mataguay                                                     June 2016

Deep Sea Fishing                                                                 June 2016

Lower Kern White Water Rafting                                                                                May 2016

Upper Kern White Water Rafting                                                                                May 2016

Memorial Day Flag Placement on Veteran's Graves                                                    May 2016

Kearsarge Pass Trail Sierra - 10,500' one team to Flower Lake, one to Gilbert Lake    May 2016
"Very cold, but epic mountain scenery!"

Annual District Camporee - Camp Jubilee                                                    April 2016

Elsmere Canyon Hiking                                                                                April 2016

Bear Creek Sespe River Wilderness Survival Training                                    April 2016

Top Out Climbing Gym                                                                                April 2016

Death Valley National Park 3 day trip                                                            March 2016

Towsley Canyon Loop                                                                                    Mar 2016

SCV 17.4 mile Bike Ride                                                                                     Mar 2016

Mt. Pinos snow backpacking and winter training                                                Feb 2016

Rifle Range Day                                                                                                  Feb 2016

Mountain High Snowboarding and Skiing                                                            Jan 2016

Pismo Beach                                                                                                        Jan 2016

Mojave Desert Trip, Hole in the Wall, Kelso Dunes, Amboy Crater                        Dec 2015

Sespe Condor Sanctuary, No condors, but plenty of bear scat and night hike with glowsticks     Dec 2015

Webelos Overnighter, Freezing at night, lots of fun by day                                 Nov 2015

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain, Incredible view, cold and icy on the ground        Nov 2015

Whitaker Peak Hike, Ridge hiking with great views and many bushes                  Nov 2015

Cottonwood Lakes 11,000', scenic and cold Fall backpacking                              Oct 2015

Exploring Tehachapi - Wind turbines, Pacific Crest Trail, Chavez, Train Loop        October 2015

Eastern Sierra Lake Sabrina Trails 11,000' (One team to Piute Lake, One team to Blue Lake)  September 2015

Snorkeling Training                                                                   September 2015

Whitney Portal Camping and Hiking to 10,000'                           August 2015

Middle Lion Los Padres National Forest Camping                                 August 2015

Vasquez Rocks Hike and BBQ                                                                August 2015

Bishop Pass Backpacking up to 12,000', summited Chocolate Peak         July 2015

Summer Camp Chawanakee                                                                     June 2015

Bridge to Nowhere Hike - Cool pools while watching bungee jumpers          May 2015

The Beast Hike - Local training                                                                   May 2015

Sturtevant Falls Backpacking - Amazing canyons, greenery, newts, water       April 2015

Mt Baden Powell Hike - Still some snow!                                        April 2015

Gaviota Campout - Migrating Grey Whales and Hot Spring                 March 2015

SCV City Bike Trip                                                                March 2015

Ski Trip                                                                                   March 2015

First Aid Merit Badge Midway                                                February 2015

Pismo Beach Dune Camping and Hiking                                February 2015

Mountain Bike Trip                                                                  January 2015

Big Cone Backpacking                                                            January 2015

Granada Hills Mission Peak Hike                                            January 2015

Mt. Williamson New Year's Day Hike                                        January 2015

Conor's Eagle Project

Lily Meadows Snow Backpacking                                            December 2014

Webelos Overnighter                                                                November 2014

Forks of the Kern Backpacking with some Turkey Shoot pictures                        November 2014

Santa Cruz Island Trip                                                              September 2014

Sespe to Bear Creek Backpacking                                            August 2014

Jalama Coastline Survival Campout                       July 2014

Coastal Day Hike Gaviota to Refugio            July 2014   

Mt. Whitney Trail                                                            June 2014

Mt. Baldy (San Antonio) Hike                                            May 2014

Memorial Day Flag Placement                                          May 2014

Camporee 9 ribbons                                                        May 2014

Throop Peak Hike          There might be a little snow :)        April 2014

Earth Arbor day Festival Service Project                April 2014
Los Padres Zombie Survival Weekend              February 2014

Inspiration Point                                   New Years Day 2014

Indoor Rock Climbing                          February 2014

Carpentaria Beach Campout                   January 2014

Ski Day                                                 January 2014