This August, the troop went on a high adventure, 50-mile canoeing trip in the Adirondacks over five days. The Scouts who attended were, including Bryan Melliand, Frank Melliand, Bob Gerken, Edmond Champlin, Elias Gray, Brandon Kelleher, Caleb Gerken, Logan Finn and Brian Finn. They began the trip on Long Lake to the first campsite, and by the time they arrived the sun was beginning to go down behind the mountains so they had to set up their tents and hang the bear bags quickly.
The bear bags contained anything that was smellable to animals. The next morning, the Scouts paddled about 15 miles across Long Lake and down Racquette River to the next campsite. The next few days, they continued down the river until they came to their portage where they had to carry their gear and canoes around a class 5 waterfall. On their last day, they paddled across Tupper Lake to the landing where their cars were located.
The above was extracted from an article written by Bryan Melliand for the Abington Journel. You can read the entire article HERE.