Backpacking the Sycamore Rim Trail

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7 Responses

  1. Colt says:

    Me and my wife backpacked that trail. It was awesome. I think sycamore canyon is far more beautiful than the G-canyon. Some trails are breathtaking.

  2. Brian says:

    Great looking hike, thanks for sharing. I always enjoy looking at parts of Arizona that aren’t Phoenix.

    Where are the scouts planning to go for the 50-miler? Also, what’s the average age group you work with?

    • Derek says:

      Thanks Brian. We’re hiking up the Arizona Trail near Flagstaff. In fact, we will be basically hiking back home. Our troop has an 11-year-old patrol and a 12-13 year patrol. Once the boys turn 14, they advance to the Varsity patrol.

      • Brian says:

        Very cool. We’re in the same boat (an LDS troop). Is your 11-year-old patrol coming along, or just the 12-13 year olds. Out of curiosity, what kinds of conditioning are you doing to get them ready for the 50-miler?

        • Derek says:

          Just the 12-13 year-olds. We had a few Varsity-age scouts come with us two years ago, but I think it will just be the younger scouts this time. We should have about 12 youth participants in this patrol.

          For conditioning, we’ve done a few backpacking trips of at least 10 miles (16 km) over the past few months, including the Sycamore Rim Trail I just posted.

  3. Rayden says:

    Hi my name is Rayden. I went on the sycamore canyon loop hike. Looking forward to this hike again at some point in the future.

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